6 Sure-Fire Tips That Save Time And Labor On Yard Work And Gardening

The Article Courtesy of Doctor J's Home Inspections! (BPT) - It's summertime, and you'll want to spend many sun-drenched hours in the great outdoors. But while Mother Nature is flourishing, it feels like you're wasting too many precious summer afternoons and evenings doing chores in the yard and garden. Give some of these labor-saving tips a try so you have more time for your favorite summer activities. 1. Get organized Nothing wastes time like having to search around for Continue Reading ...

4 DIY Ideas For Upcycling Common Household Items

Helpful information from your friends at Doctor J's Home Inspections! (BPT) - Crafting is a wonderful way to relieve stress and express your creative side - and fortunately, you don't have to be a master craftsman - or spend a fortune on materials - to have fun and enjoy the benefits. "A great way to get into crafting is by 'upcycling' - bringing new life into items you already have," said Dinah Wulf, author and blogger of the website DIY Inspired. "Some of my favorite projects can be Continue Reading ...

How To Prep Your Home For A New Addition To The Family

Brought to you by Doctor J's Home Inspections! (BPT) - Whether it's a baby or pet, a new addition to the family calls for new, unexpected responsibilities, and is bound to come with adjustments for every member of the family. While it would be silly to guarantee zero stress for the new family environment, below are tips for a transition with more playtime and fewer headaches to help you get started. Here's what you need to know: Get ready in style Prep the space with all the Continue Reading ...

4 Ways To Simplify Your DIY Projects And Home Improvements

From your friends at Doctor J's Home Inspections! (BPT) - Whether you're working on a spring home improvement project or a summer task, this is the time of year when you focus on improving your home both inside and out. As you look for ways to make your home even better, nothing beats a good DIY project. DIY home improvement projects are popular each year, and they can be as big or small, short or long and expensive or inexpensive as you desire. Whether you are an advanced builder or a Continue Reading ...

Be Prepared For The 2018 Storm Season

Helpful information from your friends at Doctor J's Inspections! (BPT) - For millions of Americans, the devastation of the 2017 storm season is still fresh in their minds. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the cumulative cost of the weather events in the U.S. was $306.2 billion. Whether you were directly affected by one of those storm systems, or saw images of flooded neighborhoods, there's probably one question that you're now asking yourself. What can I Continue Reading ...

Paint Like A Pro In 5 Easy Steps

Brought to you by Doctor J's Inspections! (BPT) - Nothing transforms a home quite like a fresh coat of paint. In fact, painting your own house is one of the smartest and easiest DIY upgrades a homeowner can accomplish on their own. "Summer is the ideal time to tackle a painting project, as the warmer temperatures lead to faster drying times, and you can comfortably leave the windows open for better ventilation," said Megan Youngs, Product Manager at DAP. "Just remember, a little bit of Continue Reading ...

Top Tips To Help First-Timers Navigate The Fast-Paced Housing Market

From your friends at Doctor J's Inspections! (BPT) - Across the U.S., the housing market is picking up pace moving into the peak of the summer homebuying season. In city after city, home prices are on the rise, up 2.3 percent on average between April 2017 and 2018, according to the RE/MAX April 2018 National Housing Report. And there are fewer houses on the market to choose from, with total housing inventory down by 11.3 percent. Based on home sales in April 2018, the national supply Continue Reading ...

Are Hidden Leaks Damaging Your Home, Boosting Water Bills And Harming The Environment?

Helpful information from your friends at Doctor J's Inspections! (BPT) - Home water leaks waste 1 trillion gallons of water per year, and 10 percent of American homes have leaks that waste 90 gallons of water a day, according to the EPA. Fixing easily detectable leaks like dripping faucets and malfunctioning toilets can reduce water bills and water waste. But what do you do about the leaks you can't see? Hidden leaks can be dangerous. Leaking pipes within walls can cause mold. Continue Reading ...

A Great Lawn Begins With A Great Engine

From your friends at Doctor J's Inspections! (BPT) - As the days grow longer and the snow begins to recede, homeowners will once again venture outdoors to get their yards and lawn into tip-top shape for summer fun. But just like your lawn has been hibernating over the long winter, so too has your lawn mower and other small engines. Even if you properly winterized your mower, there are a few things you'll need to do to ensure it works like it should. To get there, follow these five Continue Reading ...

Easy And Breezy: 6 Tips For Controlling Summer Cooling Costs

The Article Courtesy of Doctors J's Inspections! (BPT) - As Americans gear up for sun, surf, barbecues and all the other fun activities that represent summer, they're also concerned with how to keep themselves and their homes comfortably cool this season. Of course, they're also concerned with controlling costs. The average homeowner spends nearly half of their yearly utility bills - an average of $900 - on heating and cooling, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Continue Reading ...