RESTOR | Early Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

Markus Kidwell contractors, Home Improvement, home maintenance, Roofing, Siding

It’s Really Never Too Early To Prepare Your Home for Winter For many of us, it seems like the Summer of 2016 just started, but the reality is school is either back in session or just around the corner. That can only mean one thing in Central Indiana…FALL IS SOON TO FOLLOW! And because RESTOR has always advocated maintenance over repair, we’re happy to bring you the following checklist of things you should start to work on as time (and good weather) allows. Most of the tasks listed below are well within the average person’s ability. But even if you choose to have a professional complete them for you, it’s worth the expense. You’ll save money — and maybe even your family. Here’s the checklist at a glance. See the following pages for more detailed guidance. Get your mind in the gutters. Inspect and clean gutters and downspouts. Button up your overcoat. Seal gaps and cracks around windows and doors with weather-stripping and caulk. Get on top of roof problems. Inspect your roof for damaged or curled shingles, corroded flashing, or leaky vents. Walks the walks (and drives). Take steps to repair damaged sidewalks, driveways, and steps. Chill out. Drain and winterize outdoor faucets and irrigation systems. Freshen your filter. Clean or replace dirty furnace filters. Give your furnace a physical. Have a professional inspect your heating system. Gather round the hearth. Check fireplaces for soot or creosote build-up. Better yet, schedule a visit from a reputable chimney sweep. Keep the humidifier …

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RESTOR Restoration Indianapolis | 3 Simple Steps to Having Your Home Repaired Following a Catastrophe

Markus Kidwell contractors, Emergency Restoration, Home Improvement

When Mother Nature brings her wrath and causes property damage from flood, fire, hail, wind, tornado or even ice…it can be a very stressful and confusing endeavor having repairs made. I am here to tell you, it doesn’t have to be! Following a catastrophe, there are really only 3 Simple Steps that we require our property owner customers to do to ensure that we can properly handle their repairs. Here are the 3 Simple Steps: Call your insurance company following a severe weather event or property issue that needs insurance assistance. File a claim for the damages to your home or business and write down the name and number of your insurance adjuster assigned to your claim. Schedule a specific time for the adjuster to come out and see your property. Call your contractor and have the contractor and the insurance adjuster meet at your property to assess the damage TOGETHER. Step 3 is very important. This will ensure that you are properly taken care of because BOTH the insurance representative and the construction professional can meet together to determine your repairs. When that happens, everything goes very smoothly. Here at RESTOR we are constantly meeting with insurance companies in a beneficial relationship that allows us to do our job better and help our customers more quickly and efficiently. Give our expert team a call at 844.4RESTOR for all your restoration needs! We provide full-service repair, restoration, and re-models for fire damage, storm damage, hail damage, mold damage and water damage restoration. Our …