Lingering Tobacco Odors

Stubborn odors in a home can be very irritating, particularly if they are not of your making.  Tobacco odor is one of those smells that hangs around for a very long time because smoke particles are very small and permeate nearly everything.  If you have...

Why Install A Cool Roof?

A home should always be built to harmonize with the environment its located in.  To do this, certain adaptions are made to the structure.  What about places where the temperature is high for longer periods in the year?  One adaption that can be made is...

Working To Improve Your Credit Report

Perhaps you’re wondering; why should I work to improve my credit report?  Well, while poor credit might not affect your everyday life necessarily, it can become a real issue when you decide to buy your own home and apply for a loan.  A lender will generally...

Preparing In Advance For Natural Disasters

It’s a sad fact these days but, with so many natural disasters this country has been experiencing in recent years, its very important that we are as prepared as we can be in advance for one.  Knowing what to do in an emergency situation is a vital step to staying...

Garbage Disposal System Dos And Don’ts

We are all trying to be a bit more conscious of how much waste goes into waste management facilities and landfills these days.  While there are many alternate ways of reducing waste, we may not always think of the garbage disposal unit as being one of these...

Renters Insurance…A Wise Choice?

Anyone renting their home has the option to choose renters insurance.  This type of insurance is designed to provide the tenant with coverage for any unexpected disasters that might occur in the home.  Some of the basic things renter’s insurance should cover...

Sinkholes… What Are The Warning Signs?

Sinkholes are something we’re hearing more and more about these days.  They can either be formed naturally or are human induced, but the one thing they have in common is their ability to cause great amounts of destruction to property, roads and, even worse, human...

Common Causes Of Sewer Gas Leaks

Have you ever had sewer gas leaking into your home?  You would likely recognize it from its horrible odor.  There are a number of common causes for this but, whatever the cause, its wise to get the problem looked at.  Why is this so important? Well,not only does it...

Helping Your Home Inspector

If you have scheduled a home inspection for your home, what are some things you can do to help your home inspector perform a thorough inspection and get the most for your money? Although a good home inspector will be as thorough as possible,...