Monday December 28, 2015
It’s the time of year where everyone is thinking about their new year’s resolutions. That’s true when thinking about new home designs, too. But when you’re making those life-changing commitments, it’s important not to forget one of your most valuable investments—your home. Keep these ultimate New Year’s resolution ideas in mind for your CB JENI home.
Check Your Gutters
Your gutters can only function at their best when they’re clean and cleared of all the junk that can clog them up. Taking the time to ensure your gutters are free of any gook is essential to avoiding potentially very costly home repairs.
According to FamilyHandyman.com, it’s good practice to take a walk around your property to make sure your gutters are clear—especially if you’re going on vacation soon. Clear out sticks, leaves and other debris that could lead to a blockage. One more thing to check is the water flow, making sure discharging water is emptying far enough away from your home’s foundation. So before you leave for a vacation, take a walk around the house and check your gutters.
Seal Your Windows
When your windows have a draft, sooner or later you’re going to notice. Just make sure it’s not in the middle of winter when you finally do. Over time, weatherstripping can become worn and ragged. Lucky for homeowners, replacing old weatherstripping is a breeze, and it is sure to add to the comfort inside your CB JENI home.
When On Vacation, Shut Off The Water
It’s a good rule of thumb always to remember to shut off the water before leaving on vacation. According to FamilyHandyman.com, if you’re unable to shut off the home’s main water supply, then at least shut off the valves to the most common sources of water damage which can include dishwasher, washing machines, toilets, and sinks. Doing so can greatly reduce your risk of water damage caused by leaky or frozen water lines.
A Clean Dishwasher Is a Happy Dishwasher
It’s especially true during the holidays—your dishwasher can start to stink! It’s hard to avoid. After a while, all those leftover food crumbs and gunk can build up and start to leave a very unpleasant odor in your dishwasher. To help with that, simply add a cup of vinegar to an empty dishwasher and let it run a full cycle. Doing so once a month will go a long way to making sure your dishwasher (and kitchen) stays fresh and lasts longer.
It stands true for any new home designs. If you keep to these New Year’s resolutions, your CB JENI home will stay happy during the holiday season!