Clogged and leaking rain gutters are more than just a nuisance, dropping leaves and debris on driveways, sidewalks and leaving decks stained and in need of repairs. Clogged and overflowing gutters are a major threat to your home’s foundation. According to experts, leaking and overflowing gutters are a major source of foundation damage and flooded […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
When the drain line on your central HVAC system is clogged, the internal unit will soon begin to leak water that has condensed on the coil and collected in the drain pan with nowhere to go. That leaking moisture can quickly damage flooring and can cause wall stains. It might also cause mold and rot […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
According to the US Department of Energy, the average house loses 20 to 30 percent of treated air through leaks and holes in the ductwork and ducts that don’t fit tightly together. This causes you to pay significantly higher heating and air conditioning bills than necessary. The good news is that there are ways to […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
There are several things that can go wrong with a fireplace damper. They are subject to long periods of high heat, and this might cause even steel dampers to warp. Heating followed by them cooling might eventually cause cracking. The build-up of creosote on them might cause them not to fit properly and be drafty. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
A plugged or leaking dryer vent keeps moist air from exiting your home, and it can end up in hardwood floors, ceiling and walls where it causes rot and mold. Other problems might include: Fire due to intense heat Carbon monoxide poisoning in gas dryer leaks Longer drying times which lead to higher utility costs […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Bathrooms generate more moisture than any room in your home, and when that moisture gets into attics, walls and ceilings, it will create mold sooner or later, and rot too. Installing a bathroom vent during home construction is much easier than retrofitting a bathroom with one. Whether or not it’s a DIY home project depends […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
This is a dilemma you as a homeowner will face again and again! Should that furnace that’s 12 years old be replaced, or does it make sense to pay the $500 repair bill? What about the roof that’s 15 years old and needs $2,000 in repairs? How much of your investment will you get back […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
When a water line inside your home breaks, it usually doesn’t take long to know it. The gush of water is immediate. Fittings and connections in supply lines are a common culprit in such instances, and so are things like nails from construction projects or vibrating pipes caused by air The tough ones to find […]Continue Reading... No Comments.