HOME MAINTENANCE PROGRAM
The Foundation Board has reinstituted the Home Maintenance Program on a limited basis. Both service hours and the services that are offered will be limited. Maintenance requests will be accepted for most of the base services, such as changing difficult light bulbs, servicing smoke detectors/batteries, and replacing A/C filters. The Home Maintenance volunteers that respond to your request will advise you as to whether they have the time or skill to accomplish more difficult maintenance requests and, if they cannot assist you, will advise you to seek the services of a handyman or contractor.
A major reason for the limited hours/services is due to the shortage of Home Maintenance volunteers. As more volunteers join the Home Maintenance Program, the Foundation will expand the hours and services that are provided. If you would like to join the Home Maintenance Program, please contact Doug Smoot, Director of Home Maintenance, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Given the limited level of Home Maintenance service calls and the wait time to receive the services, it may be expedient for you to contact a private handyman. Many handymen are available for changing batteries and replacing smoke detectors, as well as performing other home services.
Please consult The Courier or Sun Senior News for advertisements of handyman services that are available in the neighborhood.
Please note that private handyman services will charge you for their work.
Home Maintenance Services
You don’t have to be ill, or recovering from a recent surgery, or skittish about climbing up a ladder to request one or more of the MANY services provided by us - the Foundation Home Maintenance Service.
There are several ways to request service:
Complete a form in the Lodge Administration Office, checking the appropriate box(es) and indicating the date you’d prefer for service. Leave the completed form in the file.
You can also visit our website, scrfoundation.org for an electronic submission form. Check the appropriate box(es), specify a preferred date, click on “Submit” and the work will be scheduled.
If needed, you can call our Help Line at 916-774-9040, leave a message and our volunteer will call you back.
Our services are for everybody in Sun City Roseville. Please don’t hesitate to ask for our help.
The services offered include:
Replace Smoke Alarm / Batteries
We carry batteries and new alarms in our van. We will advise and install either as needed.
Replace Light Bulbs
We replace most standard light bulbs for your light fixtures. If a special bulb is required, you will be asked to buy the replacement and we will install it.
Replace / Clean Air Filters
Because filters come in different sizes, you will have to supply the filter. If you don’t already know the size, we will remove the old one for you so you can purchase a replacement. Once you have the filter, we will install it for you. If you have a reusable filter, we will clean it and put it back.
Program Your Thermostat or Replace the Batteries
We will reset the program to suit your needs and replace the batteries when needed. Here again, we carry the batteries in our van.
Program Your Irrigation Controller
These can be very confusing! We can replace batteries, reset the program as needed and show you how to set everything the way you want it.
If you have a slow-to-drain sink, we will undo the trap underneath, remove the obstruction, and you are in business! We also free sticky garbage disposals and will repair or replace some plumbing items if you obtain needed replacement parts.
We reset tripped circuit breakers and GFCI switches, help locate causes of trouble and replace or repair faulty wall switches and low-voltage transformers.
Garage Door Openers
We lubricate squeaky doors, reset controls if your door is stuck and replace light bulbs in your controller.
Some items are just too heavy for residents to move themselves. We’ll move them to their new
location or move selected pieces out of the way when you have your carpets cleaned. When carpeting is replaced, the carpet layers typically move your heavy furniture for you.
Remove Electronic / Medical Waste
The service request form has details as to what we remove, i.e., syringes and non-operating electric items such as VCRs, radios, printers and cell phones. We take such items to the Waste Management site where they are safely disposed of by their technicians. NOTE: Resident is responsible for erasing computer disk drives before pickup.
If you have a need that requires special training, special handling, or is something beyond our abilities, we will say so. We might suggest a solution or refer you to sources of professional services.