Seasonal Information

Various posts with valuable home owner information related to season upkeep and improvment of your home.

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Carbon Monoxide – Choosing Protection

By | October 2nd, 2015|Maintenance, Seasonal Information|

How to Choose a Carbon Monoxide Alarm Because a safe home is the only option, we offer plenty of choices. Now that you know a little more about the dangers of carbon monoxide, the next logical question is “what can I do to protect my home?”  Of course, before you go choosing your alarms, it [...]