We know life gets busy so we’ve kept this concise and simple for you. Included are home safety tips. Be proactive and take small steps to protect yourself and your loved ones. Fall asleep and rest assured you took steps to ensure a safe home for you and your family.
HOME MAINTENANCE CHECKLIST FOR NOVEMBER
1. SECURE YOUR HOME FROM PESTS AND CRITTERS
It’s cold outside and critters are just like us – they want to be warm. Because of cooler temperatures they’re heading into warm homes and hiding out where they can.
Bugs and pests are known to head indoors too.Make sure to screen attic vents, check openings to chimneys and seal cracks, make sure basement windows are secure, and make sure your dryer vents are properly secured.
2. CLEAN YOUR AIR VENTS
With windows open in the summer dirt and grime tend to get in homes. Everyone is enjoying summer weather and running in and outside. Dirt migrates in vent covers and ducts becom
3. REPLACE BROKEN SHOVELS, SERVICE YOUR SNOWBLOWER AND STOCK UP ON ICE MELTS!
Now is the time to check and make sure your snow throwing tools are working and you’re set before the
first main storm arrives.
If you wait you’ll inevitably hit the crowds at the stores. Make sure you have solid snow shovels, that your snow blower is working well and you’re set with salt for your walkways and driveway.
The stores are packed and often out of items the day of and after the first major storm. Don’t wait. Taking preemptive measures will save you some stress and time.
Be ready and rest assured you’re set before the first major snow storm arrives.
4. CHECK EXTERIOR HAND RAILINGS AND STAIRS
Our walkways and stairs can be treacherous in the winter.
Check to ensure your outdoor hand railings are safe and secure. Inspect your exterior stairs for stability.
Make sure they’ll withstand snow weight. Many accidents happen that can be avoided with preemptive measures.
Keep your family and visitors safe by taking precautions before harsh weather hits.
5. CLEAN OUT YOUR REFRIGERATOR
With the holidays approaching it’s a good idea to clean out your refrigerator.
Reduce the risk of food poisoning by keeping your refrigerator clean and hygienic.Dump out the ‘expired’ items.
Clean the shelves, free up space and have a shiny refrigerator to store your holiday culinary treats and leftovers.
6. WINTERIZE YOUR AC
Make sure your AC unit is protected from the elements and extreme weather conditions.
If you maintain your unit you’ll have a well running, solid unit for years to come.
7. CHECK YOUR SMOKE ALARMS AND CO2 DETECTORS
Inspect your smoke alarms and CO2 Detectors. Start the holidays knowing that your family, visitors and home are safe.
8. REPLACE YOUR WEATHER STRIPPING
Take a look at your weather stripping on your doors and windows. Worn out weather stripping allows cold air to seep into your home and as a result you’re heating bill can be higher.
Save on your utility bills and keep the draft out by maintaining and updating your weather stripping.
9. GET A CAR SAFETY KIT
With winter weather comes more car and weather related problems.
You never know when you may be stuck somewhere for a while. This could be car related or you’re stuck due to an accident or weather conditions.
Have a car safety kit and keep blankets & gloves in your vehicle.