We make the greatest effort to insure your warranty items are taken care of.

We value your business and the business of your friends and family. Should you encounter an issue that you feel maybe a warranty item, please complete the PDF Warranty Form and email it to warranty@bylercontracting.com.

Home Owner Maintenance Items

Below is a list of maintenance Items and tips.  These are NOT warranty issues.  Please let us know if you have any questions!

  • Run HRV units year round to prevent excess moisture. This will help prevent mold and mildew. We also recommend the following maintenance schedule:
    • Every 3 months – clean filters
    • Every 12 months – clean exterior hoods and heat exchanger
  • If you have an extended power outage, be sure to turn main control back on. Suggested furnace maintenance:
    • Every 3 months – change filters
    • Every 12 months – have preventative maintenance done by heating contractor
    • Every 12 months – change thermostat battery
  • With On-Demand Water units – change filter every 12 months.
  • Set water heater temp to 120 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • When the outside temperature is below freezing, set your garage thermostat between 55 and 60 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • With private wells, have your water heater cleaned every year and also clean faucet screens in the kitchen and bathroom.
  • When you first turn on the fireplace, run continuously for 8 – 10 hours.


  • Periodically check the caulking around your bathtubs, toilets, and sinks. Re-caulk if cracks or peeling are visible.
  • As the lumber in walls dries it shrinks which often causes cracks in sheet rock. This is normal and can be patched.
  • If you use chlorine tablets/solutions in toilet tanks it will void the toilet manufacturer’s warranty.
  • Change your smoke detector batteries every six months. Avoid using rechargeable or old batteries. Excess condensation can occur between blinds and window sills. Leave at least a 2 inch gap to reduce this condensation from forming.


  • Remove your garden hoses each winter to allow the bib to drain before they can be affected by freezing temperatures. This will reduce the chance of breakage and leaks.
  • Do not use salt or salt products on concrete. Salt soaks into the surface of the concrete and expands as it dries, causing the surface of the concrete to flake.
  • Place lawn sprinklers to they do not soak house siding.
  • Septic tanks should be pumped out every two years. (Please note that Northern, Charmin and Kirkland brand bathroom tissues tend to cause blockages in low use septic systems.)
  • Direct your gutter downspouts a minimum of 10 feet from your foundation.
  • Decks must direct water flow away from building.
  • Stained decks, landings and porches require yearly maintenance: scrub deck each spring with a recommended cleaning product, and reseal following cleaning product/sealant manufacturers’ recommendations.
  • Asphalt should be cleaned every year. Apply sealant after the first year and then every two to three years thereafter.

Safety First

  • Do not warm car engine while parked in garage. Open overhead door, start engine, pull out immediately, and then idle if necessary.