10 Simple Home Maintenance Tips for April

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Spring has FINALLY arrived, and we thought you’d appreciate these simple home maintenance reminders to keep your home in top shape!

  • Clean window screens by scrubbing them with a soft bristle brush and a mild detergent solution on a flat surface.
  • Inspect outdoor structures, windows and doors for deterioration, especially signs of wood rot.
  • Prepare for the outdoor cooking season by inspecting gas grills. Clean your cooking grills, replace briquettes as needed, and replace your propane tank.
  • Inspect garden hoses for leaks and replace worn washers.
  • Check air flow and weather stripping around windows and doors. Replace worn stripping and/or caulk as needed.
  • Inspect the crawl space or basement after rain for water accumulation or excessive moisture. Look for signs of water damage on the subfloor and joists beneath plumbed areas of the home.
  • Clean the clothes dryer hose and vent thoroughly. Replace the hose if needed. This not only saves energy, but can prevent a possible fire.
  • Check fire extinguishers to make sure they are not damaged, outdated or have lost pressure.
  • Clean your garbage disposal. Grind two trays of ice cubes made from a mixture of one cup white vinegar to one gallon of water.
  • Test your air conditioning system (before you really need it!) and have it inspected by a professional to keep it in top running condition.  We provide this service at Ashton Laine!
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Michael Carr

Michael Carr is America’s Top Selling Real Estate Auctioneer. He has been an auctioneer since 1991 and has sold billions of dollars in auto, heavy equipment, land, commercial and residential properties. Since becoming a licensed real estate agent in 1994, Michael has been actively involved in the sale of over 78,000 homes and licensed in as many as 27 states in the continental U.S. as a broker and an auctioneer. Overall, he has conducted over 8,400 auctions throughout the last 28 years. Michael is a former Senior Vice President of Brokerage for Auction.com and personally conducted over 2,000 auctions during his tenure there. He resigned from that post in order to continue to expand his own companies, focusing on a more customer service oriented direction. Michael Carr & Associates, Inc. was founded in 2000 and serves as the umbrella corporation for his auctioneer practice and real estate company. He currently spends part of his week traveling to consult investors or conduct auctions, while balancing the rest of his time at his Jefferson, Georgia headquarters. Michael also co-authored a marketing and personal branding book called ”BrandFace® for Real Estate Professionals (Be the Face of Your Business & a Star in Your Industry), and is currently scheduling a book and speaking tour. See www.BrandFaceRealEstate.com for more information. He is available for interviews and appearances on the subjects of real estate investment, real estate management, real estate marketing and auctions. View the video below to learn how Michael Carr got started, and what keeps him motivated to stay on top and continue his passion for his craft after 28 years as one of America’s premier auctioneers.