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    New Year's Home Maintenance Tips

    Posted by Sophie Bousset on Jan 7, 2020 6:39:00 AM

    Happy 2020! With this new year, comes a wonderful opportunity to set some new habits around your home. One we can't recommend enough: doing a little something for your home each month. Those small efforts add up quickly! To make it easier, we compile our top recommendations each month. No need to research, simply follow along and start appreciating the impact around your home. If you want to skip ahead, we have the entire year's plan set out in our 12-month Bay Area Home Maintenance Checklist, plus optional calendar reminders and monthly emails so you never miss an update. 

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    Topics: home maintenance, preventative care, love your home

    Preparing Your Home for the Holidays

    Posted by Sophie Bousset on Dec 3, 2019 8:11:00 AM

    It's the most wonderful time of the year! With the caroling, marshmallow toasting, glowing lights... and bursting pipes. OK, so maybe winter isn't all hot mulled wine and gingerbread decorating, but most home maintenance and hosting hiccups can easily be avoided with a little preparation. 

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    Topics: home maintenance, preventative care, love your home

    4 Steps to a Winterized Home

    Posted by Sophie Bousset on Nov 12, 2019 7:15:00 AM

    Last month, we shared our top tips for getting your home ready for fall. Now that winter is around the corner, it's time to winterize. Bay Area winters, while mild by most standards, also tend to be unpredictable. One day the sun will shine during lunchtime, then torrential rain will come down for three days straight and cause floods all around the Bay. Since we never quite know when the weather will turn, it's best to start preparing for those chilly nights and hefty downpours in November. Here are the biggest tasks to prioritize this month: 

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    Topics: home maintenance, preventative care, love your home

    4 Key Differences Between Angie's List and AAA House Manager

    Posted by Sophie Bousset on Oct 8, 2019 7:30:00 AM

    Remember the old days of going through the phone book to look for a plumber? Homeowners in our day and age are fortunate to have so many options and resources to help with home care! With that said, the sheer number of products and services can be overwhelming. To help you make the best decision for your home and needs, we've started mapping out the various services and pros and cons, starting with traditional handymen and home warranties. Next up: Angie's List.

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    Topics: home maintenance, preventative care, House Manager

    4 Tips to Get Your Home Ready for Fall

    Posted by Sophie Bousset on Oct 1, 2019 9:58:24 AM

    Fall is officially upon us! (The fall equinox was on Monday, September 23rd, in case you missed it.) With cool, rainy weather on the horizon, this is the perfect time to get your home ready for the change in season. You'll be glad you did when you see friends or neighbors complain that they should have cleaned the gutters or covered backyard furniture sooner!

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    Topics: home maintenance, preventative care

    Love Your Home: 4 Ways to Keep Your Deck Looking New

    Posted by Michelle Galvez on Sep 24, 2019 10:01:08 AM

    Summer is winding down, fall is on the way and we’ll soon be seeing nothing but weeks of poor weather. Which means your deck will be sitting alone and forgotten. After a long summer of standing up to the blistering sun — blistering depending on where in the Bay Area you’re located — the drastic change to rain and freezing temperatures will be tough. It’s no wonder you may be seeing cracks, fading and other damage. Not to fear, there is hope. With these 4 tips, you could have your deck looking as good as new.

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    Topics: home maintenance, preventative care, love your home

    AAA House Manager and Investment Properties: How We Help Landlords and Second Home Owners

    Posted by Michelle Galvez on Sep 19, 2019 11:36:46 AM

    Properly maintaining a home is difficult. Properly maintaining two, three or four can be downright impossible. So it’s no wonder that we’re often asked by landlords and owners of second homes if a AAA House Manager membership could work for them.

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    Topics: home maintenance, preventative care, House Manager, investment properties

    You've Had Your Home Assessment. Now what?

    Posted by Michelle Galvez on Sep 10, 2019 12:24:15 PM

    Congratulations! You made the decision to become a member of AAA House Manager. You found time in your schedule to set up your Home Assessment, watched as your House Manager closely inspected every nook and cranny of your home, and waited for the results. Now, you’re sitting in front of your laptop reading over your Home Health Report thinking; Now what? 

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    Topics: home maintenance, preventative care, House Manager

    Key Differences Between a Home Warranty and AAA House Manager

    Posted by Michelle Galvez on Sep 3, 2019 9:45:00 AM

    One of the most common questions we get when we’re out-and-about talking to people about AAA House Manager is; “So, it's like a home warranty?” We get it. On the surface it sounds like the two are very similar. But there are some key differences, and knowing and understanding them can help you decide whether one, or both, are right for you and your household.

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    Topics: home maintenance, preventative care, House Manager

    Preparing Your Home and Household for a Power Outage

    Posted by Michelle Galvez on Jul 30, 2019 12:38:00 PM

    In response to the increase of devastating wildfires in California over the last two years, PG&E has committed to boosting its Community Wildfire Safety Program. That includes Public Safety Power Shutoff events. On days when fire danger is high, PG&E will preventatively cut electricity to customers, leaving them without power until the threat has subsided. 

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    Topics: home maintenance, preventative care, safety

     

    AAA House Manager is a Member-based service that provides home maintenance, repairs and renovations to homeowners in Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, and Solano Counties, as well as Napa, Milpitas, and portions of Sacramento, El Dorado, and Placer Counties.

     

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