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Home improvement: A maintenance calendar for all seasons


Home improvement: A maintenance calendar for all seasons

Home improvement: A maintenance calendar for all seasons
News from Topeka Capital Journal:

Your home is more than likely the largest investment you will make in a lifetime. Protect that investment by performing regular maintenance throughout the year. These steps, most of which are fairly simple and cost little to no money, will prevent bigger (and expensive) problems in the future.


■ Since the winter weather has you spending time inside anyway, take a moment to walk around the interior of your home to look for problems. (Take a note pad and pencil with you, or a camera.) Pay special attention to the ceiling to look for water damage. Check water pipes underneath each sink and in the basement, plus around the faucets, for leaks. Go into the attic to look for water damage and make sure the vents are clear. Also, do you know where the water shut-off valves are in your home? Take a moment to locate them (look under the sinks and toilets, plus the main shut-off valves in the basement) and test to see if they work so you’ll be prepared for a water emergency.

■ Replace the filter on your heating system once a month during peak usage, or as recommended by your system’s manufacturer.

■ Check the hoses on the washing machine for leaks and replace if necessary, and be sure to turn off the water to the machine after each use to prevent the hoses from breaking.

■ Clean the hood and filter above your kitchen stove…………… continues on Topeka Capital Journal

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Related News:

Habitat Hosts Home Improvement Workshops
News from KGAN TV:

Updated: Saturday, January 25 2014, 08:45 PM CST
IOWA CITY, IA (CBS 2/FOX 28) — Some Iowa City residents learned how to make their homes more affordable today.
    The Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity offered classes on low-budget energy auditing, weatherization, and basic carpentry.
    Organizers say the tips learned from today’s class can be used to save money on home improvement projects and to reduce heating and cooling costs.
    They it’s important for residents to know about the services Habitat provides.
    If you didn’t make today’s class but want to attend — there is another class being offered on February 25th. Habitat Hosts Home Improvement Workshops

…………… continues on KGAN TV
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