How Much Does a Home Repair Cost?

When you need to repair or replace something in your home, how do you know what is a fair price? Just what does a home repair cost?  You might ask several contractors to give their bids, and may find that their estimates are all over ...

How to Make Your Home Greener

Wanting to have a greener home and lifestyle is one thing; knowing how to make your home greener is another. In our previous post, we talked about the definition of a green home. Now let’s explore the specific things you can do to ...

Railing Requirements for Your Home

If you’re about to have a house inspection, one area you don’t want to neglect is your railings. Though it may seem like a simple matter of fencing in an area or slapping on a rod here or there, the truth is that railings are essential ...

How Storm Damage Can Ravage Your Home

Taking stock after a bad storm can be overwhelming for a homeowner. Heavy rains, strong winds, and other storm conditions can cause great deals of damage in a short amount of time, with long-term repercussions. The good news is that ...

Först Consulting Group Receives BBB A+ Accreditation

Först Consulting Group is pleased to receive an “A+” Better Business Bureau (BBB) Accreditation from the BBB serving Metro Washington DC and Eastern PA. The BBB Advantage to Our Clients According to a recent BBB study by ...

Building Code Rules for Means of Egress

Heaven forbid something should happen in a building where its occupants need to exit quickly. That is why the International Code Council has established its rules for Means of Egress (Chapter 10). Egress is a term that means, “The ...

Why Roof Mold is Dangerous

Have you looked up at your roof and noticed black streaks coming down the shingles? If so, you might be looking at roof mold. Unsightly at best, you might be wondering, “Is roof mold dangerous?” What is Roof Mold? Roof mold is a ...

Contractors: How to Avoid Elder Fraud on a Construction Project

Most of our posts are geared towards homeowners. This one, however, offers advice to contractors on how to avoid elder fraud allegations on a construction project. We like to think that most contractors have scruples and would not take ...

Fall Maintenance Checklist

Maintaining your home requires various chores at different times of year. In Fall, you want to clear out from summer’s activities and get ready for the colder months to come. Here is a Fall Maintenance Checklist you can use to ensure ...

Proper Installation of Smoke Alarms

Many lives can be saved with the proper installation of smoke alarms. Sadly, however, statistics show that many lives are lost because people do not have a working smoke alarm. “Smoke alarms provide a critical early warning of fire, ...