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Flooring Issues

We often take for granted the ground that we walk on, as well as the floors. As long as they are in good repair, the surface beneath our feet does not usually cross our mind. It is important to maintain various flooring surfaces accordingly so that they can withstand life’s daily wear and tear and [...]

By |2017-04-08T16:06:35-04:00November 4th, 2015|Home Maintenance|Comments Off on Flooring Issues

Chimney Preparation for Winter Use

Regular inspections are important to make sure your chimney is safe to use during the winter months. Any damage to the chimney or buildup from previous use can cause a potentially dangerous situation if it is not diagnosed and fixed. There are multiple levels of inspections that are determined by usage and other factors of [...]

By |2018-12-05T16:45:08-05:00October 28th, 2015|Home Maintenance|Comments Off on Chimney Preparation for Winter Use

Clearing and Sealing Attics, Basements, and Crawlspaces

Winterization is an important part of any home maintenance routine. One part of this process is sealing off attics, basements, and crawlspaces. This can help prevent critters from moving in, keep your house warmer, and save on energy costs. You may not think about these spaces much since you don’t spend a lot of time [...]

By |2018-12-05T16:45:08-05:00October 7th, 2015|Home Maintenance|Comments Off on Clearing and Sealing Attics, Basements, and Crawlspaces

Identifying Drainage Issues and Solutions

Via Wiki Commons One inch of rainfall can drop 623 gallons of water onto the roof of a 1,000-square-foot home - and ultimately through the gutter downspouts. This water can cause serious and expensive flooding problems if it collects around your house. More often than not, homeowners will experience a leak, think it [...]

By |2018-12-05T16:45:10-05:00June 8th, 2015|Home Maintenance|Comments Off on Identifying Drainage Issues and Solutions

Hurricane Preparations For Your Home

Summer is the beginning of hurricane season. It’s important to batten down the hatches, especially since this hurricane season looks like it’s going to be an intense one. Global Weather Oscillations Inc. (GWO), a leading hurricane cycle prediction company, says, "The 2015 Atlantic Basin hurricane season will be the most active and dangerous in at least [...]

By |2018-12-05T16:45:10-05:00April 21st, 2015|Home Maintenance|Comments Off on Hurricane Preparations For Your Home

Effects of Snow and Ice on Roofs

As snow has been piling up on the ground with these seemingly never ending snow storms, it’s also been accumulating on top of homes and buildings. Not just that, but with these sub-freezing temperatures, rain can freeze on top of your home during the cold hours of the night. Getting any amount of snow and/or [...]

By |2018-12-05T16:45:10-05:00April 6th, 2015|Home Maintenance|Comments Off on Effects of Snow and Ice on Roofs

Winter Gutter and Roof Maintenance

With a harsh, frigid winter upon us, many homeowners are wondering how to protect their homes from the cruel icy weather. To a homeowner, a house is one of the biggest investments they can make in a lifetime. With that being said, having proper gutter and roof maintenance ensures a safe and worry free winter. [...]

By |2018-12-05T16:45:10-05:00February 6th, 2015|Home Maintenance|Comments Off on Winter Gutter and Roof Maintenance

Identifying Insulation Issues

Insulation is a key feature every home needs. Insulation is a padding that is put in homes to help regulate the temperature of homes. Insulation is normally found in attics, inside walls, basements, ceilings, and even the floor. The type of insulation used in all of these locations can vary. There are three types of [...]

By |2014-12-10T11:21:00-05:00December 15th, 2014|Home Maintenance|Comments Off on Identifying Insulation Issues

Attic Maintenance and Winterization

When it comes to preparing your home for the winter months, it is important to make sure your attic is is included on the list of things to do. Whether you use your attic for storage or as a maintenance room of the house, it’s important to make sure you’re prepared for the cold months. [...]

By |2014-12-03T10:25:32-05:00November 24th, 2014|Home Maintenance|Comments Off on Attic Maintenance and Winterization

Maintaining Walkways and Driveways

Winter is quickly approaching, and some parts of the United States have already been seeing snow fall. With this being the case, it is time to prepare for winter and its harsh weather. Whether it’s a snowy day or a rainy day that turns the rain to ice, it is important to be prepared. Before [...]

By |2014-12-03T10:24:42-05:00November 21st, 2014|Home Maintenance|Comments Off on Maintaining Walkways and Driveways