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Seasonal Home Care Tips and Safety

Investing in seasonal home care maintenance and safety can pay off in peace of mind, utility cost savings, durability, and even resale value.

Spring Maintenance tips for Your Home

  • Replace your furnace filter
  • Clean the kitchen exhaust hood and air filter
  • Check your electrical system
  • Always have a multi-purpose fire extinguisher accessible.
  • Make sure the light bulbs in all your fixtures are the correct wattage
  • Review your fire escape plan with your family
  • Consider installing a lighting protection system on your home
  • Protect all your electrical appliances from power surges and lightning
  • Have a professional air conditioning contractor inspect and maintain your system as recommended by the manufacturer
  • Check for damage of your roof
  • Run through a severe- weather drill with your family
  • Repair all cracked, broken or uneven driveways and walkways to help provide a level walking surface
  • Protect your home from sewer or drain back-up losses
  • Check all fascias and trim for deterioration
  • Check your water heater
  • Check the shutoff valve at each plumbing fixture to make sure they function
  • Clean Clothes dryer exhaust duct, damper, and space under the dryer
  • Replace all extension cords that have become brittle, worn or damaged
  • Inspect and clean dust from the covers of your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms

Summer maintenance tips for your home

  • Check all recreational equipment and review outdoor safety tips.
  • Check your wood deck or concrete patio for possible deterioration
  • Make sure there are working nightlights at the top and bottom of all stairs.
  • Check exterior siding.
  • Check all window and door locks for proper operation
  • Have your roof inspected for potential leaks once every few years
  • Inspect and clean dust from the covers of your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms
  • Check your home for water leaks
  • Check the water hoses on the clothes washer, refrigerator icemaker and dishwasher for cracks and bubbles
  • Check your water heater
  • Clean the clothes dryer exhaust duct, damper and space under the dryer
  • Socialize your dog to help reduce potential dog bites

Fall maintenance tips for your home

  • Check all window and door locks proper operation
  • Check your home for water leaks
  • Review your fire escape plan with your family
  • Make sure there are safety nightlights at the top and bottom of all stairs
  • Have a heating professional check your heating system every year
  • Protect your home from frozen pipes
  • Replace your furnace filter
  • Run all gas-powered lawn equipment until the fuel is gone
  • Test your emergency generator
  • Have a certified chimney sweep inspect and clean the flues and outdoor electrical fixtures
  • Inspect and clean dust from the covers of your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms
  • Make sure the caulking around doors and windows is adequate to reduce heat/cooling loss
  • Make sure that the caulking around your bathroom fixtures is adequate to prevent water from seeping into the sub-flooring

Winter maintenance tips for your home

  • Remove screens from windows and install storm windows
  • Clean out gutters and downspouts
  • Insulate pipes in your home’s crawl spaces and attic
  • Store fire wood at least 30 feet away from your home
  • Familiarize responsible family members with the gas main valve and other of appliance valves
  • Clean the clothes dryer exhaust duct, damper and space under the dryer
  • Make sure all electrical holiday decorations have tight connections
  • Check the attic for adequate ventilation
  • Clean the kitchen exhaust hood and air filter
  • Check the water hoses on the clothes washer, refrigerator icemaker, and dishwasher for cracks and bubbles
  • Test all ground-fault-circuit-interrupter (GFCI) outlets

Keep your home protected while you’re away

  • Have newspaper and mail stopped or regularly picked up by a trusted neighbor
  • Ask a trusted neighbor to check your home
  • Make sure a neighbor knows where the water main shut-off is located in the event of a broken pipe
  • Set timers on interior lights to deter burglars
  • Unplug TV, computer and appliances susceptible to lightning and power surges
  • Advise your alarm company and local police if you will be gone for an extended vacation
  • Take jewelry and valuable papers to a safe deposit box
  • Turn off water valves to your washing machine, icemaker and dishwasher
  • Arrange for lawn care while you are away

Curb Appeal Design, LLC, a licensed home & business service warranty and repair company uses the most up-to-date techniques and technology to safeguard your most valuable investment, your home. Founded in 1984 and managed by customer-focused president, Mo Soliman, Curb Appeal Design services NJ counties such as Morris, Union and Essex counties and surrounding areas including Chatham Borough, Chatham Township, Summit, Livingston, West Orange, Madison, Short Hills, Millburn and Essex Fells, NJ.

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