You Should Always Test Your New Home for Radon

There’s so much to worry about when buying a new house, and the costs can quickly mount as you look into potential problem after potential problem. It’s easy to feel like maybe you’d be better off passing on some of the elements of the home buying process to save a little money. As so few…

Fix Your Washer to Help Your Monthly Budget

You probably put your washer to good use throughout the week. Eventually, water lines to this appliance can wear out, causing problems with the unit and affecting your utility bills. Proper upkeep and inspection can preserve the machine and keep you from wasting water. Look Out For Leaks It is common for the water lines…

The Problem With Radon

The thought of radon doesn’t need to keep you up at night. For many, radon exists all around us at safe levels. However, it is a leading cause of lung cancer in America, so being aware of it and the levels you are exposed to is important. The naturally-occurring gas can come into your home…

Direct Water Away From Your Home

Home maintenance doesn’t have to be expensive, and when you put these home maintenance tips to use, it won’t be. One simple yet crucial chore you should tackle this weekend involves extending your downspouts, so they direct water away from the base of your home and not to it. Factory downspouts end at the foundation…

Testing for Radon

As is the case with many gasses, radon is invisible and odorless, so regular testing is the only way to be sure it isn’t causing a potential issue in your home. If you prefer to handle the testing process yourself, you can find a variety of kits for sale at your favorite hardware store, but…

Tips for Reluctant Clients

Buying a home is worrying enough, but you know firsthand how stressful it is for first-timer buyers. Likely they are chock full of questions and want to know everything about the whole experience, but strongly recommending that an inspection is done before any money is exchanged can save investors a lot of trouble and heartache…

Should You Test Your Water for Radon?

There’s no doubt you should test your home for radon, but should you go so far as to test your home’s water supply for traces of radon? As far as myths about radon go, this is a bit of a mixed bag. Test the Air, Then Test the Water  The right way to go about detecting…

Sell Your Home Despite Radon History

Radon myths abound making, home sellers rethink the sale of their home due to a history of radon. This persistent myth can cause you not to sell the home or delay when it shouldn’t. As long as you have addressed the radon concern, you should have no difficulty selling the house because of the radon…

How Often Should You Test For Radon?

Checking for radon is important for taking great care of your family. When you know rooms are totally radon safe, it helps you relax, sleep soundly at night and enjoy every moment with your kids. How often should you schedule professional radon testing? Schedule Regular Radon Tests Biennially Many experts recommend checking every two years.…

Building a Proper Fire

One aspect of easy home maintenance is building a fire in the fireplace – a luxury today, where it was a necessity in the past. When you’re building your fire, make sure that the chimney flue is open to ensure airflow in your unit. Next, stack your logs on top of the metal holder, adding…