Whether you’re a brand new homeowner or have several years (or decades) under your belt, sooner or later you’re going to face one or more basic repairs or maintenance task. Assuming, of course, you haven’t already. And that’s probably a terrible assumption.
Anyway, the next time such a moment arises, you’ll be infinitely better prepared by maintaining a steady supply of the following tools and supplies:
Well Equipped Toolbox – If you haven’t already, invest in good tool starter kit that includes a tape measure, pliers, Philips and flat head screwdrivers, adjustable wrench, and a quality hammer, just to name a few essential items. Also purchase a sturdy toolbox to keep them well organized.
Drill – Unless you’re a pro or a DIY enthusiast, you don’t need to spend a lot of money on a drill – a basic one that plugs into the wall will do for the few times a year you might use it.
Stud Finder – This is one of those tools that many people don’t realize they need until they actually need it. It’ll come in handy if you ever want to hang a heavy item like a mirror or book shelf.
Flashlights – Every home should have a few good flashlights in case of power outages and when you need to search for something in dark or out-of-the-way spot.
Step Ladder – From retrieving items placed high up to changing light bulbs to washing that beautiful stained glass window, an extendable step ladder will come in handy countless times. Just remember to place it on a flat, stable surface, and have a spotter if you’re not quite comfortable on it.
Fire Extinguisher – Although we hope you never have to use it, every household should have a fire extinguisher on hand. If you have one and have already used it, you need to replace it as they are not re-fillable
Utility Extension Cord – At one point or another, you’re going to need to plug something in outdoors. Save yourself the trip to the home improvement store and just grab a heavy duty extension cord now.
Paintbrushes – From painting wood trim to touching up walls, a set of quality paint brushes will ensure a flawless paint job every time.
Variety of Tape – Packing tape, duct tape, painter’s tape, oh my! Have a couple rolls of each on hand. And electrical tape, too, just for good measure.
WD-40 – Quiet those squeaky hinges, lubricate tools and equipment, and do so much more with that one little trusty blue can.
When it comes to home maintenance, there are certain things better left to a professional. And those include annual preventative maintenance for your heating and cooling systems. If it’s been a year or more since one or the other has been serviced, we invite you to contact Optimum Air for a job well and affordably done, every time.