Keep Your Holidays Smooth and Decorate Early

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 to have a smooth holiday season. Test Your Lights The sooner you test your lights, the better. If you must replace any nonworking strands, you…

Inspector Referrals

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 to other reliable professionals? They can be instrumental in helping you find a plumber, foundation repair expert or mold remediation specialist whom you can trust.…

Is a Backup Generator Necessary?

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 electricity, a backup generator provides you power when you need it the most. Should You Have a Backup Generator? If you like having peace of…

Radon Levels: Basement vs. Main Floor

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 sealed with plastic covered insulation which can easily trap air. The ability for air to move more freely in the basement may show lower levels…

Get the Most Benefit From Your Home Inspection

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 home you want at the best price. There is a way to arrange a home inspection that benefits everyone. Hire Your Own Inspector Many real…

December Checklist: Is Your Emergency Kit Up to Date?

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 anything. It helps to always be prepared, especially in case of an emergency. Update Your Emergency Kit If you have an emergency household kit, you…

Get the Lint Out

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 costs. Vents filled with lint also pose a fire hazard. Extended drying times and noticeable odors are indications your dryer vent needs cleaning. How To…