Albert Nahman Plumbing and Heating
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Once the spring season arrives, we all know it’s time for cleaning. Veteran homeowners know spring is also a great time to give homes a checkup.
Giving a home a checkup involves a few relatively easy tasks meant to ensure your home made it through the winter unscathed:
Inspect the roof – Check for any worn, misshapen or even missing shingles. If getting onto the roof is problematic, a roof inspection can be conducted from the attic.
Inspect the gutters – Clean gutters will ensure proper drainage once April showers hit full swing. Make sure downspouts are carrying water away from the home’s foundation.
Inspect the windows – When spring hits, check to see if your windows need to be resealed and caulked.
Inspect your pipes – Winter weather can wreak havoc on your plumbing system. Have a professional (like us!) make sure that no leaks or cracks developed. A little check up now can help prevent large, expensive repairs later.
Check sprinkler heads in the yard – Check to make sure the sprinkler heads haven’t moved over the winter.
Put More ‘Green’ Into Your Garden
The average person uses 400 gallons of water per day, and almost half of that is used outdoors. Follow these tips for more environmentally friendly gardening:
Choose plants wisely – Indigenous plants will do better than those from different climates. Select plants that have low-water needs, like succulents. Perennials will come back year after year and require less effort.
Harvest rain water – 1,000 ft² of roof can provide approximately 600 gallons of water during a one inch rainfall. Use collected water for watering house plants, your lawn and vegetable beds.
Boost Your Property Value, Without Getting SoakedThe benefits of a bathroom remodel include comfort, beauty, function and property value. Bathroom designs range from economy to luxury, but most fall in between, balancing function, style, cost and comfort. Here are tips to keep costs down:
Plan carefully. Decide on the features that are important to you. Consider spending more for quality fixtures.
Don’t cut corners on structural, plumbing or electrical materials and installation.
Don’t move plumbing fixtures. We can advise you on fixtures that work better in the same space.
Let us help, just give us a call.
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