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Before home repairs, read this checklist

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After the wild winter we had, there's a chance you may need to make some home repairs. They can be expensive, but you can follow a checklist that will help keep your money in check...

  • Inspect your property. Check gutters, drains, trim, concrete slabs, the roof, and chimney for any damage. Do not forget the pipes connected to outdoor faucets for any splits.
  • Prioritize the repairs. Basement flooding is major, as it can make its way into walls and framing. Taking care of something like that promptly can prevent other problems from arising.
  • Contact your insurance company. Not all weather-related damage is covered, but it is worth getting the clarification if you do not know everything it includes.
  • Call the experts and compare. Be sure to verify licensing and insurance prior to hiring them on. Check their references and always get a detailed contract.

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