Tips for Preventing Water Damage from a Leaking Refrigerator

A man checking the door of a refrigerator to determine the cause of a leakIt doesn’t take long for a burst pipe to cause severe damage to your home. However, gushing water isn’t the only cause of water damage; oftentimes, a little drip can result in a big problem. A common culprit of slow, progress leaks is one of the most essential appliances in your home: the refrigerator. Since your fridge fulfills a variety of complex functions, it’s not out of the ordinary for a leak to occur and gradually cause water damage. Luckily, you don’t necessarily require a repairman when it comes to preventing water damage from a leaking refrigerator. [Read more…]

Things to Consider Before Buying an Old House

Old, gray house surrounded by treesNew homes are expensive, and older houses exude character. A home that has weathered the decades contains history within its walls – something a new house can’t hope to provide. But while an older home’s structure and interior may look sound, there are a few dealbreakers that could be hidden from plain sight. Before you pull the trigger, there are some dangerous and financial drawbacks to consider before buying an old house. [Read more…]

Tips to Preventing and Removing Mold

Black mold in the corner of room wallDid you know that mold could be damaging to your health and home? Mold is a fungus that needs two key things to develop and grow: moisture and a source of food. Moisture can come from the apparent source, water but also can come from high air humidity, neglected roofs, broken air conditioners and drainage problems. Sources of food for the mold can be drywall, carpets, or even your own mattress.  Mold has simple requirements in order to survive and thrive. Preventing and removing mold is a simpler task than it sounds. [Read more…]