Maintenance For Your Home

Fall

  • Schedule annual furnace inspection
  • Inspect fire extinguisher lock pin and discharge nozzle
  • Run clean cycle on self cleaning ovens
  • Replace batteries in smoke and CO2 detectors when clocks change
  • Drain and clean humidifiers and replace filters
  • Drain the water heater to remove settled sediment
  • Drain and shut off outside water prior to end of October frost date
  • Store garden hoses
  • Cover outside air conditioning units—window units or compressors
  • Inspect and clean chimneys, roof, gutters, downspouts, and drains
  • Replace any damaged caulking/weather stripping around windows and doors
  • Look for any signs of animals entering through vents, chimney or garage
  • Fill driveway cracks with petroleum- based sealer

Spring

  • Schedule annual termite inspection
  • Check that sump pump is working by pouring water in the pit
  • Vacuum dryer lint hose
  • Check washer hoses for any signs of cracks, brittleness or leaks
  • Replace batteries in smoke and CO2 detectors when clocks change
  • Change in-line water filters (regularly)
  • Clean or replace air filters on furnace/AC (every month is best)
  • Vacuum baseboard heater
  • Rotate storm windows and screens, repairing any damage
  • Check and repair exterior wood and cobwebs from grill connections
  • Trim trees away from roof surface and electrical wires
  • Prune overgrown shrubs to keep windows clear
  • Inspect and clean roof, gutters, downspouts, and drains
  • Soak shower heads in vinegar or CLR to clean lime deposits
  • Have septic tank pumped out (as needed)

For more home maintenance tips read Popular Mechanics list of quick fixes.

Featured Testimonial

I moved to PA from Washington State and learned that realty is local. There were things that I thought I knew about buying a house previously but boy was I wrong. Linda was very patient with me but also did not hold back when she saw potential problems, and always made sure I had all the information I needed before making a decision and didn’t belittle concerns to just get a sale. Above all else, and this was the most important thing to me, Linda has a high ethical standard, is very transparent in her approach and is someone I trusted making one of the biggest decisions of my life. – A. Lindsay (Courtesy of Google)

 

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  • "We were so pleased that a co-worker recommended someone in the area that she trusted. Boy, did we strike gold on all counts. You are amazing!"
  • "Instead of trying to take advantage of conflicts of interest, she puts the client's interests first."
  • "Linda is a hardworking, proactive and knowledgeable realtor. Throughout the process of finding and buying our new home, she was always responsive and kept us up to date on every detail."
  • "Linda and the group at Sage are the right fit. You won’t find more knowledgeable, prepared and professional agents."
  • "Linda and Tracey really know the Main Line area."
  • "Throughout the entire process we never doubted that she always had our best interests in mind. We wouldn’t consider anyone else when buying a home on the Main Line."
  • "From start to finish, Linda brought to bear a most helpful combination of experience, knowledge, attention and integrity on a somewhat complicated transaction. There was never any doubt that she represented our interests."
  • "Her knowledge of the area helped us quickly narrow our search and ultimately scored us an amazing home in an incredible neighborhood."
  • "It is hard to trust when you are not sure of the rules of the game. Working with Linda made us feel like we were family. Linda took her time to relay and explain everything in detail."
  • "Linda’s honesty and real estate savviness made for a wonderful home buying experience!"

Read more about what our clients have to say

Hear from our Clients

  • "We were so pleased that a co-worker recommended someone in the area that she trusted. Boy, did we strike gold on all counts. You are amazing!"
  • "Instead of trying to take advantage of conflicts of interest, she puts the client's interests first."
  • "Linda is a hardworking, proactive and knowledgeable realtor. Throughout the process of finding and buying our new home, she was always responsive and kept us up to date on every detail."
  • "Linda and the group at Sage are the right fit. You won’t find more knowledgeable, prepared and professional agents."
  • "Linda and Tracey really know the Main Line area."
  • "Throughout the entire process we never doubted that she always had our best interests in mind. We wouldn’t consider anyone else when buying a home on the Main Line."
  • "From start to finish, Linda brought to bear a most helpful combination of experience, knowledge, attention and integrity on a somewhat complicated transaction. There was never any doubt that she represented our interests."
  • "Her knowledge of the area helped us quickly narrow our search and ultimately scored us an amazing home in an incredible neighborhood."
  • "It is hard to trust when you are not sure of the rules of the game. Working with Linda made us feel like we were family. Linda took her time to relay and explain everything in detail."
  • "Linda’s honesty and real estate savviness made for a wonderful home buying experience!"

Read more about what our clients have to say

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