Category Archives: Home Care & Safety

Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

The following checklist will help you prepare your home for fall and winter. Taking time now to ensure your home is prepared for rain, wind, and colder temperatures will give you peace of mind, increase your homes efficiency, and could save money on costly emergency repairs.

Fertilize and apply weed killer to lawn

Trim trees and bushes away from sides of house and over roof and gutters

Blow out irrigation system Read More >>

Spring & Summer Home Maintenance Checklist

Summer will be here soon! Are you ready to get a jump on your spring and summer home maintenance projects? It’s a good idea to finish much of your home maintenance now before the weather gets too hot. The following checklist will help you get started.

Inspect home’s exterior for winter storm damage

Complete exterior repairs as needed to roof, gutters, chimney, siding, windows, foundation, porch, deck, walkways, and driveway Read More >>

Spring Home Maintenance

Start your spring exterior maintenance plan by grabbing a pen and paper and taking a walk around the full perimeter of your home. Compile a list of any necessary repairs you discover. Breaking these tasks down later into categories and prioritizing them will make the list more manageable.

Trim Trees & Bushes

You need relatively clear access to your home’s exterior to complete most maintenance tasks. A good place to start is to trim back any trees and bushes from the side of the house and hanging over the roof, gutters, and power lines. Remember to give the same attention to any outbuildings, such as a detached garage or storage shed. Read More >>

Spotlight on Edmonds Real Estate

Thank you Wayne Purser of Coldwell Banker Bain in Edmonds and My Edmonds News for the opportunity to be a guest on Spotlight on Edmonds Real Estate. Tune in to Wayne’s monthly real estate weather reports for valuable real estate sales data and important factors affecting the local Edmonds economy and the greater Puget Sound.

Seasonal Safety Tips

Place candles away from combustible materials and out of reach from pets and children. Before going to bed, turn off all the lights and walk through each room to check for any candles that might still be burning.

Avoid overloading electrical outlets. Discard any damaged holiday lights or extension cords.

Water the Christmas tree daily to keep it from drying out and becoming a fire hazard. Never leave tree lights burning when away from home or sleeping. Read More >>

2016 Home Improvement Trends

What is hot in home improvement in 2016?

Lifestyle and energy efficiency are behind many popular home improvement and remodeling trends. Smart homes are on the rise as new technology helps homeowners monitor and control everything from access and security, to lighting, heating and cooling, and the sprinkler system. According to Imagineer Remodeling master baths that resemble spas, kitchens with spacious, open floor plans, and even customized spaces to bathe and feed our 4-legged family members, are on the rise. Read More >>

Home Energy Audit – Should You Have One?

Home Energy Audit – Should You Have One?

Home energy audits help you understand how much energy your home uses and identify ways to improve its efficiency. There are many things you can do on your own such as caulk and weather strip around doors and windows or wrap exposed water pipes. But many homes are so inefficient that even after completing the more obvious improvements, there are still many ways to further reduce your home’s energy consumption and increase comfort. Read More >>

Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

Ready to get a jump on your spring home maintenance projects? The following checklist will help you get started.

Inspect home’s exterior for winter storm damage and needed repairs

Flush and inspect gutters & downspouts

Power wash siding, porch, deck, patio, walkways, and driveway

Trim trees/bushes near buildings & power lines; remove dead/damaged branches once new growth is apparent

De-thatch lawn with a good raking prior to first mowing; mow lawn down to 2 inches before grass is over 2 ½ inches tall, leaving no less than ½ inch of growth; lightly apply quality fertilizer with weed killer Read More >>

Structural Repairs and Basement & Crawlspace Waterproofing

Structural repair and basement and crawlspace waterproofing services are available for both our residential and commercial customers.

Foundation Repairs

If you have a foundation problem such as cracks in the foundation wall, buckling walls, or sagging floors, we have the right people to help inspect and evaluate the best approach to permanently repair and restore your home’s structure back to its original position. We can help with foundation wall stabilization and straightening, foundation crack repairs, leveling floors, crawl space repair, and installing foundation piers. Read More >>

Seasonal Safety Tips

1. Place candles away from combustible materials and out of reach from pets and children. Before going to bed, turn off all the lights and walk through each room to check for any candles that might still be burning.

2. Avoid overloading electrical outlets. Discard any damaged holiday lights or extension cords.

3. Water the Christmas tree daily to keep it from drying out and becoming a fire hazard. Never leave tree lights burning when away from home or sleeping. Read More >>