5 Items to Replace in Your Fairbanks Home

Greetings, Fairbanks! We hope you’re staying warm and dry in this inclement weather Mother Nature has sent our way. Despite the unseasonably balmy temperatures we’ve experienced over the past week, the first true hint of spring is still a few months off. However, just because winter is here to stay doesn’t mean you can’t get a jump-start on your spring cleaning. It looks like this freezing rain will keep us inside for the next couple of days, which gives you the perfect opportunity to cross some items off of your to-do list. Here are a few ways to ensure your home is a happy, healthy, and safe place to live in 2014.

It’s time to replace…

The batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
Keep everyone in your home safe from fire and dangerous gases by replacing the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors before they start beeping.

Your water filter
Whether you use a pitcher or have a dispenser built into your refrigerator, it’s important to monitor and replace your filter to keep your drinking water chemical- and contaminant-free.

The supplies in your Emergency Kit
A fully stocked emergency kit is crucial for preparing for and staying warm during a winter storm. Check the expiration dates on your food, put fresh batteries in your flashlights, and replace your bottled water.

Your kitchen sponge
Sanitizing your kitchen sponge with a quick zap in the microwave will only take it so far. If it’s been a while since you’ve replaced your sponge, it’s time to swap it for a new one.

Your air filter
A clean air filter keeps pollution and debris out of your HVAC system. To ensure your furnace is operating at its peak, you should replace your air filter every couple of months.

It’s never too early to kick off your spring cleaning routine. Especially when all of the above tasks will take less than an hour to complete! If you’re planning to sell your home in Fairbanks within the next few months, building upon the list above and getting a head start on your spring cleaning will be crucial to a successful sale in the Alaskan real estate market. Now is the perfect time to start clearing out the clutter that has accumulated over the past year, and to start packing up seasonal and seldom-used items. Once you’re ready to list your home for sale in the Alaskan real estate market, please give us a call. The professionals at Madden Real Estate would be thrilled to stand by your side throughout the entire home-selling process!

Wes Madden, CEO/Broker
Madden Real Estate
(907) 452-3000
Wes@WesMadden.com

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