Five Home Remedies for Allergies

Spring has finally arrived and with it comes allergies and high pollen counts.  When it comes to home remedies for allergies you hear a lot about local raw honey preventing them. It is supposed to work because the gradual intake of local pollen will help build up your immunity before the symptoms start, thereby providing […]

Buying a Home

Recently I went into a home which was purchased just a few weeks ago.  They never got a mold inspection, as their Realtor and Home Inspector, advised them that it wasn’t needed.  But after a few weeks of living in the home, they noticed a smell and decided to give us a call.  When I […]

Sizing Your Downspouts – Part 1

The most common residential sizes, Five-inch K-style gutters or 6-inch half-rounds, are able to handle the rainfall on most houses in most parts of the country. But houses with big, steep roofs or those located in climates prone to heavy downpours may need wider gutters and extra downspouts to keep rainwater from overflowing. To figure […]

Sizing Your Downspouts – Part 2

Sizing the Gutters Multiply the drainage area by the roof-pitch factor and rainfall intensity to find out the adjusted square footage. Then use the chart below to see what size gutter you need. (If a roof’s various drainage areas call for different size gutters, go for the biggest one.) K-Style 5-inch      5,520 square feet 6-inch      7,960 square […]

Sizing Your Downspouts – Part 3

What if the runoff is off the chart for standard gutters? You have three options: 1. Get 7- or 8-inch gutters. They’ll cost more and probably require a custom order through a professional installer. 2. Increase the pitch of the gutter. The standard is about ¼ inch per 10 feet. Increasing the pitch increases a […]

Can Local Honey Help Allergies?

Some people have suggested that honey consumption may be linked to a reduced risk of allergies, especially when the honey comes from local bees, which presumably visit many of the plants involved in provoking a local allergy sufferer’s symptoms. According to this popular belief, exposure to local honey works somewhat like a vaccine against local […]

Water Damage in Newtown Square Pa

Here’s a set of photos showing the After shots of a building which had a water loss.  The commercial building in Newtown Square Pennsylvania had a busted water line which required the removal of carpet and padding, and two feet of drywall.  The time we take to remove the drywall with a clean, perfect line […]

Tips For Eliminating Dust Mites

Dust mites are tiny microscopic relatives of the spider and live on mattresses, bedding, upholstered furniture, carpets and curtains. These tiny creatures feed on the flakes of skin that people and pets shed daily and they thrive in warm and humid environments. No matter how clean a home is, dust mites cannot be totally eliminated. […]