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Signs of a Faulty Toilet Flange

An improperly-installed toilet flange can lead to more problems than you want to deal with. But you may not know if the installation was done incorrectly until it’s too late. The toilet flange is what holds the toilet to the floor, and ...

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8 Things that Can Go Wrong on a Homeowner Construction Project

What can go wrong on a construction project? Frankly, a lot of things. Whether you are planning a home remodel or new construction project, there are many considerations to ensure that everything goes as smoothly as possible. Turning ...

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The Importance of Landscaping to Protect Your Home

In addition to beautifying your property, proper landscaping is essential to protecting your home’s foundation—and its value. Whether you are landscaping on your own or thinking of hiring a professional landscaper, these are items to ...

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Dangers of Do-It-Yourself Home Repairs

There is a certain satisfaction in performing a home repair yourself, especially with the DIY trend that is dominating the media. Everywhere you look, a home repair show is showing a fabulous makeover, or an online video is explaining ...

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10 Ways to an Energy-Efficient Home

Improving your home’s energy efficiency will save you a lot of money, especially in the long run. The good news is that even one change can significantly boost energy savings and reduce utility costs. Here are some ways you can create ...

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Wood Balconies Can Fail Due to Water Intrusion

Humidity and rain can be devastating to wooden balconies, and can be frequent causes for balcony failures from water intrusion. Imagine enjoying your balcony, only to discover that parts of it are rotting away—even if it is relatively ...

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Expert Witness Matthew W. Furlong

Matthew W. Furlong, president of Först Consulting Group, is becoming well known in the legal and construction fields serving in the capacity of an expert witness. Trusted by attorneys, insurance professionals and others involved in a ...

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Först Consulting Group Expertise Featured in Magazines

Först Consulting Group was pleased to be featured in an article titled “Be Your Own Best Advocate: Protecting Yourself as a Homeowner During a Construction Project” in the September/October 2017 issues of Viva Tysons and Viva Reston ...

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Home Winterizing Tips

Winterizing your home against the cold weather can save you money on energy bills, as well as add to your comfort this winter. Here are some tips to preparing this year. Inspect Your HVAC System You will want to get an annual ...

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A Chimney Inspection Can Save Your Life

Now that the weather is cooling off, people are starting to ask us, “Can you do a chimney inspection?” Of course, we answer “Yes.” A chimney inspection is required when evaluation of the chimney is needed to ensure safe usage of the ...

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