Maintaining Your Home

Maintaining Your Home

Your home is the symbol of your success but that dream home can turn into a nightmare if maintaining your home is not part of your standard routine. You should maintain your home for the same reason that you maintain your car. Without regular maintenance both your car and your home are headed for trouble and costly repairs down the road. Often these costly repairs can be prevented altogether with routine maintenance. Like a car, the value you have worked so hard to establish in your home, can be significantly and negatively impacted without regular maintenance.  Please use the following checklist as a guide of things to do during the different season.  However, you need to trust us with this, if you try to accomplish all of these things, it will drive you crazy.  Therefore, just use this as a guide.

Spring

  • Inspect your roof for winter damage
  • Have a professional inspect your air conditioning system
  • Replace damaged outdoor lighting
  • Inspect shutoff valves at each plumbing fixture
  • Check the condition of outdoor hoses/sprinkler systems
  • Clean and sharpen garden tools
  • Check outdoor planters for damage and replace as needed
  • Replace batteries in smoke alarms
  • Review your fire escape plan

Summer

  • Inspect appliance hoses and ventilation
  • Drain water heater and remove sediment from tank
  • Check for any water leaks
  • Test circuit breakers
  • Replace air filter
  • Check the driveway for cracks
  • Clean outdoor patio furniture and grilling equipment
  • Inspect all outdoor recreational equipment and review safety tips
  • Control weeds in outdoor spaces

Fall

  • Remove leaves and debris from gutters and downspouts
  • Trim trees and bushes so nothing is touching your home
  • Drain outdoor faucets, hoses and sprinkling systems
  • Inspect all exterior lighting, replace bulbs and reset timers as needed
  • Service your heating system
  • Clean and inspect your chimney
  • Test your carbon monoxide alarms
  • Replace batteries in smoke alarms
  • Place all outdoor furniture and planters in storage for winter

Winter

  • Clean gutters and downspouts
  • Install storm windows
  • Insulate pipes in attic or basement
  • Repair cracks in your brickwork
  • Clean grout between tiles in bath
  • Make sure locks work properly on all windows and doors
  • Store firewood 30 feet from home
  • Clean and organize your entryway closet making room for winter coats
  • Clean the kitchen exhaust hood
  • Clean and organize your laundry area

Since some of us are handier than others, if there is something you want to tackle but it’s outside of your comfort zone, please use the below list.  When you mention “The Heideman Group”, you should get put to the top of their priority list and get great service.

Unfortunately with all the benefits of being a homeowner comes with the job of maintaining your home to ensure it is in proper repair.  It is therefore essential to have the right team working for you.  We hold ourselves to a very high standard when it comes to customer service and performance, and we only recommend people that we feel are an extension of us.  Based on our long-term relationships, you should feel very comfortable trusting the following professionals:

Professionals We Trust