If you’ve ever pulled back a baseboard to find those hair-raising black spots, you know how stress-inducing a mold infestation can be for a homeowner. Mold can grow on many surfaces, including walls, tiles, ceilings, and anywhere regularly exposed to moisture.
When you notice any sign of mold, it’s essential to address it immediately, as left untreated, it can spread and cause irreparable damage and contribute to health conditions such as respiratory illness and allergies. If you’re looking down the barrel of a model remediation project, your first decision is whether to go at it yourself or hire a professional.
The winter months can take a toll on your home. Between the cold weather driving people to stay indoors and run the heat, and the elements wearing out surfaces in and around your home, most homeowners find that there are many home repairs to be made in the winter. Whether you need to fix appliances that give out due to heavy use, or you need to seal up your home, take steps to make sure you’re ready for whatever winter throws at you. Read More
You may love your roof just the way it is — those unique bumps and slopes and that special chorus of groans and rattles the rain makes. But I have to break it to you: Your roof is more of a long-term affair than a death-do-us-part marriage. So replacing the roof is a necessary but sometimes a tough thing to do.
The average lifespan of a roof is actually just 15 to 20 years and can be more or less depending on the material used and the conditions of the area you live in. So it’s important to carefully consider when and how you’re going to replace your roof, especially if you live in an older property.
1. Consider the season
The difficulty of installing a new rooftop is exacerbated in certain weather conditions. Snow or heavy rain will make your contractor’s job much harder — and probably more dangerous. But finding a string of days with a bright weather forecast and an eager roofer can be tricky. Because spring and summer are the most popular seasons for roof work, contractors will be busy and expensive. Taking your chances in the colder months might save you some pennies.
The average lifespan of a roof is actually just 15 to 20 years and can be more or less depending on the material used and the conditions of the area you live in. So it’s important to carefully consider when and … more
How do you know your air system is actually healthy and clean? I bet you never thought to vacuum vents in your home. But your HVAC (Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning) system delivers conditioned air to each of your various rooms through filters. These vents can be in the floors, in your side walls, or even in your ceilings depending on your house layout. When vents are on the floor, they are still collecting dust and any Read More
We are always proactively thinking of ways that could affect the overall health of your home. Believe it or not, your landscaping in your yard can be those trouble makers if not managed properly. Trim shrubs away from your home can help protect your home during heavy storms or high winds that with overgrown shrubs can cause damage to your home. Shrubs that grow out of control can cause damage to your home. During winter storms, wind and rain rub the shrubs against your siding and can cause damage to the side of your home, as well as, your screens and windows. Shrubs are also a magnet for insects which can use the proximity to your home as a way to trying to get in to your home. You can minimize Read More