homework: Jeff Edmondson's November Homework - Check your Foundation - 11/09/17 01:58 PM
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As Winter quickly approaches it is a great idea to walk through the house and check your smoke detectors. Current building code says there should be a smoke detector on each level of a house and one in each bedroom. Make sure all the smoke detectors are in place, and they all have 10 year batteries properly installed. Push the "Test" button on each one to make sure the alarm sounds. If you live in a newer constructed house, the smoke detectors should be hard wired and interconnected. When you test one the others throughout … (0 comments)

homework: Jeff's September Homework: Trim Shrubbery Away From The House - 09/12/17 12:40 PM
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As we head into Fall and Winter, it is a great time to check around the exterior of your home and make sure it is ready for Winter. Make sure to trim back trees and shrubs that have encroached on the house. The general rule is to keep all vegetation at least 12 inches from the house so that nothing is touching the exterior. This helps to minimize the chances for dry rot, mold and mildew, damage to the paint, and problems with pests. At the same time, check around the exterior for peeling paint … (1 comments)

homework: Jeff's August Homework - Clean&Defrost Refrigerators and Freezers - 08/02/17 09:30 AM
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Pull out your refrigerator and check behind it. Over time dust and dirt accumulates on the back of the refrigerator and can clog filters and vents that help the appliance run smoothly and efficiently. Use a shop vac or vacuum to clean the back and sides of the refrigerator, clean the floor and around the appliance as well. Be careful not to kink, break, or damage any water lines that go to the unit for the water or ice maker. Also take care not to damage your floor when pulling it out or pushing it … (1 comments)

homework: Jeff Edmondson's February Homework - Check Your Crawlspace - 02/08/17 11:38 AM
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 Check your crawlspace! It is a good idea to check the crawlspace in your house at least once a year. Look for any signs of pests like mice, termites, ants, or other critters that may  have invaded the space. Look for any signs of water. Moisture in the crawlspace can damage the structure of the house if not managed properly. Check the vapor barrier that should be covering the ground.If it has pulled away from the foundation or has holes, repair as needed. Check to make sure all insulation is in place. Make sure that … (0 comments)

homework: Jeff Edmondson's January Homework - Check Attic for Critters - 01/04/17 01:56 PM
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This month check your attic- I know it doesn’t sound like fun, but it is worth sticking your head into the attic space and checking the condition.   If you don’t want to go all the way into the attic at least take a flashlight and look around from standing on a ladder   You need to check for critters like squirrels, mice, bees, bats, birds.  Check for any sign of water intrusion or roof leaks.  Inspect the insulation level and ventilation ductwork.  … (0 comments)

homework: Jeff Edmondson's December 2016 Newsletter - 12/20/16 02:23 PM
 
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homework: Jeff Edmondson's November Homework - Check your Foundation - 10/21/16 09:17 AM
 
 
As winter quickly approaches it is a great idea to walk through the house and check your smoke detectors.  Current building code says there should be a smoke detector on each level of a house and one in each bedroom.  Make sure all the smoke detectors are in place, and they all have 10 year batteries properly installed.  Push the “Test” button on each one to make sure the alarm sounds.  If you live in a newer constructed house, the smoke detectors should be hard wired and interconnected.  When you test one the others throughout the house should sound off as … (0 comments)

homework: October Homework - Inspect your Weather Stripping - 10/05/16 08:14 AM
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Check around all your exterior doors and make sure the weather stripping around the door is intact and functioning properly. It should form a tight seal between the door and the door jamb on the sides and top and along the threshold on the bottom. If you can see light or feel cool air coming into the house around the door, the weather stripping needs some attention. Check around the windows and make sure the windows all close correctly and form a tight seal with the frame when closed. For security purposes, while you are … (2 comments)

homework: September Newsletter - 09/27/16 07:42 AM
 
 
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homework: September Homework - Trim Shrubbery Away From The House - 09/23/16 04:12 AM
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As we head into Fall and Winter, it is a great time to check around the exterior of your home and make sure it is ready for Winter.  Make sure to trim back trees and shrubs that have encroached on the house.  The general rule is to keep all vegetation at least 12 inches from the house so that nothing is touching the exterior.  This helps to minimize the chances for dry rot, mold and mildew, damage to the paint, and problems with pests.  At the same time, check around the exterior for peeling paint and … (2 comments)

 
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