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How to Choose a Water Filter for Your Home in 8 Simple Steps

Photo: baloon111 / iStock / Getty Images Do you know what’s floating in your tap water? In the United States, we often take for granted that water coming from the tap is safe to drink. Still, trace levels of germs, chemicals, and minerals make it into the water we use to drink, bathe and wash…

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10 Aging in Place Home Modifications for Seniors

With the advent of new technology and home health care services, a growing number of people are choosing to age in place rather than move to assisted living facilities. According to AARP, nearly 90 percent of people over the age of 65 want to stay in their homes as long as possible, and 80 percent…

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Water Quality in the Home and our Environment

Aside from oxygen, water is the most important element for the continued existence of all known life on Earth. Water is in abundance, as it covers over three quarters of the planet’s surface. However it is highly vulnerable to pollution by both human and natural sources, such as industrial waste or volcanic activity. In addition,…

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Top 5 Myths About Homeowners Insurance

The classic instance of Murphy’s Law applies to homeowners insurance too. You only learn about a gap in your coverage when it’s too late—with the flood waters rising; or after the thieves are gone. It’s a costly discovery that thousands of homeowners make each year. Indeed, the average homeowner loss is approximately $12,500, according to…

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A Bad Report: 7 Red Flags to Look Out for in a Home Inspection Report

Whether you’re buying or selling, a comprehensive home inspection is a valuable tool. For buyers, it can help identify areas that need work, allowing you to negotiate before you get to the closing table. For sellers, it can prove that you’ve taken good care of your home and justify your asking price. Home inspectors in…

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3 Basic Maintenance Projects You Can’t Afford to Forget

Home maintenance tasks are easy to forget. We take our dryers, smoke detectors, and roofs for granted until there is a problem. When done regularly, these three home maintenance tasks will save you money in the long run. 1. Clean your dryer duct Periodically cleaning your dryer duct helps your dryer work more efficiently. When…

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What Do I Do If My Home Has Asbestos?

What is asbestos? Asbestos is a term used for fibrous, silicate minerals that naturally resist heat, fire, electricity, and chemical erosion. Asbestos fibers are microscopic and, when combined, can be pulled to make a fluffy consistency. It’s soft, flexible makeup makes it perfect for insulation. You can also mix it into cloth, paper, and plastic…

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Drinking Water Safety Guide to Use During & After a Flood

Enduring a flood from a natural disaster is devastating to your family and your property. Whether you’re the victim of a flood caused a flash downpour, hurricane, earthquake, or tsunami, your top concern during and after the storm is the health and safety of your loved ones — which needs to include your drinking water….

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How to Find & Hire a Professional Pest Control Company

Finding a reputable pest control company is important to maintaining a safe, healthy home. Protect your family and your investment by taking the right steps throughout the selection process. On This Page: What Do Exterminators vs. Pest Control Companies Do? How Does it Work? What Do Companies Use? Side Effects of the Chemical Sprays &…

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