Maintain Your Whole House Fan

By | May 21st, 2018|Home Safety, Maintenance, Seasonal Information|

Whole house fans move a lot of air fast and as with any fan, that means a lot of dust. Cleaning your whole house fan regularly will extend its life and ensure that your fan stays in good working order longer. Dusting Your Fan By simply dusting your fan off once a season you will extend [...]

Carbon Monoxide

By | February 8th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Use Caution: Each year, an average of 430 Americans die from unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning, and there are more than 20,000 visits to the emergency room with more than 4,000 hospitalizations. Carbon monoxide-related deaths are highest during colder months. These deaths are likely due to increased use of gas-powered furnaces and alternative heating, cooking, and [...]

Drafty Windows and Doors

By | January 8th, 2018|Maintenance, Seasonal Information|

Drafty windows and doors can increase heating bills, and no one wants that!  Take the time to inspect both the interior and exterior of all windows and doors.   If you inspect the property on a windy day, it may make it easier to detect any air leaks. Make Sure the Windows Close Tightly This seems like [...]

Sewer Line Inspection

By | October 30th, 2017|Additional Services, Maintenance, Sewer|

Many home buyers are familiar with and understand the importance of a home inspection.  But what about a Sewer Line Inspection?  It's almost an afterthought, if a thought at all.  Its always best to find out if a sewer line needs repair or replacement before buying a home, not after. The purpose of a sewer line [...]

Swing your HVAC into Spring and Summer

By | April 17th, 2017|Maintenance, Seasonal Information|

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 [...]

Detroit Investor Support

By | April 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

Building Nests

By | March 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

Spring Forward

By | March 9th, 2017|Maintenance, Seasonal Information|

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 [...]

Power Outages

By | March 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

Winterizing Outdoor Faucets

By | November 21st, 2016|Maintenance, Seasonal Information|

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 [...]