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Five Spring Things to Protect Your Home

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As the season changes, we usually tend to annual maintenance and repairs from the winter season to keep our homes in good shape and avoid costly repairs later on. Rising Tide Property Management  team offers these top five spring things to protect your real estate investment.

  1. Inspect the Roof

A typical New England winter can bring roof damage from winds, snow, or hail and usually you don’t know what damage exists until a problem arises. Well, don’t wait.

According to National Home Improvement guidelines, an asphalt, wood, or composite shingle  needs professional  every three years, while a tile  can go up to five years between 

  1. Replace Filters

Dirty HVAC filters will force your system to work harder, and cost you more money. Heating and cooling system filters should be cleaned or replaced twice a year. A simple and important task to keep your home’s engine running efficiently. Also consider draining your hot water heater. Sediment builds up in the water heater tank which will curtail the life of the unit.

  1. Clean Dryer Vent

This task is easily overlooked. Not all lint is caught in the link trap. Hiring a professional to unplug this appliance will save your dryer from working harder and help prevent a potential house fire.

  1. Decks, Driveways, and Fences

After a long winter, head outside to inspect and clean decks, driveways, and fences. A good pressure washer will do the trick. Don’t have one? Borrow, rent, or hire a contractor.

  1. Smoke Detectors

Simple. Replace your batteries twice a year, it could save your life.

If the COVID stay at home order is preventing you from tackling these spring maintenance projects to protect your real estate investment, we can help.

As essential work, our property management team can head out to your property and facilitate these maintenance matters or help establish and arrange for contractor services like landscaping, weekly lawn care, or planning ahead for your renovation project.

To learn more about how our team can maintain and manage your property while under shelter in place orders, please email Property Manager, Anthony Sillitta at anthony@maddenre.com or visit www.maddenre.com