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Should you repair slab foundation cracks?
Posted on September 30, 2021

Numerous homeowners choose to ignore slab foundation repair. The most often cited cause is financial worries. Unfortunately, completely ignoring a slab foundation problem can only worsen the situation in the long run.   Precautions Safety precautions can be advantageous. Using gutters that divert water away from the foundation is an optimal decision. Unfortunately, numerous organizations

How Often Should I Change My Roof Tiles
Posted on August 30, 2021

Roofing materials are the most common forms of roofing available. It may be expensive, but that’s understandable for a material that can last up to 100 years. With hurricanes, heat, and seasonal wear, a loose tile can seriously lead to other complications. Due to its longevity, many homeowners in North Carolina aren’t sure when and

How to Prevent Damage from Wood Rot
Posted on July 31, 2021

Wood rot can lead to severe structural damage in your home. Not only does it ruin your beautiful floors, door, panel, walls, or details, but it leads to your structure rotting and cracking. What starts as a cosmetic imperfection can lead to a damaged foundation.  A rotting wooden floor can begin to warp and dry

How to Prepare your Home and Foundation for Hurricane Season
Posted on June 29, 2021

The importance of keeping your house safe from any such event starts with keeping a tab on the news and the changing weather conditions. Preparation along with information will keep you from losing your home. It is impossible to save your house and belongings after getting a warning for a hurricane unless you plan and

Gutter and Downspout Maintenance
Posted on May 25, 2017

Gutter maintenance is the last chore that any homeowner wants to do. However, overlooking this task can potentially cost thousands of dollars in damage to your foundation, crawl space, basement, landscaping, siding and wood trim. A gutter drainage system directs rain runoff from the roof large surface area away from the house. To function, the

Inspect your Wood Deck to Prevent Deck Collapse
Posted on April 25, 2017

Wood deck collapses are increasing each year as decks age. In the United States, there are 40 million decks that are over 20 years old. Decks get a lot of abuse from the sun, rain, snow and ice. Decks are sometimes built by inexperienced homeowners and are not inspected. Even a well-built deck that is

What to Do If a Compact Fluorescent Bulb Breaks
Posted on March 23, 2017

Compact fluorescent light bulbs have provided a good alternative to incandescent bulbs typically using 75% less energy. In addition, compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) last as much as six times longer than incandescent bulbs. With benefits that include saving energy and therefore money as well as not having to be replaced as often, do CFLs

What Homeowner Insurance Does Not Cover
Posted on February 28, 2017

Let’s face it. None of us takes the time to read our homeowner insurance policy. We know we should have a policy for fire and burglary, but we don’t think much about the many other types of claims we might have. Unfortunately, what you don’t know could be costly. Here are four hazards that your

Dishwasher Maintenance and User Tips
Posted on December 28, 2016

The dishwasher is one of our most convenient appliances saving labor and time. That’s why it’s important to use and maintain this important appliance correctly to keep it running smoothly. Follow these guidelines for reliable and efficient performance of your dishwasher: Run water in your kitchen sink until it turns hot. Then start the dishwasher.

Gasoline Leaf Blower Safety and Maintenance Tips
Posted on November 22, 2016

Leaf blowers can make the chore of yard maintenance much easier and less time-consuming. But there are safety concerns that need to be taken into consideration to prevent injuries. A leaf blower can move debris up to 200 mph stirring up dust that could be inhaled and making dangerous flying objects airborne. From 50 feet

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