Lumpy Insulation

Another reason why opossums shouldn't be allowed to root around in your attic As a home inspector, I often find that the insulation in the attic is not even. Sometimes…

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Water Heater Settings

Which is worse, scalded skin or Legionnaire’s disease? Until 2006, many homeowners had to ask themselves that question. It has to do with water temperature. Water in a water heater…

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Intumescent Firestop Collars

Older houses tend to fare better in a fire than newer ones. This is due in part to the building materials used. Vinyl siding is a lot more flammable than…

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Garage Door Safety

Regular home maintenance includes inspecting and maintaining your garage door and opener. To avoid injury and maintain functionality, the garage door and safety components should be checked monthly. A quick…

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No time to be a perfect homeowner? Kura to the rescue!

What do do if you're not the perfect homeowner Kura Home Maintenance isn't paying me to talk about them. I just love the company! They started as a furnace duct…

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Why does my bathtub sound like that?

Does your bathtub take a long time to drain, and does it make a lot of noise? It is likely an issue with the plumbing vents. The sound is what…

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Is it time to remove the chimney?

Chimneys are subject to exposure from the elements, and cannot last forever. Can you get by without yours? If your chimney is in the middle of the house, as opposed…

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Water softener basics

More than you need to know about water softeners and water conditioners. A typical water softener is actually pretty simple. water comes into the house through the water meter and…

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Clean your dryer vent

Dryer vent lint build-up has caused the most home fires, after cigarette smoking. According to National Fire Protection Association, 17,000 fire-related deaths are attributed to home cloths dryer fires. Your…

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