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How to Clean Hazy Gas Fireplace Glass

Gas fireplaces with glass fronts are very common in our area. The glass at the front of the fireplace helps keep the flames and combustion gasses contained. This lets you enjoy your fireplace without the risk of smoke and flames that is associated with open-flame fireplaces. Unfortunately, it is very common for us to [...]

By |2022-03-08T10:21:44-08:00March 8th, 2022|DIY Repairs, home inspection, Maintenance|0 Comments

How To Refinish Hardwood Floors

The beauty of natural hardwood floors will fade over time due to normal wear and tear. Luckily ,the hardwood can be rejuvenated with a little sweat equity. This task is similar to painting but does require more steps and does take more time. To beging with, thoroughly clean the floor. A simple cleaning solution [...]

By |2022-03-08T10:17:24-08:00March 8th, 2022|DIY Repairs, home inspection, Maintenance|0 Comments

How to Fix a Squeaking Floor

There is an annoying problem found in many homes; squeaking floors. It is common knowledge that older homes can have floors that creak and squeak when walked upon, but this problem can also be found in many newer homes. There are several reasons why a floor makes noise when walked upon, and figuring out [...]

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

How to Replace a Faulty Deadbolt Lock

One of the most important factors to consider in a home is security. Deadbolt locks at exterior doors are the first line of defense when protecting the home from intruders, so ensuring that all deadbolts are in good working order is a priority. There are a few different reasons why someone may need to [...]

By |2022-03-08T10:00:55-08:00March 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

Kickout Flashing – Code Confusion

Kickout flashing that is too small Kickout flashing, also referred to as diverter flashing, is intended to prevent water intrusion into building structural components and direct it back to the exterior. Although this flashing detail has been required by IRC for more than a decade, old habits appear to have stayed in [...]

By |2022-01-27T08:39:46-08:00January 27th, 2022|DIY Repairs, home inspection, Maintenance|0 Comments

How to Fix Damaged Drywall

Drywall is the standard wall covering for homes built in the 2nd half of the 20th century and homes built in the 21st century. It is inexpensive and inexpensive to install. It is also a material that is easily damaged and being able to do drywall repair can help a homeowner save a significant [...]

By |2022-01-26T09:58:36-08:00January 26th, 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

How to Seal Holes in the Garage Firewall

An attached garage is a great place to keep your car warm and out of the weather. It is also a convenient place to store your belongings, work on small projects, or set up workout equipment. However, the garage can also be a significant safety and health hazard for the occupants of the home. [...]

By |2022-01-25T14:27:32-08:00January 25th, 2022|DIY Repairs, home inspection|0 Comments
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