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…

Designing Your Home Interior for Year-Round Appeal

Creating the “perfect” home interior design depends on many factors, such as the layout of your home, your regional weather, and the amount of sunlight that reaches your property. If you want to create an interior look that flows through the seasons, startby choosing neutral colors and earth tones for the larger surfaces of your…

Creating Curb Appeal with Landscaping

Whether you’re simply updating your home’s exterior or getting ready to list your house for sale, curb appeal should be a priority. Your home’s exterior presents its own challenges, but your landscape also makes an important statement and conveys value. Take time to look atthe vegetation surrounding your home. Consider placing raised brick or stone…

Checklist for Inspection

There are many things your home inspector can check during his or her visit, and all inspectors have their own lists of the basics to look for. Making your own checklist can help your inspector do a more thorough job that gets you the information you need before you buy the home. When you make…

Cracked heat exchange

A cracked heat exchanger isn’t ideal, but it might not be as dangerous as we immediately assume. If your exchanger is cracked, you’re going to need to replace it. The issue with the cracks is primarily that it might allow carbon monoxide into your home, and if that’s happening you definitely need to replace it…

Buried Oil Tank

If the home you own, or the one you are planning to buy, has a buried oil tank you need to know! Depending on the situation, there may be some environmental cleanup costs associated with it. If you are buying a home this could be something to use when negotiating price. It isn’t always easy…

Home Maintenance And Your Air Quality

On your quest to totally eradicate dust and allergens from your home, there’s one spot that often gets overlooked: underneath large appliances. Taking the time during home maintenance to get rid of accumulated dirt pays off big time for air quality, especially if anyone in your family has allergies. Tools That Make The Job Easier…

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…

Inspect and Repair Your Roof

When it comes to home maintenance tips, there are plenty. However, very few are as important as those pertaining to the maintenance of your roof. Your roof protects your home’s interior and your belongings from the elements and helps to maintain the integrity of your home’s structure. For this reason, you want to ensure it…

Consider a GFCI Protector

A GFCI or ground fault circuit interrupter is one of the greatest advancements in electrical safety in the past four decades. These are the outlets you often come across in areas of the house where moisture poses a risk. Some common areas include: • Bathrooms • Kitchens • Unfinished basements Use the GFCI Protector Outdoors…