8 Things To Know When Mold Takes Hold

If a basement is musty, has blotched walls and ceilings, or has a growth under the carpet then mold has taken hold. This is a health hazard that has many insurance companies scrambling – or refusing coverage. So what do you need to know about mold to stay out of trouble? 1. Molds are everywhere and […]

Is Your Fireplace Sending Smoke Signals?

I enjoy sitting in front of the fireplace on a blustery winter eve. It’s comfy,romantic…and the rest of the house is freezing! This happens when the fireplace chimney sucks up more heat than it makes. And while it’s become a major sales feature, let’s be realistic – a fireplace is just another heating system. Anytime […]

Kansas City Pests: The Unwelcome Guest

You are not alone.  Your home is a sanctuary to thousands of freeloading pests – including millions of bed bugs and dust mites. Then there are the bigger pests that can take over – bats, birds, squirrels, raccoons, and skunks. These guys can make some homes uninhabitable (bats are a protected species) so get them […]

Don’t Treat Your Furnace Like It Wants To Borrow Money

Don’t ignore your furnace.  Furnace maintenance is necessary every year before it gets cold outside. Gas and oil furnaces are not only expensive to operate, but a health hazard if don’t keep it up. And it’s not only furnaces but all gas appliances – water heaters, space heaters, and fireplaces. Furnace Maintenance There’s more to […]

Get The Lead Out – Lead In Older Homes

What was once believed to be true may be a lie.  New evidence shows that lead in older homes is more dangerous than originally thought. And while lead is (almost) dead in modern homes, it’s still a risk to children and pregnant women in older abodes. In fact, U.S. home buyers get a warning pamphlet […]