Plan Now For Spring Maintenance
Spring is coming your way! Plan ahead for routine spring home maintenance, including these recommendations:
- Clean debris from gutters and downspouts.
- Check walkway and patio surfaces for cracks, loose bricks or damaged pavers and have them repaired.
- Look for damaged tree limbs and branches around your property and have a qualified professional address any big problems.
- Inspect wood, stucco and other types of siding and have damaged areas repaired and repainted for lasting protection.
- Check the caulk around windows and doors and correct any problem areas.
- Fix tears or holes in window screens and clean them before reinstalling.
Keeping your home in good condition saves money in the long run and helps protect your investment, too.
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“We were able to request a no-cost third-party estimate for recommended repairs called out in our report. I don’t know of any other inspection company offering anything like PTPEstimates.”
Technology coupled with deep knowledge allows us to provide an exceptional home inspection with unique and innovative features, all delivered within a seamless brand experience. This experience, and the people who deliver it, has made Pillar To Post North America’s largest home inspection company.
Tips For Better Indoor Air Quality
Pollutants, allergens and other irritants accumulate and thrive indoors, possibly harming health. Here are
some ways to improve indoor air quality while increasing comfort and well-being.
1. GET A HANDLE ON HUMIDITY
High humidity is one of the main contributors to mold and dust mite growth, both of which adversely affect indoor air quality. Keeping indoor relative humidity (RH) below 50% will help prevent further infestation, although once mold gets established it can continue to grow even at lower humidity levels. Use exhaust fans in the kitchen and bathrooms, make sure the dryer is properly vented to the outdoors, and address any leaks or condensation issues. A dehumidifier can help in typically humid locations such as basements.
2. DISPATCH THAT DUST
Dust can contain pollen, mold spores, lint, animal dander, bacteria and more---yuck! While it’s impossible to completely rid a home of dust, there are ways to help control it. Use a vacuum with a HEPA filter that traps small particulate matter. Change or clean the furnace filter regularly, according to manufacturer’s instructions. High-quality furnace filters are more expensive than ordinary types, but are more effective at filtering dust, pet hair, and other particles.
3. OPEN IT UP
Open doors and windows whenever possible. Your home will have better air circulation you’ll enjoy the fresh air.
4. CHOOSE CLEAN CLEANING
Select cleaning products with environmentally friendly formulations. Many of these household cleaners and detergents do an equal or better job than their conventional counterparts. Dispose of old paint, pesticides, solvents and other products so they don’t leak fumes into your home. Check local requirements for proper disposal.
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