Inspections of Texas

3 Reasons Spring Cleaning Should Include A/C

In Texas, spring is a few short weeks before summer. In preparation for the demand on your air conditioner, now is the time to clean.  You should also call a licensed HVAC professional.  Many companies run a special in April and are slammed with business by May.  Now is the best time to act.  Even …

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Two Ways Cleaning Prevents Fires

Did you know that dirty exhaust fans and clothes dryer vents cause death and destruction every year?  Yearly to bi-annual cleaning can prevent this devastation and loss of life.  Lint build-up is often the culprit in both scenarios.  It is composed primarily of towel and toilet paper fluff in bathrooms.  This easy-to-ignite fuel source spreads …

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3 Things You Need To Know About Galvanized Plumbing

If galvanized pipes are such a problem, why was it made?  Galvanizing steel protects it from the elements and makes it more durable. To galvanize, the steel is dipped into zinc to protect it against corrosion.  However, problems come with age.  While galvanized water distribution pipes last approximately 50 years, once the zinc coating wears …

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2 Major Tips You Should Know For Winter Heating

2 Major Tips You Should Know For Winter Heating Heating your home uses more energy and costs more money than any other system in winter – about 29% of your utility bill.  The whole-house approach to heating is the most efficient as opposed to heating individual rooms.  Modern systems can achieve 98.5% efficiency.  There are …

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5 Things To Check Before You Light That Fireplace!

While most of us love the inviting atmosphere of a fireplace, there are 5 signs of trouble you should look for before lighting your fireplace this winter:  1. Firebox Cracks. The firebox is the area where all the magic happens in a fireplace.  It is the area with the most intense heat.  Firebox inserts must …

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5 Things You Need To Know About Attic Ventilation

Why should you care about attic ventilation?  93% of houses in the South are not ventilated for proper air flow.  Proper air flow extends the life of your roof, prevents damage to the inside of your home, minimizes repairs, and lowers cooling bills.  It also reduces the potential for mold in the attic space, aging …

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Shocking Pool Practices You Need to Know

There is nothing more refreshing than swimming in clean, cool pool water.  However, people are finally becoming aware of the dangers associated with electricity and swimming pools and boat docks.  The Electric Shock Drowning Prevention Association launched an awareness campaign that labels Electrical Shock Drowning (ESD) “A Silent Killer.”  Lives can be saved by being …

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