Pro Home Manager - Tip of the Day

Valuable new tips each day to help you manage your home efficiently.
 

Tip # 27
What To Do If You Lose Power

If you lose power, first check your fuse and/or circuit breaker box and main breaker if appropriate. If that is not the problem, and your neighbors also have no power, call your utility company.

If your fuse or breakers are in a flooded area, do not go near them until the water recedes or is removed.

Always stay away from fallen power lines, and always assume they are energized. Notify your utility company if you notice wires are down in your area.

Know how to open your garage door without the electric opener.

Remember, electric well and sump pumps will not operate.

Unplug all motor-driven appliances like refrigerators and freezers and sensitive electronic equipment (like TVs, microwaves and computers) to prevent a possible electrical overload when power is restored.

Leave one light switch on to indicate when power is restored.

Have a battery-operated radio and flashlight handy.

Tips to prevent food spoilage:

Keep the refrigerator and freezer doors closed. An unopened refrigerator will keep foods cold enough for a few hours. A freezer that is half full will hold food safely for up to 24 hours and a full freezer, between 36 and 48 hours.

Throw a blanket over appliances for added insulation.

You can also extend food storage by packing refrigerated milk, dairy products, meats, fish poultry, eggs, and other foods in a cooler surrounded by ice.

Specific advice on food spoilage is available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and from the American Red Cross.

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Tips of the Day:


Tip # 31
Be Careful With Chlorine Based Cleansers!

Mixing them with the wrong chemicals can be deadly!


Tip # 30
Prevent a Stuck Garbage Disposal

A bit of routine maintenance will keep you from washing money down the drain


Tip # 29
Has Your Washing Machine Seized Up Lately?

You may be able to save a trip from your repairman


Tip # 28
Don't Even Think of Turning on the Furnace...

...until you get those air ducts cleaned!


Tip # 27
What To Do If You Lose Power


Tip # 26
Test Your Smoke Detectors!

When's the last time you did?


Tip # 25
Time To Recaulk Those Window Frames

Keep the drafts out this winter!


Tip # 24
Want To Reduce Your Energy Bills AND Become a Better Eco Citizen?


Tip # 23
Time to Crank up that Furnace


Tip # 22
Keep Sewer Gases Out of Your Home

Leave traps to the pros!


Tip # 21
Don't Wait for Storms to Damage Your Trees

You can take preventive measures to protect your home and property from falling trees.


Tip # 20
Keep Your Pipes From Bursting This Winter

A little attention now could save you big bucks later!


Tip # 19
Dull Headache, Raspy Throat, Watery Eyes?

It may not be a cold or the flu...it may be your indoor air quality!!


Tip # 18
Inspect Your Exterior Stone Work Before the Winter


Tip # 17
Clean Carpet Stains Safely in Seconds

Baby wipes clean more than babies!


Tip # 16
Check Your Heating System Now

Make sure it's working before you need it!


Tip # 15
Do You Know Where Your Shut Off Valves Are?

Well you should!


Tip # 14
Fire Safety Tips


Tip # 13
What You Should Do If You Suspect A Natural Gas Leak

What everyone in your home should know!


Tip # 12
Do You Have Hard Water In Your Home?

What is hard water?


Tip # 11
Stainless Steel Tub Dishwashers Can Save You Money!

They cost more, but may be more cost effective to operate.


Tip # 10
Keep Your Glass Vases Sparkling


Tip # 9
Stop A Costly Water Backup Before It Happens!


Tip # 8
Reduce The Risk Of Lyme Disease

You can take these simple precautions to avoid being bitten by the deer tick that transmits Lyme Disease:


Tip # 7
Building or Remodeling?

"Green" energy-saving materials can save you money!


Tip # 6
Clean and Inspect Your Fireplace and Chimney

Prevent a fire hazard and keep your family safe!


Tip # 5
Quiet Those Squeaky Doors


Tip # 4
Water Heaters: Should you go tankless?


Tip # 3
There's a Fungus Among Us!

How do you know whether you have a mold problem?


Tip # 2
Avoid a Leaky Basement

Keep water away from your house with simple steps


Tip # 1
Save Money With Home Maintenance

Spend a little...save a lot!


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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