Why is there an odor of mold in my house?

Why is there an odor of mold in my house?

Take a walk through all the rooms in your house and check for areas that seems to be very damp. If there is nothing obvious, you may have a leak in your roof, siding or windows that is creating enough humidity for mold to grow. We can find the source with our scanning...
Do I have enough insulation in my attic?

Do I have enough insulation in my attic?

This is a great question because the insulation in your attic plays a very large role in the cost to heat and cool your home. Extreme swings in temperature are the norm in Fairfax City due to seasonal changes. The best thing we can do for you is scan your attic and...
I’m afraid of getting an ice dam on my roof.

I’m afraid of getting an ice dam on my roof.

It definitely gets cold enough overnight during Fairfax City winters to freeze, so this is a valid concern. An ice dam forces water underneath the shingles and causes a leaky roof. There are precautions that can be taken to prevent this situation. It’s important...
Why is my chimney leaking inside?

Why is my chimney leaking inside?

A chimney typically has a cap that allows the smoke to escape but prevents the water from coming in. During a very windy storm in Fairfax City, rain that is driven sideways may get into your chimney. But if you have a leak on your roof near or above the chimney, that...
The paint on my ceiling is bubbling.

The paint on my ceiling is bubbling.

A bad paint job is one reason the paint will start peeling off a ceiling, but water soaking through the drywall has the same effect. Test it by scraping away the later of paint and look for signs of dampness. Even a small roof leak will ruin your ceiling if the...
How long can I wait before I have a leak fixed?

How long can I wait before I have a leak fixed?

You can wait as long as you want, depending on how much cash flow you have to repair a home that has been ravaged by water damage. Winter is on it’s way in Fairfax. Wouldn’t it be nice to know your home is in the best condition to ward off the freezing...
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