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Home Maintenance and You – Four tips for Fixing a Damaged Home and Preventing Damage to your Home

Home Maintenance and You – Four tips for Fixing a Damaged Home and Preventing Damage to your Home

Are you dealing with stress from a continuity of problems issuing from breakages within your home?  Although, if you are part of the many that prefer doing it themselves (or don’t live in the aforementioned cities), then pay close attention to what we are to say next. The following are how-tos for home-improvement; things able to be done by just about anyone. We are not talking about jobs that are only able to be done by professionals (use your discernment). We hope that, as a homeowner, you will find these tips helpful:

  1. Do not neglect your HVAC (Heating and air conditioning)—And how exactly you should deal with it

If you are noticing that your HVAC system is having issues, though you are unable to find what needs fixing, understand that it may be due to a dirty air filter. Your HVAC needs to be tuned on a yearly basis according to Metro Energy Savers. You do NOT want to deal deterioration in your HVAC—let me tell ya! It will cost more to fix it after a complete break down, than if you were to maintain it on a semi regular basis.

You can do this by simply changing out its air filters. Anything more should probably be done by a professional, for such a things can become pretty technical pretty quickly.

Such a thing will prepare you for the wintertime, which leads us to our next tip.

  1. Deal with winter aggressively

Winter can be quite the witch. Can’t it? If you agree with this statement, and have perhaps had your own dealings with its bitter ferocity, than listen up and take note.

  1. Pay close attention to your gutters; do not let them become dammed up by ice buildup. If you need it, use an ice pick to break it apart (especially icicles).
  2. Before using your fireplace, make sure it has been cleaned properly, for, negligence in this area may cause a fire.
  3. Leaks often occur in the winter because of damage to shingles. So, if the need arises, don’t be afraid to take it into your own sands (obviously, if it is too much for you to handle, don’t be a hero; get a professional.
  4. Take action in the springtime

Once you have made it through the frozen wrath of winter, your house may have incurred severe damage. Take it upon yourself or delegate it to a professional to find out what needs to be fixed.

Shingles may be out of line, if you were unable to get them sorted during the cold months. Trees may need to undergo abscissions in order that their branches do not carry the risk of being a detriment to your home or nearby telephone wires. Use a pressure washer to solve any blemishes that may cover your wooden surfaces: Your porch; siding; support; etc..

  1. Paint your exterior if faded

Winter has the tendency to cause your outdoor paint to look less-than-satisfactory. Perhaps one of the easiest and best things you could possibly do for your overall aesthetic is simply apply a fresh covering of paint.

So get on to it! Disregard laziness. Take it upon yourself to be proactive. These and many other things are able to be done to your home. We hope that you are able to make the most of your time, and become the best handyman/handywoman you can be! Happy home-owning.

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