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You have heard of spring cleaning but what about spring maintenance?
Providing maintenance to your home structure, appliances, and systems within your home is just as important. While you finish up your spring cleaning go through our spring maintenance checklist to ensure your home is in great condition for the year.
Spring Maintenance Checklist
• Deck and Porches: Make sure railings are not loose.
• Drain Waste and Vent System
• Evaporative Air Conditioner
• Exterior Caulking
• Foundation: Check for cracks.
• Gutters and Downspouts: Check for debris and leaves and run a hose on your roof to check for proper drainage.
• Heat Pump: Lubricate blower motor.
• Hot Water Heater: Lubricate circulating pump and motor.
• Roof: Inspect roof surface.
• Siding: Clean siding with a pressure washer to keep mold from growing.
• Window and Door Screens: Clean your screens and check for holes, patch if necessary.
• Window Sills, Door Sills, and Thresholds: Fill cracks, caulk edges or replace in needed.
Holiday Home Safety Tips
Call SERVPRO of Raytown/East Kansas City if you have any damage to your home during the Holidays. 816-737-8776
Holidays are near which means more entertaining and cooking; which could increase the risk of fire and accidents.
Follow these tips to stay safe during the Holidays:
- Before you go to bed or leave the house, make sure you turn off all the lights to refrain from a fire.
- Use only non-combustible and flame-resistant materials to trim your tree.
- Make sure you keep an eye on your food; unattended cooking is the leading cause of home fires.
- Have a steady base so the tree won't tip over easily.
- Decorations should be at least 6 inches above children's reach.
- Replace old mittens or mittens with threads loose to protect your child from getting it tangled around their neck and choking.
- Do not discuss travel plans with strangers.
- Have a neighbor or close relative keep an eye out on your house.
August Ladder Safety
Be safe and use a ladder.
As the scorching heats slowly cools down, people are having outside work done to get ready for the Fall season.
Ladder climbing takes place various outside jobs; painting, cleaning cutters and trimming trees.
Take precautions and follow these safety tips:
- Make sure to inspect the ladder before using it. Check for broken or missing parts, as well as slippery spots.
- Place the ladder on a firm, even ground to ensure stability.
- Use the 4 to 1 rule; if the ladder touches the wall 16 feet above the ground, the feet of the ladder should be 4 feet away from the wall.
- Always check to make sure the braces are fully extended and locked in place before climbing up.
- Keep you feet braced against the side rails and lean sightly forward. Never reach more than a comfortable arm's length away.
- Always face the ladder when ascending or descending.
- If at all possible; work within sight of someone in case of emergency.
Back to School Home Safety
Right now, parents are only thinking about the last few days they have before school starts again. Some things they should be thinking about are some safety precautions around the house.
In the Kitchen:
- Are knives, forks, scissors, and other sharp tools in a drawer with a childproof latch?
- Are glass objects out of reach?
- Are matches and lighters stored somewhere safe? (Locked cabinet)
- Are the smoke alarms full of battery and working?
- Are razor blades, tweezers and other sharp objects out of reach?
- Are all of the medication bottles in the medicine cabinet or out of reach?
- Are all unused outlets covered with safety plugs?
- Have you checked for overloaded electrical sockets and other potential electrical fire hazards?
Make sure your home is safe!
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