Water Quality in The Home

Municipal water systems are required to test and monitor drinking water supplies to ensure safe and good-tasting water. But what happens once that water has been piped into towns, neighborhoods, and homes? Older homes may still have service lines made of lead going into the home, which can cause lead to leach into the water.… Read more »

Pillar To Post Newsletter July 2019

HOME SENSE Exterior Upkeep To Do Now Try these essential tips to keep your home’s exterior in good shape and to help preserve its value. ROOF AND SIDING Use binoculars to check the roof for missing or damaged shingles. Flashing should be tight and secured to prevent leaks. Have any problem areas repaired by a… Read more »

FOUNDATION CRACKS

Houses of any age will shift and settle over time, resulting in cracks. Cracks may appear in finishes, structural components or both. Though they usually don’t have any structural significance, it’s worth some visual detective work to help homeowners understand the difference between different types of foundation cracks. Shrinkage Cracks Concrete shrinks as it cures,… Read more »

The Vacation-Smart Home

Planning that summer vacation? Here are our top tips to give you added peace of mind while you’re away. One of the most effective steps is to make your home appear occupied. Use timers or an app on a few lights throughout the house, scheduling them to turn off and on at various times after… Read more »