If you live in a condo or will be buying one in the near future, it's important to be aware of when you will or will not be financially responsible for repairs to your home. For instance, you're likely to find that the homeowner's association to whom you pay monthly or yearly fees will only pay to replace or repair damaged or malfunctioning items that are shared with other units. You will usually get the bill when the damage manifests within your home.
14 March 2017
Woodpeckers are more than just Saturday morning cartoon figures. They can cause considerable damage to your home by drilling holes into the wood siding and shingles. They can even store food supplies in those holes, which can attract other creatures and lead to even more damage. If you have a woodpecker problem, here are some remedies you can try. Apply Sticky Repellents In areas that are frequented by the woodpeckers, you can apply sticky repellents to the surface.
7 March 2017
Pre-cast concrete blocks are strong and versatile, allowing construction crews to quickly build foundations and full basements with less work than is involved with pouring a cast-in-place structure. However, the convenience of these blocks is balanced out by their tendency to develop leaks and let moisture enter the foundation or basement. Discover five complications that interfere with waterproofing concrete blocks to have the best chance at getting a watertight seal after your first attempt.
30 November 2016
If you have experienced a flood and were unable to remove the water from your home within a timely manner, then you may notice mold forming inside your home. This mold should be tested by a professional or with a home kit to make sure it is not black mold. You can purchase a test kit at your local home store. Make sure to buy an immediate or five-minute kit so you can see the results right away.
6 September 2016
When it comes to water damage, you are probably aware of the extent of damage that it can do to your home. Odors, faded walls and destroyed carpets are all things you can come to expect from the usual suspects, such as floods, tropical storms and overly heavy rains. However, there are a few ways that your home can work against you and slowly introduce water damage to itself. There are plenty of ways that water damage can enter your home stealthily and from the inside.
28 July 2015
Are you living in one of the areas of this nation that has been seeing record rain this summer? Summer isn't normally the time you would expect to see drenching rains, but 2015 weather has proved to be an anomaly. The country received more rain in May than in the past 121 years. June brought historic rainfall to 21 areas across the United States. And July is lining up to be more of the same.
28 July 2015
If you have chronic allergies, your symptoms probably worsen when there are high pollen counts in the air, and when you are around mold. While you cannot control the amount of pollen that exists, you can control the mold inside your home. Mold tends to grow only in certain conditions. If you can prevent these conditions from occurring in your home, you may be able to keep mold away. Here are the two main conditions that must be present for mold to grow and thrive in a house.
17 July 2015