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Nobody ever really looks forward to doing home maintenance tasks. However, neglecting to perform regular upkeep can result in some serious, not to mention costly, problems down the line.



In this article, Mr. Fix-It, advocate of cleaning gutters with gutter guards and your trusted all-around home improvement company, shares five home maintenance problems that can be prevented.

1. Faulty Plumbing

Apart from being disruptive to your daily life and just being downright vexing, plumbing leaks can cause significant damage such as mold growth if left unchecked.

2. Dirty HVAC Filters

HVAC air filters should be changed regularly, ideally every three months or with the changing of the seasons. Failure to do so will render your HVAC system inefficient. This means that you’ll have to crank up the heating or cooling way more than necessary. In turn, you’ll definitely notice an increase in your energy bill.

3. Clogged Dryer Vents

Clothing dryers seem harmless enough, but the Consumer Product Safety Commission cites more than 15,500 fires caused  by dryers annually. Dryer vents becomes clogged with lint, causing the dryer to overheat. Some safety precautions you can take against dryer fires are regular dryer vent cleaning and only using the dryer if someone is home.

4. Peeling Paint

Paint not only keeps your home beautiful, it also keeps your home’s exterior intact by protecting your siding against the elements, particularly water damage.

5. Sagging or Clogged Gutters

When your gutter system is clogged, it won’t be able to do what it’s designed to do — to direct water away from your home and into the proper channels. The accumulated debris can also cause your gutters to sag, compromising your roofing system’s structural integrity. Cleaning gutters with gutter guards is a smart way to maintain your home and avoid costly repairs.

Beautiful Homes All Year Round

Mr. Fix-It offers and installs Gutter Helmet® products that can help keep your home in good condition. When you choose our gutter covers, you’ll never have to clean your gutters again! Now that’s one less home maintenance task to worry about. Call us at (804) 393-9927 for a free consultation. We serve Ashland, Virginia.