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May is Deck Safety Month

May is Deck Safety Month

With more than 50 million residential decks in the US, it is estimated that 30 million decks are past their useful life and need to be replaced or repaired, according to the North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA). A significant percentage of decks are...
Why to NOT waive a Home Inspection

Why to NOT waive a Home Inspection

The hot seller’s market has caused many buyers to waive inspections when making competitive offers. Bidding wars are commonplace, and so are home inspection contingency waivers. According to Redfin, the percentage of homebuyers waiving the inspection nearly...
Did You Winterize Your Pressure Washer?

Did You Winterize Your Pressure Washer?

It’s January 2022 and Winter is here Did you winterize your pressure washer? Winter is in full swing here in Maryland bringing its typical ups and downs in temperature, precipitation, and overall unpredictability. Hopefully you completed all your Fall...
A storm is coming, now what???

A storm is coming, now what???

Depending on the intensity of the rainfall approximately every 1000 square feet of roof surface area,1 inch of rainfall can deposit an estimated 600 gallons of water directly next to your home and foundation. Let’s start with the basics. Chronic water infiltration is...
SPRING HOME MAINTENANCE CHECKLIST – PART 2

SPRING HOME MAINTENANCE CHECKLIST – PART 2

This is the second of a two-part series to help you plan your spring home maintenance checklist. You can read Part 1 here. Not only does a well-maintained home look great, the maintenance you do now and in the seasons ahead will very likely result in more successful...
SPRING HOME MAINTENANCE CHECKLIST – PART 2

Spring Home Maintenance Checklist – Part 1

This is the first of a two-part series to help you plan your spring home maintenance checklist. Whether you have lived in your home for 30 years or just a few months, there are some basic spring home maintenance checklist items that will help you keep your home in...
Mold in a House – Prevention & Remediation

Mold in a House – Prevention & Remediation

Finding mold in a house is always alarming. But there are ways to correct it and prevent the mold from returning. Here are some things Mold – What is it? We’ve probably all seen mold at some time in our life. It can be a light, fuzzy white, gray or black matter on the...
Trim Back Trees That Pose a Risk

Trim Back Trees That Pose a Risk

Your Christmas tree is not the only one you will need to keep in check this winter. To avoid property damage from falling branches, you will also want to be sure the trees closest to your house stay at a respectful distance. High winds, rain, ice, and snow can knock...
Winterizing Your Home. (pt. 2)

Winterizing Your Home. (pt. 2)

Avoid water damage with a roof inspection: Our rooftops take a major beating during the Fall and heavy winter storms. And while you should probably not go climbing up there when the weather is bad, it is a good idea to have someone inspect the roof on the next clear...