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John F. O'Hara

John F. O'Hara
731 W Skippack Pike  Blue Bell  PA 19422
Phone:  610-277-4060
Office:  215-643-3200
Cell:  267-481-1786
Fax:  267-354-6973

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5 New Year's Resolutions for a Happy Home

January 1, 2016 12:33 am

As a homeowner, one of the best resolutions you can make in the New Year is to keep up with maintenance in and around your property. This checklist will help you stick to that goal!

- Insulate all piping exteriorly exposed.
- Insulate your hot water tank with an insulation blanket.
- Install weatherstripping.
- Use a door sweep for extra insulation.
- Find air leaks around windows and seal them with caulking.
- Consider installing storm windows.
- Insulate your windows and install eco-friendly shades.
- Replace missing or damaged roof shingles.
- Clean gutters and downspouts.
- Check flashing around chimneys and other roof protrusions for air leaks.
- Cover furniture and external air conditioners.
- Seal your deck before the wet winter ruins it completely.
- Drain gas from lawn mowers, leaf blowers and other outdoor equipment.
- Drain water from fountains.
- Shutting off water to sprinkler systems and blow compressed air through the system.

Source: Budget Blinds

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8 Cleaning Tips to Fight Off the Flu

December 31, 2015 2:30 am

Winter is here, and that means flu season is not far behind. To keep your home free of illness, it’s important to maintain a clean household.

"With the flu season kicking into high gear, it's important to make sure you're taking the appropriate steps to help reduce the spread of the virus in your home, at work and when you're on the go," says Debra Johnson, home cleaning expert for Merry Maids. "Cleaning common touch points is key, especially if fever has been present. Take a few extra minutes each day, or a few hours each week, to help keep you and your family healthy this flu season."

These steps include:

• Vacuuming and steaming floor surfaces regularly

• Wiping down common touch points regularly, and more often when the virus is present

• Keeping hand soap stocked in bathrooms and kitchens

• Keeping fresh hand towels available and encouraging each home member to use their own

• Keeping tissues on hand in areas of the home where your family spends most their time

• Changing clothes as soon as kids get home from school and parents from work

• Running vinegar through your washing machine each month to keep your system running clean and trouble-free

• Cleaning all electronic surfaces (tablets, phones, gaming systems, ear buds, etc.), especially if they're taken outside the home

Source: ServiceMaster Clean

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