Did you know that most American residents use their home garage door as their primary entrance into their homes? Did you know that the garage of a home has a lot of features and safety measures that most homeowners are unaware of? We will be talking about garages and garage doors this March. If youContinue reading “Garage Awareness Month”
Also known as Expansive Soil can be very troublesome for a lot of Colorado residents. Luckily a lot of Colorado resources are available to be more knowledgeable, about what to look for and solutions if the problem should occur. On average/normal years they cause more damage than earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, and tornadoes combined. Some basicContinue reading “Swelling Soil”
Are nice to have in a home, but are not required to be installed. They are a convenience, like a microwave is convent in that it can heat up your food quickly. They also have dangers that most home owners are not aware or have not considered a danger. Some thoughts to consider: *This isContinue reading “Garbage Disposals”
It is also called, swelling soil and the names describe what it does very well. It consists of multiple types of clays, the clays/soft bedrock cover vast areas of Colorado. The soil can expand by 20% by volume and push up to 30,000 pounds-per-square foot. What should you do if you think your home isContinue reading “Expansive Soil”
It’s important to know if you have one or not. Some homes even have a hybrid crawl space and knowing what a house has can be very beneficial during home ownership. Things a home inspector is looking for when in a crawl space can be a lot. Some main things can include foundation condition, typeContinue reading “Crawl Space”
The FPE’s were widely used between 1950 – 1990 and are considered problematic. The Consumer Product Safety Commission conducted an investigation and found the panels did not fully comply with the Underwriters Laboratories, Inc requirements. The investigation was closed in 1983, the Consumer Product Safety Commission reported they did not have enough date to considerContinue reading “FPE (Federal Pacific Electric) Circuit Breakers”
While inspecting a roof, I sometimes find issues with the neighbors house. Here is a vent on the side of a new-home-build missing a proper cover. Also found on the roof right above that, improperly installed vent boot. It should be bulging up, not sunken in observed in the second picture.
Do you know where your main water shut off valve is located? Most people are unaware and if a water leak or pipe burst would have to relay on a neighbor/friend, a family member and or a plumper. Owning a home comes with responsibility and in an emergency it’s important to know where stuff isContinue reading “Main Shut Offs”
It’s 2023! I cant believe it, where has the time gone? If you are looking for a new home, somethings to consider before calling your favorite realtor:
It’s that time, time to follow your Home Maintenance Checklist! Refer to the picture provided for ideas & reference. We know not all the things on here will pertain to your specific home, but could help look for & or preparing for the weather change.