It’s Back To School…

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The lunchboxes are packed, and backpacks are zipped. The first week of school is upon us. Between supply trips, paperwork, and endless excitement, the last thing on your mind is checking your home appliances. However, we are here with a gentle reminder; now is the time. Parents already do so much; we need to be able to count on efficiency …

The Grass Is Always Greener… Where You Water It!

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With the dog days of summer upon us, lawn care inquiries are flowing. Per the advice of our friends at Artistic Tree & Landscape Design, here are some tips to keep your grass in top shape: The best time to water is early morning (think, golf course etiquette!) Keep an eye on weather patterns. A heat stretch, 85 degrees & …

It’s Raining, It’s Pouring….

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And our gardens are surely thriving in these July showers! However, unless their soil beds are slanted away from the house, water can eventually seep into the foundation walls. Even water laying at a flat base can ultimately result in a wet basement. In order to keep moisture out of your basement, ensure grading around your home is sloped 1inch …

Kick off summer with a bang, not a bust!

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It’s almost July 4th. The grill is sizzling, the pool is ready. You’ve been trying hard to navigate this post-pandemic world, and you are ready to kick back. But as hard as we’ve been working, imagine the pressure on our air conditioning systems! Especially with temperatures in the 90s this past week; they deserve to be serviced well, and you …

The Magic of Pre-Inspections

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In today’s wild market, it can be enticing for buyers to provide a competetive offer by waiving the home inspection. However, home inspections were born to help reduce liability after the closing. Fortunately, there is a solution: listing side inspections. There are many different ways to format a listing-side inspection, and we are happy to work with sellers (and agents) …

Snuggling Safely in the Snowy Season

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It’s that time of year. We all love a cozy, warm fireplace right now… But, did you know that certain types of wood, when burned, leave behind a substance called creosote? There are various degrees of creosote buildup. If not cleaned regularly, creosote buildup can become dangerous in your chimney (becoming combustible). Most areas of a chimney are not visible …

Warm Up & Give Back: Make-A-Wish Soup Drive

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Feel good about what you eat, and what you do.  We at aHarmony Home Inspection LLC have partnered with Coldwell Banker Realty Services to make this a simple possibility. Order soup from our friends at Heavenly Cuisine Custom Catering, and the profits will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. With a variety of soup choices from Chef Mark’s exclusive kitchen,  there is …