A Cure for the Flue: Chimney Maintenance Tips


For today’s installment of my home maintenance series, let’s talk about chimneys.

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Welcome back to the fourth part of my series on things that you should be doing to maintain your home. These are all items that you should not put off until later when they could cost you more.

Today, let’s talk about chimneys. If you have a chimney in your house and it hasn’t been recently cleaned, here’s what you need to do. 

Allowing creosote to build up, birds and bats to nest, or foliage to creep inside your chimney is putting you at risk of fire.

Clean your chimney out. Don’t let creosote build up, don’t let birds or bats nest in there, and don’t allow foliage to creep inside. These are all ways to potentially start a fire, which can be avoided with regular maintenance.

Ideally, you should have it cleaned out once a year, just to know that it’s safe for you and your family.

If you have any questions about chimney maintenance, home maintenance in general, or real estate, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. The Anderson Group is here to make your life better.

8 Home Repairs You Shouldn’t Avoid, Part 3: The Roof


It’s important that you have a professional roof inspection done once a year so it doesn’t end up causing leaks in your home.

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In the latest installment of our series covering the eight home repairs you shouldn’t avoid, we’re focusing on the roof. 

Whether your roof is made of tile, clay, asphalt, or stone-coated steel, it’s important that you have a professional inspection of it done annually. 

Get up on your roof and make sure it’s in good condition.

Once the openings in your roof become evident, water can seep in and cause leaks inside your home. This season, get up on your roof and make sure it’s in good condition for this year and the next. 

If you have any questions about roof repair or you have any other real estate needs, don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I’d love to help you.

8 Home Repairs You Shouldn’t Avoid: Part 2


The second home repair you shouldn’t avoid is simple: clean your dryer vent. Doing so can help prevent a house fire.

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We’re continuing our eight-part series about home repairs you really shouldn’t avoid. 

The second repair you need to keep up with is cleaning your dryer vent. 

This is one of those hidden things that you don’t even think about, but clogged dryer vents are one of the leading causes of fires in homes. Take a few minutes to call Ductworks or Monster Vac to come out and clean your dryer vent. 

Simply cleaning out your dryer vent can prevent a major catastrophe.

While they’re at your home, they might as well clean all the ducts around the house. 

These companies will get the kindling out of the dryer vent. A clogged dryer vent can also make your whole house smell like the laundry room, so cleaning the vent can help with that too. 

This simple repair can prevent a major catastrophe, so make sure you get your dryer vent cleaned this month. 

Again, our goal at The Anderson Group is to make your life better. If we preserve our real estate and take care of our things, our things will take care of us. 

Stay tuned for the next can’t-skip repair item. In the meantime, give us a call or send us an email with any real estate questions you might have. We would be happy to help you!

8 Home Repairs You Can’t Afford to Skip: Part 1


In this first part of our series about eight home repairs you shouldn’t avoid, I’ll go over everything you need to know about caulking.
 
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I’m excited to start our eight-part series about home repairs that you can’t afford to avoid. These home repairs are extremely important, so don’t skip them.

The first important repair is caulking. If you’re not a big home-repair person, caulking is the part that goes around the window frames, along the edges and seams of tiles in the kitchen and bathroom, around the chimney—caulking is everywhere.

Caulking prevents moisture from getting inside your property, which can cause major damage. Water can deteriorate a window, cause damage around your shower, tub, or sink, and more.

Regular maintenance and fresh caulking is invaluable to prevent you from having major repairs.


Caulking prevents moisture from getting inside your property and causing water damage.

Caulking can help when you paint a room, too. One of my friends shared this great trade secret: If you are taping off a room and using blue paint tape, add caulking along the ridge where the tape is going to define the line between colors. Caulking makes a smoother line than just using the tape alone.

So, don’t skip the caulking. Regularly update caulking around your appliances, tile, and windows.

Stay tuned for the second home repair that you should never avoid. In the meantime, give me a call or send me an email if you have any real estate questions. I would be happy to help you!

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