Spring Honey-Do List


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April showers, May flowers and outdoor chores.

Sprinkler Systems
After a winter hibernation, it’s time for those sleeping irrigation systems to wake up. But the process involves more than just turning on the outdoor faucet. The soil should be thawed 12 inches below the surface and the air that has built up in irrigation pipes over the winter needs to be slowly released. Simply Residential’s expert technicians can ensure the process is smooth, safe and stress-free.

Cleaning gutters is a nasty bi-product of home ownership. But Simply Residential is happy to help. Just in time for spring showers, we’ll get those gutters flowing and pushing rain drainage away from the property’s foundation.

Property and Lawn Care
When winter gives way to spring, lawns aren’t usually left in the best condition. April is a good time to spruce up property. Simply Residential is your source for cleaning up fall/winter debris, weeding, seeding, planting and insect control. We approach your lawn delicately, ensuring that raking and even general foot traffic doesn’t disrupt wet soil or harm new grass roots.

Spring Appliance/Equipment Tune-ups
Schedule tune-ups for those warmer-weather appliances/equipment, like the air conditioner, lawn mower and weed trimmer. Lean on Simply Residential to get those appliances and equipment ready to go for when they are needed.

It’s spring and Simply Residential is here to help! Contact us today by email at maintenance@simplyres.com or by phone at 952-893-9900!

Appliance Life Expectancy

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Photo credit: Trace O; flickr.com/photos/tracy_olson

One of the biggest leaps from being a renter to a property owner is the responsibility to maintain and replace household appliances. Think about the finances dedicated to those often-used, convenient pieces of equipment in your kitchen, laundry room and other parts of the house. The health of these appliances is impacted by the initial quality of the product, the amount of care and proper maintenance you provide and of course general wear and tear. Some good luck doesn’t hurt either.

Replacing those items is not only financially burdening, but also stressful and time-consuming. The best approach to being prepared for the demise of appliances is knowing their life expectancy. No appliance lasts forever. Here is a ballpark life expectancy guide for appliances:

Refrigerator: 15 years
Dishwasher: 8-10 years
Washer/Dryer: 10-12 years
Water Heater: 8-10 years
Stove/Oven: 15 years
Garbage Disposal: 10 years
Microwave: 10 years

Of course, these are all estimates. No single timeline will apply to every home. But this list should help you financially plan ahead for replacing appliances.