Maintenance FAQ

Heat Issues

  • Is the system selector switch in the “HEAT” position?
  • Is the temperature set at least 3 degrees above the current room temperature?
  • If your thermostat is electronic, Are the batteries charged? Is the display showing? Replace the battery. If you have a power outage with dead battery, you will lose your settings and the thermostat will revert to the default settings.
  • Make sure Thermostat is set to the “Auto” position.
  • (FOR FORCED AIR FURNACES ONLY) If your thermostat has a switch to control the furnace fan, switch the fan “ON”. (this switch is usually located on the bottom of the thermostat marked “ON’ and “AUTO”.) Listen for the furnace fan to come on. If you can’t hear the fan, go to the vents to see if you feel any air coming out. If no air is coming out there maybe no power to the furnace.
  • In most homes the emergency shut off switch looks like a regular light switch and will be located on the side or close to the furnace. Make sure it is in the “ON” position.
  • If your home has breakers, check to see if any are tripped. If the breaker has been tripped it will be in a position that is between ON and OFF. Reset the breaker by turning it all the way OFF, then back ON.

Clog Issues

  • Use Drain-O or Plumber liquid
  • Try plunging the clogged drain
  • If you have a garbage disposal, run the garbage disposal to clear the drain.
  • D.I.Y Project, Pour 1 cup baking soda down the drain, then pour 1 cup of white vinegar down the drain (there will be some bubbling action nothing dangerous),  then wait 20 minutes and add boiling hot water into the drain. Repeat this process at least 3 times before calling the office.
  • If you know you have hair in the drain please use a coat hanger straightened out and place it down the drain to pull out any hair.

Pest Issues

Peppermint Oil & Mint plants are natural repellents for ants, spiders, mosquitoes, and mice. A lot of people are not aware that bugs can be self treated. Here are some ways to self treat.


  • Water & Vinegar Mixed into a spray bottle  and spray the spiders. They will die instantly and they will stay away.
  • Peppermint Oil & Mint plants are natural repellents for ants, spiders, mosquitoes, and mice.
  • Mint, Eucalyptus, & Lavender is also good for mosquitoes.
  • RAID!!! Multi-Insect with an orange scent and no lingering chemical odor. (Yellow Can). This product kills the bugs and keeps them away. You must spray this inside and outside every window, door, and vent.