Direct Water Away From Your Home

Home maintenance doesn’t have to be expensive, and when you put these home maintenance tips to use, it won’t be. One simple yet crucial chore you should tackle this weekend involves extending your downspouts, so they direct water away from the base of your home and not to it. Factory downspouts end at the foundation…

How to Test Your Radon System to Make Sure it Works

When it comes to your radon system, play it safe and make sure that the system works properly. If you have a radon mitigation system, this does not mean that you shouldn’t perform radon tests after buying a home with radon. Take care of radon tests after you install the mitigation system and then do…

Tips for Reluctant Clients

Buying a home is worrying enough, but you know firsthand how stressful it is for first-timer buyers. Likely they are chock full of questions and want to know everything about the whole experience, but strongly recommending that an inspection is done before any money is exchanged can save investors a lot of trouble and heartache…

Easily Repair Drywall Holes

Life happens and sometimes the drywall takes a hit resulting in holes that need repair. Thankfully, repairing drywall holes and cracks is an easy home maintenance task you can accomplish in less than an hour. Clean the area needing repair; then apply a drywall patch to the affected area. Use joint compound to affix the…

How Can You Tell It’s Time To Bleed a Radiator?

Every six months or so, you may need to bleed the radiators in your home. Air can find its way into the system and get trapped. This creates gaps in the circulating water, potentially causing cold spots and making certain rooms cooler than others. Another sign it’s time to bleed the system is that you…

Two Ways To Test For Radon

If radon testing in your home is something that you want to do, choose one of the two main ways to do so. Don’t forget to conduct all tests in the lowest livable area of your home that you use regularly eight to ten hours per week. Short-Term Radon Test After testing radon levels for…

Experience the Wonder of Foam Filler

You know how important it is to keep up with home maintenance. Not only does this commitment keep your house looking nicer, but it also saves you money in the long run. When you keep up on appliances and systems in your home, you won’t have to pay a lot for bigger repairs. Plus, doing…

Identifying Different Types of Mold

Did you know there are over 100,000 different types of mold in the world today? Many actually have positive uses, from culinary ingredients to medicinal purposes. With such a huge variety, it’s next to impossible to identify the type of mold in your home by sight alone. You’ll need professional mold testing with a microscope…