General Maintenance/Insurance Tips
- Follow these tips year round!

♦ Make sure to clean or replace filters once a month, or as needed. This includes dryer vents, air conditioner, stove hood, and room fans.

♦ Worn shingles, rotting, and water stains are three signs that you need to replace your roof. Check your roof yearly to avoid costly repairs.

♦ Did you know silicone can seal and protect your roof from permanent ponding water, ultraviolet light and severe weather? Let us re-coat your roof and you'll never have to replace it again. Contact us today!

♦ Test all GFCI (ground fault circuit interrupter) outlets monthly. Press the test button and use a voltage tester to make sure the power goes off.

♦ Be sure to clear all leaves and debris away from your outdoor air conditioning unit regularly.

♦ Be sure you know what your insurance policy covers. Some policies exclude earthquakes, flooding or hurricanes.

♦ When's the last time you cleaned your dryer vent? Here are some tips for making your dryer run more efficiently and reducing fire risk.

♦ Raise your deductible to lower your premiums. You're better off not making claims for things that cost a few hundred dollars to fix anyway.

♦ Ask your insurance provider about quick ways to lower your premiums. Sometimes something as simple as a deadbolt can get you a discount.

♦ Proactive maintenance is essential to preserving the value of your home. Make sure to do routine, seasonal, and annual maintenance checks to avoid costly repairs.

♦ Make sure to check around your home, including the exterior, to check for any spots that may need new caulk or weatherstripping. Windows and doors are prime candidates for air leaks, so pay careful attention to these areas.

♦ Construction Project Tip: Establish trust and communication with your contractor. Ask questions and do your research prior to a project as a homeowner or business owner.

♦ Safety Tip: Never work at heights or use a ladder if you are alone. If ladders or heights make you uncomfortable, have a professional like us help you with your maintenance work.

♦ Don't let your front door be an eyesore. Emphasize your entry way and better protect your home or business by updating your old door.

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