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2017 Michigan Allergy Season – Your Pollen Survival Guide

The 2017 Michigan allergy season is in full swing, and after the mild winter Michiganders just saw, the tree pollen is out a lot earlier than normal and it’s bringing with it a fierce and early start to the allergy season. According to Fox 17, Dr. Nicholas Hartog, an Allergist/Immunologist at Spectrum Health in Grand [...]

By |2017-05-25T03:39:25+00:00May 25th, 2017|Healthy Living Tips|0 Comments

Proper Home Ventilation to Prevent Mold Growth

There are a lot of misconceptions about mold and how it grows. Unfortunately, those myths can lead to additional problems in the home when you don’t take action. One of the greatest myths is that mold only grows on organic surfaces like fabric, paper and wood. Mold will grow on any surface – even flat, [...]

By |2017-05-15T16:43:17+00:00April 25th, 2017|Mold|0 Comments

Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Water Heater

If you’re frequently running into issues with your hot water, you may want to consider if it’s time to replace the water heater in your home – or at least do some necessary maintenance and repairs. Regular maintenance can help extend the life of the water heater, and it costs very little to repair and [...]

By |2017-05-15T21:36:42+00:00April 8th, 2017|Interior Home Maintenance|0 Comments

How to Detect Water Damage Around Your Home

In Michigan, we have the benefit of an abundant of fresh water. Not only are we surrounded by the Great Lakes, our state has a massive number of inland lakes. That’s great for activity, but not so great when it comes to moisture. Factor in the wet season and weather common in Michigan, and you’ve [...]

By |2017-05-15T18:34:24+00:00April 4th, 2017|Water Damage|0 Comments

Common Causes of Mold Growth in Homes (and how to easily prevent it)

Mold growth can be a tricky thing to deal with, requiring professional mold remediation once it has taken hold. It’s not something you should ever try to manage on your own, and given the negative health impact on you and your family, mold growth should never be ignored. How Mold Growth Impacts Your Health Mold [...]

By |2017-03-29T20:57:49+00:00March 29th, 2017|Mold|0 Comments

Home Fire Inspection Checklist – Fire Safety and Prevention for Michigan Homeowners

Even a minor fire in your home can lead to costly fire damage restoration, and has the potential to seriously harm a member of your family. The majority of fire deaths happen within the home, often because residents were unable to escape. In 2016, FEMA reported 88 total home fire fatalities in Michigan, with 28 [...]

What to Look For When Buying a New Home in Metro-Detroit

There’s a lot of history in southeast Michigan, especially around Metro-Detroit. There are neighborhoods that go back decades or longer, with stunning and beautiful homes.  It’s easy to fall in love with some of those older homes when they’re in a neighborhood you love, in a school system you're happy to send your kids through, [...]

By |2017-03-14T17:24:45+00:00March 14th, 2017|Healthy Living Tips|0 Comments

How to Thaw Frozen Water Pipes

Michigan homeowners know the temperature can plummet out of nowhere, leading to heavy snow squalls and the potential for frozen or ruptured pipes. Here are some tips to keep your pipes from freezing and bursting in future winters. Most homes are designed with interior pipes that aren’t subjected to the cold weather outside. But when [...]

By |2017-02-20T18:40:36+00:00February 20th, 2017|Exterior Home Maintenance, Interior Home Maintenance|0 Comments

Simple Tips for Maintaining a Wood-Burning Fireplace

Stay warmer, and safer, every winter season with these simple tips for maintaining your wood-burning fireplace. When winter takes hold in Michigan, and the cold winds are blowing in across the lakes, there are few things better than curling up inside by the glow of a wood fire in a fireplace. What better way to [...]

By |2017-02-20T16:33:09+00:00February 20th, 2017|Interior Home Maintenance|0 Comments