Controlling Excess Moisture

Keeping moisture out of a home reduces the chance for structural deterioration, mold growth, and air quality problems. Bolster your home’s moisture resistance with these tips. Identify Red Flags Identifying and remediating issues quickly will naturally minimize damage to your home. Common signs of unwanted moisture include: Excessive, continuous condensation around windows Musty smells Standing […]

Snow Melting Damage

With the temperatures going into the 50’s and snow still being on many roofs, water damage is becoming a regular incident.  This picture shows a kitchen where water seeped through the roof and went through the drywall, not only destroying the ceiling and wall, but also the cabinet.  The leak went unnoticed for several hours […]

Prepping for Winter

The temperatures have fallen into single digits the last few nights, and with that comes potential dangers to your home. Here are some tips for getting your home in order to handle a winter storm: Clean out gutters, disconnect and drain all outside hoses. If possible, shut off outside water valves. Insulate walls and attics, […]

Smoke Damage in Penn Valley PA

A customer in Penn Valley Pennsylvania purchased a new oven from a big box store and had them install it.  The delivery men installed the oven, and then proceeded to turn it on while instructing the home owner to allow the oven to run for a half hour prior to turning it off.  As she […]

Attic Check

Seemingly the predominant call as of late is home owners discovering mold in their attics.  Now is the time of year to inspect your attic, especially after a cold winter and the possibility of condensation due to over insulating or poorly vented attics causing growth on the wood.  If you discover discoloration, getting a surface […]

Broken Water Line

Pictured here is a basement where a water broke due to the extreme temperatures.  Luckily, the leak was caught quickly, and thus the damage was limited.  Be sure to insulate pipes and keep even rooms with minimum use warm.