Today special guest Marty Fisher from Fisher Total Maintenance joins me to discuss a few spring maintenance tips you should heed now that the weather has turned for the better.
Spring is finally here, meaning that it’s time to tackle those maintenance projects that the winter cold put a freeze on. Marty Fisher from Fisher Total Maintenance is here to give us a few of his tips on what you should get done on both the outside and inside of your home, now that the weather is amenable.
1. Clean your air conditioning unit. This can save you some cash in the long run. Your AC unit has been exposed to the elements all winter, so take a quick moment to blow out all the leaves and debris that have accumulated in there. It might also not be a bad idea to take the garden hose and spray it out. For a thorough check, contact a heating and air service to come and clean it professionally.
2. Make sure your gutters and downspouts are clean, clear, and under control. This time of year, debris tends to gather on rooftops. Given that, make sure that your gutters are clean of leaves and other buildup. Also, remove any clogs in your downspouts, and be sure the area at the bottom is clear so that rainwater has a clear path away from your home’s foundation.
3. Replace any damaged roof shingles and siding. The key to keeping a house nice and structurally sound is to keep the water out—a healthy roof and siding are critical to waterproofing your home.
4. Check your garden hose for possible leaks. Since your hose has been off all winter, now is a good time to ensure that it doesn’t leak into the walls or crawlspaces. Otherwise, you could end up with serious problems down the road. Turn your hose on and let it run; if you hear water running elsewhere, definitely get that checked out.
Fisher Total Maintenance is one of the few companies in town that covers all forms of home maintenance, and these services include:
- Pet waste removal
- Moving tree limbs
- Repairs for defects found during home inspections
If you’d like to contact Marty for questions about his services at Fisher Total Maintenance, call (812) 250-1456, visit his website at www.FisherTotalMaintenance.com, or reach out to his Facebook page.
For other real estate-related questions, you can always feel free to reach out to the Dauby Team of Keller Williams Capital Realty. We’d love to help you.