What To Do To Your Home In January

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We've got a list of five things to complete in your home for the month of January. Completing this list will help prevent costly repairs in the future.

What To Do To Your Home In January

Watch as Lou Manfredini, Ace's Home Expert, gives you his list of top projects to complete this month.

1. Clean dryer exhaust. Lint buildup can affect the dryer's efficiency and may create a fire hazard. While many see this as an annual task, it all depends on how often your dryer gets used. You’ll never regret cleaning this out as it keeps the unit working properly and keeps your home safe.

2. Clean the garage door rollers and clean the track. Whether you have an opener or not, applying a product like WD40 to your garage door rollers can make it much easier to operate. Plus, you’ll save yourself from those annoying squeaks they next time you go to close the door. Follow up by cleaning the track with a damp rag to remove any dirt or debris.

3. Drain hot water heater. Sediment that collects in the bottom of the heater can affect the unit and shorten its life span.

4. Build or refill your disaster preparedness kit. Do you have enough food, water and battery power for 72 hours? If not, now is the time to create a kit with those items. Add in a first aid kit, radio, cellphone battery back up and cash. If you already have a kit, check the dates of your items and replace any expired items.

4. Clean that oven. The holidays are over and if you had success making and baking to your delight. It may be high time to give a good cleaning. If you are lucky enough to have a self-cleaning oven, then crank it up. Keep in mind it can fill the house with a strong odor and even set off the smoke alarms. There are several oven cleaners you can use to clean, just don’t forget to give the oven racks a good cleaning too.

Published on 12/6/2021.
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