Tips for Home & Work

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Tips For Spring

• Check the Gutters. Make sure all loose or leaky gutters are repaired

• Check the Roof for loose and damaged shingles from ice over the winter

• Examine the Chimney make sure all the stone and cement joints are in good condition

• Inspect the Concrete walkways and foundation around the home

• Check outside Faucets turn them on and check for leaks

• Service your AC Unit before it gets hot
Tip - Avoiding Frozen Pipes

Let cold water drip from the faucets

Keep garage doors closed and sealed with weather stripping

Open kitchen and bathroom cabinets to allow warm air to reach the plumbing 

If you have young children or pets remove any chemicals.

Keep your thermostat set to a warm temperature. If you're leaving town, set it to no lower than 60 degrees.

Consider shutting off your water supply at your home's main valve. 

Be sure to drain your pipes by turning on your faucets before leaving the home for long periods of time

If your pipes freeze: turn on the taps, try to warm the affected area with a hair dryer and call a plumber. 

If you experience a burst in the pipe: immediately shut off the water at your home's main valve.
 
Locate this valve ahead of time.

Tip - Check the insulation in your attic

Insulation in your home provides resistance to heat flow. 

The more heat flow resistance your insulation provides, the lower your heating and cooling 
costs.

Properly insulating your home not only reduces heating and cooling 
costs, but also improves comfort.
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