Optimism and resolution meets us in January for the New Year. If home projects are in your plan, this note is a set of clues for the maintenance of butcher block countertops. If your counter top is raw and rough, it will need to be sanded. Clue 1: Sand with Random Orbital Sander hooked to […]

Reviving Butcher Block Countertops

Santa is tuning the sleigh! Before you know it the cookies and milk will be history. Santa needs to be able to sneak the glass and saucer into the dishwasher. Our Dishwasher had really noisy springs on the door. So why not fix the noise. Screw driver, chap stick, and about 30 minutes, done. Santa […]

Santa Stealth

Has your shower lost it’s heat appeal? Lot’s of people have a shower that has a single lever to manage the mixture of cold and hot water. The Problem: Shower only got warm even though the water in the sink was hot. Solution: Replace the faucet cartridge Steps: Turn off water to shower or house. […]

Shower Romance

In a galaxy closer than you think, spring is finally here! As you are getting your yard ready, here are some tips and tick about keep your grass happy! Sprinkler System Activation First Step: See if big leaks exist after turning on water. Once located, fix! Second Step: Sprinkler Testing via the Control Panel- Test […]

Spring is Here! Now, Is Your Yard Ready?!

Home Inspection Word Association: Gardening and Flowers = Atmospheric Vacuum Breaker Denver is a dry environment. If the owner loves to garden then automatic methods of watering are frequently needed. The outside water needs to be separated from your drinking water. The device that enforces this separation is called an Atmospheric Vacuum Breaker. This device […]

Spring Time: Gardening & Flowers

As summer comes to the Colorado front range the focus on lawn and garden heats up. Water Wars in our house focuses on the yearly activation of lawn sprinkler and drip system on the gardens. This year found me focusing on the cost of water and the thrill of new plants. History: We have experienced […]

Water Wars

The easiest home project is that can land you some serious ROI…💲 The secret is simple… paint!!! 🎨 Some believe that you can see up to a 💰 107% return on your paint investment – I am on board!!! There is nothing more simple than changing out the color of your walls for some serious […]

What’s the easiest way to get some serious ROI?!?!

Spring for the Home Inspector is a busy time on the home front! Here is a list of simple tricks and tips that can help you get ready for warmer weather! 1. Furnace filter check – For me, this means navigating around in the crawl space to ensure everything looks good. Also, make sure you […]

Your Spring Home Inspection

Even the most sober get snagged by trip hazards over 3/4 of an inch. Houses that have seen changes, commonly have floors that vary in height from room to room. Our home was built in 1941 and has seen it’s share of changes. New flooring lead to a 1.25 inch trip hazard at the door […]

Hazardous Duty

Buying a home can be scary and exhilarating. Most properties have multiple systems that make a home more comfortable and safe. Do you realize the seasons play a role in home maintenance? Lower temperatures bring multiple issues into focus: Switch to heat on the HVAC side. Time to cover the A/C Condenser or Swamp Cooler […]

Halloween Home Inspector