Toilet maintenance and inspection

A toilet is an essential part of the home. Nearly everyone has at least one in their homes. Its probably not something we give a second thought to, but think about how inconvenient it would be if the toilet stops functioning. What are some things we should do to...

When You Need A Professional

Do you need help when it comes to selling your home?  Maybe you are overwhelmed by all that selling a home entails.  The good news is that we are here for you, to give you a professional opinion and guide you through this challenging process.  This video highlights...

How Can I Find Out About My Drinking Water?

Its easy to take for granted, but its essential for life and staying healthy. What are we talking about? Yes, water. Wouldn't it be a good idea then, to find out as much as we can about where our drinking water comes from. Is there reliable information about what's in...

Electrical Power Cord Safety

Such a large number of things in our home these days are electric, from kitchen apparatuses to iPads and telephones, everything requires an electrical outlet. A lot of older houses for example do not have sufficient outlets, so an electrical power cord appears to be...

Avoid potential garage fire hazards

As a whole we recognize that we should be aware of any potential fire danger in our home, however shouldn't something be said about our garage, particularly when its connected to our home? Garage fires can happen effortlessly, the reason for this is because our garage...

Why should my home be tested for Radon?

When buying a home, it is important to make sure that a radon test has been performed. A certified home inspector usually does this as part of the seller's home inspection. You might ask yourself, though, what exactly is Radon? How dangerous is it? How common is it?...

Simple ways to use less energy in the home

A lot of people don't realize how easy it can be to use less energy in the home. With just a few simple adjustments you can save a lot of money. Here are a few simple ways this can be done: Instead of using an air conditioner, which uses a lot of energy, try...

How to Clean Algae and Moss from a Roof

Apply the bleach solution with a garden sprayer. Let it stand on the surface for about 20 minutes, then rinse it off with spray from a garden hose. Don't let the bleach solution stand on the roof for more than 30 minutes or so without rinsing. And don't use a pressure...

FAQ on Basement Insulation

If a basement is unfinished, does it still need foundation insulation? Yes, unless the floor above is insulated. Even if used only for storage and heating and cooling equipment, the basement is thermally connected to the rest of the house. Is floor insulation above a...

Electric Panel Safety

Electricity enters the home through a control panel and a main switch where one can shut off all the power in an emergency. These panels are usually located in the basement. Control panels use either fuses or circuit breakers. Install the correct fuses for the panel....