Is Your HOA Going to be Your Friend?

When you are looking for homes, do you ever consider whether or not the neighborhood has an HOA (Homeowner’s Association) or not as a factor that has a bearing on your decision? If not, there is a reason to start. While HOA’s are generally considered to be there to improve the quality of life for […]

Your Friend the HVAC unit

The heat is on! Well, not inside of your home so much as outside these days, and we’re quickly approaching the time when the AC will be used instead. Your HVAC system should be in top shape to be ready for the change in weather, otherwise you might be spending more money than you need […]

Seeing Things That Were Unseen

When you hear the expression hot joints, your first though might not be electrical issues, but it can be a serious problem. Hot joints happen when there is a faulty electrical connection. It could be that something isn’t connected well or that there is a malfunction in an appliance, but what will happen is that […]

Heating Coming In From the Outside

One important thing to be aware of as a homeowner is that laws and regulations can differ from one area to another, leading to issues that you might not expect. Take outdoor wood boilers for example. These can provide excellent heat for your home using a wood fire, but because of the way they are […]

Exercising At Home

Exercising at home is more common than ever in the past. Those that used to go out to gyms have found that they are able to do what they used to do in public in the comfort of their own home, but a surge in home gyms has also lead to added dangers in the […]

Don’t Let Water Damage Your Home

There are many expensive things that homeowners can end up paying for, but one of the most common issues seen in homes is water damage. Water damage remediation is not cheap. In fact, the average cost of water remediation in this country is $3,000, but it could be much more in serious cases. This should […]

Green Lumber – Saving You Money Or Causing Problems?

Saving money is a tricky business, especially when it comes to building projects. On the one hand, you can save a lot of money buying cheaper building materials, but on the other hand, you don’t want materials that are going to fail or give you problems a few years down the road.For some building materials, […]

Beautiful But Oh So Fragile

One of the first building materials that humans built homes from is still in use today, and that material is wood. While there are many modern materials that have taken over as the most common in some parts of housebuilding, wood is usually still a main component in most buildings. This doesn’t mean that it […]

Keep Your Furniture Standing

You might be surprised when you see the statistics for how often furniture tip-overs hurt children in homes, but unfortunately, it is a lot more common than you would think. The problem is that children enjoy climbing things, and they are pretty clever at figuring out ways to do it. A piece of furniture that […]

Different Forms Of Protection

By now, most of us are probably aware that PPE stands for Personal Protective Equipment, and it definitely plays a major role in the health and welfare of all of us, but there is PPE that you as a homeowner should use when you work around your home as well. You might not think about […]