Summer Plumbing

Every time there is a change of season, your home undergoes a relatively significant change in the way that it’s used. For example, you might take a few moments to consider how differently you’ve used your home in the summer as opposed to how you used it in the spring...

An Easy Path For Water

With roof replacement being so expensive, you probably want to do what you can to keep your roof in good condition for as long as possible. Among the things that can do damage to your roof, what you want to keep an eye out for is water damage. There are few conditions...

What could cause the rusting metal in your home?

We are all used to seeing a rusty car or vehicle that’s been left outside. But why would metal rust or corrode when it’s not out in the elements? Or even when that metal is designed to contain or carry water, like a hot-water heater or water pipe? This is a reaction...

The Resurgence of Bed Bugs

Did you know that bed bugs were virtually extinct in large parts of the world just a few decades ago? Unfortunately, this was because of a now-banned pesticide called DDT. While it was one of the few pesticides that proved effective in killing bed bugs, it was also...

Keeping Mold Out Of Your Bathroom

In the typical American home, the rooms that are most likely to develop mold growth are the basement, the laundry room, and the bathroom. The main reason why this is the case is that these rooms are often the ones with the most amount of moisture and the least amount...

Thinking of Going Solar?

There are a lot of things that can cause the energy bill to spike. One of the things that some homeowners have done to offset the high cost of energy in our area is installing solar panels on their property. What once seemed like technology from a science fiction...

Low-E Windows

Something that can cause a homeowner’s energy bill to spike is wasted energy. It’s estimated that the majority of energy waste happens through doors and windows. While most people love to have as many windows as possible, this can naturally lead to greater energy...

Is My Chimney Earthquake-Proof?

Earthquakes arrive without notice and bring with them a lot of destruction.  So how can you make sure your chimney would be safe in an earthquake? Did you know?  Your chimney doesn’t just fall on the exterior of the home, but can also collapse in...

Roof Inspections – Why They’re Necessary

So you think you have a leaky roof – and your floor says it all. Wet spots are appearing on the floor, so you decide to take a look on your roof to see if it really is leaking… But what are you going to be looking for? Well that is what is going to be discussed in...

Home Playground Safety

Now that the weather is the way it is this time of year, people are understandably looking for more ways to be outside. To that end, many homeowners have invested in playground equipment for their children or grandchildren. This can be a great way for kids to get...

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