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Home maintenance takes a lot of work, and it’s natural for homeowners to look for shortcuts that can save cost, time and effort. Unfortunately, cutting corners when it comes to home maintenance can sometimes do more harm than good.

In this blog, your local gutter guards contractor Gutter Helmet® of Northern Minnesota shares some of the most common home maintenance that simply don’t work…and one that does.

Reusing HVAC Air Filters

Most of today’s heating and air conditioning systems are equipped with air filters. They trap dust, soot and other indoor air pollutants and help maintain indoor air quality. Most of these air filters are disposable. You may have come across “tips” on how you can save some money by simply cleaning air filters and reusing them. Don’t do this; the “cleaned” filter won’t be nearly as efficient as a new air filter, leading to poor indoor air quality.

Painting Over Mold or Water Stains

When applied properly, paint can address many aesthetic problems. Unfortunately, it cannot eradicate mold or remove water stains. Painting over these problems does not address the root cause. You need to have a roofer or plumber identify the source of the leak and repair it before you consider painting over these areas.

DIY Roofing Repairs

Some homeowners try to save on roofing repair costs by doing it themselves. Setting aside the fact that working on a roof without proper safety gear puts you at high risk of injury, doing your own roof repairs does not guarantee long-term fixes, and it can result in a voided roofing warranty.

Gutter Covers

Unlike the above shortcuts, this one actually works. Gutter covers prevent leaves, debris and other materials from getting into the gutter troughs. They help keep your gutters clog-free and reduce the need to clean them. Gutter Helmet® is the best gutter protection system on the market because it is so effective at preventing clogs. With Gutter Helmet, you’ll never have to worry about cleaning your gutters again.

Gutter Helmet of Northern Minnesota is your leading provider of gutter guards. Give us a call at (866) 937-3508 or fill out our contact form. We serve customers in Culver, Minnesota, and nearby areas.