Top Four Overlooked Home Repairs

While you are spring cleaning your home this year, don’t miss some of the most overlooked home repairs. You don’t want to end up with a bigger home disaster!

  1. The Leak Under the Sink: With everything you have stored under your kitchen sink, you might not notice that a pipe or even your garbage disposal is slowly dripping water. This type of leak can rot the cabinet’s floor. So pull everything out and check for wet surfaces.
  2. Vents that Can’t Vent: The vents inside your home can become clogged with dust build-up. This prevents them from efficiently keeping your home cool or warm, depending on the season. Vacuum your vents, and consider a professional ventilation cleaning service. You’ll be surprised what comes out of your vents if you’ve never cleaned them.
  3. Change Your Air Filter: This is a simple thing to do. Replacing your HVAC filter on a regular basis keeps the system from working too hard to pull air through a dirty filter and eventually overheating. A dirty filter also causes your energy bills to be higher because the system has to work much longer to heat or cool your home.
  4. Clean Your Gutters: Cleaning your gutters at least once a year to remove dirt, leaves, and debris will keep them functioning properly. Ignore them and you’ll get dry rot wood, rusted gutters, and in the worst cases, leaking and flooding into your home.