Cathy Miller Blog

Pest Control

Aack! A bug!
Posted by Cathy Miller on November 02, 2018 in No Category
Having a Pest Inspection done once a year will give you the peace of mind you deserve. Professionals will spend some time poking around every corner of your home, crawl space, attic, and yard to give you a full assessment of your situation. If you get a clean bill of health, consider signing up for a quarterly (or more frequent if necessary) preemptive spraying plan to combat any future issues. Generally, the pest experts will spray the perimeter of your home with commercial grade insecticides that will keep your h... read more
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Radon

Posted by Cathy Miller on November 02, 2018 in No Category
You found the perfect home. It’s gorgeous, energy efficient, in a great neighborhood and well within your budget. You wonder to yourself, “why is this perfect home still on the market?” Then you read the disclosures. Your perfect pad has a serious radon problem. Radon and You: 7 Things to Know Radon is a reasonably common problem in homes, so if you come across a house that you absolutely adore, you’re not even remotely out of luck. Instead, you may reap the benefits of someone else’s ... read more
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Plumbing Woes

Unclogging a drain
Posted by Cathy Miller on November 02, 2018 in No Category
So there you are, minding your own business while having a shave over the bathroom sink, when you see it. The water. It’s not draining. And your sink is threatening to overflow. You turn off the faucet and consider your options. Option 1: You freak out and start screaming. Option 2: You find a useful blog much like this one and learn how to handle a drain clog on your own. Your Basic Clog-Clearing Toolkit Depending on the age of your home and the type of pipes in your plumbing system, any of these items may b... read more
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Mortgage Insurance

What is Mortgage Insurance?
Posted by Cathy Miller on November 02, 2018 in No Category
Whether you’re in the process of buying your first home or you’ve been a homeowner for years, there are few phrases that hit right to the bone like “mortgage insurance.” Why, you’re not sure entirely, but lots of people indicated that it was terrible and you were going to regret it. As usual, the truth lies somewhere closer to the middle. Mortgage insurance is not your enemy, but it can be a costly surprise if you’re not prepared. Let’s dive into this hot button topic. Wh... read more
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Smoke Detectors

Where there's smoke, there is fire
Posted by Cathy Miller on November 02, 2018 in No Category
Smoke Detectors Every morning, it’s the same thing. You get out of bed, take a shower, burn the toast and then curse the smoke detector. Although its singing the song of its people can be incredibly loud and awful to hear, the truth is that smoke detectors save lives. So, while your smoke detector may sing way off tune, it’s trying very hard to protect you and your family from smoke- and fire-related hazards, like your morning toast. It’s time to check your smoke detector batteries yet again &mda... read more
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