The Green Light

Green Lights

At a recent inspection I came across a hazard that I find all too often. Inside one of the closets of the home that I was inspecting there was an unprotected incandescent light bulb. No big deal right? We all have them. The issues arises when the light bulb gets too close to combustible. What … Read more

Walk this way…

Walkway with moss and pavers

One of the many things on my Spring to do list is to check over my walkways and stone walls. The winter can wreak havoc on these normally solid structures. Whether your walkways are stone or pavers the water from thawing snow and ice may have worked its way through the cracks. What commonly happens … Read more

Pecker Problems


Ah, the sounds of spring peepers-peeping, the bees-buzzing, the birds chirping and the Ratta tat tat of that darn woodpecker on the side of my house. There is a strange phenomenon that happens at my house every Spring. A woodpecker comes and pays us a visit. Like any good uninvited guest he usually comes at … Read more

Did you winterize your exterior faucets?

Leaking hose bib

Did you forget to take the hoses off your faucets at the beginning of last winter? As you turn on your faucets for the spring planting season be careful. Frozen water that was trapped in the hose could have damaged the exterior faucet or worse yet have caused a leak inside your home. When turning … Read more