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Important Kitchen and Cooking Safety Tips for Holiday Meals

Food plays a major role in many holiday traditions, but this year there are concerns about food preparation and the coronavirus pandemic to keep in mind. That’s why taking proper safety precautions in the kitchen is more important than ever. READ MORE

Fun and Safe Ways to Celebrate Thanksgiving During COVID-19

Like so much of life this year, the upcoming holiday season is going to look a lot different than normal due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Different doesn’t necessarily have to mean bad – there are still plenty of ways to celebrate and connect with family and friends while staying safe this Thanksgiving. READ MORE

What Is Radon? Guide to Radon and Radon Testing

If you are buying or selling a home, or have never had your home tested for Radon gas, having a professional Radon test can protect you and your family from health issues. Here is helpful information about Radon and what to expect from a Radon test. READ MORE

Home Maintenance Issues People Think are Ghosts (and What You Can Do About Your “Haunted House”)

Loud banging noises, cold and eerie atmosphere, dripping water, lights turning on and off all by themselves… could they be signs of poltergeists running amok? Nah, before you chalk those up to supernatural causes, try a more responsible, albeit less thrilling, explanation: the house needs repairs. Here are some home maintenance issues people think are ghosts and what you can do about them. READ MORE

WDO Inspection: A Guide to Wood Destroying Organism Inspections

Termites can be harmful to a home, but they’re not the only wood destroying organism (WDO) that can cause issues. A WDO inspection by a trained professional can identify issues early and protect homeowners, buyers, and sellers from more costly repairs later. Here is everything you need to know about WDO Inspections, and when you should get one. READ MORE

Fun and Safe Ways to Celebrate Halloween During COVID-19

For many people, Halloween signifies the start of the holiday season! However, this year during the pandemic it brings with it many questions. Halloween may look a little different this year, but there are still fun and safe ways to celebrate Halloween during COVID-19. READ MORE

How to Clean Your Dryer Vent to Reduce Risk of Fire

Every year, over 2,900 people experience a dryer related fire in their home. These incidents are estimated to cause 5 deaths, 100 injuries, over $35 million in property damage annually. Here are some easy steps to clean your dryer vent and help protect your family and home from dryer fire. READ MORE

Pre-Listing Inspection For Sellers: Why get a Pre-Listing Home Inspection

A pre-listing inspection can expedite the home sale journey for the sellers, which can normally be a long and tedious process. This type of home inspection allows sellers to take a proactive approach to get ahead of issues, reduce unexpected negotiations and help the home to sell faster. READ MORE

Asbestos Testing and Hazards Overview

If you are considering buying or selling a home built before the 1980s, you should be aware of the possibility of asbestos presence in the house. Read this article for an asbestos testing and hazards overview, and to learn more about what you can do to identify and mitigate asbestos. READ MORE

Infrared Thermography: Everything A Homeowner Needs to Know

Infrared thermography (IR) is a home inspection service that uses an infrared camera to study temperature variations inside a home. Read this article to learn more about IR Scan, and how it can help identify issues early, potentially saving thousands in expensive repairs down the line. READ MORE