The Danger of Grease and Fat

Have you ever heard of fatbergs? It's not surprising if you haven't. This term was only coined a few years ago, when some giant masses of solidified fat and grease were found in the sewers of London. Some fatbergs have been more than 800 feet long, weighing more than...

Diagnosing Double Pane Windows

Double pane windows are an unassuming but important feature of a good home. These are windows with two panes of glass, separated by a pocket of air or gas like argon or krypton. These layers are an excellent way to reduce heat transfer and can help to dampen sound....

Prepping Your Home For Winter

To avoid major issues or wasting energy or other resources, homeowners need to prepare their homes for the winter. Here are just a few things you may want to keep in mind. Check out your HVAC system. It's a lot better to find out you have problems with your...

Planning a Painting Project

If - like most people - you've been spending a lot more time indoors than you're used to, you're probably getting tired of the same old scenery. Why not mix it up a little bit by giving a room or two a fresh coat of paint? While - like most things - you'll get a...

Tips for Buying Groceries

For this blog post, we're going to talk about some ways to save money while shopping for groceries. While this topic obviously isn't specific to the world of home inspections, the fact is that we're all feeling the economic impact of this pandemic, and it can't hurt...

The Battle of the Thermostat

Temperatures are cooling down. Are you prepared for the battle? We're not talking about the battle against snow or iceā€¦ well, not really. We're talking about the battle of the thermostat! Throughout history, families have been at odds about the perfect temperature for...

Raking the Leaves

Most people hate raking leaves. However, we still wind up doing it anyway. Besides the fact that having a lawn covered in dead leaves just looks ugly, many people feel that having a lot of leaves on the lawn will kill their grass entirely. While it's true that an...

Simple Ways to Help Prevent Burglary

One of the biggest fears that many homeowners have is that they may one day be face-to-face with a stranger breaking into their home. In this post, we'll talk about some ways that you can help to prevent a burglary. Probably one of the more effective ways to prevent...

Wildfire Mitigation

Although many people typically associate wildfires with states like California, the fact is that wherever there is a forest, there is likely a risk of wildfire. What can homeowners who live in a wooded area do to protect themselves from that risk? Consider a few...

Removing Toxicodendron

Have you ever heard of toxicodendron or urushiol? If you have, you've probably had an unpleasant experience with poison ivy, poison oak, or poison sumac. Toxicodendron is the scientific name for these plants, and urushiol is the substance that they excrete, which can...

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