We often hear the term “the bigger, the better.” While this is true for many things, it is not the case when it comes to purchasing an air conditioning system. Even here in central Texas where it is not uncommon to see some days near 110 degrees and many days over 100 degrees in the summer, it is important that your air conditioner system not be too big. There are three main reasons that a properly-sized system is important.
The birds are returning from wintering in the south, and they’re preparing their nests. Unfortunately, some birds, including swallows, love to build their mud nests under the shelter of our porches. .....I found a solution that seems to be working (my back porch has been nest free for two days so far.)
Well, spring has almost sprung so it’s time for some spring home maintenance. We’ve all heard that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. This is true with just about anything in life – including our homes. If we will give our home a regular “checkup” and do some routine maintenance, it will better retain its value and do a better job of protecting us.
If you are planning to sell your home, then there is a good chance that it will be inspected once you have it under contract. There are some things that the homeowner can do to help the buyer to get a more positive inspection report – and, obviously, a better report will help the buyer to see the home in a more positive light.
When most people think about home inspections, they think that is something that people do before they purchase a home. While that is true, homebuyers are not the only people who should have a home inspection.
Many people maintain their vehicles better than they maintain their homes. Our homes are literally our refuge from the storm, and for the most part, they do a great job protecting us. On the other hand, they suffer a lot of abuse
Termites do millions of dollars worth of damage each year to Texas homes. They cause more property damage than is caused by fire and windstorms combined. It is possible that they are eating on your home right now. There are some things that the homeowner can do to protect their homes from termites.
One of the most common deficiencies that I see in homes is the lack of grounding and/or the lack of GFCI-protected outlets.
So, you've decided to purchase a home. This is likely the biggest purchase of your life. Whether you've never purchased a home before or have purchased several over the years, there can be some stress involved and a lot of questions to be answered before the home purchase is completed. One of those questions is whether or not to have the home inspected.
I’m Mike Morgan, proud owner of Morgan Inspection Services.
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I have seen a lot of problems with many of these homes. Most of these problems are minor; however, there are some problems that are quite serious. One of the more common and serious problems that I see over and over again is water penetration into the home. What makes this problem so serious is that if it is left uncorrected, the water can cause serious damage
Having inspected more than 5000 homes in my career, I have seen just about every degree of settling and foundation issue. I have also discovered that there is a difference between typical settling and foundation problems that require extensive repairs. In this blog, I will attempt to give some advice to help you decide if your home's foundation is in need of repair.