Keeping your Home Safe

  • Check basements for wetness and mold growth.
  • Test smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors and fire extinguishers.
  • Have your forced air heating system inspected by a professional. If your system is not running efficiently it can increase your monthly heating bills. Often there is a wait time in winter to have it serviced. Late summer or early fall is the best time.  
  • Clean dryer vents – clogged vents can equal higher heating costs.
  • Inspect your deck for wobbly boards, loose screws or nails.
  • Inspect the exterior of your home for foundation cracks. Detecting small cracks or minor damage can save you from increased costly damage. Best to hire a foundation expert.
  • Inspect the exterior of your home for water running towards the home and standing water.
  • Make sure your roof is winter ready and that there are no missing shingles or wetness inside your home.
  • Have your gutters cleaned 2x per year. Clean gutters protect your roof, siding and the structure of your home. Water damage can affect your home’s foundation, therefore, ensure water is properly flowing.
  • Change your furnace filter regularly to help regulate your home's temperature and lower energy bills.


If you have further questions about safety in your home or wondering who to hire, please feel free to reach out.


I also want to invite you to reach out if you have questions about real estate. I provide many different ways to communicate. We can have a telephone call, email, zoom call, or meet for coffee. I look forward to hearing from you.

 

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