Home Maintenance Tips

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

How Safe Is Your Swimming Pool?

Spending hours swimming in a backyard pool is something most children want to do during the hot summer months.  If you have a swimming pool in your backyard, how can you make sure that it remains a place of fun and does not become a safety concern? Why is it an...

Mice – Pesky Pests In The Home

Imagine … you are sitting down for a nice breakfast with your family, when all of the sudden, you see a quick flash of brown and white right into your kitchen pantry. You have a sneaky suspicion what it is, so you go and check it out anyways. You then discover, its a...

What Are Fire Stops?

Fire-stops – what are they? It is a simple passive fire prevention method that can diminish the chance of a fire spreading throughout your home through holes in your wall. These openings are mainly found around the perimeter of pipe channels, PVC, and electrical wire....

Using Rain Water

Catching and storing rainwater has been a system implemented for thousands of years for survival, as water is one of the basic resources we as humans need to survive. How can we ‘catch the rain’ and use it to benefit us in this day and age? Both will be the source of...

How to Properly Shingle a Roof

You may have noticed that your roof has sprung a leak. However, you don’t know where the leak is coming from, and you may be looking for advice on how to fix it. Well, that is exactly what this article will be discussing. The first thing that you need to do is...

Kitchen Safety!

Kitchen Safety!

Anti-tip brackets are metal devices designed to prevent freestanding ranges from tipping. They are normally attached to a rear leg of the range or screwed into the wall behind the range, and are included in all installation kits. A unit that is not equipped with these...

Ten Tips To Speed Up Your Home Inspection!

Ten Tips To Speed Up Your Home Inspection!

Ten Tips to Speed Up Your Home Inspection   Speed up your home sale by preparing your home ahead of time using the following tips. Your home inspection will go smoother, with fewer concerns to delay closing.   1. Confirm that that the water, electrical and...

Top 5 Fast Fixes for Faulty Windows!

Top 5 Fast Fixes for Faulty Windows!

Top 5 Fast Fixes for Faulty Windows There’s a common misconception that if your home has older windows that are in less-than-perfect condition, you must replace them with new windows. But as long as the window is structurally sound, you can fix most problems and...

Dryer Vent Safety!

Dryer Vent Safety!

Dryer Vent Safety Clothes dryers evaporate the water from wet clothing by blowing hot air past them while they tumble inside a spinning drum. Heat is provided by an electrical heating element or gas burner. Some heavy garment loads can contain more than a gallon of...

Burglar-Resistant Homes

Burglar-Resistant Homes

Burglar-Resistant Homes There are a number of measures that homeowners can take to ensure that their homes are not attractive to burglars. If clients are concerned about break-ins, inspectors can pass on to them basic strategies for burglar-proofing their homes....

Shay Schiefelbein

Shay Schiefelbein

Owner/Inspector