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Ice Dam Misconceptions

Posted on: January 18th, 2016 by Perfect Power Wash

While ice dams are generally viewed as bad news to homeowners, the truth is there are many misconceptions regarding ice dams and how they form. We are addressing some of the most common misconceptions here so that you can have a better understanding of ice dams and ice dam removal. Misconception #1: Gutters cause ice dams. The recipe for ice dams does not include gutters. While gutters do form a basin along your home to catch the water from melting…

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Steps to an Ice Dam Removal

Posted on: January 18th, 2016 by Perfect Power Wash

Do you think you have an ice dam? If so, you are likely seeking the steps to a proper ice dam removal. Here is the general process for identifying and removing an ice dam: The first step is, of course, identifying that you do have an ice dam. What is the difference between ice accumulation and an actual ice dam? It can be difficult, especially in the middle of inclement weather such as frigid temperatures and ice and snow accumulation,…

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Home Maintenance Resolutions for the New Year

Posted on: January 18th, 2016 by Perfect Power Wash

As the calendar turns to a new year, many of us feel inspired to set resolutions for ourselves related to personal goals and aspirations. Why not make similar resolutions for your home? Home maintenance is an investment in your home and will contribute toward its longevity and curb appeal, as well as added value. We have compiled some simple resolutions for your home maintenance in the New Year to keep your home clean and safe: Check your smoke detectors and…

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What You Need to Know About Dryer Vent Fires

Posted on: December 9th, 2015 by Perfect Power Wash

A dryer vent fire may not be at the top of your list of concerns, but it probably should be. Here is what you need to know about dryer vent fires. You may be overlooking some of the warning signs. Does it seem like your clothes never seem to completely dry during the course of a normal drying cycle? Do you just turn back the timer and run them again? Doing this is using more energy—and running up your energy…

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How Do You Know If You Have an Ice Dam?

Posted on: December 9th, 2015 by Perfect Power Wash

What exactly is an ice dam, and how do you know if you have one? An ice dam is a ridge of ice that forms on the edge of your roof, blocking the flow of water from melting snow. The primary cause of an ice dam is warm air in your home’s attic. If your attic is not well insulated, warm air will rise and warm your roof’s underside—which will melt snow and ice. The resulting water from the melting…

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Caring for Your Concrete Driveway During the Winter

Posted on: December 9th, 2015 by Perfect Power Wash

If you are a homeowner with a concrete driveway, you recognize that well-maintained concrete surfaces add significant value to your home. You also recognize that cold winter weather—ice, snow, and frigid temperatures—can make it very difficult to care for your driveway. Between constant snow removal and trying to keep surfaces ice-free, how do you ensure your concrete is not damaged in the process? The following are some best practices to help you care for your concrete driveway during the winter.…

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Why You Should Have Your Ice Dam Professionally Removed

Posted on: December 9th, 2015 by Perfect Power Wash

There are two words that a homeowner who lives in an area prone to severe winter weather never wants to hear: Ice dam. While prevention is the best course of action when it comes to ice dams, sometimes in emergency situations, an ice dam has formed and must be addressed. Your first instinct might be to leave it alone and hope it melts, or to try to remove the ice dam yourself, however, for many reasons, your first step should…

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Signs It Is Time to Clean Your Dryer Vent

Posted on: December 9th, 2015 by Perfect Power Wash

Many of us run several loads of laundry through the dryer each week without giving much thought to the process. For example, you toss a load of damp clothes in the dryer, select the appropriate cycle length, and press Start. You might not realize that, behind the dryer door, an accumulation of lint and debris is trapped within your dryer vent. Each time you press Start, you are risking that very flammable lint catching fire. But how do you know…

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Why Clean Your Gutters Before Winter

Posted on: December 9th, 2015 by Perfect Power Wash

When is the last time you cleaned, or even looked inside, your gutters? If you cannot recall, it is likely that your gutters are in desperate need of being cleaned out. Clogged gutters can be a significant hazard during the fall and winter season. It is very important not to continually put off cleaning your gutters. Here is why: Your gutters are designed to capture water that falls on your roof and redirect it from your home, specifically away from…

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Preventing Winter Damage to Your Home

Posted on: November 16th, 2015 by Perfect Power Wash

The best defense against potential winter damage to your home is to be proactive during the fall. Reference this list for some of the most effective steps you can take now to help protect your home during the winter season. Have your furnace or heating system serviced. This is a good best practice for homeowners. Ensure your equipment is working properly early on, rather than waiting for a problem or equipment failure to occur during the winter. Remove dead or…

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