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You need your windows to perform properly, even though we don’t often open them in the Houston area.  Windows can affect the home’s energy efficiency and safety.  Energy efficient homes keep the air conditioning or heat inside with fewer leaks and at a lower cost to the owner.  Other than broken windows, there are 4 […]

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

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

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

Finding and choosing the home that is right for you can be overwhelming, especially in today’s frenzied market where you feel like you’ve won the lottery just having a bid accepted.  Thinking through these 5 items will help you find a good house with less stress. 1. Neighborhood Watch. Most neighborhoods are quiet and look

Selling a home is an invasive process with realtors, buyers, and inspectors streaming through and poking into every corner. According to NAR (National Association of Realtors) 84% of homes are inspected before purchase. So it is important to understand how you can prepare for a home inspection. Try to avoid these things: 1. Hassling Over

From graceful curves to straight runs to tight winders, stairs are essential for second story homes.  With approximately 12,000 deaths annually attributed to stairway falls, it is important for them to be safe.  The residential building codes for stairways are complicated.  There are several types of stairs which have different rules. To further complicate matters,

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