8249 Crown Colony Pkwy. Mechanicsville, VA 23116 804 730 7770

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Regular Overall Maintenance

  • Locate all appliance manuals, review warranties, and note suggested maintenanceSet of construction tools
  • Fix squeaky doors
  • Tighten loose knobs and latches
  • Clean drains/traps
  • Replace missing grout/caulk. Consider replacing old caulk with mildew resistant caulk
  • Check ground fault interrupter outlets
  • Check sinks and other plumbing for leaks
  • Review family fire escape plan
  • Inventory your house. In the event of a fire or other disaster, an itemized list will be vital
  • Test all fire, smoke and carbon dioxide detectors and alarms (bi-annually)
  • If you have a well, test water potability annually¬†

Springtime Checks

March

  • Exterior: Check wood trim and siding for paint and caulk repair
  • Exterior Walls: Check exterior wood siding and trim for damage, looseness, missing or broken mortar
  • Foundation: Check basement for dampness and leakage after wet weather
  • Roof: Check flashing around roof stacks, vents and skylights¬†

April

  • Exterior Walls: Check painted surfaces for deterioration
  • Heating and Cooling: Evaluate and service central air conditioning or humidifier every spring
  • Roof: Check for damaged, loose, blistered or missing shingles.¬†

May

  • Foundation: Maintain grading sloped away from foundation walls.
  • Plumbing: Check faucets, hose bibs and valves for leakage.
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