Fall Home Maintenance Tips

  Fall Home Maintenance Tips Troy Galloway of Galloway Building Services gives tips and advice for things to look for and repair around your house to help keep it maintained. Check out the timestamps to see which topics interest you the most or just watch the whole thing from the beginning. Troy says if you only check out his tip on fixing patio and porch washout then this video will be worth it. 0:30 roofing 2:32 flashing on chimney letting water in 4:10 chimney mortar joints 4:24 chimney for furnace 5:27 rusty chimney from snow 6:45 chimney caps 8:57 masonry chimney crown has a crack that needs to be sealed… Read More

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4 Reasons to Radon Test Commercial Property

1. Radon Levels Can Be High Depending On Your Location The EPA map shows the “hot spots” for radon levels in the Missouri. All the red zones have higher levels of radon determined by radioactivity, the parameters in soil, geology, and foundation types. In addition, most rocks and soil have uranium that breaks down naturally. However, sometimes when it breaks down further, radon lets out atomic particles. Once those particles get into our lungs, it alters your DNA cell and causes lung cancer or even death. Unfortunately, you can’t put a detector on the wall to detect it, and a test needs to be conducted by a professional. Buying a… Read More

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You’re Breathing What?

Do you live and or work in an environment that you wonder if the air is safe to breath? Do your eyes sometimes burn? Do you ever feel light heated? Do ever feel nauseous? These are just a few of the symptoms we sometimes get while at work and even in our own home. Today with all the allergies and Covid-19 germs as well as the other air dangers we need to understand how to best protect our families. For more information check out our videos and our radio show (About the House) by Podcast or YouTube. Please free to call us at Galloway Building Services at 314.520.6655 or check… Read More

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Spring Floods

It’s that time of the year again. Spring Floods. Water in our basements and in our roofs and walls are a big problem and one with health concerns also. Here are some great tips for saving yourself a lot of heartache. Clean out those gutters and downspouts. Make sure you have splash blocks or drain tile installed. If you have underground drains test them by running water through your garden hose into them to see if they too are draining properly. Make sure if you have any low spots around the foundation that could hold water and if you do, fill them up to drain the water away from your… Read More

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Bad Weather & Disaster Preparations

Here we are again in the deep cold of winter and going into tornado season this coming spring. Let’s be prepared and have an action plan. Here is some great tips and you too will be ready. You can also get the entire radio show on your Favorite Podcast or YouTube. “In this 55th episode of About the House, Troy talks about what you need to have in your home in order to be prepared for a natural disaster. Find out what to do when a #snowstorm knocks out your power and you are stuck in your home for weeks on end.” Listen at anchor.fm/galloway or youtu.be/WudmRq3Ni9A Staying Warm and… Read More

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Which Smoke Alarms are the Best?

It’s time for changing the batteries in our Smoke Detectors. It’s also time to change out our old ones that have outlived their life expectancy. So what’s best for what areas? Let’s start this month in the kitchen. Have you had your Smoke Alarm always going off in the kitchen? We go and pull the battery and then forget to put it back in and leave your family unprotested. We don’t need to do that anymore. We just need the right Smoke Detector. There are two detector types that are normally used: ionization and photoelectric. Ionization Smoke Detectors: This type responds more quickly to flaming fires with smaller combustion particles, such as paper… Read More

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Galloway’s Top 6 Fall Exterior Maintenance Tips

Here we are again in the Fall of the year… The PERFECT time to take advantage of the cooler temperatures and get our homes ready for the harsh winter that is quickly coming! Check out Galloway’s Top 6 Fall Exterior Maintenance Tips that will help you save money and be ready for winter: Clean out gutters and downspouts to stop ice damming and water coming into our homes when it freezes. Clean all brush and foliage around the home that has grown up during the summer months. Common practice is 2 foot around the home and 4 foot on the roof. If you have a window AC unit, it’s time… Read More

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Galloway Helps “Splitting The House” in your Divorce Less Painful

Nobody wants or likes divorce, but it happens to the best of people. Galloway Building Services makes it less painful when one party wants to keep the home or building. When buying out your partner, no one wants to pay any more than it is worth. That’s why you need Galloway Building Services to help you obtain a true fair value. All homes need some repairs or updating, and this affects the value of the home – such as roof damage, foundation problems or even hidden issues you might not even see without a trained eye… When an appraisal is obtained, it never takes into count the true condition of… Read More

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Lead Risk Assessment by Troy Galloway

Was Your Home Built Previous to 1978? You May Need a Lead Risk Assessment

Whether you’re buying or selling, be sure to have a professional lead risk assessment done on your property. Many homes built previous to 1978 contain lead or traces of lead in paint and dust. It is especially important to assess the lead risk of your property if small children will be present or living there. If you notice or any of the following pertains to you, call 314.520.6655. Your child has been diagnosed as having lead poisoning. The most common home-based source of lead exposure is deteriorating lead-based paint and the resulting dust. You live in a home built before 1978 where small children are or will be living. You… Read More

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