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Why bother with the INVISIBLES?

Keeping up with a home’s ‘invisibles’ (HVAC units, plumbing and electric, water heaters, irrigation, caulking, alarms) won’t get you into Elle Décor, but regular maintenance and repair will save you money in both the short and long term.roof inspection

No one is going to disagree that it is more fun to pick out a new chandelier than a water heater. However, the long-term benefits and cost savings that can happen when your water heater works properly can save you money on your bill and keep you from panic mode when it or something else unexpectedly breaks down.

On top of regular cleaning, a homeowner may want to consider embracing some of these typical seasonal home maintenance to-dos.

Spring/Summer

  • Inspect the roof for missing, loose or damaged shingles and leaks.
  • Schedule air conditioner inspection in early spring.
  • Change air-conditioner filters.
  • Power wash exterior walls, sidewalks, driveways and decks.
  • Clean doors, windows and screens.
  • Drain and flush water heater.
  • Service air conditioning unit.
  • Oil garage doors, inspect hinges and grease electronic door opener chain.
  • Check for leaks around all plumbing systems, toilets, bathtubs, showers, and faucets both inside and outside. Anyone knows in Las Vegas your water-bill will skyrocket if you start developing a leak.
  • Check grout. Seal if necessary.

Autumn/Winter

  • Replace batteries in smoke alarms and take a sharpie pen and date stamp the battery. I.e. 3/19
  • Check and clean drains and gutters throughout interior and exterior.
  • Vacuum refrigerator coils.
  • Schedule inspection of heating system prior in early fall, late summer.
  • Seal cracks or gaps on windows and doors. Check the weather stripping and replace if necessary.
  • Check chords and fixtures for damage or wear.
  • You have seen the SNWA water commercials on television. Prepare your irrigation system for winter.
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