Home Maintenance Tips

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

Accident Prevention For The Elderly At Home

For many people who are advancing in age, getting around isn’t as easy as it once was. Even moving around their own homes can become a challenge. It’s sad to say, but thousands of elderly ones are injured every year from an at home related accident. Among the most...

3 Reasons to Get a Pre-Listing Inspection

If you have your home on the market, or are about to do so, then you no doubt have thought about all the ways you can improve the home to make it sell faster. What happens, though, if after you have done all that you thought was needed, the buyers home inspection...

Simple Tools For Simple Jobs

For many people, DIY is an enjoyable hobby and, no doubt, any DIY enthusiast has a vast selection of tools in their kit to choose from.  But what about those who are not so keen? Well, any homeowner will still benefit greatly by owning at least a small selection...

Trees….Do They Damage A Home?

Trees are a beautiful part of our surroundings, so it’s not surprising that many homeowners enjoy having them as part of their landscaping. But, can problems arise if these trees are situated too close to the home? Here is a few of the potential issues that trees can...

Helping The Home Inspection To Go Smoothly

If you have your home on the market currently, you, no doubt, would like the sale to go as smoothly as possible.  When it comes to having the home inspection performed, what are some ways you can be prepared for it, so that the home inspector can be as thorough...

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...

Shay Schiefelbein

Shay Schiefelbein

Owner/Inspector