When you own a home you are familiar the possibilities of sudden loss of electrical power. This phenomenon is especially common throughout the hot summer months as homeowners are blasting air conditioners for hours on end. As air conditioners run at max levels, electrical circuits reach their limits and short out to prevent overheating. It is at this point when it is time to get your power up and the circuit restored.
Once in a great while there will be a power outage that overtakes a whole neighborhood, city or region. If this occurs then there is not a whole lot you can do but get out the flashlights and candles and wait for the power to be restored. When the power outage is isolated to your home then you are in a bit more luck. It is more likely than not to be an electrical short that can quickly … Read the rest
In our last installment on buying a home we discussed how many buyers turn down a house if it lacks visual appeal. Instead of only looking at a home for its aesthetic values it is crucial that homeowners look deeper into the bones of a home. The condition of homes foundation and structure are the most important aspects to consider. The following aspects can also tell you a lot about how the homes you are looking at have been maintained and cared for.
How does the plumbing throughout the home look? Check out the water and the pressure of the water pressure. Turn on all of the faucets all at one time and check to see their output. Inspect the pipes to ensure they are not lead while also looking at the current insulation. Pipes can easily be insulated using preformed insulation but it is important to know what will … Read the rest