Creosote 101

Every year, there are over 25,000 chimney fires across the United States. These fires lead to over $125 million in property damage. Aside from the property damage, there are numerous lives lost and harmed as a result. One of the most notable causes of these tragic chimney and house fires is creosote build-up inside of [...]

By |August 14th, 2019|Blog|

How a Chimney in Disrepair Can Ruin a Home Sale

Your home sellers have a gorgeous home that has plenty of curb appeal. You won’t have any trouble getting visitors to an open house! However, the dangers lurking beneath the home’s surface are what can ruin a home sale when you have interested home buyers. Before getting too far in the listing process, every real [...]

By |July 25th, 2019|Blog|

How to Make Your Gutters Last as Long as Possible

Whenever you make an investment inside or outside of your home, you want to ensure that it lasts as long as possible. This is especially true when installing devices that help to protect the structural integrity and safety of the rest of your home, like gutters. Your roof gutters help to protect your home from [...]

By |July 9th, 2019|Blog|

The Importance of Air Duct Cleaning for Pet Owners

Duct cleaning should be on every home seller’s checklist before listing their home on the market. While some homeowners can get away with not cleaning their ducts before moving, you should encourage all pet-owning home sellers to have a professional duct cleaning before putting their home on the market. Why Is Air Duct Cleaning So [...]

By |June 25th, 2019|Blog|

Why Is Your Chimney Leaking?

The recent thunderstorms and downpours have led many area residents to wonder if their chimneys have a leak problem. While the rain is awesome for cooling us off and keeping the lawn watered, the last thing that you want to encounter is a leaky chimney. The Symptoms of a Leaky Chimney Some people assume that [...]

By |June 11th, 2019|Blog|

What You Should Know About Your Liability for Unfinished Repairs

Many real estate sales include a home inspection contingency, which details the buyer’s and seller’s options in the event that issues with the property are discovered during the home inspection. Having a thorough understanding of the inspection contingency clause and what your liability is for unfinished repairs is essential as a real estate agent. The [...]

By |May 16th, 2019|Blog|

3 Signs You Should Upgrade Your HVAC System

Warmer weather is here, and many homeowners are kicking air conditioning systems on for the first time only to find that the cool air they want to come out isn’t so cold. Spring is a great time to upgrade your HVAC system and replace it with something new or have Clean Sweep come clean your [...]

By |May 8th, 2019|Blog|

How to Tell if a Fireplace Is Ready for Showing

Even in the warm months, the condition of a home seller’s fireplace will play a major factor in the home sale. An unsafe fireplace could require costly repairs before a buyer will agree to the purchase. An unattractive or non-functional fireplace could do more harm than not having a fireplace at all. How can you [...]

By |April 30th, 2019|Blog|

The Importance of a Chimney Cap

Chimney caps are a relatively small and inexpensive thing to install, but they play a vital role in the safety of your home and chimney. The small piece of metal installed at the top of your chimney prevents numerous potential mishaps from occurring, including animals entering your home and excess moisture accumulating. Keep Critters Outside [...]

By |April 9th, 2019|Blog|

How Failing to Maintain Your Gutters Leads to Foundation Problems

The foundation of your home isn’t just important because it’s what your home sits on; it’s also incredibly expensive to repair when damage occurs. Water weakens the foundation and leads to erosion, cracking, shifting and settling. What’s one of the sneakiest ways that water can settle around your foundation instead of away from it? Gutters [...]

By |March 26th, 2019|Blog|