4 Ways To Simplify Your DIY Projects And Home Improvements

Posted on: May 14, 2018 by in Blog
No Comments

Brought to you by Alpha Building 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 ...

Insider Tips And Tactics For Buying A Home In A Seller’s Market

Posted on: May 7, 2018 by in Blog
No Comments

The Article Courtesy of Alpha Building Inspections (BPT) - Whether you're a millennial looking to buy your first home or a boomer thinking about downsizing your empty nest, you're probably aware that it's a seller's market out there. Homes are selling at lightning speed, bidding wars are commonplace, buyers often have little to no room for negotiation and the price of those homes keeps rising. But don't worry! Just because it's a seller's market doesn't mean you can't get a good deal Continue Reading ...

5 Tips To Create A Personalized Shed

Posted on: April 30, 2018 by in Blog
No Comments

From your friends at Alpha Building Inspections! (BPT) - The backyard. It's your oasis. Your happy place. Your second living room. It's the place to go not only for "me" time - but quality time with friends and family. This National Barbecue Month, the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association wants to help you make your backyard the best backyard it can be. Think sheds. No, not your grandparents' tattered shed filled with a dusty mower and 30-year-old paint brushes. We're talking Continue Reading ...

If It Can Rain, It Can Flood: Why Flood Insurance Is A Wise Bet For Homeowners

Posted on: April 23, 2018 by in Blog
No Comments

Helpful information from your friends at Alpha Building Inspections! (BPT) - The federal government considers floods the nation's most common natural disaster. They strike every state and leave homeowners with huge repair costs. Why? Because typical homeowners insurance doesn't cover flood damage. Those policies may provide protection for water damage when it comes through a hole in the roof or from wind-driven rain. But coverage doesn't extend to damage caused by water from a Continue Reading ...

Hard Water Proves Hard On Your Wallet

Posted on: April 16, 2018 by in Blog
No Comments

Helpful information from your friends at Alpha Building Inspections! (BPT) - Hard water, which contains high levels of calcium and magnesium, can be found in nearly 90 percent of American homes. These minerals cause scaling, a buildup that clogs waterlines and plumbing forcing appliances to work harder and operate less efficiently. The scale may also harbor bacteria. The only way to truly remove the hard and soft scale from household water systems is with salt-based water softeners. The Continue Reading ...

Home Improvements To Help Your Home Sell Faster And For More Money

Posted on: April 9, 2018 by in Blog
No Comments

Helpful information from your friends at Alpha Building Inspections! (BPT) - The real estate market is heating up, and if you're planning to sell your home in the future, you want it to sell quickly and for as high of a price as possible. By taking proactive action now, you can make a few strategic home improvements that can help you achieve both your goals. To boost your home sale and reduce time on the market, consider these top home improvement ideas to catch buyers' eyes. Garage Continue Reading ...

Silent Destroyers: Tips to Spot Termites and Prevent Infestation

Posted on: March 22, 2018 by in Blog
No Comments
termite tips - termite inspection

There are many reasons that termites have gained the nickname "silent destroyers." Five billion reasons, in fact. Termites cause more than $5 billion in property damage in the U.S. each year. If left unchecked, they can silently chew through the structural stability of a home, eating away at wood, flooring and even wallpaper. To make matters worse, the damage they leave behind is not typically covered by most homeowners’ insurance policies. How to spot termites (Termite Continue Reading ...

House Hunting? Use This Handy Checklist Before You Make the Offer

Posted on: March 12, 2018 by in Blog
No Comments
handy home buyer inspection checklist

House hunting can feel like an adventurous new chapter in your life. If you're lucky enough to find the property that checks off all the "must have" boxes — appearance, size, price, location — it’s easy to fall in love. Not so fast. Before making an offer on any property, it’s smart to take a deeper look at the overall structure and its systems, just to make sure warning signs of major and costly problems are not hiding in plain sight. If the households more issues than your budget Continue Reading ...

High-tech Bathroom Trends for 2018

Posted on: March 4, 2018 by in Blog
No Comments
High-tech Bathroom Trends for 2018

Technology is trending in home design and decor this year, and some of the most dramatic, futuristic and fun tech trends are showing up in the bathroom. From glass doors and windows changing from clear to opaque with the touch of a button to toilets transforming the whole experience of going to the loo, it's all about high-tech tricking out your oasis. Here are four tech trends that will take your bathroom into hyperspace. 1. Privacy glass Glass blocks are opaque but let in some filtered Continue Reading ...

Are Hidden Leaks Damaging Your Home, Boosting Water Bills and Harming the Environment?

Posted on: February 26, 2018 by in Blog
No Comments
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

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. Dripping faucets behind appliances can be a fire hazard. Leaking irrigation can Continue Reading ...