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Home Care
by Scott Sauer
Advanced Structural Inspections

Home Maintenance Advice

After moving into your new home, these are some maintenance and safety issues that should be dealt with:

1. Have the locks re-keyed.
2. Check the windows and make sure all the window hardware is functioning properly.
3. Install smoke detectors on each level of the home and outside sleeping areas. Regularly check and replace all batteries.
4. Have all chimneys inspected and serviced before operating any of the gas fireplace appliances.
5. Check the interior and exterior for any possible tripping hazards.
6. Review your inspection report for any suggested upgrades to improve the safety of your property.
7. Family members should know where the main shut-offs are for the plumbing, heating, and electrical systems. Necessary tools should be conveniently located for turning off the mains.
8. Place at least one fire extinguisher in the kitchen.

Monthly Maintenance
1. Make sure the fire extinguishers are fully charged.
2. Replace or clean all filters as needed (air, fan, etc.).
3. Drain a few gallons off the hot water heater to remove sediments.
4. Clean refrigerator drain pans.
5. Clean dishwasher food filters.
6. Inspect the condition of the caulk and grout in bath and kitchen areas and repair as needed.
7. Check under all plumbing fixtures for leaks.
8. Repair or replace leaky faucets and shower heads.
9. Make sure toilets are working properly.
10. Walk around the house exterior to check the general condition.
11. Set-up a pest control maintenance program with an exterminator.
12. Test smoke detectors.
13. Test and unclog slow-running drains.
14. Poor water down unused drains.

For more information, contact Scott at www.scottsauer.com.




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