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New Year's Resolutions to Keep Your Home in Top Shape

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While you’re making new year’s resolutions this year, don’t forget to include some home improvement projects. You may not normally make these kinds of goals, but right now is a great time to take some steps that will keep your home in top condition.

Have Your Drains Cleaned

When was the last time you had your drains professionally cleaned? This task often goes overlooked, but it’s an important one. Keeping your drains free of buildup will ensure they work properly and can even help you avoid future damages.

Go Green at Home

Green appliances, that use less energy and water, are not only good for the environment, but they can help you save money. Installing an energy and water efficient dishwasher, washing machine, shower head and even toilet will help you reduce your utility bills while you help the environment this year.

Do Outdoor Maintenance

If you’ve been meaning to clean out those rain gutters, paint that fence or add new mulch to your garden, schedule it in now. These projects make your home look better from the outside and can actually help you avoid more extensive damage.

Schedule a Plumbing Inspection and do General Repairs

When you schedule a plumbing inspection, a professional can tell you what kind of shape your plumbing system is in and if you should make any repairs. This will help you avoid problems and expenses, even before they start happening. If you are looking for leak detection and repair, gas plumbing repair or boiler repair on Long Island, contact us. 

Replace Batteries in Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Now is the perfect time to replace the batteries in and test your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Make sure you have at least one of each kind of detector on every floor and in every bedroom.

These goals will help you make your home look and function better all year and, more importantly, keep your family safe. You can find more home improvement tips on the Pat Dolan Plumbing website.

For plumbing inspections and repairs, or boiler repair on Long Island, contact us. We are ready to help you make this the best year for your home and plumbing systems.

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