How to Clean Your Chimney

Gas fireplaces are easy to use, but there’s nothing quite like a real wood-burning fireplace But only a real wood-burning fireplace. It’s a staple of a cozy home! However, a chimney that reluctantly draws smoke can lead to poor indoor air quality or even lead to a terrifying chimney fire. Both of these problems is usually caused by a dirty … Read More

Why You Need Gutter Extensions

Every homeowner knows the importance of rain gutters, as they play a vital role in protecting your home from water damage. Many homeowners have even invested in downspouts to aid their rain gutters in function. However, many homeowners are unaware of the benefits of downspout extensions. You need both downspouts and downspout extensions if you want to be sure that … Read More

How to Fix a Fridge Leak in 7 Simple Steps

Whether at work or at home, we all rely on our refrigerators. And when our friend the fridge starts leaking, we feel like we’re crying right alongside it! Appliance repair can be pricey and purchasing a new fridge can be even pricier, so what’s a hungry homeowner to do? If your fridge’s water line has sprung a leak, don’t fret! … Read More

How to Keep Mold Out of Your Crawl Space

Most homeowners are aware of potential sources for water damage – basements, bathrooms, appliances, water heaters, pipes, and winter weather. But not everyone considers crawl spaces as a potential source. Water vapor rises naturally from exposed soil, which is the common flooring choice for most crawl spaces. Moisture in crawl spaces can become problematic. In fact, it’s the most damaging … Read More

How to Maintain Your Water Softener

You’ve probably heard of “hard water” and “soft water,” but what exactly are they? Hard water is water that contains high amounts of calcium, magnesium, or other minerals, which groundwater takes on by dissolving it from soil and rock. If your water is hard, it usually shows itself in scaly, scummy buildup in and on pipes, shower stalls, coffee makers, … Read More

3 Ways to Avoid Water Damage When You’re Not Home

No matter what time of year it is, if you’re going to be away from your home for an extended amount of time – even just over night – it’s a smart idea to turn off your water until you return home. Why? Because it doesn’t take very much water to cause a whole lot of damage! If your water … Read More

5 Fast & Simple Ways to Repair Drywall

drywall repair with spackle

If your walls have holes in them, you can easily repair drywall yourself using basic drywalling techniques: For Small Dents & Damages Scrape away loose pieces of wall with a paint scraper or other scraping tool, and then apply a lightweight spackle over the hole. Let it dry, and then sand down until smooth. For Holes Caused by Doorknobs Purchase … Read More

4 Ways to Prevent Winter Mold

man examining winter mold with a magnifying glass

Mold tends to form in the winter time because our homes are heated with warm air, and warm air is filled with moisture. Warm air tends to rise, so the attic can be the final rest place for heat in your home. This can lead to mold, especially if your attic isn’t insulated well. As the humidity from the warm … Read More

Do It Yourself Flood Clean Up

flood clean up needs to be done on this house

If your home or the home of a neighbor or loved one has recently experienced major flooding or water damage due to weather, natural disasters, or appliance malfunctions, this article is for you. There are several steps to take before the rebuilding of a water-damaged area can occur, so be sure to hit these flood clean up steps before you … Read More

How to Prepare Your Home for a Winter Storm

While a winter storm may be the main ingredient for a cozy day indoors, it can also mean major damage to your home or business if you’re not properly prepared. Here are things you can do before and after a winter storm – whether it’s ice, snow, sleet, wind, rain, or a little bit of everything – to ensure your … Read More