TIPS of The Month
Before the snow comes, let’s get the dryer vent cleaned!
Why should we clean our dryer venting system? In March 2017, the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) issued a report on this topic. Below is a summary of the report’s…Read More
Are Your Sprinkler System and Outside Spigots Ready for Winter?
Every year before the first freeze, you should perform the “blowout” ritual. Blowout is the process of…Read More
Is Your House Properly Insulated?
Your home’s insulation- understanding how it works and properly installed, is very important to the comfort your home provides.Read More
Are Your Heating, Hot Water Systems and Their Components Ready For Winter?
Maintaining the mechanical systems in your house is very important, especially with winter upon us. To keep your system running and keep utilities costs down, take some time to learn…Read More
Is Your House Ready For Winter?
Insulation Insulation Insulation Student question to me: ” how do you know if you are in need of insulation in your attic. I answered ” do you have insulation in your…Read More
Help! My Hot Water Tank is Leaking
It was my late afternoon coffee break, I was sitting in my Tundra enjoying my pumpkin spice latte. As I was turning the key to start the truck, my cell…Read More
Drip System VS Sprinkler! Want to save money and still have a great growing season, keep reading!
Our property measures 55’ X 175’, and believe it or not, I only have a very small area of grass (10’ X 20’), located in the front of our house. …Read More
Repairs in accordance with building codes is a matter of safety!
In every class, I teach my students the importance of their localities building codes and how important it is that their home repairs are made in accordance with building codes, because it is a matter of their home’s safety. If they are not sure if a repair was made properly, want to plan future projects and advice on DIY projects, I always offer a Home Examination.Read More
Fire Prevention Week
A few years ago, I attended a Commercial Construction Certification Seminar in Philadelphia. At 3AM my hotel phone started ringing. Hope was on the other end, it seems that the…Read More
OMG Its Broken
OMG its broken, now what do I do? Hope has always complained that I am too systematical. I always need to know why, how, when, where, and the list keeps…Read More
Are You Ready for the Winter?
Growing up in Long Beach, I remember it was a very cold December Sunday, my Mom telling Dad that she saw a puddle of water next to the boiler. The puddle wasn’t too big, but it was there. My Dad did nothing about it, focusing more on the NY Giants game. Well, the next day the circulator pump stopped. We had no heat and hot water! Bad time of year for a break down. It took a week to get things back together. By the way, the Giants lost that day. Don’t wait to get your heating and hot water systems checked out now.Read More
Fire Prevention Week
“The following excerpt is from the NFPA website” About Fire Prevention Week (FPW) Since 1922, the NFPA (National Fire Protection Agency) has sponsored the public observance of Fire Prevention Week.…Read More
How’s the A/C Running?
It has been a real hot summer and I am sure you guys are pushing your A/C units to the limit. Whether you have a window unit or central air,…Read More
Brian’s To-Do List & Project Planner
Are your projects organized? Do you have a to-do list? Have you created a project planner? Well, its was time to remodel the shop and the first thing I did is I put together a To-Do List, a scope of work.Read More
Is It Time To Clean My Dryer Vent, I do not know???
At a previous seminar we had a lengthy discussion about dryer vents; the exhaust hose material and the importance of periodic cleaning . As part of your Home Examination, I…Read More
Tips of The Month: How To Care for Your House
“Every project has challenges, and every project has its rewards.” Stephen Schwartz I hope everyone is well and you are planning your summer projects. I want to share my thoughts…Read More