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Basic Tools Every Homeowner Should Have

Buying a home is a rewarding experience, but homeownership also comes with maintenance tasks. After the home is officially yours, you are responsible for leaking pipes or a toilet that won't stop running. Fortunately, you can handle some common household repairs...

4 Reasons to Request a Builder’s Warranty Inspection

You just built your dream home, and so far it meets your expectations. The builder likely provided a warranty for a period of time after closing and moving into the home. Before it expires, request a builder's warranty inspection for a detailed report on your new...

6 Tips to Improve Your Home Security

Home security is in the news recently with the rise of property crimes like package theft, so it's more important than ever to protect your house. Learning simple ways to improve your home security will give you better peace of mind whether you are at home or away. 1....

5 Tips for Installing a New Fence

Planning to put up a new fence around your home? Whether you're ready to build it yourself or hire someone to install it for you, there are a few things you need to do before you begin installing a new fence. What to Do When Installing a New Fence If you have small...

5 Reasons To Order An Inspection Before Selling Your Home

When you're getting ready to sell your home, you may assume that you already know everything about its condition. Many homeowners focus more on the amount of work they've already put into the property rather than thinking about any deficiencies. If you want to enjoy a...

Four Smart Home Heating Efficiency Tips

Your furnace is likely your primary source of heat throughout the cold winter months and your heating costs can add up. In fact, some people struggle to find a balance between staying warm and keeping heating costs down. If you want to save money on your heating...

Five Easy Ways to Winterize Your Home

Winter is approaching. As you get your coats and scarves out of storage it's important to remember to prepare your home for the cold, too. These are easy and affordable ways to properly winterize your home. Winterize Your Home With 5 Simple Steps 1. Reverse Your...

5 Tips for Cleaning Gutters During Fall

Autumn is officially here, which means it’s time to shift from using lawnmowers and hoses for outdoor maintenance to rakes and ladders. Autumn's falling leaves, twigs, rain, and cooler temperatures can put your outdoor appliances, fixtures, and features to the test....

How Infrared Thermography is Used to Enhance Home Inspections

What is Infrared Thermography? Infrared thermography is a tool used by some home inspectors that involves using an infrared camera to capture changes in an object’s thermal temperature. When a thermal scan is taken of a building, variations in the color of the image...

A Quick Guide To Summer Lawn Maintenance

The long hot days of summer can be tough on a lawn you worked hard to get lush and green. You've followed all the steps to take care of your lawn all year: reseeded in the fall, protected from too much traffic in winter, and established a fertilizing system in the...

Five Basic Tips for Home Swimming Pool Maintenance

Having a home swimming pool has great benefits, however many homeowners struggle with swimming pool maintenance. It may seem like a daunting task for even the most experienced pool owner, but if you are consistent with daily cleaning and maintenance, your pool will be...