What Usually Causes Mold?

As most homeowners and business owners know, mold removal is no fun. Although mold grows outside and actually serves a purpose, mold inside the home only causes health concerns for you and your house. The way that mold works is that it needs a food source (such as drywall, carpet, or wood), warmth, darkness, enough … Continued

6 Tips to Prepare Your Home for Your Winter Vacation

If you are planning on getting away this winter, you need to make sure your home is ready for your vacation before you start shopping for flip flops and sunscreen. We have been fortunate in New England that so far the winter has been relatively mild, but cold temperatures and snow storms are very common … Continued

6 Easy Ways to Prevent Ice Dams

Snow and cold weather have finally arrived in Maine and New Hampshire, which is great news for ski resorts but can often lead to headaches for homeowners. Along with rising heating bills, another side effect of winter weather is an increased chance of ice dams forming on your roof. Ice dams are continuous blocks of … Continued

6 Tips for Smoke Detector Safety

  It’s that time of year again, time to fall back. This Halloween after you’ve given out the last piece of candy and tucked in your ghosts and goblins for the night, don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour because November 1 marks the first day of Daylight Savings Time.

10 Ways to Get Your Home Ready for Winter

  Fall in New England is magical. It’s the time of fairs, picking apples and admiring fall foliage. But it goes fast and before you know it we will be facing another winter. Last winter was a doozy for the Northeast, and some homeowners suffered high heating bills or damage to their homes because they … Continued

Will My Homeowner’s Insurance Cover Water Damage?

If you find yourself facing water or flood damage in your home or office and you have homeowner’s insurance, you’re probably wondering if it can help offset the cost of cleanup. Given that the average cost of water damage restoration is around $1,500, it’s important to know what your policy covers before you need to … Continued

5 Things Every Homeowner Should Know About Water Damage

There’s no getting around it – winter in New England is wet and messy. If you haven’t experienced burst pipes, leaky roofs, and flooded basements firsthand, you know someone who has. Untreated water damage can also lead to stained carpets, mold growth, and permanent structural damage, and should be taken care of as soon as … Continued

30 Days to a Cleaner and More Comfortable Home Part II

We know you know how to clean your home, but beyond the basics – mopping, laundry, vacuuming, etc. – are cleaning and organizing projects that are understandably dodged or altogether abandoned. Our 30-day guide to a cleaner and more comfortable home focuses on the more obscure cleaning and organizing strategies and ideas that can have … Continued

30 Days to a Cleaner and More Comfortable Home Part I

We know you know how to clean your home, but beyond the basics – mopping, laundry, vacuuming, etc. – are cleaning and organizing projects that are understandably dodged or altogether abandoned. Our 30-day guide to a cleaner and more comfortable home focuses on the more obscure cleaning and organizing strategies and ideas that can have … Continued