Prevent Frozen Pipes – Disconnect Outside Hoses

We interrupt this fall broadcast to bring you an important message! You are no doubt enjoying this gorgeous autumn – a season when nature shows off its splendor. If you’re like many of us, you are probably daydreaming about some of the many activities we Alaskans enjoy in the fall. Moose hunting. Berry Picking. Those last few hikes up our favorite flat-topped mountain before it snows. Far be it from us to put a damper on your autumnal reveries by Read More …

How to Avoid Water in Your Crawlspace

September is a rainy month in Anchorage, Alaska. As a Home Inspector, I have been privy to a number of problems that rain can generate in Anchorage homes. One of the major causes of concern that often goes unnoticed is the excess water that can accumulate in crawlspaces. Although standing water generally does not affect a structure, it can quickly develop into issues of decay, mold growth and high moisture content throughout the home. Naturally, it behooves homeowners to take Read More …