Handy Hints for Home Care and Maintenance
Now that you have moved into your Beautiful Brand New Covington Home the fun begins! Moving your furniture in, decorating your rooms, hanging the curtains, putting up your blinds, and getting your Dream Home all 'settled in.’ Here are some Helpful Pointers on how to care and maintain your New Home.
Springtime Sprinkler Tune-Up Checklist
Article From Rain Bird on Tips To Help You Save Water, Time and Money in Your Yard.
As the temperatures warm and the lawn and garden begins to thaw, there is no better time than springtime to make sure your automatic sprinkler system is ready for another season of efficient lawn and garden watering.
...Read More Just a few simple steps will go a long way towards saving water, money and preventing a mid-summer landscape catastrophe at home. Get the warm watering season off to a great start with the following tips:
As a Homeowner there are seasonal maintenance items that need to be pid attention to and addressed. But that is what owning a home is about. Taking care of the roof over our heads. And it really CAN be fun and rewarding!!
Here are just a few Spring Homeowner Maintenance recommendations. These are our Top Items to consider and take care of, but always remember that there may be other items in your home that require maintenance.
Cabinet Care & Cleaning
Covington Homes has partnered with Aristokraft cabinets in our New Homes. How do you keep your high quality cabinets looking great and last a long time? We look to the experts in this case - Aristokraft. Here are their care and cleaning instructions.
Draining Your Sprinkler System in an Emergency
This does NOT take the place of a proper winterization and blow out by a professional. However, if you turn on your irrigation too early, or a cold snap occurs and you have to shut down the irrigation system then follow these simple steps to mitigate the risk of a freezing backflow or sprinkler line.
Lawn Care 101
When it comes to your lawn, there’s no such thing as fashionably late. Get the most out of your efforts by giving your lawn what it needs, when it needs it. An article by Eric Liskey – Better Homes and Garden.
Optimizing your Weatherstripping
If you feel a slight draft of air coming in underneath your house door it may be that your threshold needs to be raised. This is fairly common and typically occurs as the threshold ages, people walk on it, or in the first few years of the home while the home is ‘getting comfortable’ for duration of the home.
Garbage Disposal Stops Working
Perhaps one of the most common maintenance items in a home, but one that most people do not typically know how to fix. Therefore they call a plumber and pay him (or her) to ‘fix’ the disposal when it could had been done without the plumber.