Safe Playgrounds

While many children tend to be indoors more than they used to in the past, most young children will be drawn to play outside when they see a playground. However, there are also many kids that get hurt when they play in a playground that is in poor repair. If you have...

The Purpose of a P-Trap

Are you aware of what the purpose is of the u-shaped pipe underneath your drains? This is called a p-trap, and it is a pipe that is designed to always have water standing in it. The water is there to stop sewer gasses from leaking from the plumbing system into your...

Are Termites Eating You Out Of Your Home?

When you think of pests that damage your home, the first thing that comes to mind is probably termites. Interestingly, termites are more closely related to cockroaches than to ants, despite the similarities. How can you tell if you have a termite invasion in progress...

Getting All Decked Out

Would you like to build a deck for your home? It is a great place for entertaining guests, especially on cool summer evenings. However, before you start building, you should make sure that you plan it well. A deck needs to be built to stand up to very unique stress....

Improve Indoor Air Quality at Home in 4 Easy Steps

Did you know indoor air can be up to 2-5 times more polluted than the air outdoors? Step #1 Let Fresh Air In. Fresh air and adequate air circulation will significantly improve your home air quality. When weather permits, open your windows and patio doors to allow the...

Wells and Well Water Testing

In the Texas Hill Country, the vast majority of us rely on a private well for our drinking water.  You may also rely on a community well if you live in rural development.  If your family gets drinking water from a private well, do you know if your water is safe to...

Final Walk-Through Checklist

The big day is finally here!  You've found the perfect house, negotiated a contract, had the home inspection, negotiated repairs, and of course negotiated the financing process.  It's almost time to sign on the dotted lines to get the keys to your new...

Ten Tips to Speed Up Your Home Inspection

Speed up your home sale by preparing your home ahead of time using the following tips. Your home inspection will go smoother, with fewer concerns to delay closing. Confirm that the water, electrical, and gas services are turned on (including pilot lights).Make sure...

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