How to Clean Mold and Mildew Yourself

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Mold and mildew can be hazardous to your health – and in some cases, you need to call in a mold remediation specialist. However, in small patches, you can often clean mold and mildew yourself. Cleaning small patches of mold or mildew can help protect your home from further growth – and it can protect...
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How to Install GFCI Outlets in Your Home

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If you’re like many Michigan homeowners with old outlets in your home, you may need to install GFCI outlets. This is a quick run-down on how to do it yourself – but if you feel uncomfortable with any step in the process, you absolutely need to hire a professional electrician to do it for you....
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Should You Have GFCI Outlets?

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Most new homes have GFCI outlets, which are required when an outlet is near water. But older homes don’t have them – and that means homeowners are at risk. Here’s what you need to know about GFCI outlets. Should You Have GFCI Outlets? The National Electric Code, or NEC, requires GFCI outlets in new construction...
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What Are Ice Dams?

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When you see icicles hanging from your eaves and gutters, you have ice dams. And ice dams can be harmful to your roof, which means you’re at risk for leaks and water damage inside your home. Here’s what you need to know. What Are Ice Dams? Ice dams are continuous pieces of ice that form...
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How to Clean Your Gutters

Cleaning your gutters can help prevent water damage in your home – but if you’re like many homeowners, you don’t know too much about doing it. Here’s the scoop on cleaning your gutters to protect your home. How to Clean Your Gutters Your gutters can fill up with sticks, leaves and other debris. That debris...
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