When we think of the holidays, decors, gifts, food, and parties come to mind. We might get caught up in decorating our homes with lights, wreaths, and ornaments. We have to always bear in mind, though, that our home systems will be under increased use and stress, too. It is best to prepare our home systems as well. Nobody wants to call for a repair in the middle of a holiday dinner with cold and hungry guests waiting.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, indeed, but does preparing your homes for the holidays give you stress? Here are some healthy tips to get you through this wonderful yet stressful season.
Tip No. 1: Clean Toilet, Drains, and Garbage Disposal.
You may think that toilets, drains, and garbage disposals are the least of your concerns for the holidays. These are the ones that face increased use. When problems do arise in these areas, you will be stressed out. Check if there is any leak, clog, bad smell, or damage before the season comes, then call ServiceMaster of Cobb for the repair.
Tip No. 2: Improve Air Quality.
The holidays would bring people together and they usually spend time indoors. This could also mean more air pollutants indoors. Dust, molds, viruses, candle smoke, cooking smells and combustion gases are commonly found at home. These could be hazardous to our health. Clean up the air by considering getting some indoor plants, airing our homes regularly, cleaning out dust and mold, and even installing an air purifier. Hiring ServiceMaster of Cobb, a professional to clean your carpets and upholstery is also a great move.
Tip No. 3: Inspect Heating System.
Your holiday preparation would all be in vain if your heating system does not work, leaving you cold and uncomfortable. Have a maintenance schedule to make sure they are up and running this holiday season. Make necessary repairs to prevent further damages.
Tip No. 4: Check Smoke Alarm.
There will be a lot of cooking involved in the holidays. Make sure that smoke alarms are properly installed. Test them if they are still working and replace old batteries.
Tip No. 5: Think About Electrical Safety.
Having colorful lights this season adds to the festive mood of the homes, but always consider electrical safety at all times. Avoid electrical overload with too many appliances or extension cords plugged in at once. Check that all lights have no wiring problems before plugging them. Use LED lights for energy efficiency. Place space heater away from other objects and turn it off before leaving the room.
Tip No. 6: Protect Carpet and Flooring.
The holiday preparation and increase of holiday guests could create damage to your flooring. Avoid these by deep cleaning your floors, which could remove dirt and debris and prevent them from scratching your floors. If you are uncomfortable with imposing rules of not bringing shoes in your house, you may want to put a heavy-duty rug in your entryways to prevent staining your carpets. You may also want to keep a carpet cleaner on hand in case of accidental spills.
To make you focus on your holiday preparation and have a healthy stress-free season, hire the professionals at ServiceMaster of Cobb.
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In the business since 1996, ServiceMaster of Cobb, a Bartow, Georgia carpet cleaning company, has been serving customers in Georgia and Tennessee with expertise and commitment. ServiceMaster Restore® equipment, processes, and products are proven to comply with requirements for General Liability Insurance and Worker’s Compensation Insurance.
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