Little Signs Your House Has a Big Problem

Some house problems are obvious from the get-go—for instance, you know you’re in trouble when raw sewage starts backing up in your basement shower. Other problems, however, are not as apparent. They creep up on you, silently wreaking havoc in your home while you remain blissfully unaware. The best time to address any problem is Read more about Little Signs Your House Has a Big Problem[…]

10 Things Never to Plug into a Power Strip

No matter where you live—house, apartment, dorm room, mobile home—one factor remains constant: There never seem to be enough power outlets. This may explain the popularity of multi-outlet power strips, which provide additional outlets and also let you control… Refrigerators and Freezers 1/11 Large appliances like refrigerators require a lot of power and frequently cycle Read more about 10 Things Never to Plug into a Power Strip[…]

The DIY Dilemma: Knowing When It’s Time to Call in the Pros

  Every year during the first bright days of spring, I look up at the nearly 45-degree pitch of my roofline, see gutters and moss buildup that needs cleaning, and envision the myriad ways I could injure myself addressing these issues Sometimes the reward outweighs the risk, but other times my life seems too short Read more about The DIY Dilemma: Knowing When It’s Time to Call in the Pros[…]

Mold and Mildew

8 Ways to Mildew-Proof Your Bathroom

Choose Mildew-Resistant Paint After you enjoy a steamy shower, your bathroom walls absorb the lingering moisture, which can spur the growth mold or mildew. Choose a paint that resists mildew, or one that has a mildew-resistant additive mixed into it, to give your walls an extra measure of protection. Keep It Well Ventilated Mildew thrives in Read more about 8 Ways to Mildew-Proof Your Bathroom[…]

Furnace Maintenance Tips to Keep You Cozy This Winter

Furnace maintenance is particularly important at this time of year since a broken or inefficient heating unit can cost you money on your energy bills and make your home unlivable when the weather gets cold. Thankfully, keeping your furnace running smoothly and efficiently is easier than you might think—as long as you follow a few Read more about Furnace Maintenance Tips to Keep You Cozy This Winter[…]

What Your Property Inspection Does Not Cover

What Your Property Inspection Does Not Cover The property inspection may feel like one of the last lines of defense when purchasing a home. While a property inspection does protect and prepare you for upcoming life as a homeowner, it is important to know all the items your property inspection does not cover so you Read more about What Your Property Inspection Does Not Cover[…]