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Overlooked Home Maintenance Tasks

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Here is a list of things around the home that are often overlooked, leading to greater expense and headache.  Taking the time to tackle these items can save you in a huge way in the long run. 

  1. Check for Roof Damage

By the time you notice a problem, it’s already too late. Get up onto your roof at least twice a year and inspect the shingles for soft spots, which will start leaking after a year or two.

  1. Flush the Water Heater

The tap water in your home is safe to drink, but that doesn’t mean it’s completely free of sediment. Tiny particles will accumulate in your water heater and wear it down faster. Completely flush your water heater out once a year to extend its life.

  1. Apply Caulking

Tiny leaks around doors and windows can cause your utility bill to creep up. Apply a small dab of caulking wherever you feel a draft.

  1. Clean the Drains

If your drains back up, you might need to hire a plumber to unclog them, and service calls start at around $100. Simply use a small amount of drain cleaner when your sink begins to drain slowly.

  1. Maintain Your Tools

Metal tools and supplies will start to rust if you don’t take care of them. Remove current rust with some steel wool, and wipe the tools off with an oily rag after you’re done using them.

  1. Check Outdoor Equipment Oil Levels

A busted engine on a lawn mower can cost as much to repair as purchasing a brand new lawn mower. Check to make sure there’s enough oil before using your mower, chainsaw, and other lawn tools and supplies.

  1. Clean the Gutters

Your Gutters are full, and now your basement leaks! Don’t let this happen to you. Your Gutters need to be working properly to keep the rainwater away from the house. Full and clogged gutters can cause them to fail and now the water just sits against your foundation. If your basement is finished, this could end up costing you thousands.

  1. Clean or Replace Air Filters

Your home will still have some dust even if you vacuum twice a week. Check your air conditioner and dehumidifier air filters every three months.

  1. Pressure Wash the Driveway

Concrete will become moldy over time, which creates a slick surface when it rains. To keep your driveway and sidewalk looking like new, pressure wash at least once a year. 

We would be happy to look after cleaning your gutters and pressure washing among other things.  Be sure to check out a full list of the services we can offer you on our website.

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