Are your refrigerator coils clean? Are they working properly? Perhaps these are questions you’ve never asked but knowing the answers can save you money on your electric bill. The answers[...]
Attic Installation Benefits If you’re in the market for a radon mitigation system, consider installing your new system through the attic. While both exterior installation and attic installation are used,[...]
Safety is the number one priority at home. A balanced garage door is also a safe garage door. You should check your garage door’s balance at least twice a year.[...]
The Perks of Scheduling Annual Heating Maintenance
Is your home ready for those chilly winter months? While you may have spent some time updating your decor and pulling those warmer clothes out of storage, you should also[...]
Home maintenance involves more than fixing problems that are visible to the eye. It also includes checking around your home for small issues you might not ordinarily notice. This includes[...]
So much of your daily routine requires electricity, from cooking breakfast to watching your favorite television show after dinner. Having a backup generator ensures that your daily life is minimally[...]
If you are ready for winter weather, then you can take more time to relax. Even if it’s an unpredictably cold winter, you’ll know how to handle it. To keep[...]
In learning more about radon, most homeowners want to know about radon in their water. The truth is that radon in the water is very rare. Most areas do not[...]
Gutters may not be glamorous, but they are silent heroes. They quietly protect your home from potentially dangerous rain and snow by diverting water away from your house. Because their[...]
Power outages can happen at any time for multiple reasons. Electrical grid problems or natural disasters can leave you without electricity. Be prepared with a backup generator for your home.[...]
With December right around the corner, you can start thinking about how you plan to keep your home cozy. As the weather cools down, people tend to spend more time[...]
Now is the time to create a home safety plan to keep the holidays happy and carefree. The end of daylight saving time at the beginning of November brings an[...]
The holiday season can be one of warmth, joy and relaxation. If you’re like most and have an endless to-do list over the holidays, then you need to remember to[...]
It’s time to put your health insurance coverage to work for your home! Did you know that health insurance can pay for radon mitigation costs? If your home has higher-than-recommended[...]
The benefits of having a backup generator for your home may seem obvious. However, the best type of generator may not be such a clear-cut choice. There are powerful advantages[...]
If you’re like most homeowners, you probably have a maintenance checklist to go through each season. A checklist is a great start, but it’s even better if you ensure that[...]
‘Tis the season, and Christmas trees are everywhere. You need not live with needles falling everywhere, because real trees should last for more than one month. Here are three tips[...]
If you love holiday decorations, then December is your time to shine, literally. It’s always a good idea to sort through your decorations in advance. Start your Christmas decorating early[...]
Inspector Referrals
December 21, 2020 | No Comments
Everyone knows that a home inspector can give you useful information about the house you are about to buy. Did you also know that inspectors are great at providing referrals[...]
Having a backup generator protects you from the consequences of a blackout. Whether you live in an area prone to power outages or have any necessary equipment that relies on[...]
Many homeowners view a pre-listing home inspection as an unnecessary and time-consuming obstacle to overcome before they can put their homes on the market. As a result, many sellers choose[...]
Having your radon test performed in a rarely-used or unfinished basement may not present accurate results for the entire home. Oftentimes, the main living area of the home is tightly[...]
Inspection is an important step in buying a home. Being an active participant in each part of the process ensures you get the best results in the end — the[...]
Are you ready to take on December and the winter weather that follows? As the season grows closer, it helps to have an established checklist so that you don’t forget[...]
Having a backup generator can give you peace of mind, particularly during those months when you’re more at risk of a power outage. When selecting a generator, you can also[...]
Get the Lint Out
December 5, 2020 | No Comments
Laundry dryers are convenient, but in return, they require maintenance. Clean the dryer vent regularly. Dirty, lint-filled vents make your dryer work harder, causing appliance wear and bringing higher energy[...]
When you’re on top of your home maintenance checklist, everything just runs more smoothly. You’re less likely to have major home repairs throughout the year. One of the items that[...]
Think of a home inspection as a lesson in the condition of your potential new residence. The inspector is your experienced teacher who can show you important things about the[...]
We get it — buying a new home is a family ordeal, so it makes sense that you want your littles there every step of the way. However, when it[...]
Prevalent radon myths may lead you to avoid having your home checked because you have been there for years or decades. This pervasive myth can lead homeowners to avoid having[...]
Many home buyers today begin their searches online. They can tour numerous houses quickly and easily from the comfort of their home. They are free to envision their families living[...]
Among real estate agents, pre-listing inspections may be up for debate. The truth is that inspecting before you list a home can benefit agents, owners and buyers. Imagine the peace[...]
Home inspections are an important part of buying a new home. Certainly, you want to join the inspector at some point, whether at the beginning or at a point she[...]
When you are ready to put your home on the market, you want to make it look as attractive as possible to potential buyers. Your real estate agent can give[...]
Arranging a professional inspection for your home need not be an onerous task. If you do this step early, it can actually make the process easier. When you set up[...]
Many sellers fear that by presenting buyers with the results of a pre-listing inspection, they are sabotaging their chances of making the sale. This is far from the truth. In[...]
The overall condition of your home and its various components is a major factor in the selling price. Effective negotiating is an art form of sorts, and a pre-listing home[...]
Short-term and long-term tests can help homeowners to identify high or low levels of radon at home. This information can prevent illness and even save lives. However, you will first[...]
You cannot escape having a home inspection for the home you want to sell. However, you can set up the process so that it benefits both you and potential buyers.[...]
A pre-listing home inspection can cost anywhere between $200 and $700, causing many sellers to forego them. If a buyer wants or needs to have an inspection done before closing,[...]
While a house inspection is a necessary step in the home buying process, you can use this time to your advantage. An inspector will show you important details about your[...]
In the long list of tasks to complete before closing the deal for a house, the examination is perhaps the most important. While all steps are necessary, the inspection of[...]
As a seller, you are not obligated to have your home inspected before you put it on the market. It’s still a good idea to do so, though. Being transparent[...]
With uncertainty about when and if your property will sell, where you will live if it sells before you find a new house and whether you will get full asking[...]
The expense and inconvenience of tests are radon myths that keep people from having their homes tested. Thankfully, radon tests do not cost an arm and a leg. Not to[...]
Home inspection reports can serve as invaluable tools during the home buying negotiations process. It’s why an overwhelming 77% of potential buyers pay for inspections prior to closing the deal.[...]
For many homeowners, remodeling is a way of achieving their dream home. As you remodel for aesthetics, don’t forget the electrical upgrades. With every remodel, there are five electrical upgrades[...]
A home inspection is a necessary part of the process of buying a new residence. It can benefit you in multiple ways and help you become a more informed buyer.[...]
While a home inspection is a necessary part of the home buying process, it can also tell you a lot about the structure you are considering living in. Inspectors are[...]
Why do some real estate agents choose to have a pre-listing inspection? Often, the buyer will have the inspection conducted him- or herself, but this does not mean that you[...]