Mold…The Basics

Most people know that mold is not good to find in a home and that it can cause some adverse health effects. However, some of you may not know the reasons why mold grows in the first place. Let’s consider this subject further by going back to the basics. Why does mold...

Yard Work and Your Safety

When you own your own home, you will know that there never seems to be an end to the work that needs to be done. Some of that work may involve the use of a ladder, particularly if you are working on your home’s exterior. With so many injuries caused by accidents...

Too Much Moisture In The Bathroom?

The bathroom is one of the wettest places in our home. To avoid problems like mold and mildew in a bathroom, it is important to get rid of the high levels of humidity as quickly as possible. A bathroom extraction fan is one of the best ways to do this. However, the...

Investment Properties…Looking After Your Tenants

In our early blog this month, we discussed ways to ensure that you make the right decision when it comes to buying a property to use as rental income. As a continuation of the theme, we are now going to consider how you can become a good landlord to your tenants....

Investment Properties…Making the Right Choice

Choosing the right property to use as a rental investment is the first step to becoming successful as a landlord. If this is your first time buying an investment property, you will need to know what to expect by doing careful research, as it is not the same as buying...

When To Fix the Toilet

What is one element of the home that we give very little thought to but use many times in the day? Yes, it's the toilet! When we think about it, how much time do we spend maintaining this essential part of the home? Considering that, in general, one person flushes the...

What Can You Expect When It’s Listed “As Is”?

Are you scouring the property market for a home to buy? If so, you have probably come across homes for sale listed as-is. What does this mean? And would a property listed in this way be a good investment? There are a couple of reasons why a homeowner would put their...

Do Trees Surround Your House?

Do you have any trees in close proximity to your house? If so, should it worry you? Let’s consider some of the issues you may face when a tree or trees are situated too close to a house. Tree roots. If a tree is close to a house, the homeowner may worry about the...

A Home Inspection…Can You Remember the Last Time?

If you have no idea when your home was last inspected you are not alone. To give you a clue, it was most probably when you bought the house. For some homeowners, that may have been a long time ago. But were you aware that it is recommended for you to have your house...

Does Moss Cause Mold?

Moss will easily grow on a roof in areas that do not get a lot of sunlight or in places that experience a high level of moisture. Perhaps you are wondering whether moss on a roof is bad for it. Can it cause problems like mold? First, it is good to consider the...

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