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Spring typically means that there are a lot of things that need to get done around the house. It is a beautiful time of year that allows you to open the house up after a long winter. When it comes to your home, you want to make sure that it is always running at an optimal level. There are several things that you want to do every year to make sure this is the case. Justice Homes knows the ins and outs of a home. We want to help you identify exactly what you need to do when it comes to making sure that your home is in tiptop shape! Here is what is top on the list:
Drain Your Hot Water Heater
When it comes to your hot water heater it is essential in the home. If you like hot water when you’re showering, then it will be pertinent that you drain your hot water heater every year. This is a simple maintenance item, but it will go a long way in making sure that it is running as efficiently as possible. There tends to be a lot of build up over the years in the bottom of the tank which causes a lot of corrosion. By draining the water out of the bottom of it you’re actually extending the life of your hot water heater.
Cleaning Out Your Dryer Vent Duct
Most homeowners use their dryer a number of times throughout the week. Over time lent will build up on the dryer vent. This causes your dryer to have to work harder making it less energy efficient. All you have to do is slide your dry out and then pull off the dryer duct and perform cleaning. A rag and water will do just fine. You don’t ever really want to use chemicals when it comes to ducts.
Reviewing Your Home Insurance Policy
It is important that you know exactly what your insurance policy says. Every year you should take time to review what is and isn’t covered by your insurance policy. This will help you to understand if there are holes in your policy and what you need to do to make sure that you're covered the way you want to be. This would also mean that you look at your deductible and what your coverage is when it comes to weather related incidents.
Inspect Your Roof
Every spring you want to make sure that you inspect your roof. Look to see that no damage has occurred over the winter. When you do your roof, inspection make sure that you get familiar with it so that if a storm were to hit you know if it has been damaged. While you are up there, make sure that you clean out any clogged gutters so that your foundation does not become damaged. This happens when the water isn’t being directed away from the house.
These are just a few of the items that you need to make sure you do every year. Stay tuned for our following blog that will cover some more maintenance items to complete this year. Justice Homes builds Homes in a way that makes it easy to maintain them. If you’re in need of a quality-built home at an affordable price then give us a call today. We would love to help you by setting up a virtual tour!
By Justice Homes 5-12-2020