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How To Fix Grout Cracks – DIY

Using ceramic or stone tiles in a home is a great way to create an aesthetically pleasing space. Tiles can provide a durable water resistant barrier on floors, walls, and in shower or bath enclosures. With so many color and textured options, tiles surfaces can allow a home to be unique and beautiful. Grout [...]

By |2021-09-21T16:12:25-07:00September 21st, 2021|DIY Repairs, home inspection, Maintenance|0 Comments

Why Foundation Ties Should Be Removed

There are all sorts of safety hazards around a home that may not be obvious to everyone, but that should be addressed to ensure safety. Hiring a home inspector to check a home for these not so obvious safety issues can help to protect you and your family when buying a new home, or [...]

By |2021-09-21T15:55:49-07:00September 21st, 2021|DIY Repairs, 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

Proper Fence Construction and Maintenance

Fences around a home help to create a more peaceful and safe space where pets and children can use the yard freely without being open to the street or neighborhood beyond. A fenced-in home gives more privacy and can also help to increase the curb appeal of a home and raise home value. However, a [...]

By |2021-08-27T09:33:06-07:00August 27th, 2021|DIY Repairs, home inspection, Maintenance|0 Comments

Gutters Should be Sloped

Keeping water away and outside of a home is a critical part of keeping a home in good shape and preventing moisture related issues as well as structural problems. A home with gutters in our climate is more susceptible to mold, wood decay, foundation undermining, wood destroying organisms, and more. Gutters are the first [...]

By |2021-08-27T09:34:26-07:00August 27th, 2021|DIY Repairs, home inspection, Maintenance|0 Comments

How to Secure Loose Electrical Receptacles

One of the most common electrical defects found in a home during a general home inspection is loose electrical receptacles. Loose receptacles can be found in old homes, and even newly constructed homes. Loose receptacles are not only a nuisance, but also could cause shock and fire hazards. Loose receptacles could be caused by [...]

By |2021-08-27T09:35:11-07:00June 14th, 2021|DIY Repairs, Maintenance|0 Comments

DIY Garage Door Automatic Reverse Adjustment

During an inspection, a home inspector pays close attention to safety hazards in the home that could compromise the health and safety of the occupants. Most inspectors consider safety hazards to be the most important defect to report on, since they could be a matter of life or death. Some safety defects that are [...]

By |2021-08-27T09:35:54-07:00June 14th, 2021|DIY Repairs, Maintenance|0 Comments

Replace Your Air Filters – DIY

Routinely changing the filter for your heating and cooling system is one of the best ways to keep your home comfortable and healthy. However, proper filter maintenance is also essential for efficient operation and longevity of your equipment. Most people think that the filter in their forced air HVAC system is primarily there to [...]

By |2021-08-27T09:38:21-07:00June 14th, 2021|DIY Repairs, Maintenance|0 Comments

Replacing and Cleaning Air Filters

The heating and cooling system in a home is a critical part of a home’s ventilation, air quality, and comfort. The ducts in this system work to transport warm or conditioned air to the air registers throughout the home and the air filter works to trap air dust and other particulates that can damage [...]

By |2021-08-27T09:39:10-07:00June 14th, 2021|DIY Repairs, Maintenance|0 Comments

Testing Your Lawn Irrigation System

Lawn sprinklers can a great convenience and provide watering for your yard that can be adjusted to your lawn’s needs. However, this system occasionally needs to be adjusted to cater to your yard’s needs and can be tested in order to ensure that they are covering all of the necessary areas of your yard. [...]

By |2021-08-27T09:40:45-07:00June 14th, 2021|DIY Repairs, home inspection, Maintenance|0 Comments
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