At long last, spring is here! The days are brighter and getting warmer. Soon we’ll be turning on the Air Conditioning as we head into summer. Prepare now with a few simple steps. Change the HVAC Filter Turn off the Humidifier: Locate your humidistat. Your humidistat may be located near your thermostat or mounted at […]
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We’ve all heard the stories and speculation about Detroit’s comeback. We’ve seen progress and the activities downtown. Now the residential landscape is starting to buzz. Recently, the Detroit Free Press released an article reporting on international investors who were duped by local “business people”. Unfortunately, there are some out there who are only looking to […]
Longer, warmer days, the sounds of birds chirping, the hint of green grass – all signs that spring has sprung. If you’re a regular on our blog, you know that Spring Maintenance includes a trip to the roof to give it a once over for any winter damage and overall condition. Many people in our […]
It’s the time of the year when we all spring our clocks forward one hour and start to gain that extra bit of precious daylight every day as we inch into summer. It’s also a great time to perform a few simple home maintenance tasks to be sure things are safe and sound. So besides […]
Several things can disrupt the electrical services we’ve come so dependant on. Severe weather, accidents, equipment failures – these can all lead to outages that can last moments to even days or weeks. Short-Term Power Failures Don’t panic! Check to see if your neighbors still have electricity. If they do, the problem could be inside […]
Most any Michigander can explain the importance of winterizing exterior faucets, but do you actually know how? It seems like a simple task, but there are a few tricks to getting it right. 1.) Disconnect the Garden Hose – Simple, drain and store the hose and any accessories in the garage or shed. 2.) Inspect […]
Fall is the time to drain and winterize your irrigation system. Buried irrigation lines can freeze, leaving you with burst pipes and broken sprinkler heads. A few simple steps can save you some spring time Irrigation Irritation. Using the main valve, turn off the water that feeds the system. Turn off the automatic controller Remove water […]
Dripping Water is almost never a good thing. Fall preparations must include removal of garden hoses from outdoor faucets. Don’t get caught by a sudden cold snap and have surprise damage – make this one a priority! Leaving hoses attached can cause water to back up in the faucets and in the pipes inside the […]
Summer is synonymous with vacation. Travel, be it for a weekend or a month often means vacancy at home. Having a trusted neighbor or family friend periodically check on the home can also be helpful in preventing any problems. Don’t leave your home unprotected. Here are a few safety tips to be sure your home is […]
It’s summer here in Metro Detroit and that means more time outside enjoying the sunshine. Be it for a back yard BBQ or enjoying your morning coffee, deck safety is important for every homeowner and we’re here to help. Maintenance is much more than cleaning your deck surface. It means evaluating the structure and making any repairs […]