- Do you know what and where the main water shutoff valve is? Being one of the most claimed accidents on home insurance policies, water damage can be costly. Broken pipes or burst plumbing can cascade through the home soaking into walls, carpets, cabinets and even wood flooring. Minimize your cost by knowing where the shutoff valve is located. Usually where the main water pipe enters the house. Keep it moving with a few drops of penetrating oil once a month.
- Warmer weather is on the way. Time to do some planting. WAIT! Don't go digging around in your new yard until you have dialed 811. A national hotline number which will connect you with local utilities to come out and mark your yard. Less costly than hitting something. In some places calling before you dig is the law. So don't get fined.
- Does your yard slope away from your foundation? We don't often think about this but it makes sense. The water and snow should flow away from your home and foundation. Accumulated soaking of the foundation can cause very costly repairs. Also, if you have gutters with downspouts make sure they extend away from the foundation also.
- Can you get into your attic? Know where the access point is? You better find it. And once you find it, check the depth of your insulation. If you can see the joists, you need more. Also think about your access panel, is it insulated too. Gluing a thick foam backing to it can help.
- Time to hang your pictures but watch where you drill.
- Hate that tree in your yard? Before you cut think about the value of the tree. Shade in summer, adds value to your property. But if it must go because of disease or just needs to be replace, call a tree professional. You don't want it landing on your house. $$
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