TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2017
Roof • Hire a professional to inspect your roof annually. • Repair cracked or missing shingles, pooling water and flashing deterioration. Plumbing • Visually inspect pipes annually for condensation, corrosion or obvious leaks. • Call a plumber at the first signs of rust-colored water or backed up toilets or sinks. Refrigerator icemaker • Make sure the supply line hose is properly installed. • Inspect the hose every six months looking for a secure connection. • Replace the hose if kinks are found. Washing machine • Inspect the water supply hoses every six months for cracks, kinks or dry rot. • Consider replacing rubber hoses with stainless steel. Water heaters • Remove sediment by flushing the tank every six months. • Hire a professional plumber to inspect the unit at least once every two years. Toilets • After flushing, remain close by until the fill valve has finished refilling the bowl. • Inspect the supply line, valve and flushing mechanism every six months. Sinks • Inspect the plumbing beneath sinks every six months. • Repair any corrosion and loose connections. Kitchen and bathroom tiling • Inspect the tile and grout around sinks and showers every six months. • Repair any loose or cracked tiles and crumbling grout lines. Shower • Test the shower pan annually to see if it holds water properly when the floor drain is blocked. Sump pump • Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for maintenance. • Inspect the pump annually. • Install a battery backup system to avoid malfunctions during a power outage. For more information please contact us.
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