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Servicing Your New Home

Several clients have inquired about services for their new home.

They may need pool maintenance, fuel delivery or septic services on a regular, annual or semi-annual basis.
You may have found this to be the case with your home purchase.
The best and most convenient solution is simply to inquire from the seller who they might have used in the past. Be sure to ask how satisfied they were with these services.
Your new neighbors may also require many of these services and can be a wealth of information about local service providers and their reputation.
The benefit of these approaches is to find a service/maintenance provider who is already familiar with the property, its location, equipment, and scheduling needs.
This ‘foot in the door’ approach relieves you of the burden of researching and contacting local service providers with whom you have no experience. If, at a future time you need to make a change in these arrangements, you will have more time and flexibility to do so.

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Little Things Add Up

That little faucet drip that you’ve been meaning to get around to fixing could be wasting gallons.

It’s hard to estimate the true size off a drip of water, but over time it could be as much as 5 gallons in a single day. That adds up to over 1500 gallons a year.

How long did you say you’ve been putting that off?

While your home inspection might find major defects before you buy, all homes have cumulative minor deficiencies that, when taken together, can keep you busy for a while.

None of these problems can be construed as major, but a thorough home inspection can help you anticipate needs and future priorities before you buy.  Saving you time and money.