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Important December Home Maintenance Reminders

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  • Check the operation of all ground-fault circuit interrupter outlets by pushing the “test” button. The “reset” button should pop out, indicating the receptacle is operating properly. Press in the reset button
  • Check inside bathroom vanities and kitchen sink cabinets for moisture and other signs of leaks.
  • Carefully inspect pipes for condensation or slow drips. Repair the plumbing system if necessary
  • Review the family fire escape plan with every household member
  • Check smoke & carbon monoxide detectors – replace batteries if needed.
  • Inspect the Chimney (including the flu) and Roof (check flashing)
  • Check exterior of home (stucco and/or wood siding)
  • Check windows & doors for drafts – Caulk or weather strip if needed
  • Clean gutters and downspouts
  • Inspect your heating system, replace filters replace filters
  • Survey attics & insulation – lower your heating bill by maintaining proper insulation
  • Unpack and test all electrical holiday decorations. Repair or discard any that do not function properly

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