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Staying on top of home maintenance can be a struggle, especially when it feels like everything is constantly in need of repairing, replacing, or cleaning! Ellen is taking some of the stress out of maintaining your home by giving you an easy-to-follow checklist with four key tasks to complete this spring!
Spring gutter cleaning.

Get your gutters in tip-top shape now to avoid expensive water damage later!


Up first, gutters! Now that the majority of spring’s heavy storms have passed, it’s the perfect time to clean out gutters in preparation for summer!

Call Ellen’s go-to gutter team, Rigdon Inc.! The Rigdon team provides complete gutter services beyond just debris removal. Additional services include downspout flushing, inspections, tune-ups, underground drain cleaning, joint caulking, and a wide range of repairs.


Spring window cleaning.

Spring is an excellent time to have your windows thoroughly cleaned.


Winter’s snow, rain, and strong winds cause dirt and grime to accumulate on windows and screens. Clearing this all away will allow more natural light in, as well as keep your windows in better condition and boost your home’s appearance.

Luckily, you can have the Rigdon professionals take care of your window cleaning when they come out for your gutters! Their expert window cleaning services include interior and exterior cleaning, storm windows, screens, skylights, mirrors, sill scrubbing, and RainX applications! And with Rigdon, you can pick and choose which windows you want to be cleaned! So you can save some money by cleaning the windows you can reach yourself and having the professionals tackle your hard-to-reach ones!

Replacing sewer lines can be very costly. Service Line Warranties of America is an excellent option for homeowners.

Protect Your Sewer Line

If you haven’t taken steps to protect yourself from expensive sewer line repairs, take the time this spring to do so! Sewer line insurance is very inexpensive and can be renewed automatically annually. Keep in mind that your sewer line warranty will not go into effect until 30 days after you sign up.

When sewer lines fail, the cost to repair them can be staggering, upwards of $20-40k, and with older homes, the risk of sewer line breaks and damages is higher. Sewer line damages are caused by a number of different things, like invasive tree roots, ground shifting, droughts, or even just temperature changes.

Service Line Warranties of America is an excellent option for homeowners who want to protect their home and wallet from a costly fix down the line. With their Sewer Line Repair Plan, they will assist you in finding a trusted local plumber or contractor and you will pay $0 for any covered repairs. Sewer lines can also be spot repaired – you don’t have to have the line completely replaced. If you find yourself in a position where you have to repair your sewer lines, call Ellen first!

Spring HVAC maintenance.

Before the high temperatures of summer get here, it’s best to make sure your HVAC system is ready to handle them.

HVAC Maintenance

Have a trusted HVAC professional come and give your system a tune-up and check for any necessary repairs. Besides extending the life of your HVAC system, a spring maintenance check-up will catch any issues before the hot weather rolls into town. Finding someone to fix HVAC problems when the hot weather first arrives will be difficult and could leave you without air conditioning for many days or weeks while you wait for an available technician. Give Ellen’s go-to HVAC guy, Devin from IM HVAC a call at 816-739-6525 for all of your HVAC needs!

Knock out these four spring home maintenance tasks now and avoid more headaches and higher repair bills later in the year! For more EZ homeowner tips, check out Ellen’s other blogs!