8 Quick Winter Home Repairs That Always Need Fixing

Attacking small home repairs can lead to more than a feeling of accomplishment. They can clear the way for larger projects in spring. And as I walked through my home with my notepad app open, I found myself staring at a list of home repairs that always need fixing at one point. 8 maintenance items […]

Is Your Old Home’s Electrical Service Undersized?

WARNING: You may want to open your main electrical panel after reading this article. Only do it if you know exactly what you’re doing.  Don’t be dumb. A high number of older homes all over the U.S. still have 60 amp electrical service. This was fine at the time, but now it’s too small to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]