It's summer in North Texas and that can mean extra stress on the systems of your home. There are lots of things to look out for around the house during the summer, and a little home maintenance can help you save time, effort, and money. Here are few examples of things to look out for this summer: In the first picture you can see a Pool Filter Pressure Gauge registering a pressure of 18 pounds. You want that below 15 pounds. The second picture shows the dirty pool filter. Once
As you can imagine, crawling around under houses, in attics, and in all the nooks and crannies of a house, home inspectors run into a lot of bugs. Many home inspectors perform WDI Inspections (Wood Destroying Insects), but we are not pest control experts. A home inspector will look for signs of current or previous pest infestations, and let you know whether you need to call pest control for further evaluation. It didn't take a home inspector to discover this ant infestation.
This might have been a scary surprise for a new homeowner. Bees sometimes build their hives inside walls, which make good, protected spots for building combs. Removal can be tricky because a pest control expert may have to cut into the wall. Find out more about common pests of North Texas. Find out more about home inspection services.
Did you know "moist" is the most hated word in the English language? It's science. "Moist" can be a bad word when it comes to your home, too. Moisture can wreak havoc in your house when it gets in the wrong places. These are some of the wrong places: Under the carpet. Yes, those are mushrooms growing in the carpet. Prolonged exposure to moisture has allowed fungus to form including actual mushrooms. Along an exterior wall. In this photo, the patio is slightly out of level, ca