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How to Survive a Power Outage

How to Survive a Power Outage

A natural disaster, a bad storm, or even a car accident can be the cause of your home losing power. You can plan for many of these situations and be prepared if and when they happen. Managing your family and home when the power goes out requires planning ahead. Here...

Tips to Prepare Your Fireplace for Use

Tips to Prepare Your Fireplace for Use

A fireplace is a great additional heat source, especially when you are aiming to reduce reliance on an HVAC system. Fireplaces offer a cozy ambiance on cold winter days and nights. But before you light up the logs, follow these steps to prepare your fireplace for use...

10 Ways to Babyproof Your Home

10 Ways to Babyproof Your Home

You’ve just brought home your newborn and have all the basic safety necessities like smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors, and emergency contact numbers posted. Although your infant can't roll over yet, it won't be long before he or she is scooting, crawling, and...

How to Set Up Utilities in Your New Home

How to Set Up Utilities in Your New Home

If you have purchased or are renting a new house, there are several things that you’ll need to do before you move in. The most important items on your list should be turning on the power, water, internet, and cable. To make sure everything goes smoothly, here is an...

Maintaining a Healthy Lawn During the Summer

Maintaining a Healthy Lawn During the Summer

Summer is here, which means you can add lawn care to your list of home maintenance tasks. Maintaining a healthy lawn during the summer isn’t difficult. It only requires knowledge and a consistent effort throughout the warmer months. Maintaining a Healthy Lawn Requires...

Make Your Deck Safe for Children and Pets

Make Your Deck Safe for Children and Pets

Decks are relaxing places to spend time with family and friends, especially during the warmer months. It's a perfect place for family gatherings, parties, and cookouts. Before using your outdoor living spaces this season, take steps to make your deck safe. Safety...

5 Home Maintenance Chores That You Can’t Afford To Ignore

5 Home Maintenance Chores That You Can’t Afford To Ignore

Owning a home is a lot of work as there are often things that need to be maintained or fixed. When you keep up with regular maintenance, you will save time and money in the future. The following is a list of simple home maintenance chores that you shouldn't ignore....

5 Features to Customize Your New Home

5 Features to Customize Your New Home

If you’re building a brand new house, you can customize the design and material choices. When creating your dream home, incorporate elements that add personality and functionality to the property. Here are a few features to customize your new home. Customize Your New...

6 Tips for Being a Better Homeowner

6 Tips for Being a Better Homeowner

One of the best ways to improve your quality of life is to upgrade the space where you spend most of your time: your home. You'll have peace of mind knowing you’re taking care of your investment. Being a better homeowner is easy and rewarding. Importance of Being a...

3 Benefits of a Pre-Listing Inspection

3 Benefits of a Pre-Listing Inspection

There are many benefits of a pre-listing inspection when selling a home. In this article, we’ll go over why it is helpful for home sellers to request this service. What is a Pre-Listing Inspection? A pre-listing inspection is like a buyer’s home inspection, but a...

7 Signs of Termites in Your Home

7 Signs of Termites in Your Home

Termites eat away at the structure of your house and cause expensive damage. Let’s look at the signs of termites in your home so that you can recognize them and act quickly. 1. Swarming Insects are a Sign of Termites in Your Home Swarming insects are probably the only...

Why Order a Home Inspection on New Construction?

Why Order a Home Inspection on New Construction?

When you are having a new home built, you want everything to go as planned. Many people make the mistake of assuming that a new home is flawless due to the new materials used, but defects can still be present. If you're in the process of building a new house, there...

Home Maintenance: How to Clean Your Gutters

Home Maintenance: How to Clean Your Gutters

Cleaning out your home’s gutters is a tedious but necessary job. However, if you don't keep them in good condition, you may end up with costly repair bills. Gutters that are full of debris can cause damage to the roofing, siding, and the foundation of your home....

Prevent Household Plumbing Leaks

Prevent Household Plumbing Leaks

Water damage creates an environment that is conducive to mold growth, compromising your health and that of family members. Water can also cause wood to warp, paint and wallpaper to peel, and damage to carpets and fabrics. Prevent household plumbing leaks to avoid...

Reasons to Work with a Real Estate Agent When Buying a House

Reasons to Work with a Real Estate Agent When Buying a House

When buying a house, expect plenty to do along the way. Using a real estate agent when purchasing a home will help you move through the process quicker and easier. Here are a few reasons why you should work with a real estate agent to complete the transaction. 1. Work...

Six Methods for Improving Indoor Air Quality at Home

Six Methods for Improving Indoor Air Quality at Home

If you are suffering from allergies or asthma, your home’s indoor air quality may be poor. Improving indoor air quality is easier to do than you might think. The following strategies will reduce airborne irritants like dust, dander, mold spores, and VOCs from your...

All About 4 Point Home Inspections

All About 4 Point Home Inspections

When Is a 4 Point Home Inspection Required? Homeowners insurance companies want to know about your property, especially older homes, before they can generate a quote. They often require this information in the form of a 4 point inspection report. A 4 point home...

4 Important Home Safety Essentials

4 Important Home Safety Essentials

As a homeowner, you want your family to be healthy, happy, and secure. Having these home safety essentials on hand will offer you peace of mind and may also help you save money on homeowners insurance. 1. Fire Extinguishers are Home Safety Essentials For some...

How Long Appliances Last

How Long Appliances Last

We don't usually take into consideration how long appliances last until they stop working. While no appliance is going to last forever, each type of appliance has an average expected lifespan. What You Need to Know About How Long Appliances Last If your refrigerator...

Watch for Signs You Need a New Roof

Watch for Signs You Need a New Roof

Your roof plays a big role in protecting your home from the outside elements. A roof helps control indoor temperatures and contributes to the curb appeal of your home. A well-maintained roof will last for years. Avoid problems by understanding the condition of your...

4 Reasons to Order a Builder’s Warranty Inspection Today

4 Reasons to Order a Builder’s Warranty Inspection Today

When you build a custom home or move into a newly constructed home, you expect the building to be in excellent condition. All materials are new and there is no wear and tear or damage from a previous owner. Because materials can be defective and contractors might make...

The Danger Of Radon In The Home

The Danger Of Radon In The Home

You rely on your home for shelter and safety. Most people take steps to protect their families from fire, smoke, and carbon monoxide. However, there is one danger that may be hiding in your home that you might not know about. January is National Radon Action Month, so...

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