Phone: 585-589-5650

Home Inspection Contact Email: CorpCEO@aol.com

 

”You never truly know someone until you've walked a mile in their shoes."  

"Or paws.  Imagine my life, standing barely 8 inches high, overlooked on payday, overlooked at mealtime, overlooked on New Year's Day, on Valentine's Day, on Easter, on the Fourth of July and yes overlooked on Halloween.  While everyone else is dressing up and receiving buckets of unearned treats I get nothing.  Nothing!  I, Wishbone Salmon, hereby proclaim that from this day forward there will be Equality For All."  

Recipe for Apple-Cheddar Dog Biscuits

2 cups barley flour

1/2 cup old-fashioned oatmeal

1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese

1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce

2 tablespoons olive oil

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with a nonstick baking mat or parchment paper; set aside.
In a large bowl, mix together all ingredients and about 3 tablespoons water to form a dough. Roll out mixture between two sheets of plastic wrap to 1/4-inch thick; remove plastic wrap and cut out biscuits with a 3 1/2-inch bone-shaped cookie cutter. Reroll scraps and continue cutting out biscuits.
Space biscuits 1 inch apart on prepared baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes until nicely browned and firm.
Transfer biscuits to a wire rack. Turn off oven and place biscuits on wire rack in oven overnight. Remove from oven and store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

Martha Stewart and The Amercian Kennel Club, now they know how it should be!


With the unpredictable weather we've had in recent months there is one thing everyone can agree on...a whole house generator is a very wise investment.  As a homeowner you want to protect your home and your family, the best way to do that in the event of power outages is to visit Home Power Systems whether it be in person at 1127 Corporate Drive East in Farmington or at their website www.homepowersystems.net.

If you are like most people and don't know a lot about whole house generators don't worry!  The folks at Home Power Systems are experts and they truly are willing to answer any questions you have.  If you want to do a little research on your own though, visit their website and read the FAQ section.  You'll find out a lot of information right there!


FIND HOME IMPROVEMENT CONTRACTORS YOU CAN TRUST * HOUSE AT WORK

House at Work is a website that matches homeowners with contractors.  You post a project, get bids, and then select your contractor.  It's as easy as that!  All contractors are pre-screened.  Try House at Work for your next project...save time and money!  To visit their website click on the banner below:

Peter Schick from House at Work and Jim worked together to create twelve podcasts that are packed full of important and very useful information for homeowners.  You can listen to any one (or all) of the podcasts simply by clicking on them here:

1. WATER HEATERS AND AIR CONDITIONER SELECTION AND CONSIDERATIONS

2. HOME INSPECTORS VS. REAL ESTATE AGENTS

3. WET BASEMENTS-CAUSES AND SOLUTIONS

4. HOME SIDING CONSIDERATION AND TIPS

5. COMMON HOUSEHOLD PESTS AND HOW TO DEAL WITH THEM

6. MOST INTERESTING STORIES FROM HOME INSPECTING AND REAL ESTATE

7. RENTAL PROPERTY CONSIDERATIONS

8. HOW TO SELECT A CONTRACTOR

9. LANDSCAPING CONSIDERATIONS

10. ROOFING CONSIDERATIONS

 

11. GETTING READY FOR FALL AND WINTER

 

12. HOME HEATING CONSIDERATIONS


DUGAN CREEK LUMBER DELIVERS LOG LOADS!!

We highly recommend Dugan Creek Lumber for any and all logging needs even if it's just having a load of logs delivered. Located at 276 River Road in Caledonia, the Klemmer family has been in the timber business for three generations!  

Log loads are a very big part of their services but they are also interested in softwood trees, like Cottonwood, which they use for shavings as well as the following types of hardwood trees: Black Walnut, Ash, Red Oak, Elm and Maple.

 Call Dugan Creek Today For Your Timber Needs!!!   585-226-6494


THERE ARE SO MANY REASONS TO CALL CROSSFIELD HEATING & AIR we couldn't possibly list them all here.  EXCELLENT, DEPENDABLE, RELIABLE, EXPERIENCED...we could go on and on...

Here is YET ANOTHER GOOD reason to CALL CROSSFIELD HEATING & AIR (and SOON!)


Visit their website or give them a call to learn more!  

Crossfield Heating & Air Conditioning     

585-872-4420 


       

Why do leaves change color in the Fall?

The weather changes in the fall, making the air turn cold.  During this time, many leaves  change colors.  Why does this happen? 

Leaves are colored by molecules called pigments.  The pigment that causes leaves to be green is chlorophyll. During Spring and Summer when there is plenty of sunlight, plants make a lot of chlorophyll.  In Fall, the trees stop making chlorophyll and break it down into smaller molecules.  As the Chlorophyll goes away, other pigments start to show their colors.  The different colors in the leaves are caused by the changes in the pigments.  Some trees break down all the green pigment which allows the beautiful yellows, oranges and red colors come through in the fall.                                                                                                  


                                   DISASTER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION 

If a disaster strikes in your area, you might not have access to food, water  or electricity for several days.  You may think that you will have enough time to run to the store, but stores sell out quickly of needed supplies following emergency warnings. Many do not have the resources and plans in place for a possible emergency.  Preparing Emergency Kits is an important step in keeping your family safe and healthy during a disaster.  What should an Emergency Kit or "Go Bag" include?

  • 3 gallons of water per person  and 3 days of non-perishable, ready to eat foods.
  • Blankets, complete change of clothes and sturdy shoes
  • Flashlight, radio and spare batteries
  • First -Aid Kit and whistle to signal for help.
  • Eating Utensils, can opener, pocket tool set and waterproof matches
  • Dust masks, waterproof tape, and plastic sheeting for shelter
  • Toothbrushes, soap, towels and toilet paper
  • Child care supplies and special needs items for seniors or the disabled
  • A waterproof container with needed medication, copies of prescriptions, and other important documents
  • List of emergency contacts and meeting places and a local map
  • Credit Cards and Cash
  • Extra set of House keys and Car Keys
  • Paper, pencils, books and games for children

Did you know you don't have to settle for a blase brown or white or black gutter?  All County Gutter has many colors available!

The previous samples are from the Englert Color Line.  

The following samples are from the ALCOA Color Line.

Why settle for blase?  You can even get samples by contacting All County Gutter at 585-538-4226.


We don't live in a climate where we can leave our windows open all year.  So why would we ignore places in our homes that are uninsulated?  We might as well leave the windows open!  We looked to Marsh Insulation to get some information about ways to improve energy efficiency in our homes.  One of the questions they get asked often is:

Q:   What is the most uninsulated place in most houses?

And their answer is:

A:   Rim Joists

A rim joist is the board that rests on the sill - Generally a 2 x 8 or 2 x 10 board. It sits on top of the cinder block.  
Most homes in the area have little or no insulating value at the rim joists.  
It's one of the most vulnerable areas of your home for air leakage.   
Marsh Insulation seals rim joists with 3" of foam insulation.

Contact Marsh insulation for a free, no obligation estimate on ways to improve the energy efficiency of your home!