Home Maintenance

Is Your Home Electrical Wiring Up to Code?

Between lights, charging electronics, and running modern appliances, electricity provides us with the ability to smoothly run our everyday lives. It can also, however, lead to issues like fires and electrocution. For this reason, it is important to know if your home electrical wiring is up to code.[...]

Water Damage? Fast Growing Mould Can Quickly Take Hold

Rain, snow, flooding, or appliance leaks, water damage can have multiple causes.  The resulting damage is a problem regardless. If you find water damage in your home, it isn’t just a mess to clean up, but a precursor for other problems, like mould.   You may think that if you find your water[...]

Avoid Wintertime Subterranean Termites

When temperatures drop, most insects power down for the season. Boxelder bugs retreat to snug crevices, honeybees huddle and some populations, like Monarch butterflies, migrate to warmer climes. Hardy termites, however, shrug off the cold, remaining active year-round and enjoying their cellulose[...]

Fireplace Safety Includes Smart Maintenance

The couple basked in warmth from the quietly crackling fireplace. The calm shattered minutes later. Huge flames suddenly stretched toward the flue, smoke poured forth, wood popped explosively and a whooshing sound filled the room. Hurrying outside, the horrified pair saw flames shooting from the[...]

Know the Signs of Pending Water Heater Failure

So, it’s getting colder outside and you can’t wait to take a hot shower before you head off to work. But something is wrong. It’s taking longer and longer for you to feel the water heat up, or your hot water runs out halfway through your shower. This is not how you wanted your day […]