Water is your home’s #1 enemy. It causes deterioration of building materials, wet basements, insect infestations, that musty smell that no one likes and can cause foundation issues. Do you need qualified vendors to help you in the battle against water and moisture? Contact me for a list of my favorites.
You may also be interested in my previous blog post on where does water collect around your house during a heavy rain and how to inspect your house for water issues.
Now is the time to schedule a chimney inspection and cleaning, before fall burning season arrives and companies get super busy. A chimney inspection will consist of a visual check of the fireplace and chimney and a visit to the roof to look for creosote buildup, soot and damage to the flue. You’ll have a safe fireplace and any smokey smell in your house will be removed.
Are you only using gas logs? Still have it checked out. Settling and build up occurs over time and debris left by birds and other animals should be removed.
If you don’t already have a chimney cap you should install one as it performs the following duties:
If you are considering selling your house soon, then I would definitely recommend a chimney inspection and cleaning to avoid expensive surprises when you sell.
Be careful when selecting a chimney sweep! Prices and expertise vary widely among vendors in Atlanta. Looking for a trustworthy and reputable chimney company? Contact me for a list.
Listing your home soon? Then you are probably de-cluttering and neutralizing but are you having the key areas of your home inspected now so you can enter negotiations with confidence? Surprises during the due diligence period are not fun for anyone and they can be very expensive for the homeowner. Go ahead now and tackle problems that can cause buyers to walk away and waste precious time on the market.
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