Top 5 Spring Fix-Its

By | April 3rd, 2012|Seasonal Information|

It's Time to Repair and Refresh!  Forget May flowers, for most homeowners April showers bring rust, clogged rain gutters and all manner of sticky doors and windows. To help you solve these troubles, here are some sure-fire solutions to common spring problems. They're easy enough to tackle in a weekend so you can spend more [...]

Spring Cleaning

By | April 3rd, 2012|Seasonal Information|

Spring has sprung and while we often think of "Spring Cleaning", it's important to consider the Exterior of your home.  After protecting and keeping you warm during the long winter, your house could use a little massage.  Preventative maintenance is crucial to the value of your home.  How do you keep the place in Tip-Top [...]

You Don’t Have to Spend to Save

By | October 12th, 2011|Maintenance|

Here we are, noticing our summer tans fading, dark roots growing out from our scalps, and waiting for the first winter snow fall amidst the freezing rain and blowing wind. Winter is rearing its ugly head and so are heating costs. The television and web are full of great ideas on how to save money [...]

7 Signs of Drainage Issues

By | September 23rd, 2011|Mold, Seasonal Information|

You don’t need to be an inspector to know that puddles in the basement or a lake on the front lawn are signs of drainage trouble. But not all drainage problems are so obvious. Some can be hard to spot unless you know what to look for. Here’s how the pros read seven of the [...]

10 Fall Projects You Can Do in 30 Minutes or Less

By | August 29th, 2011|Seasonal Information|

Fall home maintenance projects are all about protecting your home, preserving safety and comfort indoors, which help you get your home ready for winter. Grab a few tools and a half an hour now to tackle one of the following chores, and you’ll thank yourself warmly a few months down the line.  Find your valves:  [...]

Fall Maintenance Checklist

By | August 29th, 2011|Seasonal Information|

Fall Maintenance Checklist Different regions have different kinds of falls. In some places, it’s cool and rainy, and in others, it’s sunny and dry. Often, fall is a time for gathering in the harvest and preparing for festive holidays indoors. No matter what kind of fall you have, these steps can help during the transition [...]

Fall Maintenance

By | August 29th, 2011|Seasonal Information|

As the leaves change and the days get shorter, take the time this autumn to prepare for the oncoming cold weather. Ready the furnace for the months of work it will have ahead, and clean out the fireplace. Test them both to ensure they’ll be working when you need the heat. Don’t wait until it’s [...]

Pest Prevention Tips

By | June 27th, 2011|Infestations & Pests, Seasonal Information|

Here are a few easy steps you can take right now to stop pests and termites from invading your home: Pest Tips Seal cracks in your home's exterior to help keep pests like ants, spiders and cockroaches from getting inside. Be sure all doors and windows are properly sealed with tight-fitting screens and weather stripping. [...]

Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

By | March 28th, 2011|Seasonal Information|

Time for Spring Cleaning?  How about Spring Home Maintenance - What does your house need during this season?  Protect your investment with a few simple checks and maintenance.  Check out our Spring Home Maintenance Checklist for more details.  Spring Checklist

Spring Thaw Maintenance Top 5

By | February 18th, 2011|Seasonal Information|

Can you feel it?  That's right, that slight anxious feeling when we see the mercury rise ABOVE freezing!  We're all itching for spring! However, with the warmer temperatures and eventual  thaw (I promise, it will eventually); there are things to be done.  Time to start on the dreaded Spring Cleaning.  Here at HIP, we're kicking [...]