We often take for granted the ground that we walk on, as well as the floors. As long as they are in good repair, the surface beneath our feet does not usually cross our mind. It is important to maintain various flooring surfaces accordingly so that they can withstand life’s daily wear and tear and […]
Regular inspections are important to make sure your chimney is safe to use during the winter months. Any damage to the chimney or buildup from previous use can cause a potentially dangerous situation if it is not diagnosed and fixed. There are multiple levels of inspections that are determined by usage and other factors of […]
Winterization is an important part of any home maintenance routine. One part of this process is sealing off attics, basements, and crawlspaces. This can help prevent critters from moving in, keep your house warmer, and save on energy costs. You may not think about these spaces much since you don’t spend a lot of time […]
The wood on your home is constantly being bombarded with all types of objects that could end up damaging it. These may be bugs, moisture, heat, fire, and just plain age. Learn how to spot these types of wood damage, as well as some ways to help protect your home.
Termite damage causes the wood to […]
Why Gutters are Necessary
Gutters keep the rain water coming off the roof from landing on someone’s head, right? Incorrect; gutters are actually mean to divert rainwater to prevent problems with the house’s foundation. Too much water near the foundation of a building can have some very serious repercussions. Heavy rainfall can cause the soil around […]
Catching leaks and water damage early can help lessen the chances of a large problem and a big repair bill. Sometimes damage is easy to spot, and other times it might require a little digging. The sight of the damage also might not always be the site of the problem. Some telltale signs of water […]
Where to Look
Molds are found in areas with excessive moisture. They are able to grow on virtually any surface including paper, wood, carpet, and foods. There is a higher probability of mold growth in dark, damp areas, or after flooding.
Indoor leaks, as well as high humidity.
Bathrooms, laundry areas, or kitchens.
Any sinks or other […]
Winterizing includes anything to do with preparation for the upcoming winter season, and preventing problems that may be caused by freezing temperatures. It can be anything from draining outside water features before cold weather to adjusting curtain closing habits. Getting your home ready in the fall can save money and prevent problems in the winter.
Certain appliances are considered to be energy saving and meet the criteria for an Energy Star label. These products use less energy than other comparable appliances, which offer the same features and performance. Energy Star appliances, such as washers, dryers and refrigerators, typically use less electricity as well as less water.
These energy efficient products are […]
Going green is growing in popularity everywhere, but what exactly is it? “Going green” is any change toward a more eco-friendly lifestyle that works toward sustaining Earth’s resources. This can mean anything from converting your house to solar power, to turning off the lights whenever you leave the house. Every little bit that can be […]