Engineering blog
03 Mar 2016

Home Maintenance 101

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Homes are more than brick and mortar; homes are our happy place. Like a family, a home also needs love and respect. For a long-lasting home, you need to pay attention to the needs of the home and keep an eye on things that might need occasional repair. We made a list of 15 essentials for home maintenance.

  • What part of the faucet needs to be replaced when you have a water leak?

    The washer.

  • Should you run hot or cold water through your garbage disposal?

    Cold water.

  • How often should the moving parts of garage doors be oiled?

    Every three months.

  • Which part of the faucet needs to be cleaned every three to four months?

    Aerator — the screen inside the end of the faucet.

  • What will add color to the fire in your fireplace?

    Throw in a handful of salt.

  • How should your firewood be stored?

    Away from your house and not directly on the ground.

  • How often do forced-air furnace filters need to be changed?

    Every three months during the heating season.

  • What should you use to clean unpainted concrete floors?

    A solution of 4 to 6 tablespoons of washing soda in a gallon of hot water.

  • Can you clean hardwood floors with water?

    If the floors have a polyurethane finish.

  • What is the best polish for vinyl floors?

    Water emulsion wax.

  • When is basement condensation at its maximum?

    In new homes – because gallons of water went into the concrete of basement walls.

  • Why should noisy water pipes be fixed immediately?

    The condition that causes noisy pipes may be accompanied by vibration which can cause fittings to loosen and leak.

  • How often should your roof be inspected?

    Every three years.

  • At what temperature should your water heater be set?

    120 degrees Fahrenheit

  • What is a simple solution for dirty exterior windows?

    A solution of equal parts vinegar and water or 3 tablespoons of denatured alcohol per quart of warm water. Use crumpled newspaper to avoid the lint left behind by paper towels.

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