What I wish I had known before buying my first home
I bought my first home in 2004, I was only 24 years old at the time. I believed that I had a firm grasp on “adulting,” and when I look back it is rather silly the things I thought I knew about homeownership that I really had no clue ...
Posted by Sarah Callahan on November 17, 2017 in Buying a Home
Keep your Indianapolis basement from flooding
I stepped on the carpet, and it felt like I was walking on a waterbed. You couldn’t tell it at the time, but the carpet was floating. Apparently when the power shut off last Monday night, the sump pump never came back on — flooding my ...
Posted by Pete Gilbert on September 3, 2015 in Home maintenance
Preventing ice dams
Wintertime icicles may look charming, but they usually signal a serious—and potentially costly—problem. Often lurking behind that thick ridge of ice on your roof is a pool of melted water, hence the term ice dam. That accumulated water ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on January 2, 2012 in Home maintenance
Top 10 list of New Year’s resolutions for your home
When the new year arrives, promises and resolutions abound. Here’s the top 10 list of what the resolute home owner should accomplish this year.
Ready for 2012? Here it comes:
Lose weight (cut energy use)
Quit smoking (purify indoor air)
Posted by Kristie Smith on December 31, 2011 in Home maintenance