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Ensuring Comfort and Safety: Your Post-Holiday Season Home Checklist

Written by A. Borrelli Mechanical on 12.19.23

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As the holiday season winds down and the new year begins, it's the perfect time to shift our focus from festive decorations and celebrations to the safety and well-being of our homes. The post-holiday season is an opportune moment to address any potential hazards and ensure that your living space remains a haven of comfort and security. To help you kick off the year on a safe note, we've compiled a comprehensive Post-Holiday Season Home and Safety Checklist.

Inspect and Store Decorations:

  • Carefully inspect holiday decorations for any damage or wear and tear.
  • Safely store decorations in labeled, sturdy containers to protect them for the next year.
  • Dispose of any damaged or broken items responsibly.

 

Check Electrical Systems:

  • Inspect holiday lights for frayed wires or damaged sockets.
  • Replace any faulty lights and consider upgrading to LED lights for increased safety.
  • Unplug holiday decorations and lights when not in use to prevent electrical fires.

 

Replace batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

  • Test each detector to ensure they are in proper working condition.
  • Consider upgrading to smart detectors for added convenience and safety features.

 

Kitchen Safety Check:

  • Inspect kitchen appliances for any signs of wear or malfunction.
  • Clean out the oven and stove, removing any accumulated grease.
  • Check and replace fire extinguishers if needed.

Review Home Security Measures:

  • Ensure that all doors and windows are secure.
  • Test your home security system and update passcodes if necessary.
  • Consider installing smart home security devices for enhanced monitoring.

Inspect Heating Systems:

  • Schedule a professional HVAC inspection with A. Borrelli to ensure your heating system is functioning efficiently.
  • Replace air filters to maintain good indoor air quality.
  • Check and clean vents to prevent blockages.

Emergency Preparedness:

  • Review and update your family's emergency evacuation plan.
  • Check the expiration dates of emergency supplies, such as first aid kits and canned goods.

Winter Weather Preparedness:

  • Insulate pipes to prevent freezing.
  • Stock up on rock salt or ice melt for icy walkways.
  • Ensure that snow removal equipment is in good working order.

By taking the time to complete this post-holiday season home and safety checklist, you are not only ensuring a smooth transition into the new year but also creating a secure and comfortable environment for you and your loved ones. 

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