Now that we are all stuffed with turkey, ham and all the trimmings and we have cleaned up from Christmas Day, we start to think about our New Years resolutions for 2017. It is also the time of the year where we prepare our calendars for the new year. This is a great time to.. read more →

This is the time of the year we are getting prepared to decorate the inside and outside of our homes for the holidays. While preparing to decorate, safety should always be in the forefront of our planning. Here are a few tips to keep you and your families safe as you decorate and celebrate the.. read more →

29 Apr 2015
April 29, 2015

Private Water Wells

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If your family gets drinking water from a private well, do you know if your water is safe to drink? What health risks could you and your family face? Where can you go for help or advice? The EPA regulates public water systems; it does not have the authority to regulate private drinking water wells… read more →

04 Nov 2014
November 4, 2014

Protect Your Property From Water Damage

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Water may be essential to life, but, as a destructive force, water can diminish the value of your home or building. Homes as well as commercial buildings can suffer water damage that results in increased maintenance costs, a decrease in the value of the property, lowered productivity, and potential liability associated with a decline in.. read more →

30 Oct 2014
October 30, 2014

Water Quality

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What contaminants may be found in drinking water? There is no such thing as naturally pure water. In nature, all water contains some impurities. As water flows in streams, sits in lakes, and filters through layers of soil and rock in the ground, it dissolves or absorbs the substances that it touches. Some of these.. read more →

Burglary is a crime of opportunity.  And burglars don’t want to spend a lot of time looking through a home to find things of value to steal, which is why there are obvious locations that they always check.  That means that there are ways to outsmart them by hiding your valuables in not-so-obvious places, and.. read more →

30 Jul 2014
July 30, 2014

Termite Control in the Home

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Wood-destroying insects and other organisms can cause serious problems in the wooden structural components of a house, and may go undetected for a long period of time. New Construction All chemical soil treatments, bait systems, and chemical wood treatment must be approved by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and applied in accordance with the EPA.. read more →

Did you know that, as a homeowner, you’re responsible for maintaining your septic system? Did you know that maintaining your septic system protects your investment in your home? Did you know that you should periodically inspect your system and pump out your septic tank? If properly designed, constructed and maintained, your septic system can provide.. read more →

16 Jul 2014
July 16, 2014

Sellers’ Pre-Listing Inspections

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Eventually, your buyers are going to conduct an inspection. You may as well know what they are going to find by getting there first.  Having an inspection performed ahead of time helps in many other ways, such as: It allows you to see your home through the eyes of a critical and neutral third party… read more →

08 Jul 2014
July 8, 2014

Roofing

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Roofs play a key role in protecting building occupants and interiors from outside weather conditions, primarily moisture. The roof, insulation and ventilation must all work together to keep the building free of moisture. Roofs also provide protection from the sun. In fact, if designed correctly, roof overhangs can protect the building’s exterior walls from moisture and.. read more →