How Much Should Your Home Be Insured For?

  Everyone hopes that the worst case scenario will never happen, but everyone should prepare as if it will.  Many homeowners, nearly two-thirds according to the consumer advocacy group United Policyholders, are under-insured and unaware.  There are some costs that often go overlooked when shopping around for homeowner’s insurance such as the costs incurred to… Continue reading How Much Should Your Home Be Insured For?

5 Causes of a Leaking Dishwasher

Dishwashers make life much easier, unless they aren’t working properly. There are a few things that can cause a dishwasher to leave puddles of water on the floor while it’s running. Here are five common causes of a leaking dishwasher: Leaky Door There are two things that could be causing the dishwasher door to leak.… Continue reading 5 Causes of a Leaking Dishwasher

Dealing with a Toilet Overflow

A toilet overflow emergency can put anyone in a panicked state. Instead of panicking, follow these steps: Shut Off Water The toilet can’t continue to overflow if the water is turned off. Locate the shut off valve and turn it off. If there isn’t a shut off valve, the tank can be opened, and the… Continue reading Dealing with a Toilet Overflow

Preventing Ice Dams and Water Damage

Most homeowners worry about flooding and water damage in the basement, but there’s another room in the house that is also very susceptible to water damage. That room is the attic. During winter, the attic can be the prime spot for water damage and mold to develop. The primary cause for this water damage is… Continue reading Preventing Ice Dams and Water Damage

Preventing Basement Mold

Because they are often dark and damp, basements can be the perfect place for mold to grow. Once it takes hold, it grows rapidly in moist, humid conditions. Mold can be very difficult to get rid of once it finds a place to grow, so it’s best to be proactive and prevent mold from getting… Continue reading Preventing Basement Mold

Preventing Mold in Your Home or Business

When mold begins growing in a home or business, it can quickly cause issues. Mold can trigger allergies and respiratory illnesses, as well as damage the structure of the building itself by latching onto the wood and beginning to break it down. With the problems mold brings, preventing mold growth in homes and businesses is… Continue reading Preventing Mold in Your Home or Business

The Problem with Polybutylene

There are a wide variety of pipes used in residential plumbing. Different types of pipes were used in different decades, depending on what material was popular at the time. Now, plumbers know not all pipes are equal, and one in particular should be eradicated from homes completely. This pipe is Polybutylene, which is often referred… Continue reading The Problem with Polybutylene