Maintenance Guides

Northeast Property Group has a proven track record, providing leading commercial brokerage and property management services in Connecticut for over 20 years. Call (860) 437-7005 for a customized real estate solution.

Some helpful guides on how to maintain your real estate

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Foundation and Floor Frame
About the Foundation, Understanding Fungus, Avoiding Moisture Under Your Home, Being Wise About Cracks, Brick and Block Foundations, Repairing a Squeaky Floor, Leveling Your Floors
Your Roof and Siding
Your Roof, The Impact of Ice, Finding a Leak, Minding Your Gutter, Understanding Siding
Windows, Doors and Insulation
Saving Energy with Insulation, Windows and Screens , Doors and Hardware
Decks, Fencing, and Walls
Preserving Your Wood Deck and Structures, Roof Deck, Fencing, Wood Retaining Walls
Swimming Pool
The Pump, The Skimmer , The Filter, The Heater, Pool Covers, Keeping Your Pool Clean, Winterizing Your Pool, Beginning of Pool Season, Balancing Pool Water
Landscape Irrigation
Your Sprinklers, Risers, Connecting the Pipes, Anti-siphon Valve, Winterizing Systems
Ornamental Iron
The Problems of Rust, Shielding Your Metals, Removing Rust
Walkways, Patios and Driveways
Cement and Concrete, Cleaning Concrete, Patching Cracking Concrete, Repairing Steps, Sealing Concrete, Polishing Concrete with Paint, Masonry
Your Plumbing System
Types of Pipes, Replacing a Damaged Section of Threaded Pipe, Preventing Freezing Water Pipes,Temporary Pipe Leak Fixes, Quieting Noisy Water Pipes, Turning off Your Water Main, Water Heater,Softening Your Water, Well Basics
Plumbing Fixtures
Easy Surface Maintenance of Fixtures, Cleaning Your Faucet, Toilets, Maintaining Tubs and Showers
Your Drain and Waste System
Sewer System Basics, Keeping Your System Clog-free
Heating, Ventilating, and Cooling
Heating Systems, Air Conditioner, Ventilation
Fireplaces
Fundamental Fireplace Facts, Maintaining Your Fireplace, Fireplace Cracks, Dealing with the Damper,Caring for the Outside of Your Chimney, Cleaning a Soot-covered Brick Fireplace Face, Cleaning Glass Doors and Screens
Walls and Ceilings
Drywall Cracks, Putting the Stop on Nail Pops, Filling Holes, Plaster, Interior Painting, Maintaining Walls and Ceilings, Making Paneling Look Like New, Wallpaper
Household Appliances
Gas and Electricity, Cleaning is Job One, Range Tops, The Oven, Range Hood, Microwave Maintenance, Dishwashers, Refrigerators and Freezers, Garbage Disposals, Trash Compactors,Washing Machines, Electric and Gas Clothes Dryers
Cabinets and Countertops
Keeping Cabinets Looking Great, Countertop Maintenance
Flooring
Ceramic Tiles, Vinyl, Linoleum, Torginol, Care for Terrazzo, Laminate, Keeping Wood Healthy,Keeping Carpet Clean
Household Safety
Fire Safety, Carbon Monoxide Danger in the Home, Guarding Against Natural Disasters, Gas Line Safety Tips, Maintaining Burglar Alarms, Automatic Garage Door Openers, Electrical Safety, Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters
Shutting Down Your Home
Water Floods, Your Turn-off Checklist, Preventing Break-ins, Making it Look like You’re at Home, Long-term Considerations

To Our Valued Clients:

With many media outlets are reporting that this winter’s first blizzard could bring up to 2 feet of snow for most of Connecticut and be in the top 5 worst blizzards on record, we would like to assure you that we are preparing staff and vendors to handle the snow as efficiently as possible. More importantly, we wish you to stay warm and safe by staying off the roads and ensuring you have adequate supplies at home to ride out the storm. Many utility companies are warning it’s customers to be prepared in the event there are prolonged power outages, which means warm clothing, water and food are important to have on hand. If you do lose power, be sure to report it to your utility immediately. As of 11AM, the National Weather Service is recommending vehicles stay off the road beginning Monday night and throughout the day Tuesday. The state is also activating its emergency operations center at 4 p.m. today, Monday. Emergency numbers are below.

With the likely chance that highways will be closed due to this historic storm, the Northeast Property Group offices will be closed for portions of the day Tuesday, however our answering service will be prepared to receive your calls that are urgent. All routine messages can be left in our general mailbox which will be checked remotely throughout the day. We also recommend emailing your property manager any concerns. All emergency calls, including loss of power, should be sent directly to the utility or to 911.

As your management company, our staff is already working diligently to provide the best possible service to our clients. All managers have been taking appropriate precautions and have been in contact with our snow removal contractors to establish lines of communication and protocols. The best advice at this time is remain in your home and avoid driving. All crews will be working overtime to keep roads clear as best they can, but in reality cleanups will be taking place well into Wednesday and Thursday. You patience and understanding are appreciated.

On behalf of Northeast Property Group, stay warm and be safe. More information will be available on our blog here: http://www.neproperty.com/latest-news/blizzard-january-26-2015/

Emergency Info:
For information on emergency disaster services including shelters, please contact the Connecticut American Red Cross by dialing 877-287-3327 or online at www.ctredcross.org , and, for non-emergency services, please contact 2-1-1 by dialing 2-1-1 or online at www.211ct.org.