Grate from Iron Age Designs.

Eco-Friendly Cast Iron Grates

Cast iron grates from are not only functional and beautiful but are made using mostly recycled materials and qualify for LEED green building credits. Read on to find out more.

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Checking for Hidden Water Damage

Raul asks, “We are in the process of purchasing a new home, but it has a strong damp/musty odor. How can we make sure it has no water damage?”

There are a number of possibilities including a leaky roof, plumbing leaks, excessive moisture in the crawl space, or a slab that wasn’t waterproofed correctly.

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When to Prime Before You Paint

Cedric asks, “Is it always necessary to prime before you paint over a previous paint job?”

Unless the surface is unfinished or you’re switching between types of paint—such as oil based woodwork being covered by latex paint—you don’t have to prime before painting again. Read on to find out more.

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Watch Danny in Houston

Danny dropped in on KHOU’s morning show “Great Day Houston” on March 25th. In two live segments, he offered safety tips for both inside and outside the home.

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Attic and Basement FAQ

Attics, basements, and crawlspaces are the least frequented areas of a home, which is one of the reasons they often cause the most problems. A regular inspection can catch potential problems—like leaks, condensation, termite activity, or the growth of mold—before they become a major headache. Read this article to find out more.

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Early Spring Checklist for Your Yard

Spring is on the way, and warm weather is beginning to peek around the corner, inviting us outdoors and begging gardeners to get their hands dirty. Resist the urge to set out new plants, and use this promising season to pay a visit to your garden and tend to what’s already there.

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Affordable Wireless Lighting

Wireless lighting systems for your home used to be considered a luxury item that could set you back thousands of dollars, but not any more. Read on to find out more.

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Spring Launch of Around the Yard

What better time than the first day of spring to launch the Around the Yard section of our website that’s dedicated to making the most of your lawn and garden! Read on to find out more.

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