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How Often Should I Have My Gutters Cleaned?

Posted by Joey Haack on Mar 23, 2020 3:30:00 PM

Climbing up on a ladder and getting your hands dirty in cold, muddy leaves and debris isn’t fun, which is why many of us put it or skip it altogether sometimes. Clogged gutters can cause all sorts of problems, sometimes resulting in thousands of dollars in damage. So, how often should you clean your gutters? Read on to find out.

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Topics: gutters, maintenance

How Do I Have Frost In My Attic?

Posted by Joey Haack on Dec 11, 2019 3:30:00 PM


If you’ve ever stepped into an uninsulated attic in the winter, you may have found something unexpected: frost. Frost may seem harmless when everything is cold and frozen, but as soon as the sun shines and the attic temperature rises, frost can become a danger to your home. If it doesn’t evaporate, it can leak into your home’s structure and cause water damage that may then lead to mold growth, mildew, poor indoor air quality, rotting wood, and other serious problems.

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Topics: maintenance

The Ultimate Second-Home Maintenance Checklist

Posted by Joey Haack on Jun 21, 2019 2:58:00 PM

Maintaining any home comes with its lumps and bumps—particularly for the second home owner who might see their investment once or twice per year. Few people want to invest their vacation time in the crawlspace checking the pipes for breaks and leaks. Often, however, a second home is among a family’s largest investments, so protecting it is vitally important.

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Topics: maintenance

How Do I Know If I Should Replace My Siding?

Posted by Joey Haack on May 1, 2019 1:30:00 PM

Let’s face it. Your siding performs a thankless job, day in and day out. If you’re not careful, months or even years can pass before you remember to consider its condition. With proper care and maintenance, siding can last a substantial amount of time, but even the highest quality materials will one day need to be replaced. Here’s what to look for to know when it’s time for your siding to go. 

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Topics: maintenance, siding

Tips for Avoiding Roof Leaks

Posted by Joey Haack on Apr 25, 2019 3:04:00 PM

Your roof acts as your home’s first line of defense against wind, rain, and snow. To keep it working properly, you’ll need to invest some time and energy into maintaining it. Check out these tips for avoiding roof leaks in your home. 

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Topics: roofing, maintenance

What Are Common Causes of Pipe Corrosion?

Posted by Joey Haack on Apr 15, 2019 2:33:00 PM

It works silently, secretly destroying the very makeup of your home’s plumbing. As a homeowner, it’s important to recognize the threat of corrosion and understand its consequences. Here’s what you need to know about what causes corrosion and how you can monitor for its effects.  

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Topics: plumbing, maintenance

Your Winter Home Maintenance Checklist

Posted by Joey Haack on Feb 6, 2019 3:05:00 PM

Winter can be hard on your home and its many systems. To help lessen the load of winter’s snow, ice, and wind, implement this simple home maintenance checklist. With just a few easy steps, you’ll help your home run more efficiently, safely, and healthily. 

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Topics: maintenance

How Often Should I Replace My HVAC System’s Filter?

Posted by Joey Haack on Jan 31, 2019 3:01:00 PM

Your HVAC system’s filter plays an important role in the heating and cooling process. The filter can affect your system’s efficiency and the quality of the air you're breathing. A clean filter isn't just an added bonus; it's a vital part of HVAC system maintenance. Replacing your HVAC filter is necessary to keep your home healthy and comfortable. Here's why it's important to replace your HVAC filter and how often you should be doing it. 

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Topics: heating and cooling, maintenance

The Importance of Exterior Maintenance on Your Home

Posted by Joey Haack on Jan 15, 2019 3:16:00 PM

You plan for regular care on everything from your car to your teeth; don’t overlook your house! Unlike the inside of your home, exterior features undergo substantial wear and tear from the elements. From tumultuous spring storms and blazing sunny days to substantial fall rains and heavy snow and ice, your home’s exterior sees it all. For this reason, it’s important to conduct regular exterior maintenance on your home. Check out how doing so can help keep your home beautiful and functional for many years to come. 

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Topics: maintenance