As the leaves slowly start to change and the days get just a little bit colder, you can count on one thing: It’s time for fall home maintenance. Preparing your[...]
Even if you have a radon mitigation system, it’s still a good idea to check it every now and then to determine if the installer did a good job. Find[...]
Why is it important to clean the gutters around your home? This quintessential exterior home maintenance project makes sure the gutters can do their job of directing rainwater away from[...]
Your home’s wiring conducts electricity, which makes your life convenient and much easier than it would be otherwise. The electric panel is like a huge station that controls the flow.[...]
If you’re like most people, you probably find yourself at least occasionally wishing you had more storage space to work with. A little creative thinking is all you need when[...]
Make sure all of your household appliances have grounded plugs with three prongs. Older, two-pronged appliances could shock you or a family member. Replace appliances with only two prongs. If[...]
Your clients are the lifeblood of your business. You are looking for life-long customers, not just a one and done relationship. One way you can solidify this type of working[...]
Hiring a professional team to handle your mold removal job is a lot like hiring any other professional service when it comes to the potential cost. Every situation is different,[...]
Is Your Wiring Warm?
October 2, 2019 | No Comments
Just like people, your home’s wiring has its own personality and quirks. Periodically put a hand on your electrical outlets. If they feel warm, pay attention and take action. Maintenance[...]
If your home has a boiler, it is important to keep it in good working order. A common problem with boilers can be leaking exhaust gas. Carbon monoxide is odorless[...]
When it comes to keeping basements dry, there’s nothing that beats a sump pump. However, if it is set up to pump the water into the city sewer system, you[...]
Summer organization tips that everyone can benefit from usually focus on maintaining order in the home. While some of us can handle doing all the chores one day a week,[...]
Mold needs moisture to thrive, and a humid environment in your home saturates it with excess dampness. To prevent an outbreak of fungus in your house, you must control the[...]
Repair and Replace Soffit
September 24, 2019 | No Comments
If you’re going to need roof repairs, this is one of the better ones. Repairing or replacing the soffit under your eaves or the roof overhang is usually safer because[...]
If you’re selling your home in the summer, it is important to have the right tools in your arsenal. Fortunately, there are tips for preparing a home for summer showings.[...]
You’ve heard the sage advice to “keep grounded,” right? Well that goes for your house as well as for you. It’s shocking to realize how many homes are not properly[...]
As a homeowner, you likely know that the work is almost never done. It always seems like something needs to be fixed or upgraded, which can be time-consuming. Don’t despair![...]
When it comes to radon testing your home, make sure that the process runs smoothly by choosing a qualified radon mitigation company. The company should be experienced and offer high-quality[...]
Water supply piping is what brings water to our homes from the main supply in the street. There are multiple types of water supply piping materials, including plastic, copper, lead[...]
One of the last things you want to find in your basement is mold. This unwanted guest can cause problems in your home and challenges to your health. Fortunately, there[...]
A warm fire can be relaxing and cozy on a cold winter night. But if you live in warmer weather or are worried about the upkeep, you can upgrade your[...]
Energy efficient improvements can help lower utility bills and keep the home at the right temperature, but the tighter windows, doors and HVAC system mean the air is now essentially[...]
Summer is a busy time, especially for parents who have young children. You want to keep your little ones entertained in the hot summer heat while still making it on-time[...]
If you’re in the process of closing a sale, then you know how much work goes into helping your client look for the right place to call their own. You’ll[...]
It’s pretty well-known that a new paint color can completely upgrade a room almost instantly. But if you think outside the box, you’ll find that it can create some gorgeous[...]
There are plenty of ways to spice up a room, like adding interesting artwork and furniture or unique decor items. But if you really want to make a bold statement,[...]
Termites left unchecked can cause damage to your home. Here are three telltale signs that you have these unwanted visitors in your house. Mud Tubes These small tunnel-like tubes are[...]
Unsafe Decks
August 27, 2019 | No Comments
If you love to entertain, a home with a beautiful deck is likely at the top of your list. Decks can be wonderful gathering places for family and friends or[...]
One of the best ways to prevent mold in your basement is simply to clean regularly. Look for traces of mold on walls and ceilings. Pay extra attention to corners,[...]
Cooking is truly about creating a beautiful work of art, from colorful ingredients to stylish serving pieces. Don’t hide these gorgeous items behind a pantry door. Display your kitchen essentials[...]
Now that the balmy, lazy days of summer are officially in full swing, it only makes sense that you’re spending a lot more time outside. Among other things, that likely means[...]
Now that your children are out of school, let them help you keep the household clean and de-cluttered. These summer organization tips make it easy. New Habits Means Less Time[...]
Water Line
August 16, 2019 | No Comments
Running water is a modern convenience that many of us can take for granted. We rarely think about the water line that is responsible for bringing that cool clean water[...]
Radon is often found in trace amounts in the air outside your home. A test can reveal whether it’s inside your home, and regular maintenance can help keep it out.[...]
There’s no need to settle and keep things ordinary in your home. Everyday items can be much more fun with a little thought and creativity. You don’t have to have[...]
Mold is one of the most frustrating problems a homeowner can deal with. When you’ve gone through the mold remediation process, it’s essential that you double-check all the work that[...]
If you are planning to sell a house this summer (or any season, really), it is important to consider all the benefits you can get from a pre-listing inspection. While[...]
Building downtime into your summer schedule is one key summer organization tip. It can be all too easy to cram the days with activities leaving you and your family little[...]
Scheduling a thorough home inspection is an important part of getting any home ready for the market. However, fully understanding what the resulting report means for that property can take[...]
The question of cost comes up whenever radon testing is part of a home sale. If you do not negotiate the testing or radon system into your real estate contract,[...]
Whether it’s an old family heirloom or a fabulous thrift store find, upcycling an old chair is a great way to add a unique piece to your room for a[...]
Brass is making a comeback, and for good reason. This gorgeous finish adds a touch of class and elegance to any room by embracing the current trend in gold accents.[...]
It can be difficult to determine whether it is best to invest in a brand new roof or to repair any issues that arise. While this decision is often up[...]
Few things strike horror in the hearts of homeowners as learning mold has infiltrated the perimeter. Don’t panic. Realize that even though it is potentially damaging and unhealthy, you can[...]
Caulk is sometimes used as the be-all-end-all solution for DIY home problems, especially leaks. However, there are many problems caulk just can’t fix. When to Use Calk There are some[...]
Have you been noticing water stains on the walls or in the ceiling of your home? Has mold been showing up along these areas or in other damp spots around[...]
The Environmental Protection Agency recommends that every home in America undergo radon testing. Read on to find out why this often-overlooked test is necessary.  The Dangers of Radon According to[...]
Here are some quick tips to help you track down difficult leaks. However, you’ll need to enlist a friend. Step 1 Go up to the roof with a garden hose[...]
Now that summer is here and you have warm days and long evenings to look forward to, why not get a jump start on organizing your home? As the year[...]
Does your toilet continue to fill long after it should have stopped? A faulty flapper or unhooked chain can keep the water flow going indefinitely. Those are simple fixes, and[...]