Owning a home is a long-term investment.  Maximizing your return includes servicing, maintaining, repairing, and/or replacing the various systems or components of the home.  In the long run, performing routine maintenance is a lot less expensive than it is to repair or replace.  All things will need to be replaced eventually, with reaching the full life expectancy of each as the ultimate goal.  Knowing as much about the house's systems and components will greatly enhance your ability to properly maintain and eventually repair or replace them.  Important areas include: 

ROOFING: Roofs play a key role in protecting building occupants and interiors from outside weather conditions, primarily moisture. The roof, insulation, and ventilation must all work together to keep the building free of moisture.  Read more

PLUMBING: A plumbing system has two sides.  The first side is the supply which brings water to the various fixtures (sinks, toilets, tubs showers, appliances etc...) throughout the house.  The waste Read more

ELECTRICAL: Electricity is an essential part of today’s lifestyle.  It powers most modern home conveniences, such as lights, appliances, furnaces, air conditioners, televisions, entertainment centers, and computers.  An electrical system found in a typical home includes... Read more

SEPTIC SYSTEMS:  Septic systems treat and disperse relatively small volumes of wastewater from individual or small numbers of homes and commercial buildings.  Read more

WELLS - PRIVATE WATER:  If your family gets drinking water from a private well, do you know if your water is safe to drink? What health risks could you and your family face? Where can you go for help or advice? Read more

STUCCO WALLS:  The term "stucco" is used to describe a type of exterior plaster applied as a two-or-three part coating directly onto masonry, or applied over wood or metal lath to a log or wood frame structure. Read more

WILDLIFE CONTROL:  Whether you are a home gardener, enjoy landscaping around your home or just own your own home, there are times when certain species of wildlife can become a nuisance or a pest and cause  damage to plants and even economic losses.  Read more

HOME MAINTENANCE TIPS:  After taking possession of your new home or property you should consider doing the following improvements:  Read more