Ants or termites?

One of the most damaging threats that could exist for your home, especially structurally, are pests and insects. But some insects could be silent, and escape your notice until they cause a lot of damage to the structure of your home. The most common perpetrators that...

A consideration of low-E windows

If you have considered installing new windows in your home you may have come across one type of window that is on the market called "low-E windows". A first look at these windows may seem like buying or installing them is a "no-brainer", but the advantages aren't the...

How can I improve the air quality in my home?

 In our last article we looked at the potential causes of air pollutants in our home. In this article, we will look at ways to reduce and treat these pollutants. Here are a few suggestions:   Make sure when using gas or kerosene heaters or even stoves etc that...

How good is the air quality in my home?

More and more people here in Arizona are being affected by pollutants in the air. These can cause many different allergies and respiratory ailments. It's important then, to analyze how good the air quality is in our home, especially as it's the place we spend most of...

Power Strip Safety

So many things in our home nowadays are electric, from kitchen appliances to iPads and phones, everything requires an electrical outlet. In many older homes, there are simply not enough outlets, so a power strip seems the obvious choice to keep up with the demand, but...

Tips for Preventing fires in your garage

Living in such dry conditions here in Arizona, we all have a need to be aware of any potential fire hazards, especially  in our home, but what about our garage, especially when its attached to our house? Garage fires can occur very easily, this is because our garage...

After Your Scottsdale Home Inspection

Now that you have had a home inspection, moved in, and are all settled into your new home... now what? Many people ask that same question, especially if they are a first time home owner. So we wanted to offer a little bit of guidance. While there are many things to do...

What Really Matters in Your Home Inspection

What really matters on your home inspection? Many people wonder that as they look at a potentially scary looking home inspection report. You can have anything from a broken light switch to a leaking roof - so if you don't have construction experience, what really...