Monday, October 16, 2023 / by Richard Eimers
Most buyers or current owners considering a remodel don’t know how to do the work or who to trust with the task. To start, check licenses, credentials and public records.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Question: We need a larger house for our growing family. Considering the price of houses lately, we decided to remodel and add a room rather than purchase something larger.
However, I am growing concerned about the process after speaking to friends. What should we look out for? – Danielle
Answer: Renovations are complicated, with many moving pieces where something can go wrong.
Your first task is to find the right professionals to work with. While many contractors and architects are talented professionals, not all are, so do your best to research them. Ask for references, and then call and speak with them. Check their licenses, credentials, and public records to see if there have been any problems.
Once you get past that hurdle, interview them. You will create a relat ...
Monday, September 25, 2023 / by Richard Eimers
Any home can have mold, but it’s a notable problem after storms like Hurricane Idalia. The EPA says mold can sometimes be present but unseen. Start with a smell test.
MARSHALL, Texas – Hurricanes and other severe storms, a humid climate, leaky pipes or continuous rain can make homes susceptible to flooding and mold.
According to the Environment Protection Agency (EPA), molds are a natural part of the environment. When excessive moisture or water accumulates indoors, mold growth will often occur, particularly if the moisture problem remains undiscovered or unaddressed.
How can you tell if you have mold in your home? The EPA states that if the home smells moldy or if water stains are present or if you are aware of water damage, mold could also be present. Mold may be hidden in places such as the backside of drywall, wallpaper, paneling, the top side of ceiling tiles and the underside of carpets and pads. Other possible locations of hidden mold include areas insid ...