While you may have a lot of things planned this summer, it’s important not to forget about your home. Take advantage of this season by making sure your home is safe and getting it ready for the colder months.
Here are home improvements you can add to your summer to-do list from your best plumber, Oak Plumbing.
Clean Your Windows
Make the most of the summer sun with clean windows. Wash your windows with glass cleaner or a vinegar solution, then wipe the surface with a microfiber cloth or squeegee it dry. For your safety, it’s best to hire professionals to clean windows situated on the upper levels of your home.
Ready the Yard
In areas with dry summers like California, it’s essential to get rid of weeds, fallen leaves, needles and other things that could fuel a fire. After cleaning up the yard, make it a cozy space where you can relax or entertain guests. Add a shade or umbrella and some chairs to your outdoor space.
Check Safety Devices
Regularly test carbon monoxide and smoke detectors and replace batteries as needed. Devices that are over 10 years old should automatically be replaced. Interconnected smoke detectors are the safest option, as everyone is alerted when there’s a fire, no matter where it starts. It’s also important to check the expiration date on fire extinguishers. At Oak Plumbing, our technicians and plumbing experts can help ensure the safety of your home. We can also install gas lines for a new oven and cooktop and help with gas leak detection.
Make Your Pool Safe
If you have small children at home or in the neighborhood, enclose your pool with a fence that has a self-closing, self-latching gate at least four feet high. This will prevent them from jumping or falling into the water. Place a safety cover over the pool when not in use, and don’t allow anyone to swim alone.
For residential plumbing services you can rely on, choose Oak Plumbing. We also offer leaking kitchen faucet repair and water heater installation. Call us at (707) 200-7594 or fill in our online form for more information about our services. We cater to homeowners in Benicia and Vacaville, CA.