MAY Home Maintenance and Safety Tasks

MAY Home Maintenance and Safety Tasks

May is electrical safety month.  It's a good time to ensure you're home and family are adequately protected from electrical hazzards.

  1. CHECK FOR ELECTRICAL SAFETY: Take this time to check your electrical cords for damage. Be sure to check your power strips and make sure they're not on overload.  Make sure your power strips have a power surge protector. Cover your unused outlets to prevent small children and pets from accidentally shocking themselves.  Covering unused wall outlets also helps to keep debris and dust from interfering with the sockets.
  2. PATCH PATHWAYS: Cracks and potholes in your pathways and walking areas can pose a dangerous hazard. Repair concrete cracks and inspect outside areas for tripping hazards.
  3.  CHECK OUTDOOR LIGHTING: Check your outdoor lighting.  Ensure all your lights are working and check to see if any repairs are needed. Keep you, your family and your guests safe.

  4. CHECK AND REPAIR FENCES AND GATES: Now is a good time to check your fences and gates.  Clean and make repairs as needed.

  5. TEST YOUR WATER HEATERS PRESSURE VALVE: Routine testing of your water heater's pressure relief valve can prevent a possible explosion and help reduce the chance of a leak caused by mineral and corrosion build up. A buildup of minerals and rust can cause a valve to freeze up and become nonoperational.

  6. GIVE YOUR GRILL A GOOD CLEANING: After a long winter we're ready for outdoor cooking and entertaining.  Take some time and get your grill in tip top shape.Give it a good cleaning and let the barbecuing begin!

  7. CHECK FOR LEAKS UNDER YOUR KITCHEN SINK: Slow water leaks can wreak havoc on your home.  Catching leaks early and making the necessary repairs can prevent serious water damage later.

    Take a moment and check under your kitchen sink for signs of water leaks.

  8. CLEAN YOUR EXTERIOR DOORS: Dirt and grime tend to accumulate on exterior doors and garage doors every few months.  Take a nice day and give them a  good cleaning.

  9. WASH YOUR DECK: Grime and dirt can build up on your deck.  Take some time and give your deck some TLC.

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