As the holiday season twinkles on the horizon, it's time to think about how to prep your home for holiday guests. With almost half the population hitting the road, you can be sure some of them are heading in your direction.
Are you eagerly looking forward to seeing long-lost relatives and spending cozy days reminiscing? Or do your home holidays become a battlefield of family opinions, back-handed compliments, and blocked toilets?
Either way, let's take the stress of an overpopulated home off the table! We're taking you on a gentle walk through the necessary steps to ensure your space is ready for anything.
With a houseful of guests, there's no doubt that you and your HVAC system are going to be working overtime. Now is the perfect time for a tune-up to ensure it doesn't give up the Christmas ghost during your hard-earned downtime.
A well-maintained unit makes your home warm and inviting. Parker & Sons can perform a thorough maintenance check, ensuring your system runs efficiently so you're not burning cash faster than chestnuts on an open fire.
Our 40-point check includes the following:
Checking and cleaning burners
Checking system pressure and temperature
Testing emergency shut offs
Checking for leaks
A well-maintained heating system will not let you down when you need it the most. Take that, mother-in-law!
Your home is going to be full of hot air very soon. Of course, we're talking about all the cooking, not at all about Susan's new job and her weight-loss journey. And with the added bodies in your space, your air quality may take a turn for the worse.
Let our team replace or upgrade your air filters to ensure your home is not just warm but also has fresh, breathable air - because nobody wants their holiday cheer dampened by the twins' germs and Grandma's smelly dog that she brings: Every. Single. Year.
Another serious consideration is making certain your busy time in the kitchen doesn't impact your air quality. Carbon monoxide is a stealthy and undetectable gas that can make its appearance at any time. We'll test your CO monitors and smoke detectors while we're there.
From five flushes a day to fifty - your water usage is going to shoot up, no doubt about it. How can you make sure there are no embarrassing blockages or low water-pressure issues?
We're going to assume that an overflowing toilet after a decidedly heavy meal (with dessert) is not the holiday memory you're shooting for. A pre-holiday inspection by our team can save the day, ensuring everything from your kitchen sink to your bathroom faucets is in top-notch condition.
We're like the holiday plumbing elves, making sure every drop counts and every flush is a success.
A cold shower on a cold night? Not on our watch! Let us put your water heater through its paces and ensure it is running efficiently and reliably. So, when you've had just about enough of the comments about your hair, you can slink away and enjoy a hot bath and a glass of wine. (Alone.)
The added strain on your electrical system is on its way. From twinkling lights to a dishwasher that's pulling double shifts, you need to make sure it's up to the task.
A quick electrical safety inspection by Parker & Sons can prevent any holiday light mishaps. We'll check your outlets, wiring, and electrical panels, ensuring they're ready to handle the extra holiday load. It's about keeping the season bright and your home safe.
An overloaded circuit is like a Grinch in the electrical system - nobody wants that. Our team can install additional circuits or upgrade existing ones to provide a safe and ample power supply when preparing for the holiday extras.
When prepping your home for the holidays, think of Parker & Sons as your personal holiday assistants. Our range of services, from HVAC to plumbing and electrical, means you make one call, and we'll fix it all. This includes those small niggles as well as the big hairy jobs that you don't want to tackle yourself!
Our team values professionalism and efficiency. We work with your schedule to make sure your home is in top shape for the holiday season. We are always available and don't charge extra for nights, weekends, or holidays.
Not that we're bragging right now, but we're licensed, bonded, and insured. Calling our team when you need to prep - or in an emergency - is pretty much a no-brainer.
In the end, knowing how to prep your home for holiday guests is about more than just tidying up and not injuring yourself while hanging holiday decorations. It's about creating an environment of warmth, safety, and joy.
With Parker & Sons, prepping your home for the holidays becomes an enjoyable part of the season itself. We cover all the bases, from ensuring your HVAC system spreads warmth to keeping your plumbing and electrical systems running smoothly.
Are you ready to roll out the red carpet for your holiday guests? Let Parker & Sons be your guide in preparing your home for the holidays. Whether it's HVAC maintenance, plumbing fixes, electrical safety checks, or emergency services, we're here for you. Contact us today, and let's turn your home into a festive wonderland where comfort and joy are the guests of honor.