Home Maintenance Video Series
Homeownership means taking care of your home. For most Americans, a home is a major expense. Holiday Builders uses the expression, “Keeping your home as good as new, starts with you.” To that end, we have created a home maintenance video series starring our Warranty Manager Doug Riedel. These helpful videos run between two and five minutes and include easy-to-follow instructions. Home Maintenance videos are housed on the Maintenance Videos page on our website. Additionally, they may also be found on the Holiday Builders’ YouTube channel. The Holiday Builders’ Home Maintenance videos cover valuable topics including Air Conditioning – replacing air filters and keeping mold out of condensation lines; repairing cracks in shower grout; fixing exterior stucco cracks; smoke detectors, squeaky door repair and resetting GFI outlets.
Caulking of doors, windows, siding, countertops, sinks, and tubs is important to prevent water intrusion and leaking air. Be sure to use exterior caulking for doors, windows, and siding. Apply caulk to vinyl floors where they meet cabinets, around toilets, against tubs and showers, and at baseboards. Primarily, caulking prevents water intrusion that could loosen the flooring. Caulk around sinks in bathrooms and the kitchen. Apply caulking where the tub meets the tile. If you have a tiled backsplash in your kitchen, be sure to caulk where the countertop meets the tile.
Vinyl flooring is installed in wet areas of Holiday Builders’ Value and Inspire Collection homes. This rollout vinyl can be damaged or torn when moving furniture or appliances. Be sure to lift heavy objects or slide them using furniture sliders. High-heeled shoes can cause indentations as can sports shoe cleats. Take special care on these floors. Vinyl plank flooring is used frequently in Cornerstone Collection homes. This flooring is durable and fashionable, but be careful when it comes to cleaning these floors. Always follow manufacturer instructions and be careful in mopping with too much water. In conclusion, Vinyl plank and rollout vinyl are attractive, versatile products that will last a lifetime with proper care.
Stainless Steel Sinks
The kitchen isn’t truly clean until you clean the kitchen sink. Just be careful when using SOS or Brillo pads for example. These abrasive scouring pads can leave remnants in your sink that will cause pitting or rust. The best cleaners for your Stainless Steel sinks are Soft Scrub or Zud cleansing powder.
You use a lot less water when you run your dishwasher instead of washing dishes by hand. However, your water heater temperature must be at least 120 for your dishwasher to function properly. Use only Dishwasher Detergent in your dishwasher.
Holiday Builders provides homeowners with one or two years of floor-to-ceiling, non-transferable coverage, and a 10-year Limited Structural Warranty on all homes. Value and Inspire Collection homes include one year of warranty, while Cornerstone Collection includes two years. The warranty includes storm protection for all glass openings and a renewable termite bond. File a claim easily on our online Homeowner Portal where you can submit a request anytime, day or night, seven days a week.
Keeping your home as good as new, starts with you. Follow our advice for a happy, healthy, home.