The Basics of Slate Roofing

As a realtor, you probably see almost every type and quality of roofing imaginable, from roofs that seem to have more bare spots than shingles to traditional composite shingles. However, many realtors lack experience with slate roofing. This high-quality roofing material can last for up to 150 years if it’s properly installed, and it adds [...]

By |January 22nd, 2019|Blog|

4 Reasons You’re Having Trouble Getting a Fire Started

If you have a fireplace in your home, there’s a strong chance that it’s key to your plans to keep your family warm and cozy during the coldest months of the year. If you’re having trouble getting a fire started in your fireplace, there are a few common culprits that could be preventing you from [...]

By |January 8th, 2019|Blog|

Winter Roof Maintenance for Home Sellers

Some home sellers don’t realize that the roof overhead has issues until hundreds of pounds of winter snow weigh it down and a leak or crack appears. As a realtor, the last thing that you want to happen to a home seller anxiously waiting to sell is a serious roof issue that requires major repairs. [...]

By |December 20th, 2018|Blog|

How to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality this Winter

Homes are designed to be energy-efficient over the cold winter months and block out heat in the summer. When frigid winds start outside, homeowners seal cracks in insulation and block out any drafts. However, those measures to keep heat in also seal in allergens and pollutants inside of the home. Indoor air quality can dramatically [...]

By |December 11th, 2018|Blog|

4 Signs of Mold in a Client’s Home

As a realtor, you work hard to protect your reputation with homebuyers and home sellers. While some defects in the home are hard to notice, that doesn’t make them any less lethal. Homes with mold can present serious health and safety consequences to buyers and sellers, whether or not they have a mold allergy. Do [...]

By |November 26th, 2018|Blog|

How to Prepare Your Home for the Fall and Winter

Fall is here, and winter is right around the corner, which means that you should take some time to complete all of your regular fall maintenance tasks. Thankfully, Clean Sweep Maryland is here to help! Check Your Slate Roofing Fall is a great time to check your slate roofing for any issues since it’s months [...]

By |November 15th, 2018|Blog|

What Every Realtor Should Know About Dryer Vent Fires

Over 15,000 house fires a year are directly associated with clothes dryers. If dryer vents are not cleaned on a regular basis to keep them free of lint, debris and excess dust, homeowners are putting themselves in a surprisingly dangerous situation. Many people don’t realize that the same heat that dries their clothes can ignite [...]

By |October 25th, 2018|Blog|

4 Surprising Facts About Air Duct Cleaning

Your air ducts and heating and cooling system work hard throughout the summer and winter to keep your home comfortable. However, many homeowners still neglect the ducts that deliver clean, fresh air into their living spaces. Whether you’re a regular air duct cleaner or breathing in air from dirty ducts, here are some of the [...]

By |October 11th, 2018|Blog|

Don’t Get Burned by Skipping a Fireplace Inspection

With the laundry list of things that home sellers have to complete before completing the sale, it’s understandable that you might feel hesitant about recommending one more thing for the list. However, as a realtor interested in selling a home for the most value possible, you should always include a fireplace inspection on the to-do [...]

By |September 27th, 2018|Blog|

The Importance of Proactive Chimney Sweeping

Unfortunately, many homeowners wait until it’s too late to schedule a chimney sweeping appointment. Just like putting off having your car taken in until the ‘check engine’ light kicks on, you should never wait until an accident or dangerous event occurs to have your chimney inspected. Have an Annual Inspection It’s good to plan on [...]

By |September 13th, 2018|Blog|