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Risks to your home with sudden snow melt

This frigid year of 2019, has already given us snow fall somewhere around 35-45” in our general area, and this coming weekend another 6-8” of wet snow may dump down on us, followed by a back-to-back winter storm that is predicted for Tuesday. As we finally are starting to gain hope that the temperature might… Read more »

How ice dams form and how to correct it

Ice dams most commonly occur in older homes as a result of inadequate insulation and/or ventilation. We will cover how ice dams happen in homes built with knee walls, and how it can be prevented. Typically, these types of homes are one and half-stories with an attic on top, and a sloped ceiling resting on… Read more »

Winter Hazards In Your Home

Winter weather is causing safety hazards in homes in the Fargo and Moorhead area. Many home owners do not understand the possible consequences of neglecting them, or how to correct these problems. We have listed the 6 most common issues that we see on a day to day basis, and what to do to fix… Read more »

Did you know that leaks at the gas meter are common in our area?

One of the most common things we find during our inspections are leaks at the gas meter. If you are suspecting a leak and don’t have a gas detector there is another method you can use to detect a leak: Use a water and dish soap solution and “paint” the soapy sudsy mix over all… Read more »

Wood foundation, a disaster waiting to happen?

I feel sorry for the wood foundation. Not because it’s terribly unsound – because it’s not. Not because it’s known to settle or have chronic moisture problems, because that’s not true either. I am not sure where it’s coming from, but we commonly hear concerns about the wood foundation from home buyers. I have even… Read more »


Did you know that you could decrease your energy use in the summer by using a ceiling fan? Running a ceiling fan could only cost 2-3 cent per hour and will make your house feel cooler. A central air conditioner will cost $.30 – $.70 per hour depending on the size and age of the… Read more »