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Steps to Winterize Your Swimming Pool

Steps to Winterize Your Swimming Pool

A swimming pool is a great addition to any backyard. If you live in an area with cold winters, it is important to protect the pool and make sure it is ready for the next summer season. To winterize your swimming pool, there are a few steps to take. Winterize Your...

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7 Tips for Babyproofing Your Home

7 Tips for Babyproofing Your Home

If you are counting down the weeks until your new baby arrives, you may be using the time to decorate the nursery or to work on babyproofing your home. To make your home safe for a little one, do a walk-through and note areas that should be addressed using the...

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Things Homeowners Need to Know

Things Homeowners Need to Know

Buying a home is a big investment, so it's important to be prepared for homeownership. With the right information, you will be able to keep your home healthy and safe. Let's look at six things homeowners need to know. Important Things All Homeowners Need to Know Know...

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Top 5 Ways to Paint Like a Pro

Top 5 Ways to Paint Like a Pro

Do you want to repaint your house walls, ceiling, or trim, but aren’t sure how? Don't stress! Here are the top 5 ways to paint like a pro. Wait for the Right Weather to Paint Like a Pro Do not paint while the humidity is too high or if it is raining. The drier the...

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4 Ways to Upgrade Your Pool

4 Ways to Upgrade Your Pool

If you have a pool in your backyard, you certainly appreciate it during summertime. However, if your pool is older and hasn’t had any improvements in a while, it may be time to upgrade your pool. Here are 4 impactful projects for your home swimming pool. Underwater...

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4 Kid-Friendly Improvements for Your Home

4 Kid-Friendly Improvements for Your Home

With the kids home from school, they may be getting bored and you might be feeling overwhelmed. Take advantage of their endless energy and plan some projects for your children to help with around the house. No matter their age or attention span, there are kid-friendly...

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8 Features to Consider When Building a New Home

8 Features to Consider When Building a New Home

Building a new home is an exciting yet challenging experience. You have many decisions to make to customize the house. Here are some features to consider when building a new home. Energy-Efficient Features When Building a New Home Think about how you can save on...

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Ways to Prepare for a Power Outage

Ways to Prepare for a Power Outage

We don’t usually have to worry about being without electricity in our homes. The thought of the power being out for even a short period can cause anxiety. To lessen your stress, prepare for a power outage. Gather supplies so your home and your family can function...

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Prevent Household Plumbing Leaks

Prevent Household Plumbing Leaks

One small leak in your home has the potential to turn into a much bigger problem. The good news is that preventing leaks from occurring in the first place isn’t hard to do. Learn about how to prevent household plumbing leaks in this article.  Washing Machine Leaks...

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How to Prepare to Sell Your House

How to Prepare to Sell Your House

Selling a house can be both exciting and stressful. There are a few things you can do to prepare to sell your house quickly, with the least amount of stress, and for the most money. Prepare to Sell Your House With a Real Estate Agent The first step in selling a house...

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Prevent Chimney Fires in the Home: Make Safety a Priority

Prevent Chimney Fires in the Home: Make Safety a Priority

House fires happen across the country every year. Stay cozy and safe with your family this winter by learning how to prevent chimney fires. Six Ways to Prevent Chimney Fires Your chimney's job is to safely direct smoke and other by-products out of your home while...

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Home Security for the Holidays

Home Security for the Holidays

Are you preparing to go away for the holiday season? Before leaving town, take steps to improve home security for the holidays. Thieves see this time of year as a prime opportunity for break-ins. Residential homes provide the perfect storm of vacancy, new possessions,...

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Prepare Your Home for Winter

Prepare Your Home for Winter

Summer is gone and the crisp fall air indicates that cold weather will be arriving soon. Before winter sets in and that first big snowstorm hits, prepare your home for winter. Winterize and Store Your Lawn Mower You won't be using your lawn mower during winter, so...

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9 Basic Tools Every Homeowner Needs

9 Basic Tools Every Homeowner Needs

Owning your first home is exciting. You have the freedom to change the house however you want. With this freedom comes responsibility; you are now in charge of maintenance and upkeep. These 9 tools every homeowner needs will help you make basic repairs and upgrades....

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The Benefits of Drones in Home Inspections

The Benefits of Drones in Home Inspections

Home inspectors are always on the lookout for tools that make their work more effective. Drones are the latest technology for home inspections. They give home inspectors access to hard-to-reach areas. Let's look at the benefits of drones in home inspections. The...

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6 Ways to Reduce Humidity in Your Home

6 Ways to Reduce Humidity in Your Home

Your home's humidity levels should be between 30 and 50 percent year-round. Certain times of the year, however, the indoor humidity may exceed these levels. High humidity levels make it feel hotter. Even worse, mold and mildew are more likely to grow in humid...

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4 Important Swimming Pool Safety Tips

4 Important Swimming Pool Safety Tips

Swimming is one of the best ways to cool off during hot summer weather. If you have a home pool, you get to enjoy the water often. However, there are important swimming pool safety tips you should follow so that everyone stays safe on your property. This article...

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5 Signs of Mold: Do You Have a Mold Problem?

5 Signs of Mold: Do You Have a Mold Problem?

It’s best to catch mold in the home early in order to keep it from spreading. However, not everyone is familiar with the signs of mold. Familiarize yourself with some of the more common indicators that you might have a mold problem in your house. Persistent...

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4 Tips for Improving the Safety of Your Deck

4 Tips for Improving the Safety of Your Deck

Your backyard deck is the ideal place for your pets and kids to enjoy the sunshine, fresh air, and warmer weather. The security of your loved ones is a primary concern, and you want to keep your children and pets safe. May is National Deck Safety Month and a great...

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4 Reasons to Order a Home Inspection on New Construction

4 Reasons to Order a Home Inspection on New Construction

When purchasing a property or building your own home from the ground up, a home inspection helps uncover potential problems with the house. Building your own home takes a lot of time, effort, and money. Since building a home is a multi-faceted project, mistakes can be...

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Easy Organization for Your Garage

Easy Organization for Your Garage

The garage tends to become a gathering place for items that are not often needed in your home. Over time, your garage can turn into a cluttered, intimidating space. Apply these tips for garage organization to declutter your space with minimal hassle. Consider These...

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4 Easy Ways to Improve Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality

4 Easy Ways to Improve Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality

Many people who have air quality concerns already suffer from respiratory conditions while others simply care about the impact of air pollution on their overall health. Read on for a few easy ways to improve your home’s indoor air quality. Why You Should Improve Your...

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5 Benefits of a Pre-Listing Home Inspection

5 Benefits of a Pre-Listing Home Inspection

A home inspection is often completed when a home is under contract with a prospective buyer. A professional home inspector is likely to find deficiencies of some kind, small or large. This is why it is important for sellers to consider having a pre-listing home...

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5 Ways To Start Heating Your Home Efficiently

5 Ways To Start Heating Your Home Efficiently

Before the colder winter months start rolling in, it is important to get your home ready for this change in the weather. There are steps you can take to help your heating system work more effectively and save money on your heating bill. Here are five ways that you can...

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Five Essential Steps for Fall Home Maintenance

Five Essential Steps for Fall Home Maintenance

Your home’s maintenance needs to change from season to season. For example, in the spring after the snow and ice thaw out, you may need to aerate and fertilize your lawn. Now that summer is over and autumn has arrived, it is time to follow these effective fall home...

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5 Signs You Need a New Roof

5 Signs You Need a New Roof

Many homeowners realize they need a new roof after experiencing some sort of emergency. Whether it's a leak in the ceiling or other damage due to a failing roof, many people miss the tell-tale signs that they need to replace their roof. Instead of waiting for a...

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The Hidden Dangers of Mold in Your Home

The Hidden Dangers of Mold in Your Home

Mold is not only unsightly and hard to get rid of, but but it also causes health problems. Living in a damp climate or a home that's susceptible to moisture damage, you risk exposing your family and the structure itself to the hidden dangers of mold in your home. How...

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What You Should Know About Radon Testing

What You Should Know About Radon Testing

Why Worry About Radon? Radon is an invisible, odorless, radioactive gas that could be inside of your home. The toxic gas is made from decomposed uranium and rises from the ground into the air, entering the home through various cracks in the foundation. More than...

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Why Cleaning Your Gutters Is Important for Spring Maintenance

Why Cleaning Your Gutters Is Important for Spring Maintenance

Spring cleaning for your home can be a daunting task. While we all have our indoor maintenance tasks, we sometimes neglect the exterior of the home, especially our gutters. Although it is not necessarily one of your preferred chores, read on to learn why cleaning your...

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5 Steps for Saving Energy in Your Home During Warmer Weather

5 Steps for Saving Energy in Your Home During Warmer Weather

Saving Energy In Your Home With These Tips How energy-efficient is your home? Are there things you could be doing that would save energy in your home that you haven't tried? As we approach the spring and summer seasons, many homeowners unknowingly increase their...

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7 Areas In a Buyer’s Home Inspection Report

7 Areas In a Buyer’s Home Inspection Report

Benefits of a Home Inspection Report Every person buying a home is encouraged to get a home inspection for their own benefit. Home sellers should also prepare by having a pre-listing inspection to help them plan for the buyer’s home inspection. A seller who gets a...

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