Get a Handle on Things

When you go to flush your toilet, is the handle wiggly and loose? This could easily happen, especially if you’ve been using the toilet for years. Maybe the toilet doesn’t always flush right, or do you have to push on the handle several times to get it to actually...

Garbage – But Worse

It is hard to find something more disgusting than your garbage can completely covered in maggots. While this might not happen every time, it is a common occurrence, especially so in the summer months. The problem is that a fly that lays eggs in your garbage sets you...

Just A Little Support

Putting stuff up on the wall can require some extra support, especially since most homes only have drywalls. Drywall is an excellent building material, but it is not very good for mounting stuff. This is why wall anchors are useful for homeowners.There are many...

A Simple Tool?

Everyone knows how to use a plunger, right? Well, while it is true that most people would be able to grab a plunger and go to work on a clogged toilet, there is a big difference between using a plunger and using it right. In fact, if you use too much force when trying...

Getting Things On The Wall

Have you ever tried mounting something on your wall only to realize that there is nothing behind the sheetrock to hold any weight? It has been the experience of many homeowners. Fortunately, there is a solution to this problem, and that is wall anchors. Wall anchors...

Vanish In A Puff of Smoke

Unless you are a smoker yourself, you probably don’t care much for the smell of cigarette smoke. Unfortunately, some have ended up with a home that was previously owned by a smoker and found it difficult to deal with the smell. Sometimes tobacco odor won’t show up...

Why Home Inspections Include Attics

Why do home inspectors have to look in the attic? What can you see up there?Good question. A professional home inspector will always include the attic inspection as part of the complete inspection because attics “tell” the history of the home. Attic inspections...

Why Do Basements Leak

As inspectors - we see quite a few basements. The biggest complaint or concern we hear concerns a moisture-related problem. There are three basic reasons for a basement to develop a leak or a moisture problem. Sometimes a little detective work is needed to figure out...

Should You Have Your Home Tested for Meth?

Even if the owner disclosed prior drug use you should have the home tested for traces of drugs. The dangers aren’t worth the risk. These chemicals can saturate the walls, get into the carpet and house contents such as furniture. Lead and mercury are common byproducts...

Signs of Meth

All of us have a list of concerns when moving into a new home but if you’re in Missouri you should have possible meth contamination on your list. If you’re moving into a location that is in or near a drug abuse area, foreclosed property or prior use area consider...

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