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How to treat moss on a roof?

Moss spores are air-borne and find their way onto roofs via wind. Once the spores get on the roof, they adhere to the shingles and start growing into thick moss. Since moss does well in a wet climate, areas of the roof that get the least amount of direct sunlight are most likely to [...]

By |2022-03-10T13:39:25-08:00March 10th, 2022|DIY Repairs, home inspection, Maintenance|0 Comments

3 prong versus 4 prong outlets for dryers. What can be done?

When homeowners with older dryers that have 3-prong connections move into a property with a newer 4-slot outlet, they may be confused about why their dryer cord doesn’t work. Their dryer cord doesn’t plug into the wall outlet and they’re not sure what the problem is. This situation is common and the fix for [...]

By |2022-03-10T13:34:45-08:00March 10th, 2022|DIY Repairs, home inspection|0 Comments

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 Deck Guardrail

For many people, having an outdoor living space is an important factor when considering the purchase of a property. Homes with decks and patios enable homeowners to enjoy the outdoors in a way that can keep them out of the dirt and mud, and often are used as outdoor cooking areas for barbeques and [...]

By |2022-03-08T12:43:07-08:00March 8th, 2022|DIY Repairs, home inspection, Maintenance|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

Aluminum Branch Wiring

If your home has aluminum branch wiring, you are at an increased risk of electrical fire. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has determined that “homes built before 1972, and wired with aluminum, are 55 times more likely to have one or more wire connections at outlets reach ‘Fire Hazard Conditions’ than homes [...]

By |2022-03-08T11:54:16-08:00March 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
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