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Exterior caulking and proper gutter performance helps prevent expensive water damage and other problems.

Inspecting and repairing caulk is a critical maintenance project that should be done annually. Sealing cracks and gaps serves multiple purposes: it lowers heating and air conditioning bills by reducing air flow in and out of your home; it prevents moisture that can cause wood rot and mold from entering your walls; and it keeps insects and other pests out.

Check the following areas of your home for caulk which has become brittle and cracked, or has pulled away from the surface:

• Around door and window frames

• Joints, corners and angles where materials join together

• The joints between materials and trim panels

• Around faucets, vents, and electrical outlets on exterior walls

Also testing water flow with a water hose will reveal how water flows from the roof to the gutters and away from your house. You’ll be able to identify any major moisture trouble spots quickly and make small preventive fixes before they turn into expensive repairs.

We have received near record amounts of rain fall this year in Palm Beach County. At Florida Estate Management we are offering a pre-summer home survey special so we can ascertain how we can protect your home from costly water damage at a minimal cost. One of our home maintenance specialists will inspect your home at a special rate of $35.00. If you decide to use our services to repair any issues found we will waive the inspection fee. Call us at 561-721-9537 to schedule your inspection today, offer ends 6-21-2012.

Best Regards,

Your FEMS Team

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