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Home Maintenance

As the cold weather moves in, we’ll spend more time indoors, so this a great time to improve the quality of your indoor air. Here are a few tips to utilize in your quest for cleaner air: Properly ventilate your attic and crawl spaces to prevent moisture build–up If you use cool mist or ultrasonic…read more

Inside Merrick

Check out the “Community Spirit” post on the “daily 5 Remodel” blog regarding our recent project with Rebuilding Together and Choice Hotels. Thank you to Leah Thayer for posting this. David Merrick

Rules and Regulations

If you’re thinking about buying a new home, which may need remodeling, consider a pre-purchase evaluation.  An evaluation can clarify the feasibility of making the purchase and can help you explore: if the style and overall feel of the home suits your needs and the needs of your family, how it can it be re-configured,…read more

Rules and Regulations

Below is a link to a blog post regarding the new lead paint rule, which is posted on the Consumer Reports Home & Garden Blog. The writer shares information about the extended deadline for contractors who still need to receive training to be compliant with this new standard and also includes my view of what…read more

Inside Merrick

On October 22nd, 2010 the entire staff at Merrick Design and Build will join with Rebuilding Together Montgomery County, Choice Hotels and other individuals and companies to assist two families in Montgomery County whose homes are in dire need of repairs and renovations. The first home needs a new toilet and vanity and lacks a…read more

Home Maintenance

Smoke detector requirements in Montgomery County specify that the detection units are: – located in every bedroom, – located in the hallways outside of bedrooms and on every floor, and – hard wired and interconnected with each other. Up until recently, the county required that, when work was done in one part of your home,…read more

Inside Merrick

We’re excited about this step forward in technology, it’s not an easy thing for an old dog like me to do.  I would like to start this first post with some promises to you about what we will be including in the blog. First, this is meant to be a serious BLOG, no funny stuff,…read more