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 [...]

Avoid Irrigation Irritation

By | September 19th, 2016|Maintenance, Seasonal Information|

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 [...]

Don’t Let Water Drip

By | September 19th, 2016|Maintenance, Seasonal Information|

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 [...]

Safely Away From Home

By | July 26th, 2016|Home Safety, Maintenance, Seasonal Information|

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 [...]

Deck Safety

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

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 [...]