Entry #2413, May 13, 2013
Over the past week my outdoor home has been transformed with spring maintenance projects! If you missed the first post – ProjectHome – Spring Maintenance on My Home with HomeAdvisor you will see the 3 projects I chose for my spring maintenance with HomeAdvisor.
Image via: Peter Zimmerman Architects
My gutters, driveway, and dryer vent were all the subjects and were they in dire need of help or what?! 🙂
Last week I showed you the Profinder site helps you identify up to 3 professionals in your area based on the projects you choose. I was amazed to see all of the different options for spring maintenance. Here’s how I chose my service professional.
Selecting a HomeAdvisor service professional
The HomeAdvisor ProFinder is great because it asks you step by step what you need. What is your projects, what repairs are needed, what troubles are you experiencing, etc.. Once you enter your zip code it will start to filter through professionals in your area.
I chose the Zill Service, Corp:
The Window Gang (Zill Service Corp) were awesome! Very professional. They came out to give me an estimate and walked me through each of my projects:
- Cleaning out the gutters
- Pressure washing all of the sidewalks and driveway
- Cleaning out my dryer vent
Before & After pictures of the Gibson House:
For most homeowners that are trying to obtain a green roof – this is not what they mean! We live in a 30-year old neighborhood with mature trees all around. While it looks beautiful, the trees drop seedlings all season and so our gutters literally grow weeds and mini trees until we clean them out. So this was #1 on the list for us.
Since our sidewalks are older they have cracks, but worse of all – they are black in many areas due to age and all of the tree debris from around our home. We hope to get all the walkways cleaned to help the walkways and driveways look clean and refreshed.
Here are Before & After of our sidewalks:
3. Dryer vent cleaning –
So as I told you before that they couldn’t find my dryer vent from the exterior. Well bad news, the Window Gang traced my dryer vent into my attic where it isn’t vented to the outside of my home. Instead it is blowing into our attic! EEK 🙁 This can start a fire!
I was so happy that they told me. I am now in the process of getting a heating/air conditioning duct professional out to my home to see what can be done.
In the meantime – the Window Gang was still able to dig out all of this lint from the lower part of our dryer vent duct…. EEEWWW!
So needless to say – this home maintenance project could have saved me my home! I’m so glad we got it done. Thanks HomeAdvisor.
That completes my spring maintenance projects with HomeAdvisor. What spring maintenance do you need in your home? Get started at HomeAdvisor by hitting the ‘Get Started’ button below:
Start Here for your Spring Maintenance Project:
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HomeAdvisor’s Spring Cleaning Contest Information:
Use HomeAdvisor’s Cost Guide tool to find out the average cost of a maid service in your city. Submit that cost on our entry form found on HomeAdvisor’s Facebook page May 6th-16th to be eligible to win 3 months of free maid service.
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