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Home Maintenance Tips

Useful tips, tricks, and ideas to keep your home in great shape!

A Safety Concern For Electricity Usage

If you live in an older home, you might not have as many electrical receptacles as you would like, and you might even find that there are a lot of ungrounded receptacles. Unfortunately, there isn’t always an easy way to fix this. If there isn’t a ground connection...

Have You Considered Wallpaper?

There are many different things you can do to improve the appearance of your home, some taking more time and effort than others. The walls inside your home make a huge difference in the way your home looks, and usually this will involve painting your walls, but some...

Keeping Your Family Safe On Stairs

One very common reason why children or seniors are hurt in their own homes is falling. Falling can be made a lot worse, however, if it happens on stairs. Thousands die each year from falling down stairs in the US alone. You should keep your stairs safe by paying...

Things That Grow In The Dark

When your toilets and sinks start backing up, you don’t always know what the cause is. There are many different things that can be behind a clogged pipe, but if it is your main sewer pipe that is blocked, you will see a problem with every single drain in your home,...

Where Is That Water Coming From?

Water has many unique properties that help in nature. It is able to climb up the inside of huge trees through capillary attraction, and because of the way it expands when it freezes, ice will float on the surface of water instead of sinking to the bottom. While these...

Powered By The Sun

The sun is very far away from us. It takes 8 minutes and 20 seconds for the light from the sun to reach us, but amazingly it still has a huge impact on our lives. Without the heat from the sun, life couldn’t exist on the earth. In recent decades, some have also begun...

Home Safety During December

Typically, December is a very busy month for many people with a lot of time spent indoors with family and friends. Naturally, more time at home means an increased risk of accidents within the home so, we thought a few safety reminders would be a good idea. Here are a...

Heating Your Home With A Pellet Stove

Keeping warm is always a concern in the wintertime. There are many different ways to heat your home up, but one of the methods that make the best use of natural resources is a pellet stove. They can be fueled by compressed pellets of sawdust, food waste, or wood...

Buying A House….Foreclosures

Buying a home is a big decision and, of course, you want to make a wise investment. There are a lot of options these days when it comes to purchasing a home. For example, do you want something you can fix up or do you prefer a move-in ready option? What about buying a...

Damp Basement Issues

If you are a homeowner with a basement, you will know the problems that can arise if the basement is damp. The very nature of a basement with its below-grade position makes it more likely to experience these kinds of issues. While it’s true that some of the causes are...

Shay Schiefelbein

Shay Schiefelbein

Owner/Inspector