Are Your Exhaust Pipes Free From Drifting Snow?

The first snow storm of the season hit this past weekend, and as the snow starts to drift against your house, homeowners with high-efficiency furnaces should make sure their fresh air intake and exhaust pipes are free of snow. They’re usually white plastic pipes that come out of the side of a home. A blocked intake pipe or exhaust vent …

Fire Safety During the Holidays

Nothing says “the holidays” quite like strings of lights twinkling in the dark, candles, a roaring fire in the fireplace and a beautiful decorated tree in the living room. But don’t forget the importance of fire prevention and make sure you’re doing everything you can to keep yourself and your family safe over the holidays. Water fresh Christmas trees daily …

Is Your Home Ready for Winter?

This week marks the first real consistent cold weather of the season — with plenty more cold weather to come! You will want to make sure you’ve taken some critical steps to keep your house warm and safe through the winter months. Turn off the outside water Go to the interior cut-off water valve and close it. Many homes have …

Home Inspection Success: 16 Ways to Prepare Your Home

In general, it’s good to have knowledge of your house’s nooks, crannies, and problem spots. Here are a few things you should consider before the inspector visits your home. Any major and minor issues could cost you money off your sale price or worse — the deal itself. 1. Clear Access Ensure access to important areas of your house are …