Check the kitchen area. If your refrigerator has an ice maker, double check the hose if to make sure if it is securely attached to its connection. Check the sink pipes for any leakages.
I have another client that has only his hot water softened as he has a restaurant and he wanted to protect his dishwasher. The best ice maker is on its own filter system and so is the espresso machine and coffee maker. So there are numerous ways you can go. Hard, bad, unfiltered water will not only kill the taste of your coffee but will kill your espresso machine and other expensive equipment. Do not overlook this! Ask me how I know!
Before starting a plumbing project be sure to know your pipes. Each pipe has a different use and every municipality has different codes for what pipes can be used for. Making a mistake in this area can be very costly, if you are forced to remove all the pipes from the work you have just completed.
Many foreclosed homes on the market will be in need of small general repairs and updates. You will likely experience homes with wild paint schemes, old flooring, outdated kitchens, bathrooms in need of renovation and so on. When you enter a foreclosed home, make note of what is needed and try to calculate the cost of the repairs. This will either confirm or deny if the house is truly a bargain or steal at the price that it is listed on the market.
How long is a long time? It’s hard to predict – depends on the carpet, the temperature, how wet it was, etc. Normally by the time the carpet de-laminates you’ve got a black water situation anyway, so the carpet has to go.
Periodically, make sure that the sump pump in your house is working to full capacity. Pour a few gallons of water into the sump pit, and your pump should drain that water out with minimal issues. Checking that your devices are working throughout the year can pay large dividends in the event of a crisis.
10-Since I do use my dishwasher, I have set it to the air dry setting instead of the heat dry setting. That alone, saves about $30 off my electricity bill.