Most people have plowed through their Christmas gift list by now. The presents are wrapped under the tree and waiting for Christmas morning.
But have you considered that your house might want a few gifts for the holidays?
Yes, homes are inanimate objects and people probably don’t really care about Christmas. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t treat it with some simple maintenance tips that will make your life easier, too.
Housework can be a chore, but keeping dust down in your home reaps a lot of rewards. Dust can trigger asthma and allergies. And, if your home is older, there may be a buildup of dust and debris in the ductwork. Your home may love a thorough duct system cleaning by a professional.
Believe it or not, regular vacuuming and dusting things like bathroom vents and ceiling fans make your home very happy.
While we often drive home the point that your heating and air conditioning systems need annual maintenance, it can be easy to forget. So, if you haven’t scheduled a routine winter tune-up for your heating unit, now is the time to do it.
Most people don’t think much about their plumbing system until something gets clogged. However, this Christmas, gift your home by learning how to protect your pipes.
Don’t use harsh chemicals to keep pipes clean. It’s better to prevent clogs by installing mesh drain covers and watching what goes down the drains. Don’t flush things like wipes or cat litter down the toilet.
You should also learn how to properly use your garbage disposal. It’s there to handle small food scraps and not to chop wood. Avoid putting grease, coffee grounds and fibrous vegetables in it, as well. Be sure to run cold water through it regularly to keep it clean and functioning.
If you have big, well-established trees on your lot, this might not be easily done. However, if you’re planning a landscaping feature on a vacant plot, always consider the sewer lines. Try not to plant trees near the lines to keep their roots from seeking out the moisture of the lines.
Nothing eats a house up like termites. Literally. Other pests, like rodents and carpenter ants, can also wreak havoc on your home. Make sure you have your home inspected at least once a year for any pests that love to tear up your home.
Your Brooklyn heating experts at Petri Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Drain Cleaning, Heating, Cooling & Drain Cleaning want you and your family to have the merriest of holidays. We hope you get what you want for the holidays, but we want you to remember your home.
After all, your home is where you make memories with your family that last a lifetime.
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