5 Common Air Conditioner Problems

As the weather warms up and we think about how to get through the hot months of summer, it’s time to step outside and locate our air conditioning units. They have been battered through the winter months and may be covered in sticks, leaves, and other debris left behind from winter storms. Before the summer … Continued


Spring Home Maintenance Tips

At long last, most of the country is looking with relief at warmer weather. Those who have been trapped inside their homes to survive the cold now get to rediscover what it means to be outside again. Spring is also a good time for homeowners to take stock, review the damage the winter season has … Continued


5 Tips for Drawing Water Away from Your Home

As we’ve all seen, 2014 has been one of the snowiest winters in years and all that snow will eventually mean water as it melts. Water is the single most destructive force that can be inflicted on your home’s foundation. Keeping water away from your foundation is critical to avoiding serious issues inside your home. … Continued


5 Ways Infrared Saves Homeowners Time and Money

By measuring thermal, or infrared energy, an infrared thermography camera can detect insulation, water, heating, air leakage and cooling problems – all without destructive exploration and saving homeowners hundreds, even thousands of dollars. You may have had a standard home inspection before and you may or may not have been surprised by what you discovered … Continued


Finding Water Before It Damages your Home Using Infrared Technology

Last month, we gave our readers tips to prevent water damage in their home. This month, we’re going to tell you how to find that water damage. Why do we care so much about water damage and moisture? Three important reasons: The first is this: according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) there is … Continued


Water Damage in your Home

3 Tips to Prevent Water Damage in Your Home

Water damage is one of those slowly building catastrophes that most homeowners don’t discover until it’s too late and costly repairs are necessary. Water damage is one of the top causes of loss for homeowners and much of the damage can be prevented with regular inspections and routine home maintenance. The following are some expert … Continued


Will your Roof Withstand the Winter Snows?

In regions where the temperatures dip into freezing for many winter months, snow and ice can build up on a roof in the winter in Elgin, Illinois and nearby towns. That build-up can add a tremendous amount of extra weight to the structure of your roof and, in some cases, cause it to collapse. The … Continued


3 Ways Infrared Makes Pest Detection Easy

Infrared is now one of the most effective tools in pest detection and control. Infrared easily stumps traditional pest detection methods because it: Takes less inspection time Yields immediate information Aids in locating embedded nests hidden in the structure Provides data to determine the extent of the damage   1. Infrared Inspections Discover Termites Termites … Continued



Tips for home remodeling projects

5 Tips to Prepare for Home Remodeling Projects

Many homeowners put off big home remodeling projects until the weather is mild, and that means we’re heading into the big remodeling season in Illinois. You’ll save loads of money – as well as energy, heartbreak, and stress – if you prepare carefully for your home improvement projects. Of course, some home remodeling projects could … Continued