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|

3 Surprising Things That Affect Curb Appeal

As a realtor, you want to encourage your home sellers to invest in the right things to get their home on and off the market as quickly as possible. One of the most critical parts of a house is evaluated before the car is put in park—the exterior. Investing in curb appeal is an excellent [...]

By |March 12th, 2019|Blog|

What Your Home Sellers Should Re-Inspect After a Major Storm

When preparing to list a home, many home buyers have the most critical and expensive pieces of the property inspected—the roof, the chimney, the foundation and more. However, a major storm can completely change the safety of these essential parts of a home. It’s better to fix problems before you have an offer and you’re [...]

By |February 27th, 2019|Blog|

When Is It Time for an Air Duct Cleaning?

Air duct cleaning is an essential part of maintaining your home, but it can be hard to tell when you’re overdue for a visit from Clean Sweep Maryland. The National Air Duct Cleaners Association recommends a professional cleaning every 3-5 years, but some conditions warrant a visit more frequently. What Are the Benefits of an [...]

By |February 13th, 2019|Blog|

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|