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Inspection Disasters to Avoid

Are you the type of person that likes to do things yourself to save a few bucks? Oftentimes, we fully support DIY projects especially when it comes to quick fixes and simple maintenance around the home. However, there are lots of jobs homeowners attempt that would be best left to the pros. After all, you don’t want the headache of dealing with floods, fires or other potential disasters, right?

Tampering With The Water Heater

When your water heater just isn’t working the way it used to it’s time to dig in and make some adjustments, right? Wrong. Tampering with the exhaust on a water heater can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning if you have a gas system or other serious problems. Call in the professionals to take a look at your equipment instead, it might be time for an upgrade.

Fixing That Old Downspout
Have a crack in your gutters or downspout? Avoid cutting out the broken piece and replacing it with a traffic cone (yes, this actually happened). You’ll be better off professionally replacing the damaged section to avoid major leaks. Proper drainage is key.

Blocking The Registers
Air conditioning ducts and vents are built to a certain size for a reason – so they can adequately cool the room. Blocking them off for any reason can increase the existence of stale air and cause the room to feel much warmer. Keep this in mind when adding tile or drywall.

When it comes to air conditioning repairs, maintenance or installation in your Twin Cities – St. Paul home, leave it to the experts at Uptown. We’ve been in the business for over 100 years so you know you can count on us!

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