March 30, 2018

A common question I get about older homes is whether two-prong outlets can safely be changed over to three-prong outlets.  Most home buyers today don’t want to be stuck with two-prong outlets throughout the house.  Two-prong outlets can always be changed to three-prong...

March 26, 2018

Unexpected water in your basement can damage walls and floors, destroy carpeting, ruin furniture, and lead—pretty quickly—to mold.

And perhaps the most upsetting of all: As these spaces are so often used for storage, a wet basement can ruin irreplaceable items like phot...

March 24, 2018

No one wants to experience sewer backups in the home.

Like many questions regarding home maintenance, when it comes to sewer problems, prevention is the best solution. Considering how much damage can be caused by water in your basement, it makes sense to spend a little...

March 23, 2018

Water leaks can happen anywhere in the house, but they occur most frequently in the bathroom, kitchen, and laundry rooms.

Whether it's a slow drip or sudden burst, water leaks can cause extensive damage throughout your house. The first signs of water leakage might seem...

March 21, 2018

Plumbing issues can lead to sky-high water bills—not to mention major structural damage to your home. A small leak could waste tens of thousands of gallons of water each year and result in much larger headaches. Use these tips to help make regular DIY plumbing inspecti...

March 19, 2018

If cooler weather has you longing for sunny days outdoors, take heart. Once spring rolls around, you can safely begin the annual cleanup to prepare your yard for months of

warm-weather enjoyment. 

Start with the lawn. Look for bald spots where grass has grown sparsely an...

March 16, 2018

When and Where are GFCI Receptacles Required?

Saying that disagreements can arise over a home inspection is an under-statement. One item that can cause frustration is the Ground Fault Circuit Interruptor, or GFCI. A GFCI is typically a receptacle with small buttons on i...

March 14, 2018

When the weather changes from sunny and 70 degrees to a chilly 60 degrees. What’s better than a nice fire in the fireplace on those cold evenings?

Since fireplaces are such an after thought for most of us, we thought it was important to remind everyone about some of the...