Tips for Keeping Your Erath County Home in Tip-Top Shape

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Staining a deck in Erath CountyOwning a home in Erath County can be one of the best investments you will make for you and your future. It is important to take the time to keep your home in its peak condition. Taking care of little things now will save you time and money in the future. Here are a few seasonal tips on how to keep your home in tip-top shape.

Spring Tips

  • Make sure that your carbon monoxide and smoke detectors are in working condition. If you’re in the market for new ones and aren’t sure what to purchase, contact your local fire department for tips.

  • Inspect your roof for weather-related damages including broken shingles and other surface area damages.

  • Rake and fertilize your lawn. Ridding your lawn of leftover winter leaves will expose the grass to sun and rain in order to grow.

Summer Tips

  • Be sure to caulk joints around your home’s windows and doors in order to keep your home weather-tight as well as keep any outside animals out of your home.

  • Use a regular garden hose and mild detergent to wash and scrub the exterior of your house.

  • Use three consecutive sunny days to clean and seal your porch. Dry out your porch on day one, apply porch cleaner on day two and apply deck sealer on day three.

Fall Tips

  • Contact a local heating and cooling specialist to check your home’s furnace for the upcoming winter. Having a functional furnace will save your on your heating bills.

  • Replace and clean your furnace filter. This will keep the air in your house cleaner, make your furnace more efficient and help lower your heating bills.

Winter Tips

  • Use 3-prong plugs and cords to light your holiday decorations and never bundle together electrical cords.

  • Keep the air in your house cleaner by replacing and cleaning your furnace filter.

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