PDI and Handyman Services

Service Personnel

Inspecting the Interior

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Plumbing Fixtures

  • Check for chips in bathtubs, toilets and sinks.
  • Ensure that all faucets work properly.
  • Examine caulking around tub and shower enclosures and at countertop backsplashes.


Basement

  • Check for signs of water penetration in the basement walls.
  • Ensure that the basement floor slopes toward the floor drain.
  • Check for insulation and vapour barrier in the joist spaces.

Doors

  • See that doors are well-fitted and operate as intended.
  • Check that locks are well installed and do not rattle when the door is closed.

Windows

  • Operate windows to ensure they open and close properly.
  • Make sure there are no cracked panes and that all appropriate screens are in place.

Kitchen

  • Check for damage to countertops, cupboard doors, sinks and appliances.
  • Ensure that cabinet doors are properly aligned.
  • Check spaces for standard appliances unless specific measurements were given to your builder. The space allotted for your appliances should be correct.
  • Test the range hood fan and light.
  • Make sure there are electrical outlets above the counter.

Floors

  • Walk across all floors. You should hear only a minimum of squeaks and notice a minimum of spring when walking on the floor. Due to the nature of wood, a wood floor system will have a certain amount of unevenness.
  • See that floor coverings have a relatively flat surface.

Interior Finishes

  • Inspect the wall finishes for uneven paint coverage.
  • Check handrails on stairs to ensure they are securely fastened and smooth to the touch with no rough edges, chips or gouges.

Closets

  • Make sure that doors are secure and that they open and close easily.

Inspecting the Exterior

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Sod

  • For a variety of reasons, it is possible that sod may not be laid at the time you take occupancy of your new home. Time of year may be a factor, or local municipalities may delay this process to ensure certain subdivision requirements have been met. You should, however, make note of these items on your PDI Form. Once installed, you are required to maintain the sod.
  • Ask the builder about proper care and maintenance.

Brickwork

  • Make sure that vertical and horizontal mortar joints between the bricks are completely filled.
  • Check that weep holes at the bottom of the brick and above windows and doors are unobstructed. Weep holes are designed to allow moisture to escape from the brick wall.

Grading

  • The grounds should be graded with a gentle slope away from the house to direct rain and melted snow toward the municipal drainage system. The grading is approved by the municipality and cannot be altered by the homeowner. Questions with respect to grading should be directed to the municipality or your builder.

Exterior Trim

  • Check that trim is securely fixed.

Inspecting the Exterior

  • The completion of your new home includes final grading, landscaping (laying sod, etc.), and the installation of driveways, patios and walkways.

Swales

  • Some lots require shallow runoff trenches (swales) to help collect and drain water. Ensure that they are even and of a uniform slope.

Caulking

  • Make sure all windows and doors are caulked around their frames where the frame meets the walls of the house.

Roof Ventilation

  • Make sure that there are sufficient air vents for adequate, unobstructed roof ventilation.

MGRHandymanMGR service personal and handymen are fully bonded professionals which focus on all repairs for residential, commercial and high-rise suite deficiencies for prior and post-sale of a home or unit. By depending on MGR with its multiple services, we are able to manage repairs or warranty work for your organization providing a reliable and punctual service above our high quality workmanship. With our service, we also include access to our internal Customer Service Department which provides a complete “end-to-end” solution for the property owner and organization.

Our Customer Service Department adds the following value:

  • Direct communication with the owner and organization
  • Scheduling of deficiency appointments which are based on your commitments
  • Assessment of repair including photographs with the report
  • Assisting builders with conciliation
  • Ensuring all work orders are signed by the owner of the home or unit.
  • Our Service Personal are equipped with their own tools and vehicle.

 

 

Handyman Service

MGR service personal and handymen are fully bonded professionals which focus on all repairs for residential, commercial and high-rise suite deficiencies for prior and post-sale of a home or unit. By depending on MGR with its multiple services, we are able to manage repairs or warranty work for your organization providing a reliable and punctual service above our high quality workmanship.

With our service, we also include access to our internal Customer Service Department which provides a complete “end-to-end” solution for the property owner and organization.

Our Customer Service Department adds the following value:

  • Direct communication with the owner and organization
  • Scheduling of deficiency appointments which are based on your commitments
  • Assessment of repair including photographs with the report
  • Assisting builders with conciliation
  • Ensuring all work orders are signed by the owner of the home or unit.
  • Our Service Personal are equipped with their own tools and vehicle.

MGR Construction Services is a preferred contractor for Tarion and has extensive knowledge of warrantable items.