Summer is right around the corner here in Eugene, Oregon, and before the hot weather really hits us, we thought we’d provide some final tips to getting your home cleaned up after our long rainy season. A lot of homeowners neglect some of the most important home maintenance projects, and we’re here to make sure that doesn’t happen! Here’s our list of maintenance tips to get done.
Inspect Your Roof
Now that winter is over, it’s a good time to get your roof checked out for loose shingles, cracking, moss buildup and flashing. Performing regular maintenance on your roof will extend the lifespan of it and allow you to avoid costly repairs later down the road. For a professional moss removal, contact the Oregon Chimney Guys today!
Test Smoke Detectors
Fire alarms and smoke detectors are important devices to help alert your family in case of a fire or dangerous smoke. Over time batteries die and electronics can wear down, so it’s important to test them regularly and replace the batteries. The U.S. Fire Administration says that smoke detectors should be tested at least once a month and batteries replaced at least twice a year.
Drain Water Heater
Flushing your hot water heater cleans out the deposits of minerals and sediment that could be affecting the quality of your heater’s performance. Before you drain the tank, make sure to read the manufacturer’s directions and warnings in case there are any potentials risks. For more information on how to do it yourself, click here.
Inspect your Chimney
Now that your chimney’s busy season is over, it’s time to inspect it for any damages or creosote buildup. When you get your annual chimney sweep with the Oregon Chimney Guys, we’ll remove creosote and inspect it for any necessary chimney repairs. If you don’t already have a chimney cap installed, now’s a good time to do so! Just ask us at your chimney sweep appointment.
Clean your Dryer Vent
Getting an annual dryer vent cleaning is important to preventing a house fire, increasing the efficiency and increasing the lifespan. Not to mention, a little yearly maintenance will save you money in the long run! If you’re ready to schedule your professional dryer vent cleaning, contact the Oregon Chimney Guys today.
Last but certainly not least, is to clean your gutters! It can be a daunting task, but can really pay off in the long run. Clogged gutters that are neglected can cause water damage and even damage the foundation of your home. So, if you haven’t done it in a while, grab a bucket and some other tools, and let’s get to work!
Need any help with your home maintenance projects? Call the Oregon Chimney Guys today to schedule your moss removal, chimney sweep and inspections, dryer vent cleaning, or any other services we offer! We proudly serve Eugene, Springfield and the greater Willamette Valley.