Should You Really Put Carpet There?

With so much now known about the negative effects of mold in the home, we likely want to take all the preventative measures we can to stop its growth. However, some choices we make could encourage mold. One of those choices is where we decide to install carpeting. Did...

Small Changes to Help Save Electricity

With living expenses constantly on the rise, we may be forced to look for additional ways to cut down on our household bills. As electricity is often one of the bigger monthly expenses, is there anything we can do to reduce the amount of electricity we consume? Here...

Disaster Preparation for Your Home

As we discussed in our last blog, we all face the possibility that a natural disaster could happen where we live - this forces us to think about how prepared we really are. Very often a natural disaster requires us to evacuate from our homes, leaving them at the mercy...

Could You Leave at A Moment’s Notice?

As we have unfortunately experienced in the US lately, natural disasters can cause untold destruction, and more importantly, put your life at risk. The question we need to ask ourselves, then, is, how prepared am I for a natural disaster? Would I be ready to leave at...

Cleaning Out Your Gutter System

There are some areas of the house that require regular maintenance in order to prevent problems in other areas. The home's gutter system is one such area. Why is this? One reason is that just a few inches of rainfall on a roof can produce thousands of gallons of water...

Should I Be Worried About Moss?

If your roof, or at least a section of it, is shaded and does not get a lot of sunlight, you may notice moss starting to grow. A common question to ask when moss is growing on a roof is, will it cause any damage? Should you remove it? The first thing you need to think...

Wood Rot – Don’t Let It Go Untreated

Wood rot or wood decay as it's also called is a wood-destroying fungus that affects many homes. If left untreated, it can cause a lot of damage and cost you a lot of money, so as a homeowner, it's good to be aware of the areas most susceptible to wood rot. It can help...

When Were They Last Cleaned?

We spend a great deal of our time in our homes, so it's worth considering from time to time the quality of our indoor air. Did you know that air quality inside our homes is often worse than outside air? In this blog, we are going to look at one area in the home that...

Do I Replace It or Fix It?

Last time we discussed the average amount of time you can expect a water heater to last. If your home's water heater is approaching the end of this average life span, how do you know when is the right time to replace it? The first thing you should consider is whether...

The Lifespan of Your Water Heater

Among the appliances fundamental to the comfortable running of the home is the water heater. But these hard-working appliances do not last forever. So, on average, how long can you expect a water heater to last, and can you do anything to keep it working for longer?...

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