Home Maintenance

A Rotten Egg Smell Can Be Your Best ‘Gas Leak’ Warning

What is that smell? It’s a question you’ve probably asked yourself when you walk into your home after a long trip or a few days before trash day, but it could be a warning. That rotten egg smell you’ve encountered could be the tell-tale sign of a gas leak.   This smell isn’t just a[...]

Spotting Property Erosion Before It’s Too Late

The Grand Canyon is a stunning example of the beauty erosion creates. River deltas show off erosion’s good side, too: rich soil carried downstream to form fertile land. But when this natural force threatens to rearrange your property, it’s important to identify its powerful energy before it’s[...]

Water Heater Maintenance Will Prolong Useful Life

Vince’s vacation bliss lasted almost 10 minutes after he returned home. Then he went downstairs and discovered his basement soaking in two inches of water from a water heater leak. The bill for fixing carpet, drywall and a pool table? Over $20,000.   Like many homeowners, Vince installed his[...]

Why You Should Get a Home Inspection

Home inspections are helpful to both buyers and sellers of property and, according to Mike Holmes, are even more beneficial when you get it before listing your property for sale. When a home inspection is properly conducted, it thoroughly evaluates your property’s features and components,[...]

Top Prevention Tips To Avoid Sewer Backup

Indoor floods and plumbing issues are difficult disasters to handle because they can result in extensive property damage. If the flooding in your home contains sewage or is caused by a sewer backup, even greater dangers for occupants exist. Sewage contains microorganisms, bacteria, and human waste,[...]