Home Ownership

Kitchen Trends for 2017

Kitchens are one of the most remodeled rooms in a home that we are seeing. This makes sense since we spend the majority of our in home time in the kitchen. From cooking to entertaining lots of our time is spent in our kitchens doing multiple things at any given time. Right now, we are […]

by Nick Siglinsky on 2/2/17

Radon: Why it Matters

Why Test for Radon? What You Need to Know. Any home can have a radon problem – old or new homes, well-sealed or drafty homes, homes with or without basements. It is estimated that nearly 1 in 15 homes in the U.S. and Canada has an elevated level of radon. Prolonged exposure to unsafe levels […]

by Harry Andruss on 1/26/17

Garage Door Safety

Overhead garage doors may be the largest moving object in most homes and can weigh up to 400 pounds. For safety, homeowners should be sure that it’s up to date and kept in proper working order. Older garage doors often lack some of the safety features required in newer installations. These include spring systems designed […]

by Harry Andruss on 11/17/16

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by Heather Mitchell on 11/15/16

Mortgage Insurance Helps Offset Your Lender’s Risk

Mortgage lenders, like companies that make car and credit card loans, take a risk that the person borrowing their money will be unable to repay it. While mortgage companies use criteria such as credit scores and down payments to determine the likelihood that the borrower will repay the loan, they also use mortgage insurance (MI) […]

by Dan Leeder on 11/10/16


The hail storm that passed through Madison this week sparked some phone calls asking what to do about air conditioner hail damage. Here are a few tips for what to look for with hail damage to AC unit coils and metal covers. Air conditioner hail damage can be superficial as with the exterior metal casing, […]

by Pharo Heating & Cooling on 11/3/16


Vermiculite is an insulation material that is found in attics, walls, etc. It commonly looks similar to the photo below. We have done several hundred homes and businesses for the safe removal of it. This material is commonly disturbed during remodels when ceilings are penetrated (i.e. changing a light fixture, installing a fan, demolishing a […]

by Dirty Ducts on 11/1/16

September Hail Storm – Bret Sullivan COUNTRY Financial

On the afternoon of Monday, September 19 th , Middleton and the West Side of Madison were hit with a heavy storm which included quarter sized hail. The storm caused hundreds of thousands of dollars of damages including cars, commercial properties and single family homes. Q: How do I know if my roof is damaged? […]

by Bret Sullivan on 10/18/16

Plumbing Maintenance Tips

A healthy plumbing system can help lessen the chance of leaks, ruptures, clogs and other not-so-nice events. Homeowners who take some basic precautions and implement a few simple steps can be more confident in the state of their home’s plumbing, and can save on costly repairs as well. Know where the main water shutoff valve […]

by Harry Andruss on 10/13/16

Postnotes-News & Information

by Harry Andruss on 8/9/16