Home Maintenance > Items

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The page displays all the service Items currently defined for the selected Home. The selected Home name is displayed at the top. To select a different Home, tap the Homes button (top left) to go back to the list of Homes. To add a new service Item, tap on the “Add Item” button (lower left) and you’ll see the following page:

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The application comes with a predefined list of service items that are most commonly used. You can either use this list to create Items or create your own custom Item. Let’s go through the process of creating your own custom Item. Tap on “Create a new Item” to bring up the following page:

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Again, note that the selected Home name is displayed at the top so you know which Home you’re currently working on. The available fields are:

  • Item Name: name of the item. Needs not be unique
  • Service Desc: service description.
  • Service Frequency: how often does this Item need to be serviced. There’s a pre-defined list of Service Frequencies, tap to choose an appropriate one.
  • Next Service Date: use this field to specify when the next service needs to be performed for this item. Initially, if you don’t specify a Next Service Date, the application will not warn you when the Item’s service due date approaches. However, once a Service Due Date is specified, the application automatically maintains the Next Service Date using the Item’s latest Service Record and the Item’s Service Frequency. (See Service Record help page on how to record a new Service Record for an Item)
  • Warn Me: the application provides a visual warning this many days before the Next Service Date. See below on how the visual warning is presented on the Items page.
  • Notes: you can enter any information in this free-form text field.
  • Pictures: one or more pictures can be attached to this item. You can use it to maintain a visual history.

The second method of adding Items is from a pre-defined list. Tap on “Add from a pre-defined list” to bring up the following page:

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Each predefined Item comes with its service description and service frequency. Tap on one or more row(s) to select and then tap the Save button to add these selected Items to your list of maintained Items.

Let’s take a look at a sample Items page:

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By default, the page displays all Items. If you want to view only the due (and past due) items, tap on the “Due Items” button. This page is the most important page in the application since it gives you the following information about each Item:

  • Service Due Visual Indicator: uses a traffic light to visually indicates if an item is due for service. Green means a service is not yet due. Yellow means the service’s due date is within the warning period (i.e., service is due soon). Red means service is past due. If the Next Service Date is not specified for an item, the traffic light will be gray.
  • Service Details: this is the gray text line under the Item name. Tells you when service is completed (for One-Time service items), when service is due, or when service is past due. It also tells you if the Next Service Date needs to be specified (for new Items).
To edit the Item, tap on the disclosure indicator icon disclosure.

To view and manage an Item’s Service Record, tap on the Item. The help page for Service Record is available here.