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Home Improvements To Tackle This Summer

ocala house sidingSummer is the perfect time for grilling out, taking a dip in a cool refreshing swimming pool, and (of course) home improvement projects. If you’re wondering where to start on that last issue, here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • Pressure Washing: In all of its glorious splendor of the sunshine and refreshing dips in the pool, Summer also brings with it the downside of moisture, mildew and a stark reminder that it’s time to pressure wash. A good pressure washing at the beginning of summer eliminates months of buildup, residue, dirt, and grime that find their way into the exterior walls, ground surfaces, roof, and paint. Professional pressure washing addresses these issues at their source - preventing lots of potential future issues.
  • Siding Replacement: Even with regular pressure washing, sealing, and maintenance, your home’s siding can break down and needs replacement. Weather, wear and tear, and just general use understandably take their toll on your home’s siding, and there’s no better time than Summer to take a good look at your siding and determine what needs to be replaced.
  • Drain your Water Heater: Regularly draining your water heater not only prolongs the life of your tank but also increases the ability of your water heater to heat up water to the right level. Draining your water heater gets rid of built-up sediment and decreases the amount of heat transfer needed to reach the heat exchanger.
  • Prepare for Winter: Preparing your plumbing, walls, roof and any other home improvement project for winter is best done in Summer. Regardless of where you live, the damage caused by winter freezes wreak havoc not only on your plumbing, wiring or structures but also on your bank account - in the form of repair costs that you could have prevented by performing Summer maintenance.

Break ground on your home improvement projects this summer and enjoy your peace of mind for the rest of the year! 

What Others Say About Kost Plumbing

We had Kost Plumbing come out on weeknight when we had no water and he fixed the problem THAT NIGHT! We were amazed at his great work ethic and honest prices that he will be our Plumber for Life!!

Susan J., Ocala, FL

Thank you so much for all the help and support you provided when we had that leak! I couldn't have asked for a better job or price and the fact that you got it fixed so quickly that we were able to keep up our busy schedules without hardly missing a beat was AWESOME!!! Thanks again.

John D., Citra, FL

I do now know where to start, your prices and plumbing expertise are exceptional. I also appreciate your deck building and carpenter skills, not to mention that outstanding kitchen remodel. With your card I do not need anybody's "List" or any "Referral Program". Keep up the good work!

Chuck F., Reddick, FL

Thomas has done numerous jobs for me, and his work is always exceptional. He is very dependable and is willing to go out of his way to make sure the job is done right. In my opinion you could not hire a more professional or honest person.

Barbara A., Ocala, FL

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It’s no secret and a fast-growing trend for more seniors to choose to remain living at home instead of moving into assisted living facilities or nursing homes. Seniors who make this decision often rightfully do so  to maintain their dignity and independence.

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