When Disaster Strikes, Who Do You Call?

Choosing Between a General Contractor and a Restoration Company. Disasters happen every day; whether it’s a flood, fire, mold, wind damage, or other natural disasters. It is almost unpreventable that at some point in your life you will deal with one of these issues. There are preventative measures you can take to minimize the risk […]

Labor Day Weekend is a Good Fall Cleaning Weekend

Labor Day weekend is upon us and the long weekend can be a perfect time to clean and declutter your home and garage.Clutter and mess often have a way of creeping back into the house after spring cleaning and a…

Snow on Your Roof – How and Why to Remove It

Why to get it off of your home’s roof?It has been reported that a foot of heavy snow on a 1,600 square foot house can weigh as much as 14 tons. All this weight can create structural problems and harm…

Prepare Your Home for High Winds

Last week, fall activities like apple picking and leaf-peeping were put on the shelf for a few days as a nor’easter brought rain and winds of up to 40 mph to Vermont.While our part of the country isn’t known for…

Fire Restoration Specialist vs Building Contractor

“After a fire at my home or business, should I hire a fire restoration company, or can my local contractor handle the job?”Building contractors are typically very competent at new construction. Unfortunately, before the new materials go into a home…

Top 5 Tips to Prep Your Home For Summer

1. Service your air conditioner. You may have a contract with a service provider, if so, set up an appointment with them before using your air conditioner for the first time. If you do not have a service provider, we…

Cleaning Snow Off of Your Roof

Every year the northeast experiences its fair share of snowstorms, and the snow covers everything. It’s beautiful, but it can be problematic. Have you ever shoveled your driveway and thought, “Jeez this snow is heavy.” Each shovelful getting heavier and…

Preparing Your Chimney for Winter

1. Hire a Chimney Sweep. Find a quality chimney sweep to clean your chimney. Chimneys that have not been cleaned in some time may have creosote build-up – a black or brown resident that can be crusty and flaky; tar-like…

Prepping Your Home for Fall

With the fall season upon us, temperatures will begin to drop and the leaves will soon change color and litter your yard. We strongly suggest you start planning (and executing) fall maintenance tasks. Aside from the long-term benefits of maintaining…

5 Ways to Keep Your Basement Dry!

Ensure That Water Flows Away From the HouseCheck to see that the ground around the foundation of your home slopes away from it. You especially want to confirm that there is no standing water or puddles formed around the foundation.Install…