Spring has sprung, even if we haven’t yet!

Home Maintenance Tips With the wet & snowy winter we have had we really need to take time this spring to check out our home for potential issues.  Here are some great DIY Home Maintenance Tips: Exterior Walls & Windows: As winter weather melts away, you may notice a build-up of dirt, mold, and other stains to the exterior of your home; be sure to power wash this sediment away to avoid corrosion and other permanent damage. Spring is the perfect time to reapply any exterior caulking around windows and weather-stripping to doors, as these openings tend to be the biggest air conditioning guzzlers. Roof & Gutters: Cleaning your gutters after winter is crucial. Clogs caused by built up sediment can prevent proper drainage, forcing heavy rains back on your home and leaving you at risk for flooding. As you clean the gutters, be sure to check for leaks in the roof. Replace or repair any broken or missing shingles; storms and floods will find their way through these cracks and cause major water damage to your home. Chances are that during this cold winter, your fireplace was put to good use. As part of roof maintenance, get a chimney sweep or inspection. The buildup of residue called creosote, which is highly flammable, can cause a house fire when you least expect it. A/C System: First, give your cooling system a test run to make sure it works. Do not wait until the warm weather arrives to discover your A/C is out of commission. Examine the hose connections for leaks. It is best to check this early on in the case that there is a leak, so you can have a professional come fix the problem before warm weather hits. Don’t have the time or you are unsure how to complete an update/repair? Call ANDY ONCALL! ANDY’s Helpful Tips! With Spring, comes SPRING cleaning.  Below are a few everyday items that can do the trick. Garbage Disposal: Ice or baking soda and vinegar do a great job of scouring away any gunky buildup. Oven: If there is a spill in the oven, pour salt on the spill to soak it up. When the oven is cool, wipe with a damp sponge. Stainless-Steel Surfaces & Sinks: Buff a scuffed stainless-steel sink with club soda, then wipe dry with another clean cloth. Drains: Clean drains—and the pipes they are attached to—by pouring...

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