Time for a little Home Maintenance

As the season is changing this is a good time to do a little Home maintenance – Your home owners will need this reminder! Clean debris from gutters and downspouts Cleaning debris from gutters and downspouts will go a long way to help prevent flooding and ice damning. People often think they only have to.. read more →

A closer look at Electrical Wiring

With the spring real estate market heating up, questions and concerns about aluminum wiring are common with those looking to buy or sell a residential property. Aluminum branch wiring was used during the 1960s and 1970s in many homes for the wiring of receptacles, switches and other devices. Aluminum does not conduct electricity as efficiently.. read more →

Water Pressure

Q. As a licensed engineer, I take exception to the findings of the home inspector who just evaluated my home. According to the inspection report, the water pressure in my plumbing system is 90 pounds per square inch (psi), supposedly 10 pounds above the legal limit. Based upon this finding, the buyer insists that I.. read more →

Water Heaters Demystified

If your water heater has a 12-year warranty and it’s been in service for 15, it might be time to get a new one. In homes with hard water, which can be tougher on water heaters, a heater may fail within the warranty period. If you haven’t replaced your water heater in a few years,.. read more →