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Investing in Brick Chimneys
Posted on November 23, 2022

Brick chimneys offer your home a lot of accents, but they are durable time tested pieces that add dimension and quality to your home. Brick chimneys have been around since 1719 in England and made their way to the U.S. in 1789. Because of the strength bricks create in a chimney, they are more expensive.

Removing Animals from Your Crawlspace
Posted on September 30, 2022

*A family pet is one thing. You can remove them gently from your crawlspace, but a wild animal is another matter altogether. Not only is removing an animal from your crawlspace a lifesaver for them, but it will also keep your family safe and protect your home. Remember to shut your crawlspace door even when

How to Properly Caulk Windows Of Your Home
Posted on February 28, 2022

Do You Know How to Caulk Windows? Regularly sealing the frame of your windows will prevent air leaks. Over time air bubbles in the window caulking pop and give way to AC and heat escaping. These leaks can cost you money in the long run. Caulking your windows means sealing your window to stop the

How Often Should I Need To Replace A Roof
Posted on August 30, 2021

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

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

Why is Standing Water and Mold in my Crawl Space?
Posted on January 25, 2017

Do you suspect you have a moisture problem in your crawl space? Is there a musty smell in your home? Did your pest control exterminator tell you mold is growing on your floor joists? Did your air conditioning technician inform you that it’s wet in your crawl space? Did you take a peek in 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.

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