Here are some of the other things WickesWorks can help you with
Porches, decks and landscaping
Check for loose handrails, banisters, and stair coverings. Buckled or cracked walks should be repaired.
Trees should be healthy, have good root structure, and placed at a safe distance from the home.
Trim shrubbery branches away from siding to help prevent insect and moisture damage. Mulch and earth should be kept eight inches below siding.
Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
Check smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and change batteries once a year or as needed.
Replace units every eight to 10 years.
Foundations and Basements
Check foundations for signs of settling. Foundation walls should not appear to be bulging or shifting. Any cracks should be repaired.
Look in basement and crawl spaces for dampness and leakage. Standing water could be a sign of improper drainage, which can weaken the foundation.
Test your sump pump before the start of every wet season. Battery-operated back-up sump pumps can help protect against power failure or failure of the primary pump.
Look around and under appliances and fixtures for leaks or signs of wear.
Make sure that shutoff valves at all fixtures and the main water line are working, and check them annually.
Insulate or relocate all exposed water pipes to protect them from freezing and bursting. Think about replacing your outdoor water faucets with frost-proof sill cocks.
Consider installing an automatic water shutoff system.
Replace washing machine water hoses every three to five years as part of a proactive maintenance plan.
Check ice-maker and dishwasher lines for kinks or leaky connections.
Check your water heater. Most water heaters last eight to 12 years. Wet spots on the floor or a rusted tank may signal a problem. Water heaters should be installed on the lowest level of the home and always be located next to a floor drain.
Electrical and mechanical systems
Have heating and cooling professionals check your air conditioning and furnace. Consider about having your air ducts cleaned.
Have an electrician inspect your electrical system for safety and performance.
Plug sensitive electronic equipment and appliances into UL-listed surge protector power strips.
Clean the clothes dryer exhaust duct and damper, and the space under the dryer. Poor maintenance allows lint to build up in the exhaust duct and may cause a fire.
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Wickes Works Home Repair
206 Forrest Ave. #2
Narberth PA, 19072
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