The Price Of A Home Inspection

Buying and selling a home is fraught with all kinds of stresses.  You may find yourself facing all sorts of hidden fees and costs that you weren't bargaining on.  You may even be looking for ways to save money and trying to figure out if you should skip a few steps. ...

Ways To Protect Yourself When Composting

In our last blog, we discussed the fact that while composting can be a very good thing to do, we must also use caution, at the same time to avoid the health related hazards that come with it. There are a number of precautions we can take to ensure our safety when it...

Compost….. Could It Pose A Health Risk?

Composting is generally known to be positive thing. It is something we can do to act responsibly toward the environment. Composting is not only good for the environment as a whole but can also be very beneficial for our soil. Are there, then, any negatives to...

Power Strip Safety

So many things in our home nowadays are electric, from kitchen appliances to iPads and phones, everything requires an electrical outlet. In many older homes, there are simply not enough outlets, so a power strip seems the obvious choice to keep up with the demand, but...

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...