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The Importance of Home Maintenance: A Comprehensive Guide

Owning a home is not just a financial investment; it's an investment in your comfort, safety, and peace of mind. Regular home maintenance is the key to preserving these qualities and ensuring your home remains a haven for you and your family. Let's delve into why home maintenance is crucial and how it can benefit you in the long run.

1. Savings Through Proactive Care

Think of home maintenance as a proactive measure rather than a chore. By addressing minor issues promptly, you prevent them from snowballing into major, wallet-draining problems. For instance, fixing a minor leak might seem insignificant, but it can prevent extensive water damage and mold issues down the line.

2. Boosting Your Home's Value

A well-maintained home is a valuable one. If you ever decide to sell, regular upkeep enhances your property's appeal to potential buyers. Plus, it saves you from last-minute, costly repairs during the selling process, making your home a more attractive prospect in the real estate market.

3. Enhancing Your Quality of Life

Your home is your sanctuary, and its condition significantly impacts your daily life. Properly maintained homes are not just aesthetically pleasing; they also contribute to your well-being. Imagine a home where the HVAC system operates efficiently, ensuring a comfortable temperature year-round. It's not just about luxury; it's about creating a stress-free environment for you and your family.

4. Ensuring Your Family's Safety

Safety should always be a top priority. Regular home maintenance allows you to identify potential hazards before they escalate. Simple tasks like checking smoke detectors or verifying the integrity of your electrical system can prevent accidents and keep your loved ones secure.

In conclusion, home maintenance is the foundation of a secure, comfortable, and valuable living space. It's never too late to start a regular maintenance routine, whether you're a new homeowner or have cherished your home for years. By investing time and effort into your home today, you're ensuring a better tomorrow for you and your family.

Here's to a well-maintained and happy home!

Warm regards,

Jason

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What does fresh air have to do with staying healthy?

(NC) Many of us have heard that fresh air is good for us, but what does that mean and why is it important?

Basically, fresh air is when the particles of air around you are regularly replaced; it’s the movement of air. Outside, this happens naturally when air is moved by a breeze. Inside, you need good ventilation to improve air quality, by letting fresh air in and preventing stale air from being trapped inside with you.

Respiratory viruses may be transmitted from person to person through the air by small respiratory particles called aerosols. For example, when someone who has COVID-19 breathes, talks, sings, shouts, sneezes or coughs, they can release respiratory particles with the virus into the air and spread it to others. The smaller and more crowded the room, and the longer that others stay in the space, the higher the risk that COVID-19 may spread. Good ventilation helps to reduce the levels of potentially infectious particles in the air, by letting fresh air in, which is especially important when you're with people from outside your immediate household.

Some easy tips to help you improve the ventilation in your home:

  • Open windows and doors whenever possible. Even if it’s cold outside, a few minutes of fresh outdoor air can still help.
  • Run a kitchen or bathroom exhaust fan continuously at low speed and open a window - even if it’s in a different room - to provide replacement air.
  • Consider using an air purifier with a high-efficiency particle filter (known as a HEPA filter), that’s sized for the room.
  • Regularly clean or replace filters in your heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system.

These steps are especially helpful before, during and after having guests in your home. Combine ventilation with other important public health measures, such as keeping up with vaccinations, hand washing, wearing masks in crowded indoor spaces and staying home when sick to help keep you and others protected against respiratory viruses, like COVID-19 and the flu.

Find more information at canada.ca/coronavirus.

 
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For Sale - 10604 153 ST in Edmonton

I have listed a property at 10604 153 ST in Edmonton.

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Welcome to this upgraded and very well maintained original-owner home. The living room is open and spacious with a large picture window bringing in plenty of natural light and looking out to the front yard. The kitchen features a great deal of cabinet and counter space with low-maintenance flooring and 1-yr-old stainless steel appliances. Two generous sized bedrooms are located on the main floor with a full bathroom and two more bedrooms are downstairs with another bathroom. The basement also includes a huge family room with electric fireplace and a wall of built-in cabinets. The expansive yard offers room to enjoy the outdoors and includes an oversized single garage and parking pad space to accommodate at least 2 or 3 additional vehicles. With updates like newer shingles, furnace, hot water tank, carpet, appliances, vinyl windows and renovated bathroom, there is nothing to do here but move in and enjoy. Don't miss this fantastic opportunity in a home ideally located close to shopping, transit and more.

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How automation can keep your home secure

(NC) Whether you’re planning a sunny getaway to escape the cold or are back in the office on a regular basis for the first time in years, it’s reasonable to be worried about your home when it’s empty. The good news is, there are easy ways to keep a watchful eye.

Keep it bright 
While the days are getting longer, illuminating your walkway and entryways after dark can deter people from approaching your property. Set your lights up on timers or install motion-sensitive models.

Get smart with security 
While you shouldn’t live in fear, theft and break-and-entering do occur. For an easy and effective way to monitor your home, consider an all-in-one smart security system that includes 24/7 monitoring and real-time alerts. That way, you’re immediately notified of activity around your home such as someone walking up your driveway or if a door or window has been opened.

Automate from anywhere 
Whether you’re out shopping at the mall or visiting relatives out of town, take advantage of the ability to secure and control your home from anywhere with an all-in-one smart security system such as Telus SmartHome Security. Schedule or manually turn your lights on and off to give the illusion someone is home, or lock and unlock your doors when your children get home from school. True automation can provide added peace of mind and security from near or far.

 
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