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(February) EFynch Home Maintenance Plans: Month by month guidance on keeping your nest in order.

(Baltimore, MD) The information below is to help area homeowners develop an annual maintenance plan. Published every month, EFynch wants to help you maintain your home, and help home buyers make appropriate plans when deciding on buying a home
Hey Homeowners-
Here in the Baltimore and Washington D.C. area, February is typically cold and rainy month. However, that doesn't mean you can go into hibernation. Staying on top of monthly and annual maintenance items can make home ownership a breeze.

This month we focus on indoor items such as air quality and little tasks that keep your home from getting old. We also want to prevent future problems so, utilize this "indoor month" to catch up and plan ahead.

Below are the tips that will help you stay on top:


1. Check and test your sump pump.
 Inspect the power cord leading to the pump to make sure it is intact and does now show any wear. Next, unplug the pump in order to determine if the alarm (if equipped) is functional a…

Looking at a home- here are 9 things we recommend you look for before placing an offer.

The information below is provided by Based in Baltimore, we are the regions friendly community for non-biased home improvement news, advice, and handyman information. 

(Baltimore, MD): In 1986 Tom Hanks and Shelley Long starred in a movie called The Money Pit. The premise is that a young couple buys the perfect home but shortly after moving in (. . . as they walk into the foyer), things quickly descend into home ownership hell. The movie is meant to be a comedy but for new homebuyers, the stress this young couple faces are things of nightmares.

The couple haphazardly rushed into purchasing the problematic home and, if EFynch was around then, here is the advise we would give the homebuyers to consider BEFORE placing an offer.


- Condition/ age of the roof:  A new roof can last 30 to 50 years depending on the quality. It can also be the largest expense if ignored. If the roof appears to have problems or is older, make sure to include this item in your offer and perform…

Shovel your driveway for convenience. Shovel the sidewalk or be FINED!

By: Teris Pantazes of

Timonium, MD: After every snowstorm you will ultimately hear the scrape of distant shovels and snowblowers. These are your good neighbors who are out clearing their driveways in order to avoid busting their Phisteris' or just taking a terrible slip.  But I have to tell you, it doesn't end there.

As a dog owner (actually, 2 mutts in my household!), I take them out for an stroll every evening. I constantly encounter a lack of sidewalk clearing and because I don't want to be a nosy neighbor, I politely trudge through the snow risking my own demise. Therein lies a problem because without resolution, you are opening yourself to fines and even worse, HOMEOWNER LIABILITY.

I live in Baltimore County. But, I have also managed properties in Prince George's, Montgomery, Anne Arundel, Baltimore City, and Washington D.C.  I can tell you without any hesitation of doubt that within each and these jurisdictions- THE SIDEWALK IS THE HOMEOWNERS RESPONSIB…