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Fallen leaves

Getting Your Home Ready for Fall

Fall is coming fast, and while we like to think of our great kitchens and the bathroom remodel on the horizon, fall is maintenance time. You not only need to check the roof before the wet season or make sure the windows will hold the expensive heat inside but also prep the lawn for the…

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Garden flower bushes

Spring Garden Flower Tips and Suggestions

Spring is the time when nature renews itself. When spring comes around, we can begin spending more time outside and start enjoying the fresh air and new life around us. There’s no better barometer of warmer times ahead than the first flowers. Having a spring garden is one way to welcome the new season right…

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Winter home

Protect Yourself: Don’t Lose Power This Winter

Imagine: driving rain and a window-rattling crack of thunder jolt you awake. You notice the lights flicker, but they come back on and you think to yourself, “no harm done,” and go back to sleep. But the next morning you oversleep and your alarm clock is flashing “12:00.” You have been the unfortunate victim of…

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Cooling system

Keeping Cool in the Heat Wave

While there are several ways you can upgrade to make your home more energy efficient, home cooling is one of the most energy consuming tasks your house performs and should be one of the first you look at. The following home cooling ideas are applicable in many scenarios; if implemented, they won’t just help you…

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Winter home with fireplace
Winter Roof Damage

Will Your Roof Cost You Thousands This Winter?

In some areas of the country, roof damage is common during the winter months because of the massive amount of weight added by annual snowfall and ice accumulation. Removing this heavy snow and ice can prevent costly water damage to the roof itself, as well as to walls and ceilings. Homeowners that have attempted to…

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Plumbing supplies & parts

Common Thanksgiving Plumbing Issues

Did you know that Thanksgiving is the busiest day of the year for plumbers? While you are enjoying a good meal with your family, watching Uncle Frank doze off before the pumpkin pie is served or watching the football game, plumbers are hard at work at homes all over the country. So unless you want…

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Sprinkler system

Winterizing Sprinklers

If you’ve just mowed the lawn for what feels like the final time this year, then it’s also time to close down your sprinkler system for the winter. This might just seem like another thing that adds to the cost of having an irrigation system, but the fact is it will be more expensive to…

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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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