Key Maintenance Plan - Tip #17

Simple Do It Yourself Tips for Autumn: (sourced various websites) 1. Check carbon monoxide detectors and smoke alarms and put in fresh batteries. These are very important detectors to have in a home. A smoke alarm can save lives in a house fire. A carbon monoxide detector can also save lives if a home has oil or gas-burning appliances, like a furnace or water heater. 2. Use a screwdriver to probe the wood trim around windows, doors, railings and decks. Use caulk to fill the holes or completely replace the wood. 3. To prevent exterior water pipes from bursting when the weather gets below freezing, turn off the valves to the exterior hose bibs. Run the water until the pipes are empty. Make sur

Key Maintenance Plan - Tip #16

Simple Safety Tips for Your Home Security: (sourced various websites) 1. Make home security a habit, with every member of the household—including kids—agreeing to a routine that should include such simple rules as: Use door and window locks. It costs nothing and takes little energy. Make it a habit to lock every door and window when leaving, after entering, and before bedtime. Do not open the door to uninvited or unwelcome visitors. Close and lock the garage door. Secure your home even if you’re doing work around the house and yard. Use your alarm system all the time, even when you take a quick trip to the store or visit next-door neighbors. 2. The key under the mat, inside the mailbox, bene

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