1. Dishwasher does not work. All homes have a safety switch in the general vicinity of the sink. If the switch is in the off position the dishwasher will not operate.
2. Fan does not work on HVAC. All homes have a safety switch in the attic that is similar to a light switch. If someone has been in the attic, the switch may have been placed in the off position while trying to operate the attic light.
3. Whistle noise related to plumbing. All exterior hose bibs have a back flow preventer on them to prevent contamination of your drinking water. If the value is left partially open it creates a whistle noise.
4. Filters for the HVAC. It is important to change your filters on a regular basis. When you first move in, they should be changed at the end of the first 30 days and per the manufactures recommendations thereafter.
5. Maintaining drainage around your home. It is important to maintain the grade that was established when you moved into your home. It was graded to keep water flow away from the foundation. When you water your yard. be sure to evenly water around your home so that your soil maintains the same amount of moisture. This will help prevent uneven movement of the foundation.
6. The pilot does not stay lite on furnace. All of our gas powered furnaces have a pilotless ignition. It operates on demand and does stay on after automatic shut down.
7. GFCI circuits. Ground Fault Circuit Interupter outlets are installed in the kitchen, bathrooms, two on the exterior, and one in the garage. If a GFCI outlet does not work, operate the reset button to reset the circuit.
8. ArcFault Circuits. Bedroom wall outlets are on Arc Fault Circuits which, as a safety feature, trip more easily than a typical circuit. The reset buttons are located at the breaker box. They are sensitive enough that a flickering light bulb will trip the breaker.