ASK FRED: My Basement Feels Damp. Is There Anything I Can Do Outside to Help with This?

ASK FRED: My Basement Feels Damp. Is There Anything I Can Do Outside to Help with This?
This is a common question that we field in the Washington DC Metro area. The damp “feeling” is caused by cool humid conditions that naturally occur in basements. Typically, there is not as much air flow in the basement. Also, if the house has a central HVAC system, the …

ASK FRED: Is It Too Late in the Season to Paint the Exterior of My House?

This time of year, more than any other, we get inundated with questions about exterior painting. We get questions like: “Is it too late in the season to get the exterior of my house painted?” and “I know I shouldn’t have waited so long to call, but I need the outside of my house painted. Can you help?”.  It seems like most folks realize that …

Ask FRED: How Do I Prepare My Home for Fall?

Chuck Khiel

Fall is right around the corner. While folks are getting ready to get back in the routine of kids back in school, please do not forget to think about your home. The weather will be changing here before long. With that change, your home needs to be ready. Below is a quick reference guide for some of the things that may need to be attended …