Radon Yesterday and Today

Did you know that radon was discovered over 100 years ago? In 1908, two English scientists called Robert Whytlaw-Gray and William Ramsey discovered this heavy gas, and they called it “niton.” In 1923, scientists started to call it radon. Maintaining a Radon-Free Home By 1986, the government began to see evidence that every home should…

To Inspect or Not Inspect: An Agent’s Guide

Selling a home is one of the biggest decisions anyone can make. There’s a lot at stake for the sellers. Real estate agents play a big role in this process. It’s in the best interests of both parties to sell the home for the highest price, and a home inspection can have big impact on…

Finding the Right Home Inspector

Before you buy a home, you need to have it checked out by a certified home inspector. There are three steps to finding the inspector who is right for you. First, rely on the advice of trusted friends and family. Ask people you know who have bought a home in the area to see who…

Home Inspections Protect You From Structural Damage

If you are a first-time homebuyer, you probably have heard that you may need a home inspection. Some homeowners choose to forego the inspection in favor of time and money. What these homebuyers may not realize, however, is that a home inspector can protect your financial investment. Home Inspectors Search for Expensive Repairs Home inspectors…

Tub Caulking Made Easy

Recaulking a tub is an easy home maintenance task anyone can do. New caulk not only looks better than grimy old caulk but also provides a better water barrier around the tub. Caulk keeps moisture and soap from entering the space surrounding the tub. To replace, remove the old caulk with a utility knife and…

Restore Your Grout’s Shine

Your home may have been the biggest purchase you’ve ever made in your life, but that doesn’t mean that home maintenance needs to consume your every last dollar or waking minute. With a few easy home maintenace tips, you can keep your home in tip-top shape yourself and by spending just a few minutes of…