Home Maintenance is the ONLY solution for a maintenance-FREE home

Home Maintenance FreeSo you have your dream home, it’s beautiful, and you’d like to keep it that way. It’s like a machine, a combination of thousands of smaller elements that are interconnected and create this object of your desire.

When all of those smaller components are properly optimized and functioning as anticipated, your home should provide you with a safe, comfortable, and energy efficient environment. However, the only way to sustain this condition is to implement some home maintenance procedures.

Home maintenance is a never ending process which basically boils down to 3 steps

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Observation of your home

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Potential problem identification

Preventive home maintenance and repair execution

If you ever had a home inspection performed by a certified and experienced home inspector, you may already know that

only a routine home maintenance will guarantee a “maintenance free” home.

I tried to cover many of the most critical yet typical maintenance procedures on my website. However, questions following my articles confirm that interaction of various home components can often create a condition that is far from typical and difficult to diagnose at the same time.

Where to Install Smoke Alarm Detector | Proper Smoke Alarm Location

Where to install a smoke alarm detector and its positioning are as important as having this life saving device installed at all. Remember that placing a smoke detector in a wrong location might delay its response to smoke or even prevent it from sounding an alarm at all.

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Carbon Monoxide Detector Alarm Locations | Where to Install CO Detector

Before I explain where to install Carbon Monoxide detector alarm and show you recommended CO detector alarm locations in your home, let me list a few areas where CO detectors are not required. However, if they are required and you have them installed – make sure to put them on a house maintenance priority list.

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Smoke Alarm Maintenance, Cleaning, and Battery Replacement

Smoke alarm maintenance (and smoke detector) is a very simple task and should be performed in addition to weekly testing and yearly battery replacement (some manufacturers might suggest to replace the battery twice a year) – put it on your house maintenance priority list!

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Carbon Monoxide Alarm Maintenance | CO Alarm Testing

Carbon monoxide alarm maintenance doesn’t require any special skills from you. However, just like the smoke alarm maintenance it is something that should become a routine for you. Those few minutes dedicated to CO alarm maintenance and testing might be a difference between life and death.

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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Carbon Monoxide is a toxic gas without taste, smell or color. It’s a results of incomplete combustion (burning process) of fuels. Symptoms of Carbon Monoxide poisoning vary greatly and depend on many factors, including age, health condition, time of exposure, and gas concentration level.

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Smoke Detector Safety Tips – is Your Life Worth at Least $10.00?

Smoke detector is a very inexpensive and extremely important type of a life saving device, but one of those we tend to forget about, or sometimes disconnect when they start chirping / calling for a new battery. Smoke detectors began their journey into our lives in 1890 (as a fire alarm)…

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Carbon Monoxide – Toxic Gas Without Taste, Smell or Color

Carbon Monoxide Detectors should be replaced every 2-6 years / based on the particular model manufacturer recommendation. Mechanically operating device – warning sound when you push the button, does not mean that its CO sensor is still functional.

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