4 Common Tankless Water Heater Defects and How to Spot Them

- Because it’s an in-line filter screen, it should be easy to locate and remove. . If water is impure or pressure is low, the filter might be the problem ..More

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Why does my floor drain back up?

- I wrote a blog post explaining the basics of floor drains over eight years ago, and I’ve received more comments on that post than any other. . The majority of those comments were from people trying to understand why water was backing up out of their floor drain. A backed up floor drain can be mystifying ..More

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Attic Insulation Methods

-  A cost-effective way to use foam insulation is to foam the lid of the house, then use loose-fill insulation on top. .  This means installing closed-cell spray foam to a depth of at least 2″ on the entire attic floor to completely seal everything up and create a vapor barrier.  After the foam has cured, loose fill fiberglass or cellulose insulation gets installed on top of the foam. My preference is cellulose, but either is acceptable. For a traditional attic, there is no need to use foam insulation throughout the entire space, as you’ll get the most value out of the first couple inches ..More

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Ten years of blogging

- I trusted him on that point, but I had a static website with almost no understanding of how to make changes to it. . Starting a blog sounded scary and impossible. It wasn’t a reality, so I did nothing with that advice… at least for a few months. Dominic told us that one of the best ways to be found on Google was to start a blog ..More

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Could One Startup Home Inspection Service in Seattle Change the Industry?

- Inventory is low, so when a great house hits the market it’s like a beacon drawing in buyers. . Competition for good housing can be brutal. But how can a buyer know if a home is truly great or just looks the part? That’s where a home inspection comes in ..More

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