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How To Fix a Pop-up Sink Stopper

Sink stopper not closing all the way. Pop-up sink stoppers are common to find in many bathroom sinks and their larger counterparts can also be found in many bathtubs. These stoppers are convenient since they don’t require complete removal to open and won’t get lost as easily as conventional fully detached stoppers. [...]

By |2021-10-14T07:51:55-07:00October 14th, 2021|DIY Repairs, home inspection, Maintenance|0 Comments

How To Fix a Loose Toilet

How to fix a loose toilet bowl. Toilets are an essential part of a home’s plumbing system and provide a sanitary way to remove waste and direct it into the sewer or septic system. However, like all household systems, they can occasionally need to be repaired or replaced. One of the most [...]

By |2021-10-13T08:17:25-07:00October 13th, 2021|DIY Repairs, home inspection, Maintenance|0 Comments

What are Wood Destroying Organisms?

Wood destroying organisms. Pests are a common problem for homeowners across the country and can come in many different forms such as mice, rats, raccoons, spiders, snakes, and wasps. However, there is a group of pests that can cause significant structural damage and directly impact the structure of a home. This group [...]

By |2021-10-13T07:55:19-07:00October 12th, 2021|home inspection, Maintenance|0 Comments

What are Ice Dams?

Missing insulation can lead to ice dams. Water is one of the most damaging factors that contribute to the deterioration of a home and when it comes in the form of ice, the results can lead to a significant number of problems. Ice can not only damage the rainwater management system (gutters [...]

By |2021-10-12T14:56:12-07:00October 12th, 2021|DIY Repairs, home inspection, Maintenance|0 Comments

How to Fix a Leaky Hose Bibb

Leaking hose bibb. Leaking hose bibbs can waste a significant amount of water and can lead to significantly higher water bills when left unchecked. In addition, leakage at exterior fixtures have the added hazards of directing water towards a foundation, which can lead to moisture intrusion into the basement or crawlspace, as [...]

By |2021-10-12T09:04:28-07:00October 12th, 2021|DIY Repairs, home inspection, Maintenance|0 Comments

How to Prevent Pest Intrusion

Homes are designed to keep many things out including water, excessive heat or cold, inclement weather, and pests. While homes are good at keeping most of these things out, there are always some chinks in the armor. Pests in a home are generally described as an animal that can cause harm to a home [...]

By |2021-10-12T08:48:56-07:00October 12th, 2021|DIY Repairs, home inspection, Maintenance|0 Comments

Downspouts Terminating on Shingles

Downspouts are an essential part of the stormwater management system of a home, which includes gutters, downspouts, and downspout drains. While gutters collect rain water at the roof eaves, downspouts direct this water to underground stormwater system that sends to water out to the street or downspouts may discharge in a properly sloped yard [...]

By |2021-09-21T15:47:04-07:00September 21st, 2021|home inspection|0 Comments

Broken Window Seals

Most modern windows in homes are made up of multiple panes of glass which are separated by air gaps, which are then sealed around the edges by a flexible rubber seal. Insulated Glass Units (IGU) can also contain an inert gas in between these glass panes, such as krypton or argon, which help to [...]

By |2021-09-21T15:35:05-07:00September 21st, 2021|DIY Repairs, home inspection|0 Comments

How To Test For Lead Paint – DIY

Lead paint is a product that was commonly used in the 19th and 20th centuries in American homes and can be found in a vast number of homes built during this period. Lead based paint was a widespread product known for being water resistant and quick drying. However, lead based paint was banned by [...]

By |2021-09-21T15:03:04-07:00September 21st, 2021|DIY Testing, home inspection|0 Comments

Why Can’t My A/C Be Tested When It’s Cold Outside?

First invented by Willis Carrier in 1902, modern air conditioning provides a welcome respite from the summer heat and is a common appliance found in many homes as part of the HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) system. While this system is commonly used when temperatures rise outdoors, air conditioners should not be tested [...]

By |2021-09-21T15:08:50-07:00September 21st, 2021|home inspection|0 Comments
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