Air Conditioning in your home is pretty much maintenance free. However, filters must be changed monthly to ensure proper operation. One of the most common items customers call about is their air conditioning running all day. After many trips out to determine the problem, we have found that when it is 95 degrees outside and you have your thermostat set at 75 degrees do not expect your A/C to shut off. An A/C unit will only cool down 13-15 degrees from the outside temperature, even if you have your home double insulated. However, if you do think there is a problem with your unit, please call the Air Conditioning Company.
Termite Protection (where applicable) is provided to you with your house. However, at the end of your first year it is up to you to renew your policy. To protect yourself against termites do not forget to renew your policy. This policy only protects against subterranean termites. Other types of termites and insects are not covered in this policy nor are they covered under any warranty.
Smoke/CO Detectors are located inside the bedroom doors. You may have one or more depending on the model you selected. To ensure they are working, you will notice a little red light (button) on the face of it. Press that button and the alarm will sound until you release it. You should do this once a month to ensure they are working. Batteries should be changed every 6 months to ensure proper operation.
Garbage Disposals have a reset switch located on the unit under the sink. If you turn it on and it does not work, look under the sink on the bottom of the disposal for the reset button and push it in to reset it.
Electrical Breakers are in the electrical panel box. At times, if an electrical circuit is overloaded, this breaker switch will shut off electricity to that outlet. If lights or outlets do not work in one area of the house check your electrical panel for a breaker switch out of alignment with the others and turn it off and then on again. This will reset the breaker.
New Sod needs special care and lots of water. Be sure to water and fertilize properly. If you are unfamiliar with the maintenance procedure of your lawn, please consult a lawn and garden specialist.
Septic Tanks and drain fields (where applicable) will last longer if you never pour grease down the drain. The grease will destroy your drain fields and problems can develop quickly depending on the amount of grease. Also, if you have a garbage disposal, please use it with caution. Try to throw away as many solids as possible before using your disposal. The solids are ground up so fine by the disposal that they do not remain in the septic tank, but flow out into the drain field area. The excessive use of a disposal will result in drain field problems and shorten the functional life of the drain field. So, when using your garbage disposal, make sure to remove as many solids as possible before using.
Erosion — Wash Outs are expected because of seasonal rains. Wash outs around your foundations and driveway culverts are typical.