Author Archive

17
Nov

Unsafe Steps…….

Doggy door landing steps.  No hand , I mean paw railing!

15
Nov

Company Plumbing Inspections

We inspect plumbing.........well most plumbing!!!!

24
Oct

Stair Safety is No Accident

It’s 20 degrees, dusk and the steps have snow and some ice. It’s times like this we all know how important a good solid hand rail is. In fact, for some of our older friends, steps can be treacherous even on normal days without a handrail. If there are three or more steps a handrail is needed for safety. Like most safety issues, they do not seem important until we find ourselves in trouble.

18
Oct

Stopping Ice Jams

If a home has a history of ice damming, fall is the time to try to prevent further problems. Ice damming occurs when heavy snow on the roof starts to melt. The melting is usually caused by inadequate insulation in the attic. Too much warm air in the attic area warms the underside of the roof or the sheathing, which causes the snow on the roof to melt. The ...

18
Oct

Shady Solar Panel

Most solar panels convert around 15% of the sun's energy into electricity.  I don't think there is any energy getting converted, looks pretty shady to me!

13
Oct

Low humidity in the winter can dry noses, skin and throats as well as crack fingertips. Your home can also suffer from overly dry conditions, including wood floors opening up, increase in static electricity, drywall is affected and even pianos can go out of tune. “Relative Humidity” refers to the air’s ability to hold water/moisture. The colder the air, the less ability it has to hold moisture. Indoor humidity levels should be between 30 to 50 percent, with the ideal level around ...

11
Oct

I recently inspected a two-bedroom home with a very large insulated window with a defective thermal seal. I explained to the concerned buyer there was a less expensive alternative to replacement. Insulated or thermal windows are made with two panels of glass sandwiched over a spacer and sealant, creating a space between the panes that is filled with air or with a gas, usually argon or krypton. Most failed windows do not ...

22
Sep

Sump Pit Surprises

Apparently this is where Victoria disposes of her secrets!

20
Sep

This built-in microwave from the 1980's is still in immaculate condition and still working.  This was probably the high end microwave of it's time.  Why get something new if the old one is still working!!

08
Sep

The newest pedestal sink accessory

We have discovered the newest trend in pedestal sink accessories.  They come in a variety of colors such as: blonde, brunette, auburn, black etc.   Pick a color to match with your bathroom decor.  Each piece comes with coordinating claw clip to fit easily on any pipe.