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Proactive Maintenance Keeps Your Home in Tip-Top Shape

Maintaining your home is a never-ending to-do list of chores that, if neglected, can end up costing you dearly in time and money. You may not even know all the things you should regularly check throughout your home. We’ve put together a sample list to give you an idea of all the things you may have been missing.

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Residential Properties – What’s Included in Every Visit

Exteriors

  • From the ground, visually inspect exterior walls for missing and/or damaged cladding from the ground.
  • From the ground, visually inspect exterior caulking for windows, doors, expansion joints and dissimilar materials.
  • From the ground, visually inspect roof for damage.
  • From the ground, visually inspect gutters, downspouts for damage or obstructions.
  • From the ground, visually inspect for landscaping that is overhanging or encroaching onto the roof, walls, and foundation.
  • If applicable, inspect deck(s), porch(s) and patio(s) for damage.
  • Check operation of hose bibs in the summer.
  • Visual inspection of the exterior sidewalks and driveways for excessive damage/ deterioration.
  • Visually inspect and test overhead door(s), operator(s) and sensors for proper operation and damage.

Bathrooms

  • If applicable, test ground fault circuit interruption (GFCI) outlets for proper operation.
  • Check light fixtures and switches for proper operation.
  • Replace burnt-out standard light bulbs with energy efficient LED bulbs on ceilings and on walls lower than ten feet.
  • From the ground, visually inspect interior walls, ceilings, floors and windows for damage and signs of water infiltration.
  • Inspect doors and windows on floor level for damage and test for proper operation.
  • Test faucets for adequate hot and cold-water pressure for sink(s), shower(s), bathtub(s).
  • Visually inspect and test sink, shower and bathtub drain(s) for adequate drainage.
  • Visually inspect plumbing for leaks/damage in bathroom(s).
  • Visual inspection of toilets for leaks/damage and test for proper operation.
  • Inspect bathroom fixtures are properly secured and operational.

Kitchens

  • If applicable, test ground fault circuit interruption (GFCI) outlets for proper operation.
  • Check light fixtures and switches for proper operation.
  • Replace burnt-out standard light bulbs with energy efficient LED bulbs on ceilings and walls lower than ten feet.
  • From the ground, visually inspect interior walls, ceilings, floors and windows for damage and signs of water infiltration.
  • Inspect doors, windows, and window screens on floor level for damage and test for proper operation.
  • Test faucet(s) for adequate hot and cold-water pressure.
  • Visually inspect and test sink(s) adequate drainage.
  • Visually inspect plumbing for leaks/damage.
  • Inspect for proper operation, leaks, and damage of appliances (no appliances will be moved).
  • If applicable, inspect and Sanitize Garbage Disposal.

Living Areas

  • From the ground, visually inspect interior walls, ceilings, floors and windows for damage and signs of water infiltration.
  • Replace burnt-out standard light bulbs with energy efficient LED bulbs on ceilings and walls lower than ten feet.
  • Check light fixtures and switches for proper operation.
  • Inspect doors, windows, and window screens on floor level for damage and test for proper operation.

Basement/Laundry Room

  • From the ground, visually inspect interior walls, ceilings, floors and windows for damage and signs of water infiltration.
  • If applicable, inspect basement egress windows for proper operation and that they are clear of debris.
  • Check floor drain openings are clear and add water if P trap is dry.
  • Inspect for proper operation, leaks, and damage of appliances in laundry room (no appliances will be moved).
  • Test sump pump motor operation and battery backup pump operation.

HVAC/Mechanicals

  • Check furnace and water heater gas supply lines and valves for leaks and proper operation.
  • If applicable, check furnace and water heater draft inducer motor operation
  • Change furnace filter(s) once a quarter. Non-standard sizes will be an additional cost.
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Quarterly Add On Options

Plumbing

  • Water filters/reverse osmosis filters.
  • Flush hot water heater(s) annually.
  • Inspect hot water or steam heat system.
  • Inspect back flow prevention valve every 6 months or yearly.
  • Treat septic system quarterly to maintain bacteria balance.
  • Well pump and system inspection.
  • Annual well chlorination.
  • Annual water quality test.
  • Water softener salt delivery and stock.
  • Inspect and sanitize garbage disposal.
  • Grease trap cleaning.

HVAC

  • Inspect/replace humidifier filter.
  • Inspect dehumidifier.
  • Spring HVAC tune-up/cleaning.
  • Fall HVAC tune-up/cleaning.
  • Clean dryer vent(s).

Fire Prevention

  • Fire pump inspection.
  • Fire sprinkler system inspection.
  • Fire alarm system inspections.
  • Fire suppression system inspections.
  • Inspect fire escapes.

Other

  • Security camera inspection.
  • Hard wired surge protector inspection.
  • Window washing.
  • Annual roof inspection.
  • Hood cleaning.
  • Waste grease removal.
  • Clean/change microwave recirculating filter.
  • Fence/gate inspection.
  • Visually inspect storm water management systems are clear of debris and obstructions.
  • Visual inspection of the exterior sidewalks and driveway for excessive damage/deterioration.
  • Visually inspect and test overhead door(s), operators and sensors for proper operation and damage.
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A La Carte and Hourly Options

Exterior

  • Window washing.
  • Gutter cleaning.
  • Power washing decks/building/driveway/roof.
  • Driveway sealcoating.
  • Weed/grass killer on sidewalk/driveway.
  • Caulking.
  • Moving/cover patio furniture in or out for season changes.
  • Lawn sprinkler service/winterizing.
  • Septic pumping.
  • Septic/drain tile jetting.
  • Well pump replacement.
  • Well chlorination.
  • Water quality test.
  • Water softener service/replacement.
  • Inspect/ service fence/gates.
  • Garage door service/replacement.
  • Clean window wells of debris.

Interior

  • Caulking.
  • Faucet replacement.
  • Sink replacement.
  • Toilet replacement.
  • Clean water tank on toilet.
  • Appliance repair/service.
  • Bathroom fixtures.
  • Light fixture/fan.
  • Appliance hookup/disconnection.
  • Remodel projects.
  • Moving/assembling furniture.
  • HVAC tune up.
  • Duct cleaning.
  • Carpet/tile cleaning.
  • Tile/LVP install.
  • Hanging pictures.
  • Changing an outlet.
  • Replace washing machine water supply lines (should be done every 4 years).
  • All your home maintenance, emergency service and renovation needs!

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