Category Archives: Home Maintenance

Articles and tips to help you maintain your home.

Is the septic system at the home you’re getting ready to buy being properly maintained?

WOW!  I found out another totally incredulous thing today where our State Legislators have dropped the ball again!

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Are you having problems finding building materials? Then DoItBest.com now!

Can’t find that particular door model, window model, or another building product that the BibBox home improvement store doesn’t carry?  Well there is hope from a very interesting source!

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Do you know if your sprinkler system buried drip lines are actually working?

How many times have you actually wondered if the buried drip lines on your sprinkler system are actually working?  Did you know there is a simple solution to ensure you know?

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Are you experiencing tile or stone cracks with little or no detectable foundation movement?

Foundation movement is common in our expansive Texas soils,, as well as expansion and contraction of concrete and wood foundation members.  Unfortunately tile and stone flooring cracks are an expensive result of even small movements.  But there is a way … Continue reading

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What is a French drain, a curtain drain, and an area drain?

I see many posts on bulletin boards and have spoken with many who are not familiar that there is a difference between a French drain, a curtain drain, and an area drain.  There is a difference so read on for … Continue reading

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How a $15.00 Temperature and Pressure Relief Valve (TPRV) for your water heater can save your life!

Many people are not aware of how a simple safety valve on a water heater can save your life!

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Why does the Home Inspector always write up missing kickout flashings on the roof?

What is kickout flashings on a roof and why is this inexpensive device so important to your home and your wallet?  Read on to learn how you can save yourself major repair bills!

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Psssst, hey over here! Are you still looking for a good Plumber?

Wow time sure does fly by!  Last year I wrote a BLOG POST about a plumbing experience and a really good plumber.  It’s a year later and this Blog post definitely deserves an update! 

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Psssst, hey over here! Are you looking for a good Plumber?

Sometimes we need help with our home improvement or maintenance needs but finding the right person and/or company can be very trying!  Well if you need plumbing work performed I’ve got the company for you!

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Is your fireplace safe? Why you should read and heed the Home Inspector’s recommendations.

On every home inspection with a fireplace I place important advisement wording in the report.  The wording is there to help the home buyer understand the importance of chimney safety.  But I do have to wonder just how many read … Continue reading

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