Thanksgiving is nearly here and residents in the Metro DC area may be preparing to host the holiday in their home.
Perhaps you’ve already started to check those holiday hosting tasks off of your to-do list this week. For instance, you’ve cleaned each room from top to bottom, you’ve purchased (and thawed!) your turkey, but just as your guests begin to arrive, you realize the oven won’t heat.
It sounds like a disaster, but in all actuality, holiday hassles are not uncommon in the hustle and bustle of the season. Take a breath and note there are precautions you can take to avoid them!
Follow these three rules to make sure you can enjoy your Thanksgiving feast in Washington DC, Bethesda, Chevy Chase, or the surrounding communities without worry.
Problem: The Oven Won’t Heat
Unfortunately, a heating malfunction in the oven will pop up in homes everywhere during the holiday season. But the good news is that there is an easy solution to prevent it! Do not allow the oven to self-clean until after the holidays as you risk blowing a fuse or thermostat. What’s more, it can be tricky to find an available oven technician around this busy time of year.
Problem: You Have No Heat
Although the weather we’ve been experiencing may not call for heat this Thanksgiving, you don’t want to risk your thermostat going out. The key to this is having your HVAC system serviced as usual each year. Regular maintenance tasks like replacing the filter can help you avoid holiday disasters such as this.
Problem: The Fridge Won’t Cool
Thanksgiving cooking requires a chilly refrigerator to keep every dish in its best form and discovering this problem too late can really put a damper on your holiday plans. Install a thermometer on your fridge to make sure it stays below 40 degrees. The coils located underneath or on the back of the appliance should be free of dust and allowed to breathe. Remove any boxes that may be preventing air from circulating around these.
Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the busy holiday season and an opportune time to buy a home in Washington DC, Bethesda, Chevy Chase, and Northern Virginia. As your local real estate experts, The Estridge Group is happy to help you find your dream home and sell your current property before the new year arrives.
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