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3 Things Football Can Teach You About Home Maintenance

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Jessica
09.06.12

The smell of wet turf, the taste of cold brews on a crisp day and the war cry of Roll Tide. Yep, it's football time! Whether you love the NFL or are a die-hard college fan, it’s time to enjoy some serious battles on the gridiron. In addition to helping your fantasy football scores, boning up on your lingo and stats can teach you a thing or two about home maintenance. Check it:

1) The best defense is a good offense. Every football fan knows that the best defense is a good offense! Instead of worrying about how you’re going to keep them out of your end zone, plan ahead and stay on their side of the field. In your home, use the same strategic techniques to prevent problems before they start. Regularly inspect your water heater to keep your showers warm, and take a look at your garbage disposal before it starts making unwanted noises.

2) Keep ‘em out of the red zone. The red zone is the last 20 yards before the end zone on the football field, and if you’re playing defense, you want to keep the opposing team out of there! The same goes for your appliances. Maintain your furnace and refrigerator regularly to keep them out of the “red zone” and avoid a costly replacement. Above all, check the pressure gauge on your fire extinguisher to make sure … finish this sentence and link to check fire extinguishers.

3) Value your free safety. The free safety is often called the “quarterback of defense” and for good reason! This position is arguably the most challenging on the defensive lineup because the person needs to have speed and strength. They have one job - Never let an offensive player get behind them. Period. As the strong safety for your house and your family, take precautions like testing for radon and preventing mold to never let anything dangerous into your home. Period.

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