pest control

5 Signs You Need Pest Control

When you have pest infestation at home, or workplace, then you will find it a nuisance. Having pests at home spells a huge headache for you. However, even so, it must be dealt with. So how do you know if you have a pest problem and need to can for pest control? Property damage Do you have chewed furniture at your place? Do you find chewed or pencil tunnels in…

insulation

5 Places In Your Home Where Insulation Is A Must

Your house should have the required insulation from the roof down to its foundation for the optimal energy efficiency. Insulation works by trapping air pockets that moderate the migration of temperatures through walls, ceilings and floors, thus making them warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. Without proper insulation and sealing, warm or cold air will leak out of your home, which wastes energy. Having knowledge about the…

signs your roof

5 Signs Your Roof Is In Need Of Repairs

Having a sturdy and stable roof on our heads is a sign of a safe and secure home. However, the roof is often overlooked as it is mostly out of one’s eye reach. But just imagine if you had some problem with the roof, then how quick would you be in order to fix the issue? For that, you should know the signs that you need roof repair. Here is…

sparks coming from your wiring

What To Do When There Are Sparks Coming From Your Wiring

An electric spark from the wires is not a good sign. If you notice electric sparks coming from the wiring, you should call the electrician at light speed. Don’t dabble with electricity. But while you are waiting for the electrician, there are some steps which you can take which can be of great help at times and at the same time, avoid short circuits. 1. Do Not Pull The Chord…

radon inspection

Should You Have A Radon Inspection

Are you looking to buy a new house? Or have you bought a new house already? Have you done a home radon inspection yet? If the term radon inspection is new to you, you should continue reading. So what is a ‘Radon inspection’? Basically, radon is a cancer causing radioactive gas. It is emitted once the uranium in the soil, rocks and water naturally breaks down and gets into the…

Problems in the foundation

Problems In The Foundation That You Should Watch Out For

As a part of home foundation inspection, that you could do yourself, check the following areas to diagnose the potential problems your house may face: Foundation cracks When you start your house foundation inspection, start with the foundation itself. This structure is built to last. It ideally shouldn’t show any signs of structural damage. The possible signs of damage that foundation could show are: Hairline fractures or cracks (vertical, horizontal…

smoke detectors

Checking Smoke Detectors (When, why, how )

The fire at the next door neighbor’s house caused a lot of internal damage. Thankfully they were away for the weekend. When they investigated the scene, they also found out that the smoke alarm wasn’t working. Lucky escape? We’d sure say so. Always test smoke detectors and ensure they’re functional. Don’t know how? Alert family members Before you decide to run a test, alert all family members that you are…