Getting Ready for Guests

Are you ready for special guests?
I know there are a lot of items around the house that you would like to have fixed or changed.
There are perhaps some items around the house that are bothering you that you want to get taken care of before relatives come for the holidays.
There is a lot of stuff that I can do that you may not be aware of. I am going to attempt to make a list of things that you can check that we can take care of.
ROOF
Water stains on the ceiling? This is most likely a roof leak. Clean out of the gutters needed? Are the screens to the attic intact as to not let in critters?
PLUMBING
Faucets dripping? Wet floors behind the toilet or under the sink? Hose faucets drip when they are on or off? Low water pressure? Does the water run slowly on your washing machine? Are your sprinklers fully covering the yard?
HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING
Dirty filters? Fireplace chimney clean?
WATER HEATER
Is it earthquake strapped? Are the pipes on the top corrosion free?
ELECTRICAL
Switches, lights and outlets work properly? Do you have smoke alarms? Breakers blow without apparent cause?
KITCHEN
Grout and caulking look good? Garbage disposal work? Cabinet doors all work properly? Exhaust hood work properly?
BATHS
Grout and caulking look good? Shower doors work? Walls damaged? Need more towel bars? Exhaust fan work?
FLOORS
Tiled floors in good shape? Do the floors squeak? Do the floors feel soft or weak?
DOORS
Do they all close properly? Do they seal and latch? Holes in the screens? Garage door work properly?
WINDOWS
Painted shut? Latches operate well? Skylights leak?
SHELVING
Do you have enough shelving? Is the shelving strong enough?
STAIRS/BALCONY
Do the stairs creak or groan? Are the stair and balcony rails secure?
PAINT
Peeling, fading, cracking? Don’t like the color? Wood and varnish in good shape?
EXTERIOR
Drive in good shape? Foundation vents damaged or obstructed?
PATIO/POOL
Area drains work properly? Deck in good shape? BBQ work? Patio cover in good shape? Need new landscaping? Need outdoor path lighting?
FENCE
Is the wood fence wobbly or broken at the base of the posts? Block walls need repair or replacement? Gates work properly? Rust on metal frames?
Well that's about it; let me know if you want to know any more. Go to my web site at www.newcastleremodeling.com and find out more.