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While a good number of home maintenance issues are minor and can temporarily be fixed by quick repairs, some home maintenance problems require more than just DIY repairs. The good news is that these major (not to mention costly) home maintenance problems can be prevented.



In today’s blog, your trusted gutter guards company Chattahoochee Gutter Co., Inc. discusses potentially expensive home maintenance problems and how you can avoid them.

Clogged or Dirty Furnace Filters

Letting dirt accumulate and clog your furnace filters is an expensive home maintenance mistake to make. For every year of furnace filter maintenance and cleaning that you skip, you risk a 5%  to 10% increase in your energy bills due to an inefficient furnace. If a furnace filter is already damaged and a simple cleanup will no longer suffice, it will have to be replaced.

Plumbing Issues

Leaky pipes allow water to seep into your walls and floors. Prolonged exposure to moisture can lead to structural deterioration and mold growth, two of the most difficult and costly types of damage to repair. Moreover, you stand to increase your water bill by 10% if leaky pipes and faulty plumbing are left unchecked.

Clogged Dryer Vents

Dryer vents seem harmless enough. However, they can become a fire hazard. Dryer vent fires happen when dryer vent filters become clogged with lint, causing the unit to overheat. Never run your dryer if nobody’s home and be mindful of residual liquids on your clothing as these can be flammable.

Deteriorating Gutters

Gutters at any stage of disrepair are a potential hazard to your home. If they are clogged, water could spill over and weaken your home’s siding and foundation. 

Luckily for you, clogged gutters won’t be a problem if you have Gutter Helmet® as gutter guards. Call Chattahoochee Gutter Co., Inc. today at (334) 298-1667 to schedule an appointment with our gutter professionals. We serve Salem, Alabama.