Good Grief.... Will We ever learn?
The importance of Regular Home Maintenance
Seriously, One year ago, we had an issue with our Air Conditioning. It was extremely hot out (just as it is right now), and our air conditioning quit. It turned out to be a simple fix, and all was good. So good, that I wrote a blog post about maintenance, blah, blah, blah. Well, I need to learn to practice what I preach! Last night, as I entered the kitchen to prepare dinner, Something caught my eye. I watched in that direction for a moment and saw it again. OMG.... It was a drop of water and I was seeing the spash! Uh.....Roger, we have a problem!
Dang it, if it wasn't something we could have prevented with a little scheduled maintenance. Anyway, Our drainage pipe was clogged (which happens if you don't maintain), and the automatic shut off valve didn't automatically shut off when the pan filled up (guess we better get that taken care of). After Roger spent 30 minutes in the 200 degree attic, we put the handy dandy shop vac to use, and got the problem taken care of. But, unfortunately, not before the pan overflowed and now we have a couple of small stains on the ceiling to take care of, a little dry wall repair, and another lesson learned. Tomorrow, we will make sure to provide a little maintenance to the second unit before it's too late! Don't forget those small and easy maintenance procedures that can save you lots of time and money in the longrun. For a great Home Maintenance checklist, visit About.com.
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