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Category Archives: Home Maintenance Tips

Bob’s Tip for August: Maintain and clean your HVAC condensate drain pipes 0 Post a comment

Many homeowners are not aware that their HVAC unit can become a source of water damage to their home, especially if their unit is inside the house or attic.  The HVAC condensate line can become blocked, causing water to back … Continue reading

Bob’s Tip for July: Clean refrigerator coils 0 Post a comment

Clean the refrigerator coils once or twice a year.  This can help with the efficiency of your refrigerator.  Check beneath the kick plate or behind the refrigerator for the coils.  They tend to attract scum buildup that can hinder performance.  … Continue reading

Bob’s Tip for June: Have you tested your GFI outlets? 0 Post a comment

Have you tested your GFI outlets?  The ground fault circuit interrupter (GFI) outlets should be tested once a month.  These are installed mostly around wet areas in the kitchen and bath.  Just push the test button and make sure the … Continue reading

Bob’s Tip for May: Furniture Polish Your Windows 0 Post a comment

Here’s another building tip from Bob:  If you have a window that is hard to open, get some Behold furniture polish and spray it on your tracks or guides.  This will help your windows to have smooth action when opening … Continue reading

Bob’s Tip for April: Spray WD-40 on your garage hinges 0 Post a comment

Here’s a tip from superintendent Bob:  It’s Spring and time to get outside and work in the garage.  While you are in your garage now is the time to get some WD-40 and put it on your garage door hinges.  … Continue reading

Replace smoke detector batteries every year 0 Post a comment

Replace the batteries in smoke detectors every year. Remember that even hard-wired smoke detectors have backup batteries that must be replaced.  Don’t wait for the annoying chirping that lets you know the battery is low.  Make sure your home and … Continue reading

Bob’s Tip for March: Clean your dryer exhaust duct once a year 1 Post a comment

Clean out your dryer exhaust duct at least once a year.  You may think it’s enough to just clean out the lint catcher in your dryer each time you use it.  However, lint in the exhaust pipe that leads to … Continue reading

Have you changed your air filters? 0 Post a comment

Haury & Smith homeowners! Have you checked the air filter in your home recently? Changing the filter regularly is important to the life of your HVAC unit. You might ask, “How often should I change the air filter and won’t … Continue reading