3 Common Home Disasters to Look Out for This Fall
Fall Maintenance can detect the causes of home fires which are often caused by problems with your heating system. With a bit of common sense and an annual furnace maintenance and cleaning by a professional company, the risk can be alleviated.
Here are three common disasters That can be avoided.
Home Disaster #1
For starters, homeowners should keep the area near their furnace free of obstructions so that the furnace can breath and the flames can not reach any household items stored in close proximity to the furnace. That being said, a professional should be called in.
He will check the furnace and search for cracks in the combustion chamber, change the filter and do whatever task that is required to insure smooth operation .
This is a danger zone that can allow lethal carbon monoxide gas to escape and kill during the night. This is especially true if your furnace is an older unit.
Home Disaster #2
If you have noticed any problems with your electrical service, this is the time to review your electrical panel. If your home is an older one, your electrical panel may be hopelessly outdated and operating over its capacity.
Older fuse boxes were never intended to handle the loads we subject them to, Our electrical needs are far above the captain of the older systems. We run more appliances, computers, accessories, game boxes, hair dryers and other appliances that draw heavy amounts of power and subjects our systems to overloaded circuits and potential fire hazards.
Home Disaster #3
Winter and fireplaces go hand in hand. You should have your fireplace checked and cleaned to remove the accumulated soot and tar residue that builds up in your fireplace box and chimney. That black residue is flammable. The longer you go between cleanings, the higher the risk of fire.
This is a job for a pro. Have It done this fall and relax the entire winter. While he’s at it, have the technician check your damper to make sure it closes properly and mortar around the firebox edges to keep your home nice an tight.
There are undoubtedly more areas that need attention, but the three we have discussed are a great start to a having a healthy safe winter season.
For expert repair of many of your maintenance issues, call Long Island Plumbing today.
Remember to keep up with a regular maintenance schedule. Call Roman Plumbing at (727) 858-3412 to get your Trinity home inspected.