Shingle Repair Color Match

When something happens to your roof and you need to replace just a few shingles, matching the color can be difficult or impossible.  A good practice is to save a bundle or two of shingles when you have your house re-roofed so you have them for such occasions.  However, even if you have the same…

Water Saving Tips

Every year some part of the country in a drought. Here are some simple ideas, if practiced consistently, save a lot of water. Use the water from your dehumidifier to water plants. When you start the water for your bath or shower save the cold water that comes out of the faucet first.  Use it…

Condensation on Register Vents

I was reminded of this tip by a colleague who asked a question about mold around the heat and AC registers especially ones that are located in the ceiling.  This is usually caused by air leaking out around the vent boot that connects to the register.  It is allowing hot and humid air from the…

Non Conductive Wasp Spray

Cooler weather means getting up and looking at the gutters and cleaning out leaves.  Invariably you will find a wasp or hornet’s nest tucked up in the eve or gable.  You should have wasp spray close by. However, if you are spraying near an electric box or near the electric wires entering your house you…