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Chimney Maintenance Keeps Your Family Safe

If you own a fireplace, chimney maintenance is not optional. Deadly fires, carbon monoxide poisoning, and expensive chimney repairs are only some of the more serious consequences associated with neglected chimney maintenance. Whether you need to know what you can expect with chimney cleaning and inspections or whether you need a more detailed explanation of…

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Mobile Home Repair

The Ins & Outs of Mobile Home Repair

Mobile and modular homes have a very different list of potential problems and repair jobs than traditionally built homes. In fact, because they are built so differently, everything from preventative maintenance to home improvement possibilities require special consideration. If you’re wondering about any or all of the above, here’s a quick look at mobile home…

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Well-Planned Backyard Landscape

Dry Well Cleaning & Maintenance Tips

The most common problem with a dry well is that over time lint, solids, soap, and scum in waste water can clog the openings of the well’s walls and the pores of the surrounding soil. As this build up continues, water does not filter out of the well at an adequate rate. Eventually, these clogs…

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Home winterization checklist

Home Winterizing Checklist

As cold weather approaches, it is important to take a few preventative measures to protect your home through the chilly months. Winterizing is generally a task that can be done relatively inexpensively, but will make a big difference in how comfortable your home is, and could end up saving you money on energy bills, too….

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11 Thanksgiving Home Upgrades You’ll Want to Gobble Up

Thanksgiving is the perfect time to start thinking about your next home upgrade – whether you’re prepping the house for company, making it easier to cook a large meal, or performing routine maintenance ahead of the winter weather. Check out these 11 projects to help make this Thanksgiving your best yet. 1) Upgrade your insulation…

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Wood deck

Wood Deck Maintenance

Decks have gone from being a novelty to very common. This is because better wood treatments make wood more durable. While some decks are made with traditional redwood (which has natural preservatives in it), the majority of decks are now made from pressure-treated pine. Is Deck Maintenance Necessary? Most decks are made of pressure-treated pine….

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A residential home roof gutter is filled mostly with autumn sugar maple tree leaves. Fallen leaves can also be seen on the ground down below. Copy space.

Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

Before the weather grows colder it’s important to prepare for the winter months to prevent costly damage. Below are the fall preventative home maintenance steps that every homeowner should follow. Gutters and Downspouts Clean gutters and downspouts frequently throughout fall to prevent build up of leaves and other debris. Neglected gutters can lead to wood…

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HVAC Maintenance

Central HVAC Maintenance – Tips & Advice

Ideally, we should be able to turn on our central heat and air units and have them deliver exactly what we want, at the temperature we want, all day long. Most of the time this is the case. What is difficult to discern is when the home HVAC unit is not running efficiently. Sure, it’s…

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Spring Checklist

Spring Maintenance Checklist – More Than Cleaning

Too many homeowners believe spring maintenance is all about the cleaning. Sure, spring cleaning comprises a big chunk of any spring home maintenance schedule, but maintenance aimed at various structures, appliances, and systems within the home is, arguably, just as important. Nearly all homeowners love to see spotless windows for that first sunny, 70-degree day,…

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Bathroom Maintenance Checklist

How to Keep Up on Your Bathroom Maintenance

Much like the kitchen, a bathroom is constantly being maintained or could always be maintained a little more. Bathtubs, sinks, and toilets need regular cleaning to keep them looking their best and not feeling gross. Depending on the climate, the frequency of use, and your own personal definition of clean, toilets and wash basins might…

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