A consideration of low-E windows

If you have considered installing new windows in your home you may have come across one type of window that is on the market called "low-E windows". A first look at these windows may seem like buying or installing them is a "no-brainer", but the advantages aren't the...

How to prevent backflow

Backflow in a water system can happen very easily and ensuring that it won't happen to you, in your water lines is a key step to having safe water to drink and to use in your home. What is Backflow? Backflow is a term referring to the backtracking of normal water,...

Could my carpet have mold?

Mold is a most undesirable and dangerous thing to deal with in a home. It can cause upper respiratory problems, as well as other health conditions such as skin problems, so naturally, we want to do our best to prevent its growth. One area where mold can grow is in the...

Bed Bugs in Greenville SC?

We're continuing our household pests theme this month with a look at Bed Bugs.  In recent years Bed Bugs have become an epidemic, and here in South Carolina is no exception.  Their hard to see, love to travel and not so easy to eliminate, so what do we know about...

Carpenter ants or termites?

One of the most damaging threats that could exist for your home, especially structurally, are pests and insects. Some insects work silently however, and escape your notice until they've already caused a lot of damage to the structure of your home. The most common...

Protect Your Home From Burglars

We all need to protect our homes from burglars, especially this time of year, so how about a few tips and pointers on how to do so. Did you know? A high percentage of burglars enter through the first floor of the home, so insuring exterior doors and windows are secure...

Simple ways to use less energy in the home

A lot of people don't realize how easy it can be to use less energy in the home. With just a few simple adjustments you can save a lot of money. Here are a few simple ways this can be done: Instead of using an air conditioner, which uses a lot of energy, try...

A Well Built Deck

With summer almost here and the weather getting hotter, many people are taking advantage of their decks. Decks are a great feature to almost any home, but caution is needed. Why? Deck collapses happen every year and kill or injure hundreds of people. So if you are...

The Best Home Inspector in Greenville SC

Are you looking for the best home inspector in Greenville SC? Then look no further! We here at Pro-Tech are the leaders in the home inspection industry here in the greater Greenville area. With years of inspection and engineering experience, being InterNACHI...

Your Spring Maintenance List

Spring is here! We all love to see Spring all around us and to get ready for summer. But keep in mind that Spring is one of the last chances you may have to get important work done around the house before the really warm months come. So what should be toward the top...