Prevent Water Damage

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water damaged basementWater can be one of the most damaging forces to a home. It can lead to problems such as paint peeling, roach infestations and rotting wood just to name a few–and can cause thousands of dollars in damages. One of the most crucial steps in ensuring that your house is protected is to check for signs of water damage in the following places:

Roofing: Leaks are more prominent around chimneys and attic vents, so as you check for those leaks, also check the shingles around those areas and replace when needed.

Windows and Doors: Check all cracks and corners for water damage. If you see peeling paint, it’s a sign of water damage to the wood. Don’t forget to check areas around the flashing (a thin strip of metal found around doors, windows, roofing, chimneys, etc.).

Plumbing: Inspect your water heater for signs of rust or water around the base, and check for leaking faucets or rusty pipes.

Vents: Check your clothes dryer vents, exhaust vents, attic vents, etc. These may not only allow water to enter your home, they can also provide entry areas for pests if not properly sealed.

Attic: Check your attic for obvious holes, cracks or any place air can escape, as these can result in ice dams in the winter, which can back up underneath shingles and leak into your attic and home.

Basements: Inspect your sump pump monthly to ensure it is functioning properly to drain water from your home’s foundation. A battery backup is recommended.

If you notice any signs of water damage, contact the professionals at Ashton Laine as soon as possible. We can repair virtually any problem inside or outside your home, potentially saving you thousands.

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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 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 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.