Radiant Heating Systems

With so many different options for heating your home, there are several details to keep in mind whenever you consider installing a new system or replacing the one you have. While forced-air heating is one of the more common ones in use in this country, this doesn’t...

When Your Carpet Grows Mold

When you spill something on your carpet, do you clean it up? Some might just dab it with a paper towel to get the moisture out and call it quits, but this is not always going to be enough. There are few things worse than having mold growing under your carpet, since it...

The Danger With Pilot Lights

Do you have any appliances with a pilot light? It could be a stove, a heater or anything else that runs on natural gas. So what is a pilot light? It’s an older mechanism that is used to ignite the natural gas by having a small but constant amount of gas fed to a small...

Why Ice Dams Are Bad

Ice Dam Issues – Ice dams cause huge issues for homeowners because they can lead to water getting into the building. If this occurs, the following could appear; Mold growth within the home – this then leads to respiratory illnesses if not treated correctly. Rotting...

Saving on Your Energy Bills

Have you recently had a heating bill that seems higher than the last one, but you try and save on your heat by leaving it at 65 degrees all the time? Well here’s just a few simple things that you can do to be energy efficient with your heating and cooling systems....

What’s Is The Purpose Of A Safe-room?

Do you really need a safe room for your house? They can be extremely useful in the times that we live in, with crime steadily growing, a safe room can be a great asset to your house. But what exactly are they used for? In the case of a break in, while you are home,...

What Is A Defensible Zone?

What really is defensible space? Well, it can be defined as an area, or zone, around your house that will better protect you from naturally occurring fires, falling trees, or things that could potentially damage your house. The easiest way to think of this would be to...

Stairs and Windows – Safety Hazards

The safety of a young child is priority number 1 on parents minds. However, locations in your house may not be as safe as you’d like them to be if you have a child between the ages of two and six. What are some dangers in the house, and what can you do to safeguard...

What is Included in a Home Inspection

What is included in a home inspection? You should always ask this before hiring a home inspector, as different home inspectors include different things. Also, their level of thoroughness differs from one inspector to the next as well. So what is included on one of OUR...

Engineered Wood Floors

Engineered wood flooring is now becoming one of the most common floorings in homes these days. Why is this so, and is it for you? Well for starters, any type of engineered wood flooring is any type of wood flooring that is not solid wood. For instance, plywood is...

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