Have you ever thought about what you might need to do if you have an emergency occur in your house? When we say "emergency" we mean a problems with your water, your electricity, or your gas lines.
If you have a water emergency you might have water leaking in your walls, under sinks, in your toilets, or on an outdoor faucet. An emergency would warrant turning the water off to your property until a plummer could come correct the problem. The following video shows you how to turn the water off at your meter.
An electrical emergency may come in the form of sparks on outlets, in walls, or smelling smoke in your house. Turning the power off to your house in order to prevent further damage is as easy as going to the electrical panel located in your house and turning off the main breaker. Electrical panels can be found on exteriors, in garages, and in closets inside the house. Just make sure you call an electrician to come diagnose and correct the problem.
A gas leak in your house is usually noticed by smell. If you think you smell natural gas in your house you can easily shut off the main line by going to the gas meter outside your house. The video below shows how simple it is to turn the gas off to your house until a certified professional can come correct the problem.
We have extremely hot and dry summers in Texas year. These weather conditions can cause the soil around your house to shrink away from your foundation and can cause your foundation to move. Indications of slight foundation movement could be cracks in your exterior brick, cracks in your interior drywall, cracks in caulk joints, and poorly fitting doors around your house.
You can use soaker hoses around your foundation to prevent too much movement in your foundation during these times. Merely watering your grass may not be enough to prevent the soil from pulling away from your foundation. Watch the following video for the proper steps on using soaker hoses in this manner.
Most sink plumbing will leak over time but repairing this can be very simple without calling a plumber. Repairing a jammed garbage disposer is also very simple when you know how. Watch this short video for repair tips!
We want to extend our services beyond your basic home inspection. We also want to share home care tips with clients. These short videos will cover basic maintenance tips which will help the home owner to solve problems should they arise. We have also included short videos on why you need a home energy inspection and how we can identify recalled appliances in your home.
It takes a lot of energy to run your home. Most new homeowners have no idea what the annual cost could be. Each year, homeowners unknowingly waste energy. We can save you money!
Call us today to survey your home. This report will show you where energy is used and wasted but more importantly, the report will show you how to save money...right now!!
Since 1974, American citizens have been protected from dangerous items in their homes by federal law. Congress perscribed a system whereby if a manufacturer designed a dangerous product, they MUST recall all those items and FIX THEM FOR FREE!
The problem in the law is that most often it's up to the consumer, to find out whether appliances are potential fire or safety hazards!
There is a database designed and managed by the government, but you would have to wade through 205 MILLION recalled items to find out if a dishwasher or air conditioner is a hazard to your clients family, until now.
RecallChek is the first consumer appliance recall reporting system ever created, and is available to you now.
Contact us today for a home inspection and we include a RecallChek for free. We also provide RecallCheks as a separate service giving you peace of mind!
Foundation maintenance video
Household emergencies video
Plumbing repair video
Why you need a home energy inspection
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