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Hidden Dangers in Your Home Heating System

by Charles Bellefontaine • November 27, 2019

When ‘Old Man Winter’ rolls in, he brings frigid temperatures and the need to dust the cobwebs out of the heating system. The risk of house fires dramatically increases during this time of year. The cause is the use of the furnace, space heaters, and the fireplace. What can you do to protect your home […]

How to Make Your Home (Virtually) Mouse-Proof

by Charles Bellefontaine • November 19, 2019

Mice might seem cute and fuzzy, but make rude house guests. Mice can cause a lot of issues in your home. They can chew through electrical wires, causing a fire in your home. They can leave bacteria and other diseases on your countertops. Their stinky messes can even accumulate within your HVAC system, affecting the […]

What Flooring Is Right for Your Home?

by Charles Bellefontaine • November 8, 2019

Before choosing a material for your home’s flooring, you should know a few things about it, such as how long it will last before needing to be replaced. It also helps to understand how to maintain the different types of flooring you’re considering. Here’s a look at the pros and cons of some popular flooring […]

Pros and Cons of Allowing Pets on Your Rental Property

by Charles Bellefontaine • October 14, 2019

Owning a rental property isn’t only about collecting rent. Making sure the bills are paid on time and guaranteeing that everyone is paying their rent is a huge responsibility. Aside from that, it’s also important to make sure that the tenants are happy. One way to do so is by allowing them to have pets […]

3 Non-Obvious Signs Your Roof is in Danger

by Charles Bellefontaine • October 9, 2019

Your roof is the most important part of your house. Regular roof cleaning and maintenance can save you money in the long run and protect your property value. Whether you live in a calm or busy climate, there can be signs that your roof needs repairs. We’ve put together a quick guide to find signs […]

Things You’re Probably Doing in Your Home That Increase Fire Risk

by Charles Bellefontaine • October 7, 2019

No one wants to face the devastation of a house fire, but you may be doing things every day that increase your risk of having one. Following a few important rules when it comes to fire safety can be the difference between keeping you and your home safe and experiencing the damage a fire can […]

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Why You Should Hire an Inspector to Look Over Your Newly Constructed Home

by Charles Bellefontaine • September 4, 2019

Buying a home is part of the American dream, but this experience does involve some stressful moments. You want to make sure that your beautiful home doesn’t come with a lot of unexpected problems. Having an inspection done before purchasing can keep you from being stuck with structural or safety problems that require immediate repair. […]

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Owning Older Homes— What You Need to Know About Asbestos

by Charles Bellefontaine • September 4, 2019

Older homes offer a great deal of charm with their beautiful, antique looks and distinctive styles. However, many homes that were built before the 1980s are at high risk for containing asbestos. Read on to learn more about what asbestos is, the risks it can pose, and what you can do about it. What Is […]

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3 Telltale Signs of Electrical Problems in Your Home

by Charles Bellefontaine • August 13, 2019

Is your home experiencing electrical issues? Do you know what to look for? Most people are aware that things like frayed wires and flickering lights are a clear warning sign that the electrical system needs attention from a professional. But what are some of the other, less obvious symptoms of potential problems? Here are four […]

3 Tricks House Flippers Can Use to Make Their Inspections a Dream

by Charles Bellefontaine • June 26, 2019

Ask anyone, and they will tell you that house flipping can be a great way for you to make money. Not only that, but many people find it very rewarding to be able to restore a home back to a livable status. However, many experienced house flippers will also tell you that it isn’t worth […]