Home Safety

October 1st, 2017

5 Home Security Tips

As technology for the home is advancing faster than ever before, it’s only natural that Home Security providers are raising the bar in big ways. We speak to thousands of home owners every month who are surprised to find that…Read the full article

September 6th, 2017

Be Prepared

We at HON hope all is well and your family is safe. September is National Preparedness Month, and with the hurricane season pummeling the US, we want to a break from home improvement tips and put some focus on disaster…Read the full article

August 1st, 2016

5 Things Every Homeowner Should Know About Home Automation

Recent advancements in technology have the world looking like it never has before: Cars are driving themselves and most smart phones are more powerful than the NASA computers that first landed us on the moon!  So, it is no surprise…Read the full article

April 22nd, 2015

Is Your Deck a Disaster?

 What grade would your deck receive?  Would it receive an A, meaning it should give you years of trouble-free service, or would it receive a D, meaning it’s a disaster waiting to happen?  Injuries from deck disasters number in the…Read the full article

March 24th, 2015

Avoiding Big Home Repair Expenses

 People of a certain age may remember a commercial for car oil changes in which the mechanic solemnly warns that you can pay him now (for preventative maintenance) or pay him (much more) later.  Murphy’s Law warns us that big…Read the full article

March 3rd, 2015

Damp Basements and Crawlspaces

Questions about damp basements and crawlspaces are a frequent subject at our “Ask The Experts” service. Let’s discuss some common issues related to this defect so we can understand whether and how to deal with them. We will not discuss…Read the full article

February 9th, 2015

Foundation Water Control

 Controlling water around your home’s foundation is important, even in the desert. Foundation water control is the single most important factor in ensuring dry basements and crawlspaces.  Improper water control around your home’s foundation causes many problems. Water can damage…Read the full article

December 31st, 2014

Where there is Fire, there is Smoke. Will your Detector Alert you?

Submitted by: Jym Littrell  jym@pminspections.com    http://pminspections.com/ This time of the year is prone to home fires. We bring dry trees into our homes, use our fire places & wood stoves more, not to mention the increase of space heaters &…Read the full article

December 5th, 2014

Furnace and Heat Pump Replacement Tips

Sooner or later you will replace your heating and air conditioning system. Furnace and heat pump air handler (the inside unit) service lives vary between 16 and 25 years. Air conditioning condenser (the outside unit) service lives vary between 12…Read the full article

November 4th, 2014

Fireplaces: Room Heaters or Money Wasters?

It’s cold outside. Why not start a fire in the fireplace and add some heat to cut back on the heating bill?  Besides, a fire in the fireplace is romantic. But does a running a fireplace really save money, and…Read the full article