Homeowner Frequently Asked Questions
Q: I have a plumbing leak, and have no idea where to turn off the water main in my house. Where is it? Help!
A: In every Wood Creek residence, the main water control valve is located in the utility room behind a white plastic panel. Just push the panel up, down, left or right, and it should pop right out. Also, you may have two panels … the other one usually conceals the shutoff for one of the outside faucets, and both outside faucet valves should be behind both panels. It is recommended that you TURN OFF your outside faucets, remove hoses and open the faucet at the sign of the first freeze and through the winter, to prevent freezing of the pipes in the wall.
Q: In addition to turning off my outside faucets in winter, what other maintenance items should I be taking care of on a routine basis?
A: The air filter in your furnace should be replaced on a regular basis, in order for the furnace to operate with peak efficiency. It should be replaced every six months, but certainly on an annual basis. It is a good idea to also replace your return duct filters every three to six months. It is also recommended that you have the furnace cleaned and "checked out" at least annually by a registered and competent HVAC service company (they can also replace your filter at the same time). One company that a lot of Wood Creek homeowners have used is Mid-Atlantic HVAC, which can be reached at 410-546-5404, or see their website:
Q: I have guests visit frequently, and our driveway cannot accommodate all the cars. Is it OK to park on my lawn on a temporary basis?
A: No, sorry, but that is not advisable, for two reasons:
Parking is permitted on all streets in the community, except Executive Club Drive. On Executive Club, we suggest you get to know your neighbors, learn when they will be away, and ask permission to use their driveway for guest parking, if possible. Or, your guests can park on one of the four public lots (near the Bi-State entrance, across from the old models, at the clubhouse, or on Rolling Hills Drive) and be shuttled to your home.
Q: I understand that the responsibility for cleaning algae off the siding of a home lies with the homeowner. What's the best way to get this done cheaply?
A: The best option is to hire a powerwashing company (check the Yellow pages) ... this typically ranges from $50 to $200, depending on the volume of area needing powerwashing. If you attempt to wash your home yourself, you will be liable for any damages done and are subject to the maintenance requirements laid out in the HOA Declaration.
Notice to Residents & Visitors:
Do NOT walk out onto
the golf course!
For your own safety, we do not want anyone suffering injury from getting hit by a golf ball. Golfers are not expecting random people to be walking around the course.
For the sake of maintenance, please do not enter the boundaries of the course... no adults, no children, no pets, no bikes. Any damage to the course features hinders play and the viability of the course itself... and any interruption in the management of the course directly affects our home values.
Thank you for your cooperation in helping make Wood Creek a great community!
HOA Board Vice President
Chairperson for the Architectural Review Committee (ARC)
Chairperson for the Finance and Budget Committee
Important HOA documents (including past HOA budgets)
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KEY FOB INFO
The fobs that you currently have in your possession may no longer work. New fobs or reactivation of old fobs, if possible, will be issued to homeowners who are up-to-date on their Facilities dues.
Please contact the Pro Shop to order your new fobs or request activation of your old fobs, if possible.
The Pro Shop can be reached at: 443.359.5718
PLEASE DO NOT turn on your sprinklers on your own. Homeowner interference has caused some of the valves to break and have to be replaced, leading to further delays in repairing sections of the sprinkler system throughout the community.
Also, please be aware of the sprinkler heads located in the grass near your driveway - please do not drive over them - it will damage them.
POOL SAFETY NOTICE
Please click here for an important safety notice. Please be safe when using our community pool!
SUPPORT YOUR COMMUNITY!
The Wood Creek HOA is a non-profit organization and we welcome any donation of time and talents to our community. If you would like to support us, please check out the Committees page for more information.
Check out our Events page to find out what's happening in Wood Creek!