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Chimney Fires

Chimney Fires

As Winter is upon us here in Maryland and people are ‘firing’ up their wood stoves and fireplaces, it is extremely important to note that fireplaces and chimneys require regular maintenance. The ‘out of sight, out of mind’ mentality can lead to disastrous results....
Can I Do My Own Home Inspection?

Can I Do My Own Home Inspection?

Can I do my own home inspection? The short answer is yes. However, while you may think you are saving money by not having your home inspected by a professional, consider the following. Training: Extensive training on numerous house systems combined with the experience...
Summer Home Maintenance Tips

Summer Home Maintenance Tips

Indoor Summer Home Maintenance Summer is here in Maryland. The temperatures are soaring, the humidity is rising, rain is pounding, and the sun is blazing. It’s important that you take the time to maintain your home this summer and to prepare it for the extreme...
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...
Winterize Your Pressure Washer

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...