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Greater Victoria Home Maintenance Checklist for August

Greater Victoria Home Maintenance Checklist for August


August ActivitiesIt is August, and the last thing you want to think about is home maintenance, it is way to nice out there and there are so many other things to do.

However, please allocate a few hours here or there, and complete the few items on the Greater Victoria Home Maintenance Checklist for August, once done you will be happy you did.
To keep ongoing home and property maintenance manageable Peter and Linda Pfann  have created a short list of suggestions for you as a qu
August Activitiesick and easy monthly reminder.
You will find that completing these easy and simple tasks, will avoid getting "burned" with more extensive and expensive repairs in the long run.

The way we often look after things is walking around with a tool belt or bag of basic tools, and fix things as we go about our way for a few hours at the time.
Here is your Greater Victoria Home Maintenance Checklist for August, 2011:
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f you have any suggestions items that you think we should add or explain more about, please contact Peter and Linda Pfann

  • Smoke Detectors - Check operation by pushing test button to cause it to emit sound - if it does not check the circuit breaker. Check and replace the battery when necessary. (Most detectors will emit an intermittent beep when the battery is failing).
  • Check CO (Carbon Monoxide) detectors if installed.
  • Check the fire extinguishers for proper charge levels indicated on the gauge. Homeowners may contact their local Fire Department for recommendations on the appropriate number of extinguishers and the best locations to place them.
  • Test all GFCIs to ensure proper operation.
  • Clean in-sink garburator blades by grinding small ice cubes and sliced lemon, while running cold water down the drain (this will remove food debris which causes odors).
  • Clean or replace range hood filter and make sure it exhausts properly.
  • Check for signs of water leaks around toilets, under sinks and around dishwasher regularly.
  • Clean and freshen sink drains by flushing with warm water and baking soda.
  • Inspect and clean or replace furnace filters, humidifier plates or August Activitiesdrums and electronic air filters. Clean with a calcium and rust remover or replace as required per the manufacturer’s recommendation.
  • Clean aerators on faucets regularly and check screens in washing machine supply hoses.
  • Check water filters and water softener appliances regularly. The life of the filters is dependent upon water usage and local water conditions.
  • Clean your dryer lint trap regularly, if your home has a booster fan installed be sure to check and clean the lint trap in that as well. Damaged or torn lint traps should be replaced.
  • Check the Temperature Pressure Release (TPR) valve on the water heater.
  • The hot water tank could also be drained every six months to prevent sediment build up. Follow the manufacturer’s recommendation to turn off gas or power and protect against hot water burns. (mixed opinions exist on flushing water tanks)
  • Trim and prune scrubs, trees and plants away from house, gutters and drains,  for fire safety, as well as prevents clogging of gutters and down spouts, and reduces insect and rodent entry to the house (rodent ladders)
  • Ensure your windows and doors have proper safety latches, and that they are used
  • Check the Garage door safety retreat mechanism, adjust or repair as needed.
  • Keep propane and other flammable products properly closed and secure, and shaded areas and prevent overheating
  • One Big safety issue during the August ActivitiesHOT season

 

Don't ever leave "the kiddie" or full size Pool unattended or unsupervised, while little ones are around


To complete this entire Victoria Home Maintenance and Safety Checklist for August will take  a few hours each day during a weekend.
If you do not want to climb on ladders or feel uncomfortable completing some or all of these tasks,  please talk to Peter and Linda Pfann, 
we have a number of resources that will ensure that you home and yourself are well cared for any time of the year.

With this Victoria Home Maintenance Checklist for August , the work does not have to feel or be a chore, so we hope you have a little Pfunn with it, make it a family project and share the load.
Before you know it, you will be enjoying the fruits of your labour, and will have saved lots of money, time and frustration.



Greater Victoria Home Maintenance Checklist for August

 

 

 

Peter Pfann,

CPCA, ABR, SRES, E-Pro, IMSD, Master ASA, C-CREC, Associate Broker.

Text or Talk To Peter @: (1) 250 - 213 - 9490  

peterpfann@gmail.com  www.pfanntastic.com

Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, BC, Canada, @ Fair  Realty Since 1986.

Regional office: 1540 Fort St Victoria, BC V8S 5J2

 

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