Cleaning the Microwave

Cleaning The Microwave The Basic Home Maintenance Series Preventative maintenance on your microwave oven can increase its lifespan significantly. Cleaning the Microwave is critical.  It will keep your kitchen looking and smelling fresh. How often? Monthly When? All Year Round Estimated Cost? $0.00 Time Commitment? 1/2 Hour Keep the inside clean. By regularly wiping out … Read more Cleaning the Microwave

Check for Air Leaks Around Windows

Check for air leaks around windows The Basic Home Maintenance Series Want to save some real money on the energy bill? Check for Air Leaks around windows and doors! Make sure your home is shut tight by running a simple finger test. How often? Every 6 Months When? Spring and Fall Estimated Cost? $0.00 Time … Read more Check for Air Leaks Around Windows

Be Prepared for Disaster

Be Prepared For Disaster The Basic Home Maintenance Series When disaster strikes are you prepared? We believe it’s our duty to help make sure you are. How often? Yearly When? Winter Estimated Cost? $100.00 Time Commitment? 1 Hour A yearly check to make sure your items are up to date and have been stored properly. … Read more Be Prepared for Disaster

How to Create a Home Maintenance Log

How to Create a Home Maintenance Log The Basic Home Maintenance Series With a homeowner’s maintenance log you can keep track of maintenance and repair details about your home as well as improvements, updates, and upgrades you make over the years. You can store appliance and system manuals and instructions, warranties, and other resources, like … Read more How to Create a Home Maintenance Log

Winter Checklist

Winter Checklist: Things Every Homeowner Should Do Before Winter The Basic Home Maintenance Series If you want to protect your possessions from the ravages of Old Man Winter, you might have to bring them in, empty them out, clean them up or shut them down.  Swap Out the Gas in Small Engines or Replace the … Read more Winter Checklist

Basic Refrigerator Maintenance

Refrigerator Maintenance The Basic Home Maintenance Series Basic refrigerator maintenance is critical in making your refrigerator last.  Our refrigerators are ALWAYS on, constantly sucking in air and electricity to keep our perishable items fresh. This simple action can reduce your electricity bill AND improve the effectiveness of your refrigerator. How often? Every 3 Months When? … Read more Basic Refrigerator Maintenance

Dishwasher Maintenance

Dishwasher Maintenance The Basic Home Maintenance Series:  Dishwasher Maintenance is a simple process. Dishwashers clean themselves for the most part during every use. However, to keep your dishwasher at peak performance, simple monthly maintenance will keep the repair person at bay! How often? Monthly When? All Year Round Estimated Cost? $0.00 Time Commitment? 1 Hour … Read more Dishwasher Maintenance

Fireplace Maintenance

Fireplace Maintenance The Basic Home Maintenance Series Check for Buildup Regular fireplace maintenance is a critical safety concern. Creosote and soot buildup are extremely dangerous to homes with a fireplaces and can lead to chimney fires that can severely damage your home. How often? Every 30 Days during the burning season When? Winter Estimated Cost? … Read more Fireplace Maintenance