That was quite the hurricane that made landfall in Louisiana and Texas last night and earlier today. How strong was it? CNN reported that Hurricane Laura ripped through Louisiana and far-eastern Texas including Beaumont and Port Arthur and tearing off roofs while knocking out power for hundreds of thousands after first roaring ashore as a [...]
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If it wasn’t enough that the Covid-19 pandemic isn’t letting up, it’s looking like 2020 will be an above average hurricane season for Houston and its surrounding areas. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), just released their assessment that shows there is a 60% chance of the Atlantic experiencing a high number of hurricanes [...]
Chances are that you are in the market for a new home. Whether it’s because your current home is too small for your growing family or too big because the kids have moved out you’ve taken the decision to get a new home. As we all know, a new home is the most significant investment [...]
The NAHB recently completed a survey, What Home Buyers Really Want, polled 4,000 homebuyers who have recently purchased or plan to purchase a home in the next three years to determine the most desirable features. Fireplaces were ranked by almost half of all participants as a desirable feature with 48% rating a wood-burning fireplace [...]
If you’re like most Americans, you probably do laundry at least a couple of times a week. And that number could be higher if you have children. It has been reported that a typical family of four in the United States averages 300 loads of laundry annually which comes up to about 5 loads of [...]
Do you want a tip that can save you a lot of trouble and money in the future? It might not be a hot stock tip but a putting a chimney cap on your chimney can save you a bundle. You’re probably asking yourself why install a chimney cap? The real question is why [...]
Is your chimney leaking and you don’t know why? You may have just had your roof fixed and you were assured that it wouldn’t leak – so why is it leaking? You might be looking for the leak in all the wrong places. We get calls from homeowners who have experienced water leakage from their [...]
They say that a picture can say a thousand words, but sometimes the right picture taken in the right place can be save you thousands of dollars. While a Level 1 chimney inspection only requires a visual inspection, in some cases our certified chimney technicians need to take a closer look at the problem such [...]
If you haven’t done it yourself then you probably know someone who has, more and more Americans are flipping a home these days. According to Mashvisor.com, the beginning of 2019 saw the market decline by 2% as 49,059 single family homes and condos flipped in the market. And while this is a 3-year low; the [...]
Some of the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning could easily be mistaken for common ailments like being too tired (headaches) or too much working out (muscle soreness) or getting up too quickly (dizziness). Carbon monoxide (CO) is a clear and odourless toxic gas that won’t make your eyes water or won’t irritate your throat that [...]