The weekend usually filled with fun activity with family and/or friends. But, it’s a perfect time too for taking care of a few chores around your home. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Gary Findley, CEO of Restoration 1 and bluefrog Plumbing + Drain, describes four relatively simple and inexpensive home maintenance projects that you can complete weekend.
One of the simple things to do is checking your smoke alarms. Just by changing the batteries to make sure the alarm is ready for any situation. According to the National Fire Protection Association, there’s a home structure fire every 90 seconds.
Fires can occur in a variety of ways in any room in your home. Therefore, the smoke alarm is critical for the early detection of a fire. Hence, smoke alarms should be installed on every floor of the home, outside sleeping areas, and finally, inside bedrooms.
“With hurricane season upon us, now is the perfect time to set aside important resources and put together a preparedness kit in the case of any natural disaster,” Findley says. “Your preparedness kit should consist of basic supplies. First of all, water, non-perishable food, a flashlight, a first aid kit, and finally personal documents, etc.” However, he says you should also consider what your family members might need, like games for the kids and pet supplies.
You can have a serious water damage if you let your appliance leaking. Take the time to look over your appliances to make sure they’re in tip-top shape. This includes your AC unit, water heater, refrigerator. You need to making regular inspections, replacing hoses and shutting off the water when you notice a leak. Finally, you should also teach everyone in your household how to shut off the water in case of an emergency.
Don’t let your water pressure get too high, it can damage your pipes over a period of time. The common consensus is time for checking the pressure if it feels low, but high water pressure can harm your water heater, faucets, appliances, and even your washing machine hoses – and that can result in flooding your home. You can test your pressure by using a pressure gauge.