Entries by Mackenzie Wallace

What is Radon?

According to EPA estimates, radon is the number one cause of lung cancer to non-smokers, and the number two cause of lung cancer to smokers. Exposure to radon can go undetected because it cannot be smelled or seen. The most effective way to know if high radon levels is in your home is to have […]

5 Tips To Improve Heating Efficiency In Your Home

Energy bills can get expensive in the heating season. There are some things you could address that can help keep your energy bills down during the heating season. Consider these tips, as they can significantly improve your monthly utility bills while also making your home safer and more comfortable. 1. Seal Openings Weather stripping in […]

Ways To Increase Your Home’s Value

There are many ways you can increase your home’s value. It doesn’t have to include much labor or expenses to get a good return on investment. Life can come at you fast, it’s never a bad idea to start doing updates around the house here and there, as you never know when you may need […]

Signs of Hot Water Heater Failure

    The lack of hot water to most people may be the only sign of a hot water heater problem. But signs of hot water heater failure could be far more complex. There are multiple signs to look out for. You could notice some, but other signs will be harder to identify. Below are […]

Historic Homes Are Cool But….

Historic homes are cool but, it’s important to understand issues that could come up with an older home when you are planning to purchase one so that there will be no surprises down the road. The materials that were used and the way things were installed back in the day can potentially present a safety […]

Signs of Basement Leakage to Watch For

Leaking basements is not something that’s surprising when found during a home inspection. It’s a common problem. You can predict that all basements will leak at some point. It’s important to know how water is entering your basement when it happens. The first place to look is around the perimeter through the foundation wall because […]

Seven Natural Enemies To a Roof Covering

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The constant exposure to ultra-violet radiation degrades organic ingredients in roof coverings. The covering heats up and dries out over and over again. Too much sun on wood roofs dehydrates the shingles, causing them to become brittle. Thermal expansion and contraction can destroy adhesion materials in asphalt shingles, for example, and cause cracking in other roofing materials.

Common Issues Found During a Home Buyer’s Inspection

Many issues that commonly arise in home inspections can be found in newer and older homes alike. The key is to have the home inspected by a professional home inspector that understands how to communicate these issues and how they can be addressed so a potential home buyer, along with their real estate professional, can […]