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Home Maintenance Tips December 2013

Do you have an unfinished basement or crawlspace with uninsulated water pipes running through these spaces? Check them and ensure they are insulated. If not, try some of the foam wrap available in most home improvement stores. The foam simply clips around the pipe and protects the water in the pipe from freezing, leaving you to spend time in the great outdoors rather than waiting for a plumber and insurance assessor. Minimum cost for maximum risk prevention!

HOME SAFETY TIP: make sure there’s at least one fire extinguisher on every floor of your home, and remember that the one near the kitchen must be suitable for grease fires.

Also, plan escape routes from the upper stories of your home. Having a rope ladder may be a necessity.

Home Maintenance Tips November 2013

Do you have an unfinished basement or crawlspace with uninsulated water pipes running through these spaces? Check them and ensure they are insulated. If not, try some of the foam wrap available in most home improvement stores. The foam simply clips around the pipe and protects the water in the pipe from freezing, leaving you to spend time in the great outdoors rather than waiting for a plumber and insurance assessor. Minimum cost for maximum risk prevention!

HOME MAINTENANCE – TIP HEATING AND AIR-CONDITIONING SYSTEMS: House Sound Home Inspections recommends that you set up a service contract to ensure that your heating and air-conditioning systems are properly maintained to make sure they are inspected and serviced to protect your investment in them.

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HOME MAINTENANCE TIP: test ground fault circuit interrupters monthly to make sure they work if there is an electrical problem.

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MONTHLY: to reduce energy costs and reduce the risk of fires caused by grease, clean range hood filters.