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MAINTENANCE NEEDED TO PRESERVE HOME VALUE

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A common reason for many people to rent rather than buy is home maintenance. When the roof leaks or the air conditioner quits on you, they like knowing they can call the landlord or property manager to come to the rescue. Yes, maintenance is an ongoing part of home ownership and can be expensive and […]

7 WAYS TO COVER THE COST OF EMERGENCY HOME REPAIRS

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If you’re a homeowner and your water heater hasn’t gone out yet, just wait. They bust a seam or spring a leak or otherwise go on the fritz every 10 years, give or take. So you’ve got that to look forward to. Unexpected home repairs are financial dings that never come at a good time. […]

HOW TO PROTECT YOUR HOME FROM SEVERE COLD

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The right tools and pre-winter maintenance will ensure that your home and your family are safe from cold-weather threats. Homeowners in cold-weather climates, such as the Northeast, Midwest, and mountain areas, face icy conditions, blizzards, and other cold-weather storms. Beyond requiring a quick trip to the convenience store for milk and bread, snow, ice, freezing […]

SPRING CLEANING TIPS

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Ahh, spring! It’s the time of year when the grass starts turning green, flowers start to bloom and people’s moods get brighter. And, it’s the time of year to clean. WHAT! Yes, along with the rebirth of nature, it’s also the perfect time for a rebirth of your home. With a fool-proof game plan to […]

13 Simple DIY Home Maintenance Tips & Ideas

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It’s tempting to disregard the steep price tag and hire a professional contractor for home improvement repairs rather than doing them yourself. Home repairs can seem complex and intimidating to the uninitiated, and fear that your own attempts at fixing that leaky faucet or drafty window will cause further damage may further discourage you from going DIY. However, […]

Identify & Eliminate Air Pollutants In Your Home

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When you think of pollution, what do you think of? Often, people have the image of thick smog and dust. Many homeowners are surprised to learn their home contains indoor air pollutants. In fact, the EPA says some homes and buildings can be more polluted than outdoor environments. While these pollutants are very small or […]

8 Ways To Reduce Energy Use At Home

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Each month, homeowners receive energy bills they wish were just little lower. Some  customers are surprised to see that despite efforts to become a more energy-efficient home, bills are still high. Often, this can happen in the summer or winter when HVAC systems are being used the most to keep your home at a comfortable […]

How to Clean Your Gutters

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Gutters do an important job, directing water away from the perimeter of your house. If your gutters are clogged with debris or not in operative shape, however, they may not function properly. Regular maintenance may keep your gutters in tip-top shape, helping prevent water damage and keep your home looking nice. Why Is Cleaning Out […]

WHAT COMES IN, MUST COME OUT: HOME PLUMBING

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It is six o’clock in the morning and you are trying to pull yourself together for work. Mid-shower, you realize something is not quite right. You go through the list ? the coffee is brewing, your slacks are ironed, the kids get to sleep in, the tub is overflowing with your shower water ? wait, […]

How to Prepare Your Home for Spring

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Spring can be a great time to clear out clutter and start fresh. But, while you’re organizing closets and cleaning out cabinets, don’t forget to also tackle some basic home maintenance. Just like a car, some parts of your home need regular maintenance to keep them in good working condition for years to come, especially after a rough winter. These checklists […]