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Order a Home Inspection on New Construction

Order a Home Inspection on New Construction

You might think that you don’t need an inspection when buying a brand new home. What could be wrong with a home that was just built? Unfortunately, even newly-constructed houses can have defects. Let’s look at a few reasons why it’s smart to order a home inspection on...

5 Signs of Electrical Problems in the Home

5 Signs of Electrical Problems in the Home

An electrical issue can quickly shift from a minor problem to a dangerous situation. Most homeowners assume their electrical systems are safe, but you should learn to recognize signs of electrical problems in the home. Electrical Problems in the Home: What to Watch...

The Benefits of Thermal Imaging in a Home Inspection

The Benefits of Thermal Imaging in a Home Inspection

If you are looking for a home inspector, you may have come across the term "thermal imaging". This is a tool inspectors use to boost the effectiveness of their home inspections. But what does this technology do exactly? Below, we go into detail about how thermal...

High Radon Levels in the Home

High Radon Levels in the Home

If you have discovered that your home has high radon levels, you’re not alone. Did you know that about 6% of all homes have tested positive for this gas? Radon is a cancer-causing, radioactive gas that naturally occurs in rock and soil. It can seep into your home...

6 Easy Ways to Save Water at Home

6 Easy Ways to Save Water at Home

Whether you want to conserve a valuable natural resource or simply reduce your water bill, there are some easy ways to save water at home. Below are six ideas to help you and your family accomplish this task. Helpful Tips to Save Water at Home 1. Only Run Your...

Top 5 Reasons to Schedule a Pre-Listing Home Inspection

Top 5 Reasons to Schedule a Pre-Listing Home Inspection

Listing your house on the market requires preparation and research to get it ready for potential buyers. Some sellers choose to forgo certain tasks, which can influence how long it takes to sell the home. There are several reasons to schedule a pre-listing home...

7 Reasons Why Home Buyers Need a Home Inspection

7 Reasons Why Home Buyers Need a Home Inspection

When you put an offer on a new house, one of the next steps should be to order a home inspection. A professional home inspector will come over to the property and evaluate its condition and fixtures. Here are 7 reasons why home buyers need a home inspection. Home...

4 Tips for Smoke Detector Placement

4 Tips for Smoke Detector Placement

All homes and apartments should have smoke detectors. While it's unlikely that you'll experience a fire in your home, it’s important to be prepared. By following the best practices for smoke detector placement, you will make your home safer for your family. What to...

7 Home Improvement Projects to Increase Your Home’s Value

7 Home Improvement Projects to Increase Your Home’s Value

Working on do-it-yourself projects around the house is fun and rewarding. Some home improvement projects will increase your home's value, too. The next time you want to improve your home, choose a project that will make it worth more. 1. Paint the Exterior to Increase...

Five Ways to Keep Your Swimming Pool Safe

Five Ways to Keep Your Swimming Pool Safe

Home swimming pools are a great way to beat the summer heat, but there is an element of risk around water. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), unintentional drowning accidents cause 10 deaths every day and are the fifth most common cause...

The Pros and Cons of 5 Different Types of Decking Materials

The Pros and Cons of 5 Different Types of Decking Materials

May is National Deck Safety Month. If you are planning on adding a deck to your home, there are some decisions you need to make early in the process. Not only will you be planning for the color, size, and shape of the deck, but you will also be looking at different...

Improve the Curb Appeal of Your Home

Improve the Curb Appeal of Your Home

The exterior is the first thing that prospective buyers notice when they see your home. Cosmetic flaws with your home or lawn make buyers think the rest of the home is not well-cared for. Here are five things to consider if you are listing your property for sale and...

Health Risks of Mold In the Home

Health Risks of Mold In the Home

Mold is a fungus that multiplies by means of tiny airborne spores less than half the width of a human hair. It causes property damage and the health risks of mold in the home pose more than a threat to cleanliness. Mold requires moisture to grow and is often found in...

Five Methods to Improve Indoor Air Quality at Home

Five Methods to Improve Indoor Air Quality at Home

Poor indoor air quality can affect your family's health. Because it is concentrated and trapped in your home, indoor air pollution can actually be worse than the air outside. Use these five methods to improve indoor air quality at home. 1. Purchase a few indoor plants...