Our list of smart things to do when you move the clocks forward!

Posted: March, 9, 2017 | Categories: Atlantic Builders | Home Organization Ideas | New Home Building

Twice a year, many of us go through the process of turning our clocks forward or back. Coincidentally, there are a variety of home safety and maintenance chores throughout your Atlantic Builders home that need to be done at least twice a year, too! So doesn’t it make sense to do them at the same time?

  1. Replace the batteries in your smoke and/or carbon monoxide detectors. Then test the devices to make sure they work properly.
  2. Clean the dryer vent. Lint fires are one of the most common causes of house fires.
  3. Roll up your area rugs. Take them outside for a shake and some fresh air!
  4. Have the carpets professionally cleaned. Some carpet manufacturers actually require you to do this in order to maintain the warranty.
  5. De-clutter the linen closet, the medicine chest, and the pantry. Look for expiration dates, missing labels, or uninviting smells.
  6. Check and replace filters in your HVAC and water systems.
  7. Schedule a water heater, furnace and/or HVAC inspection.
  8. Clean the oven. Either turn on the self-clean function or even do it the old fashioned way!
  9. Restock your emergency supplies – batteries in various sizes, bottled water, the first aid kit.
  10. Reverse the ceiling fans to run counter clockwise for cooling.

With these ten tips, your Atlantic Builders home will be in tip top shape, safe for you and the family, and ready to welcome the spring season that is right around the corner.

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