How to Check for Faucet Leaks
It may seem that faucet leaks are obvious to spot but leaks can start in numerous ways and they can appear in more places than just at the spout. We recommend checking leaks in three locations. Leaks from Spout This is where faucet leaks are most obvious and visible. The faucet will start dripping or running. You may notice that after someone uses the faucet you have to go back to tighten it or get it in the right position, so it does not leak. A small drip will get worse over time and eventuall...
Top Seven Most Neglected Items to Repair NOW in Your Home
If you have a sump pump test it - the inspector will look at all fittings and electrical connection. Test all of your outlets, fixtures, and switches. You can have a handyman come out to do this or use an outlet tester which can be picked up for under $10 at your local hardware store. Test all faucets , toilets, and shut off valves. Inspect chimney cap and dampers. Schedule an appointment for an HVAC specialist to clean A/C and vent system to remove built up animal hair, reduce dust, and increas...
Tips to Winterize Your Home
Clean out gutters. When temps drop the leaves follow and clog gutters. A debris-clogged gutter can cause ice dams in freezing temperatures, leading to water damage to the interior or exterior of your home. While you're at it, clean out leaves and other debris from your drainage systems that may have built up over the year. It is especially important to clear blocked downspouts and drains before the first freeze, so it is easier to clean out and to ensure water is draining away from you home to p...