Now that a new year is upon us, you must be really looking forward to a great 2018. You might have vowed to lose some weight, travel new places or spend some more time with your family. But what about your home – the place where you’ll spend most of your year? Below are some tips and recommendations for your home in the perfect spirit of new beginnings. They say home is where your heart is but a more comfortable place to live will surely work wonders.
Test Your Sump Pump
Sump pump systems help keep groundwater out of your basement. At least once a year test your sump pump by filling the sump pit with water and making sure the pump is actually pumping out the water.
If it doesn’t, be sure the sump pump is plugged in and check the breaker as well. Also make sure the outlet pipe isn’t frozen or clogged and that it directs water away from your home. Clean the hole in the discharge line and check that the motor is running smoothly. Also consider adding a backup battery to your sump pump so that it functions during power outages, which seem to go hand-in-hand with heavy storms. For more sump pump information Click Here
Install Outdoor Lighting
Add outdoor lighting to highlight a path, tree, water feature, or to increase the safety of your property. Brothers Electricians are experts in helping you determine the right lighting solution for the exterior of your home. Don’t try to set up lights on your own. It can be dangerous, and lighting is best to be installed by a Brothers licensed professional. Pick up the phone and give us a call to discuss your outdoor lighting options today or Click Here for more information.
Check Your Smoke and CO Detectors
A broken or malfunctioning alarm can cost lives. Always make sure you keep your batteries fresh and the detectors clean. Remember, a smoke, CO and fire detector system is often the only thing standing between you and a fiery disaster. Contact us here at Brothers Plumbing, Heating and Electric with any questions, concerns or inquiries regarding smoke, CO and fire alarm systems or Click Here for more information on our website.
Have Your Heating System Checked
We recommend you have your furnace checked annually. We perform a 33-point Furnace Check to make sure your unit is in good work condition and operating properly. We can usually recognize an impending problem and get it taken care of before you have no heat! A furnace is a dangerous appliance and should only be serviced, installed and repaired by a trained, licensed Brothers technician. Do not attempt to make repairs yourself as that could lead to fires, explosions, injury, death, and damage to your property. If your furnace is on the fritz then call one of our Brothers Plumbing, Heating and Electric furnace experts right away. For more information about a Brothers Furnace Safety Check Click Here.
Check for Leaking Water Pipes
There are several signs of leaking water pipes. The signs are also dependent on where in the system the leak is taking place. If you are experiencing any of the following signs of water leaks, then please contact a Brothers Plumbing professional as soon as possible before the problem gets worse.
- Wet spots on walls
- Water seeping up in your yard
- Septic tank overflows
- Increased water bill without increased usage
- Low water pressure
Brothers Plumbing, Heating and Electric is made up of well-trained and highly experienced professionals. We have been providing the community with top-of-the-line service for decades and we always come highly recommended by our satisfied customers. For more information or to schedule an appointment Click Here or call 303.451.5057.
From everyone here are Brothers Plumbing, Heating and Electric, may your home be filled with joy this New Year’s and all of 2018. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!