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Maintenance For Your Asphalt Shingle Roof

Regular maintenance is the best way to help extend the life of the various components within a home and to keep them operating properly. One of the most important areas of a home is the roof, which serves to protect the interior from rain, hail, debris, and wind. Regularly cleaning and performing preventative maintenance [...]

By |2022-03-08T18:20:07-08:00March 8th, 2022|DIY Repairs, home inspection, Maintenance|0 Comments

Hose Bib Backflow Preventers and Vacuum Breakers

Maintaining water safety and quality in a home is an extremely important part of regular home maintenance and repairs. With the majority of households in the U.S. drinking tap water (71%), keeping impurities and contaminants out of the potable water supply is critical. While city water from the street is regularly inspected and treated [...]

By |2022-03-08T13:22:53-08:00March 8th, 2022|DIY Repairs, home inspection|0 Comments

How to Fix a Loose Shower Head

A common plumbing fixture in a home, showers are a modern convenience that provide clean water for bathing activities while using less water than a traditional bath. While showers typically don’t require much maintenance beyond regular cleaning and periodic replacement of deteriorated sealant, some components can require repair or replacement as they age, such [...]

By |2022-03-08T12:36:02-08:00March 8th, 2022|DIY Repairs, home inspection, Maintenance|0 Comments

Self Closing Garage Occupant Doors

Fire is one of the most destructive and life threatening hazards to a home and can lead to significant damage or death if it is allowed to spread unchecked. While the most common area for a residential fire to start is the kitchen, another common area of the home where fires are likely to [...]

By |2022-03-08T12:31:09-08:00March 8th, 2022|DIY Repairs, home inspection|0 Comments

Dead Front Cover Blunt Tipped Screws

Dead front covers on electrical panels help to keep potential malfunctions such as arcing or sparks from reaching beyond the panel and help protect one of the most dangerous areas in a home. Since it only takes 100 milliamperes (0.1 amp) to be lethal, electrical panels should be approached with caution. Other hazards such [...]

By |2022-03-08T10:34:53-08:00March 8th, 2022|DIY Repairs, home inspection|0 Comments

Asphalt Shingle Bonding

An effective and relatively low-cost roofing option, asphalt shingles are one of the most common types of roofing material used on steep slope roofs. When properly installed and maintained, asphalt shingles can last between 20 and 50 years depending on the manufacturer, quality of shingles, and installation method. However, the life span and effectiveness [...]

By |2022-03-08T10:29:40-08:00March 8th, 2022|DIY Repairs, home inspection, Maintenance|0 Comments

How to Repair an Interior Main Water Shut off Valve

Shut off valves are an important part of a plumbing system and can save a home from a significant amount of damage if used at the right time. However, valves can leak, break, or become stuck over time and may need to be repaired or replaced for them to remain in good working order. [...]

By |2022-03-08T09:51:10-08:00March 8th, 2022|DIY Repairs, home inspection, Maintenance|0 Comments

How to Repair Firebrick at a Fireplace

Fireplaces are a pleasant addition to home and can provide an enjoyable source of warmth in the wintertime. However, like all areas of a home, fireplaces do need the occasional maintenance in order to operate properly and safely. Since fireplaces are used to contain flames and toxic combustion byproducts, their regular maintenance is crucial [...]

By |2022-03-08T09:46:30-08:00March 8th, 2022|DIY Repairs, home inspection, Maintenance|0 Comments

What is Water Hammer?

If you’ve ever heard loud banging coming from behind the walls when running water at a fixture such as a washing machine, sink, or other plumbing appliance, you may have experienced the phenomenon known as water hammer. While this can be both a loud and annoying phenomenon, this can also cause damage to your [...]

By |2022-01-25T16:27:35-08:00January 25th, 2022|DIY Repairs, DIY Testing, home inspection|0 Comments

Common Asbestos-Containing Materials

Asbestos Tape While some materials such as copper have been used for millenia and continue to be used today, others are no longer widely used for many different reasons (lead paint, radium, etc.) One such product that has been widely discontinued and was previously used on a massive scale, particularly in the [...]

By |2022-01-25T16:18:07-08:00January 25th, 2022|DIY Testing, home inspection|0 Comments
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