Festive Season Home Check-Up: Tips to Keep Your Home Merry and Bright

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Welcome to the festive season! As we deck the halls and light up our homes, it’s crucial to ensure that our living spaces are safe and sound. Linkhorn Inspections, your trusted 5-star rated, locally owned home inspection service in Greater Columbus, is here with some essential tips to keep your home merry and bright. Remember, safety and joy go hand-in-hand during the holidays!

1. Electrical Safety: Lighting Up Safely

Nothing says ‘holiday spirit’ like twinkling lights, but it’s vital to handle electrical decorations with care. Here are some tips to ensure your holiday lights are a joy, not a hazard:

  • Inspect holiday lights each year for frayed wires, bare spots, and excessive kinking.
  • Use only lights that have been tested for safety – look for a certification mark from an independent testing laboratory.
  • Avoid overloading electrical outlets and consider using LED lights which use less energy and run cooler.

2. Fire Safety: Keeping the Hearth Holly and Jolly

The hearth is the heart of holiday gatherings, but it’s essential to keep fire safety in mind:

  • Have your fireplace and chimney inspected and cleaned by a professional.
  • Keep flammable materials, like holiday decorations and wrapping paper, away from fireplaces and candles.
  • Test your smoke alarms and ensure you have a functioning fire extinguisher.

3. Home Exterior: A Festive Facade

Your home’s exterior is the first thing guests see, so let’s make it shine:

  • Check your roof for missing or loose shingles – winter weather can exacerbate existing issues.
  • Clean out your gutters and downspouts to prevent ice dams and water damage.
  • Secure any loose siding or trim to protect against winter winds.

4. Heating System: Warm and Cozy Checks

A well-functioning heating system is essential for a cozy holiday season:

  • Schedule a maintenance check-up for your furnace or heating system.
  • Replace your furnace filter to improve efficiency and air quality.
  • Ensure all vents are unblocked and open for even heat distribution.

Ready for a Professional Home Check-Up?

While these tips will help keep your home in top shape for the holidays, nothing beats a professional inspection. At Linkhorn Inspections, we’re dedicated to ensuring your home is safe and sound for all your festive celebrations. With our 5-star service, you can rest easy knowing your home is in good hands.

Ready to schedule your next home inspection project? Call Linkhorn Inspections at 614-260-1776 and let us help you keep your home merry and bright this festive season!

Wishing you a safe, joyful, and bright holiday season from all of us at Linkhorn Inspections!

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