5 Steps to Prevent a Dryer Fire

Laundry — just one of the many parts of our weekly grind. Between rushed loads of towels and soccer uniforms, we often forget to regularly maintain our dryers so they stay in good working condition. Don’t overlook important warning signs — follow these 5 steps to prevent a dryer fire from happening in your home.   1) Clean the […]

Why You Need to Maintain Your Septic System

Septic tanks treat sewage and prevent dangerous toxins from building up in our water. If left untreated, wastewater from your septic tank can pose a threat to the environment and your wallet. Here are the four main reasons why you need to maintain your septic system.   Protect your property Maintain your septic system to […]

When to Call a Home Inspector

It’s a no-brainer to hire a home inspector if you’re buying or selling a home. Whether it’s mid-century or new construction, every home should be inspected prior to its sale to make sure its major systems are in good working condition. Here are our guidelines for when to call a home inspector.   When you […]

Untangle the Facts About Knob and Tube Wiring

Old, historic homes can be very appealing with classic features such as stained glass windows and detailed craftsmanship, but may also feature the not so appealing knob and tube wiring. What is knob and tube wiring and why does it matter if your home has it? Let us untangle the facts.   What is knob […]

BPG Inspection’s Home Inspection Checklist

Home inspections aren’t just for negotiating the asking price with the seller. They’re detailed reports that cover major home systems and give you insight into what’s in good condition and what needs repair or replacement. You wouldn’t buy a new car that hasn’t passed strict quality control checks, would you? So shouldn’t your new home meet the […]

Can You Spot the Signs of Deck Decay?

Summer is right around the corner, which means it’s time to do a deck check! Before you invite the entire family over for swimming and barbeques, make sure your deck is safe and ready for the crowd. Can you spot the signs of an unsafe deck?   Rotted Posts If your deck is sitting on […]

Jumpstart Your Summer Maintenance

Summer brings sunshine and delicious barbeques, but if you’re not prepared, it can also bring high energy costs and potential maintenance malfunctions. Avoid costly repairs by jumpstarting your home’s summer maintenance with the following tips.   Cooling System The last thing you want happening this summer is your air conditioner malfunctioning. Maintain your A/C and […]

Termite Awareness: Learn to Spot the Signs

Unless termites are swarming, the chances of you spotting them are extremely low. Yet, termites still manage to cause over $5 billion in property damage each year. Follow our tips to spot the signs of termites and protect your home against those wood-eating pests.   Spot the Signs Swarm of winged insects Flying termites have […]

How to Improve Your Home’s Air Quality

It’s time to clear the air. We know air pollution is bad for the environment and has potentially life-threatening effects. But it’s not just the congestion in large cities — it’s in the air we breathe right at home. Poor air quality can cause sneezing, wheezing, and coughing in addition to more serious health effects. […]