If you are not taking steps to protect your investment, it may be losing value. Keep up with regular maintenance and updates to preserve (and grow) your greatest investment. We've heard from hundreds of buyers and attended over a hundred home inspections, here is our advice!
Can You Check Off All Five? We are expecting our first frost this week. Are you ready? Clean Gutters (and Drains!) – In addition to gutters, you may have drains that move water away from your house or driveway. Keeping them clear of leaves keeps the water going where it belongs! Any Outdoor water? Blow […]
Most houses benefit from recaulking in the bathroom. Whether it’s behind the sink, around the shower door, or around the edge of the tub. Since I had to do it myself on my SUPER UGLY bath (to keep it workable while we wait to renovate) I got a step-by-step for you here. 1. Tools: This […]
Control Standing Water Look out for pots, buckets, toys, tarps, anything that can collect water after it rains. Look under your porch, around your home, and through your yard for any container, and DUMP THEM! If you keep a birdbath or water feature, keep it cleaned regularly. Cleaning out standing water more than once per […]
Trim Matters Wood trim rots. If you’re getting your house ready for sale (or just maintaining it) replacing rotten trim alone or as part of an exterior paint job is really important. Don’t waste the opportunity: choose PVC! The Problem Your house does a lot, perhaps most importantly it keeps out water. Water is the […]