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Double-Duty Window Washing

When the weather starts warming up, it’s a sign that spring cleaning is right around the corner. High on the list of spring cleaning chores is window washing. It always feels great to wash your windows. With all smudges and spots eliminated, your view of the world is immediately upgraded! It’s also a great time to…

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How to Find Information About Radon in the Water

In learning more about radon, most homeowners want to know about radon in their water. The truth is that radon in the water is very rare. Most areas do not have this problem. Before you worry, make sure that you check with your state radon office. They will be able to give you information on…

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Backup Generators: The Benefits of Propane and Natural Gas

Having a backup generator can give you peace of mind, particularly during those months when you’re more at risk of a power outage. When selecting a generator, you can also decide whether you want natural gas or propane. Benefits of Propane and Natural Gas When you opt for propane or natural gas, you choose affordability,…

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December Checklist: Bring Warmth to Your Decor

With December right around the corner, you can start thinking about how you plan to keep your home cozy. As the weather cools down, people tend to spend more time indoors. This is the best time to create a cozy and comfortable environment to sustain you through the holiday season and straight into the colder…

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Home Maintenance Checklist: Balance Your Garage Door

Safety is the number one priority at home. A balanced garage door is also a safe garage door. You should check your garage door’s balance at least twice a year. How to Check the Balance To check the door’s balance, close the door and pull the opener release handle. Once the opener is disengaged, you…

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It’s a Gas: Advantages of Natural Gas Backup Generators

The benefits of having a backup generator for your home may seem obvious. However, the best type of generator may not be such a clear-cut choice. There are powerful advantages to choosing a backup generator powered by propane or natural gas. Good Points of Natural Gas Generators Backup generators that use natural gas or propane…

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Get the Most Benefit From Your Home Inspection

Inspection is an important step in buying a home. Being an active participant in each part of the process ensures you get the best results in the end — the home you want at the best price. There is a way to arrange a home inspection that benefits everyone. Hire Your Own Inspector Many real…

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Radon Your Health Savings Account

It’s time to put your health insurance coverage to work for your home! Did you know that health insurance can pay for radon mitigation costs? If your home has higher-than-recommended levels of this gas, there’s a good chance your Health Savings Account covers the price tag of everything from installation to the mitigation system itself.…

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Get the Lint Out

Laundry dryers are convenient, but in return, they require maintenance. Clean the dryer vent regularly. Dirty, lint-filled vents make your dryer work harder, causing appliance wear and bringing higher energy costs. Vents filled with lint also pose a fire hazard. Extended drying times and noticeable odors are indications your dryer vent needs cleaning. How To…

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3 Ways To Keep Your Christmas Tree Fresher Longer

‘Tis the season, and Christmas trees are everywhere. You need not live with needles falling everywhere, because real trees should last for more than one month. Here are three tips to keep your Christmas tree fresh during your festivities. Trim the Trunk When you bring your tree home, trim at least one inch off the…

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Get the Biggest Benefit From a Home Inspection

A home inspection tells you much about the house you are considering buying. Inspectors are trained to notice things others might miss. Get the most benefit from a home inspection by paying attention to something many might gloss over. Study the Roof The roof of a building determines the condition of everything underneath. Replacing a…

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Backup Generators Provide Peace of Mind

So much of your daily routine requires electricity, from cooking breakfast to watching your favorite television show after dinner. Having a backup generator ensures that your daily life is minimally impacted by blackouts and outages caused by storms and natural disasters. Generators offer peace of mind and remove stress and anxiety during an outage. They…

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December Checklist: Is Your Emergency Kit Up to Date?

Are you ready to take on December and the winter weather that follows? As the season grows closer, it helps to have an established checklist so that you don’t forget anything. It helps to always be prepared, especially in case of an emergency. Update Your Emergency Kit If you have an emergency household kit, you…

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A Safe Home for the Holidays

Now is the time to create a home safety plan to keep the holidays happy and carefree. The end of daylight saving time at the beginning of November brings an earlier nightfall. To keep your home bright and cheerful, use a sensor to switch outdoor lighting on and off. Add more lighting around trees, walkways…

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Radon Levels: Basement vs. Main Floor

Having your radon test performed in a rarely-used or unfinished basement may not present accurate results for the entire home. Oftentimes, the main living area of the home is tightly sealed with plastic covered insulation which can easily trap air. The ability for air to move more freely in the basement may show lower levels…

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A Backup Generator: Never Lose Your Power

Power outages can happen at any time for multiple reasons. Electrical grid problems or natural disasters can leave you without electricity. Be prepared with a backup generator for your home. Generators can literally be lifesavers when the power goes out, and they have multiple other benefits. Advantages of Backup Generators Home generators keep you from…

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Clean Your Gutters in Spring and Fall

Gutters may not be glamorous, but they are silent heroes. They quietly protect your home from potentially dangerous rain and snow by diverting water away from your house. Because their role is so important, gutter maintenance needs to be at the top of your to-do list. It’s very common for gutters to become clogged with…

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Don’t Ignore That Drip

Home maintenance involves more than fixing problems that are visible to the eye. It also includes checking around your home for small issues you might not ordinarily notice. This includes minor plumbing issues. Homeowners should always be on the lookout for leaky faucets and showers, as well as toilets that won’t stop running. These might seem…

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