maintenance makes basement less scary
Wet, dark, moldy, packed with a box of cans, who knows what else.
As children, we are too scared to venture there.
However, in addition to ghoul and Goblin, the basement can also be terrible in terms of home maintenance.
The basement is vulnerable to the intrusion of water, decay and damage of structural pests such as termite.
Many animals and insects are easily accessible.
Most houses are a maze of exposed pipes, heating pipes, and exhaust ports.
Since the design of the basement is easy to leak, one of the most important components in the basement is the sewage pump.
With Halloween and cold weather approaching, it\'s time to turn your attention to the basement and the various systems it has.
Here are a few tasks to make your home safer and more comfortable without a terrible leak, squeak or monster utilities. 1.
Allow professional heating contractors to inspect and repair your stove.
Make sure it runs safely and your energy consumption gets the best return.
The Pro will adjust the burner, check the thermostat, replace the filter, confirm the pressure and do other cleaning and maintenance. 2.
The leaking heat pipe may be the main source of energy loss.
Find the separation pipe at the joint and equipment connection.
Although the tape is good in many jobs, the pipes that seal the leak are not one of them.
Professionals use heavy metal tape or paint
Elastic seal. 3.
The insulation around the heat pipe is an important part of its efficiency.
If the pipe is old, the insulating material may contain asbestos, which is a health hazard.
Health Canada says there will be no significant health risks if asbestos fibers are closed or tightly integrated in products such as asbestos siding or asbestos floor tiles.
Only when the air people breathe contains fiber can asbestos pose a health risk.
If you are concerned, please have qualified professionals analyze it and they can find it by looking for experts in \"asbestos reduction/removal.
\"If the pipes are not insulated, please insulating them.
If they are insulated and the material is not firmly fixed, fix it using spray glue. 4.
Check all pipes for leaks and repair or replace the leaking pipes.
Pay special attention to the pipes connected to the hot and cold ports on the water heater;
They are the main candidates for corrosion. 5.
Carbon monoxide is a color-free, odor-free gas caused by improper fuel combustion.
It can be fatal at high concentrations.
To prevent any carbon monoxide in the basement, make sure that the furnace, fireplace, water heater, boiler, gas dryer, etc. operate with the highest efficiency and get proper ventilation.
If you don\'t have a carbon monoxide alarm in your basement, install one.
Test it often if you do, and make sure it works fine. 6.
Any crack on the concrete wall
Flexible filling agent of quality.
Cracks and gaps that allow water to enter should be filled with hydraulic cement. 7.
By installing rain sinks and downpipes far from the foundation, the entry of water is minimized.
The soil around the house should be kept away from the foundation to ensure normal drainage. 8.
Any water entering the basement should be collected by the puddle system and pumped safely into the outside.
Make sure the oil bottom shell and pump are clean.
Excessive water accumulation may require more comprehensive water collection and injection systems. 9.
Replace any rubber water if your washer and dryer is in the basement
Supply the hose with woven stainless steel hose to prevent the hose from bursting and flooding.
Save energy and prevent potential fires by disconnecting the dryer pipe and removing lint build-up.