Increase Your Home’s Value by Transforming Your Garage

Increase Your Home’s Value by Transforming Your Garage

If you’re getting ready to sell your home, you’re probably developing a master project list based on a number of questions and decisions: What needs fixing? What needs freshening up? Where will you spend your money before putting your home on the market?...
How to Clean Windows Like a Pro in 3 Easy Steps

How to Clean Windows Like a Pro in 3 Easy Steps

One of the most effective ways to make your home lighter, brighter, and happier is to clean its windows — inside and out. And it is an essential task when you are getting ready to put your home on the market. You want to let the sun shine in! For those windows to...
5 Ways to Get Rid Of Old Paint in the Dallas Area

5 Ways to Get Rid Of Old Paint in the Dallas Area

Look into any home’s garage and you’re likely to see a collection of paint cans — some old, some not-so-old — but most of which are likely to sit unused for years. Why do we hang on to them? Because figuring out how and where to get rid of them safely —...

How Can Insulation Contribute To Home Repair Following A Hurricane?

From your friends at Stonebriar Home Inspections! As we are all too aware, hurricane season is in full swing, and thousands of homeowners across the southern U.S. and Puerto Rico have been hit by mammoth hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. Nearly every year, the cost...

5 DIY Home Upgrades Anyone Can Do In A Day

Helpful information from Stonebriar Home Inspections! Do-it-yourself home projects are sweeping the nation, and it’s easy to see why. DIY is typically budget-friendly and fulfilling to complete; simply find the right project to match your skill set and needs. To get...

3 Steps To A Healthier, Happier Home

Brought to you by Stonebriar Home Inspections! Today, people are more focused on health and wellness than ever before. You know this because you are constantly flooded with advice on what to eat, how (and how much) to exercise, and what to ask your doctors. All of...

4 DIY Tips To Save Money And Get Your Home Ready For Winter

From your friends at Stonebriar Home Inspections! Many people look forward to the cooler weather. The brisk autumn winds and colorful leaves signal that once again it’s time to take out the sweaters and scarves. There are the hot soups and pumpkin-flavored drinks to...

The Sound Of Silence: How To Design A Quiet Home Office

The Article Courtesy of Stonebriar Home Inspections! In today’s increasingly digital world, it’s no surprise that more employees are opting to work from home. While there may be a shift of physical locations — from the office building to the home — productivity is...

Tips To Stop Drafts, Save Money And Improve Your Home

Here are a few great fall/winter tips for helping to keep your home warm and also help on your energy bills from your friends at Stonebriar Property Inspections. As you are aware, colder weather is here. Before those winds begin to howl, be sure your home is ready for...
10 Hot Home Tech Gifts for Every Budget!

10 Hot Home Tech Gifts for Every Budget!

‘Tis the holiday season, which means it’s prime time to find good deals on fancy new electronic gadgets that promise to make your home even more awesome! Does your home entertainment system need an upgrade? Are you looking to improve your house’s...
How to Keep Your Cool by Maintaining Your Air Conditioner

How to Keep Your Cool by Maintaining Your Air Conditioner

It’s summer in Dallas — which, as you know, means air conditioners are running and utility bills are rising. Did you know that 6% of your household energy goes to cooling your home? And homeowners spend $29 billion every year to run their A/C systems! Air...
Six Steps to Keep Your Pipes from Bursting During a Freeze

Six Steps to Keep Your Pipes from Bursting During a Freeze

Did you know a 1/8-inch crack in a pipe can release up to 250 gallons of water in a single day? That’s why it’s important to protect your plumbing when the temperature dips below freezing. Water in pipes expands as it turns into ice. Pipe bursts. And you...
The Top Five Decisions to Make Before Gutter Replacement

The Top Five Decisions to Make Before Gutter Replacement

Some friends of ours recently replaced their gutters and downspouts. And while that sounds like a relatively simple project, they found there was more to consider than they expected. If you are planning for a gutter replacement anytime soon, here are the top five...
What You Wish You Knew About Fire Extinguishers

What You Wish You Knew About Fire Extinguishers

It’s the National Fire Protection Association’s Fire Prevention Week, and their focus for the third year in a row is on smoke alarm safety. Smoke alarms are a great way to protect your family, pets, and home from unnecessary fire and smoke damage. We wrote...
Three Keys to Keeping Your Smoke Alarms Ready to Rescue

Three Keys to Keeping Your Smoke Alarms Ready to Rescue

September is National Preparedness Month. Fire Prevention Week is just around the corner — October 9th through the 15th. And the National Fire Protection Association and U.S. Fire Administration want to educate you about the basic, but life-saving, smoke alarm....
Prevent Costly Home Repairs with Proper Grading and Drainage

Prevent Costly Home Repairs with Proper Grading and Drainage

Standing water near your home’s foundation caused by improper grading or faulty gutters and downspouts can cause damage, including slab movement, retaining wall failures, and slope instabilities. It can also lead to serious foundation problems, requiring costly...
The #1 Tool You Need to Maintain Your Home

The #1 Tool You Need to Maintain Your Home

It takes a lot of effort to maintain a home. The long list of recommended tasks can quickly overwhelm any homeowner. But the effort is worth it. Failing to properly maintain your home can lead to unnecessary costly repairs. It can also put your family’s safety...
10 Ways You Should Prepare Your Home for Winter Now

10 Ways You Should Prepare Your Home for Winter Now

Winter is coming. Is your home ready? Before the cold weather makes its presence known, here are 10 tasks you should check off your list to make sure your home is in good shape to withstand the elements and keep you safe and warm. Here are ten ways you should prepare...