While June gloom hangs around LA, it is a great time to get maintenance done on some key systems in your house.
Air Conditioner– Prepare early for summer heat waves and call your local licensed Air Conditioning professional to make sure your system is operating properly. Yearly maintenance cuts down on future expensive repairs and also helps you avoid the untimely breakdown during a heat wave. While they are out checking the Air Conditioner, kill two birds with one stone and have them check the heater as well if you don’t have a combo unit.
Clean out the Sewer Line– An item that is often forgotten about after purchasing a property is the sewer line which can become a very costly problem if a blockage pops up and a section needs to be replaced. Having the sewer line snaked every 1 to 2 years at a fairly negligible cost ($100-$200) will help you avoid a $3k-7k problem.
Check Fire Extinguishers– Every house should have a fire extinguisher, especially in the kitchen area. Check the date and make sure it is not time to get a new one.
Test the Smoke Alarms in your house to make sure they are operating properly.
Clean out Gutters– Make sure your gutters are free of any major build-up of leaves and dirt that would lead to a blockage during a rain storm.
Protect your house from unwanted moisture- Check to make sure sprinklers aren’t spraying up against the house, especially those with wood siding as this leads to dry rot and potential moisture intrusion into the foundation.
Clean your Refrigerator Coils– Dirty coils (usually on the back of a refrig), which easily attract dust, hair, etc. is the #1 cause of refrigerator malfunctions. This only takes a few minutes with a handheld vacuum and will extend the life of the unit.
If you have any questions or need a referral for any work that needs to be done around the house, please feel free to contact us and will be happy to line you up with someone who has been highly recommended.