"If you are going to do a job, do it well, so you are proud to put your name on it"... George E. Wilson
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Your Monthly Maintenance Minute
Maintenance performed regularly and on schedule provides optimum longevity and helps prevent potential breakdowns or malfunctions. Beyond maintenance procedures for operational sake, the primary (and most important) reason for checking, inspecting, and constantly tuning up your home is to ensure maximum safety for you and your family. Make these tasks part of your monthly home maintenance schedule: Check water-purification and water-softener filters. Test the water-heater pressure and temperature-relief valve for proper operation. Clean and freshen your drains. Degrease and freshen your disposal using vinegar ice cubes. Pour 1 cup of vinegar into an empty ice-cube tray, fill the balance of the tray with water, and freeze until solid. Clean and replace furnace and air-conditioner filters. Check the steam system safety valve and steam gauge. Check the water level of your steam system. Clean the filter on the interior of wall-mounted heat pumps. Check air intakes for insect blockages and debris. Clean the range-hood filter. Clean your appliances. Remove and clean range burners. Wash and rinse the clothes-dryer lint screen. Inspect, clean, and lubricate at least one major appliance per the manufacturer�s instructions. Deep-clean laminate surfaces. Clean and brighten tile and grout. Deep-clean all types of flooring. Test fire-extinguisher pressure gauges. Test smoke-detector sensors and alarms. Test carbon-monoxide detectors. Test the auto-reverse safety feature on garage-door openers 
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Your Monthly Maintenance Minute
Dishwasher Not Washing?   The most common cause of a dishwasher not washing the dishes well is improper loading- so if you're letting the kids load pot on top of pan covered by a bowl, you might experience food and waste stuck on the dishes after the wash.  If you load your dishwasher properly, and it still doesn’t wash dishes quite the way you would like, read on!  (You may even save some money on detergent by following this monthly maintenance tip)   Assuming you home's water pressure is good, and that there’s nothing blocking the water lines to the dishwasher, you may be putting too much detergent in your dishwasher.  To determine how hard your water is, talk to local water softener retailer.  Most of them offer a free test, and will be able to tell you how many grains of hardness your water has.   If you have 12 grains of hardness or less, and you're filling the dishwasher soap cups completely full, you're using too much!  0 to 3 grains of hardness requires 1 tablespoon of detergent, 4 to 6 requires 2, 7 to 9 requires 3, and 10 to 12 requires 4. Beyond 12, fill the soap cups completely.    If you're still having issues, we recommend treating the dishwasher with C.L.R.  Simply run the dishwasher empty- no dishes or soap - for 2 to 3 minutes.  Open the dishwasher door, and you should find water pooled in the bottom of the unit.  Add a half of a cup of CLR to the water.  Allow the dishwasher to run thru its cycle, and then run it a second time to ensure all of the cleaning chemicals have been removed before washing dishes again.
A. Wilson Home Inspection Company, Inc.           Knowledge - Trust - Integrity
"If you are going to do a job, do it well, so you are proud to put your name on it"... George E. Wilson
Contact us:   678-726-7271
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Certified Professional Home Inspector in Athens, GA…. Proudly Serving all of North Georgia