Is Your Home Ready For The Holidays?
Nov 09, 2020
The holiday season always brings on a whirlwind of excitement—whether it be traveling, hosting family, or just being together. This year looks a little different—you may not get to follow through with your customary plans, gatherings may be smaller, and you may have your family staying indoors more than usual. Is your home ready? Here is a quick overview of home services to consider before the holiday season kicks into high gear.
Air Quality Upgrades
Air quality is always especially important during the holiday season for a number of different reasons:
- Cold and Flu Season: Cold and flu season aligns with the holidays, making this an important time to stay safe and sanitary.
- Cooking: Did you know that cooking negatively impacts your air quality? When cooking at high temperatures, the oil, grease, and other food components can release pollutants in the air. Your heat source can also negatively contribute to your air quality. As you cook in excess during this time, it could heighten the attacks your immune system is already facing.
- Family Gatherings: Bringing your family together is important, but this is also a time when germs can become spread easily throughout your family as you visit in close proximity.
With the pandemic we are facing this year, these sanitation needs are heightened significantly. Have you considered getting an air purification unit installed? Now might be the time to upgrade your home’s air quality with a unit that kills germs, viruses, bacteria, pollutants, allergens, and more.
Toilet Service and Repairs
Do you have an old, running, or broken toilet? Perhaps one of your bathrooms just doesn’t work as it should? You can avoid the annoying, embarrassing, or inconvenient bathroom troubles by getting the toilet service and repairs you need. An expert can examine your toilet issues, create a repair plan, and execute this needed service for you. If you are ready to upgrade an old bathroom, you can also get a new toilet installed with ease. Beyond just the holiday season, a repaired toilet can save you money on your water bill while helping you reduce unnecessary water waste.
Leaky Plumbing Repairs: Faucets, Sinks, Showers, and Pipes
When your water pressure is low, it could be a sign that you have a plumbing leak or a leaky fixture in need of repair. In addition to the water pressure inconvenience, plumbing leaks could have you facing water damage and mold this holiday season. The sooner you get the service you need, the less damage that your home will incur. What better time for plumbing repairs than before the holiday season picks up?
New Hot Water Heater or Water Heater Service
If you never have enough hot water or your shower takes forever to warm up, this could slow you down during the holidays. Slow heating is one of the most significant signs that you may be due for a new unit. Thankfully, this is the perfect time to upgrade your water heater for improved efficiency or increased capacity. A tankless water heater, for example, offers unlimited hot water because it heats your water on-demand. If your unit is newer, you may consider getting a water heater flush to get it ready for the holidays.
HVAC System Maintenance
The temperatures across North Carolina are unusually warm for this time of the year. Is your HVAC system prepared to keep your home comfortable during the warm days and the cold nights? You may end up toggling between your heating and cooling system settings throughout your holiday events. Make sure your unit is ready with HVAC seasonal maintenance. An expert will give your system the care it needs to keep the temperature inside of your home regulated no matter what the temperature decides to do outdoors.
Newcomb and Company Local HVAC, Air Quality, and Plumbing ServiceFor all of your home’s holiday preparation needs, contact the local professionals at Newcomb and Company. Our Raleigh plumbing experts serve the greater Triangle area, including Knightdale, Clayton, Garner, Cary, and beyond. The Newcomb and Company HVAC experts serve both the NC Coast and the NC Triangle, including Raleigh, Wilmington, and surrounding cities like Castle Hayne, Leland, and beyond. Make your appointment with our local professionals to get started today!
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