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6 Ways to Maintain Your Septic Tank

6 Ways to Maintain Your Septic Tank

Your septic tank is an important component of your home. Taking proper care of it will save you thousands of dollars in repairs or replacement and promote a safe and healthy living environment. Use these 6 tips to maintain your septic tank. 1. Have Your Septic Tank...

Tips for Home Security While on Vacation

Tips for Home Security While on Vacation

Vacation is an escape from everyday life to get some rest and relaxation. Make sure your vacation is the stress-free adventure that you’ve planned by preparing your home before you leave. The following steps to improve home security will help you to enjoy yourself on...

4 Ideas for Storage While Remodeling Your Home

4 Ideas for Storage While Remodeling Your Home

When planning to remodel your home, make arrangements for the storage of your furniture and belongings during the process. Renovating your home is rewarding but often messy. Look for easy ways to prepare your belongings to keep them out of the way of workers and...

5 Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality at Home

5 Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality at Home

Your home is healthier when you maintain a clean environment. There are several different factors that impact air quality indoors. Pollen, dust, pet dander, mold, and chemicals in the air worsen air quality. Poor indoor air is linked to allergies, fatigue, and asthma....

Tree Maintenance at Home: From Purchase to Pruning

Tree Maintenance at Home: From Purchase to Pruning

From the moment a tree is selected for your home, care and maintenance begin. How you care for trees at home will affect their growth and health, especially in their early years. In fact, tree maintenance over the first few years affects the tree's strength, shape,...

7 Ways to Babyproof Your Home

7 Ways to Babyproof Your Home

Bringing home a new baby means you'll need to make some changes at home. While your newborn can't get into any trouble just yet, he or she will be mobile before you know it. Babyproof your home as soon as possible with these tips. Babyproofing Your Home for Bathtime...

Expected Home Appliance Lifespans

Expected Home Appliance Lifespans

You don't usually think about how long you've had an appliance in your home until it stops working. Learn about the typical major home appliance lifespans so you'll know when to budget for replacing the ones you have. Gas Ranges Have Longer Home Appliance Lifespans...

What Type of Home Water Filter is Right For You?

What Type of Home Water Filter is Right For You?

How to Choose a Type of Home Water Filter The quality of the water that comes out of your tap varies based on where you live and your plumbing. It is always a good idea to filter the water you drink and there are many different options for water filtration systems....

Organize Your Garage in Four Simple Steps

Organize Your Garage in Four Simple Steps

Cleaning and organizing your garage may feel like an overwhelming task, however, creating a mess-free, ordered space will help you make better use of your garage. Organize your garage easily with these four steps. The Benefits of an Organized Space Right now, you may...

4 Important Tips For Home Fire Safety

4 Important Tips For Home Fire Safety

House fires are feared by all homeowners. Fortunately, most house fires are preventable. Following these tips for home fire safety will reduce the chances of a tragedy happening to you. 1. Follow Tips for Home Fire Safety and Smoke Detectors A house fire is not always...

4 Home Improvement Ideas for Winter

4 Home Improvement Ideas for Winter

Why Home Improvement Ideas for Winter Make Sense Improving your home regularly is a great way to increase property value. Improvement projects can increase energy efficiency, improve aesthetics, and make it easier to sell later. When you slack off during the winter...

The Risks of Radon in the Home: Your Questions Answered

The Risks of Radon in the Home: Your Questions Answered

January is National Radon Action Month, so take some time to familiarize yourself with the risks of radon in the home and how to best protect your family. What is Radon? Radon is a radioactive gas that naturally forms underneath the ground. Radon is found throughout...

4 Methods For Preventing Plumbing Leaks at Home

4 Methods For Preventing Plumbing Leaks at Home

Preventing Plumbing Leaks at Home to Avoid a Hassle It is in your best interest as a homeowner to keep your plumbing system in good shape. By taking precautions to prevent plumbing leaks, you are more likely to avoid a plumbing emergency. Plumbing leaks tend to happen...

Three Essential Things to Do to Save Water at Home

Three Essential Things to Do to Save Water at Home

Clean water is a limited resource and many are increasingly aware of this due to the water problems Flint has experienced in recent years. While this alone may be enough to encourage you to find ways to save water at home, you may also want to reduce water consumption...

8 Ways To Prepare Your Home For Fall

8 Ways To Prepare Your Home For Fall

Summer has come and gone and fall is nearly upon us. The kids are back in school, so pack away all the camping, swimming, and other fun summer gear and make sure your home is ready for the first of many cooler days. Use the following 8 tips to help you prepare your...

6 Signs of Mold in Your Home

6 Signs of Mold in Your Home

Look Out For These Signs of Mold People do many things to make sure their homes are clean, safe, and healthy for their families. A big threat to a healthy home is mold growth. To know for certain whether there is mold in your home, you need to hire a professional to...

Ways to Keep a Healthy Summer Lawn

Ways to Keep a Healthy Summer Lawn

Spring seems to be the time when the lawn takes care of itself. A lawn that was dormant all during the winter suddenly comes back lush and green. It does not seem to need mowing very often, and if rain is abundant, it may not even need to be watered. However, the heat...

How to Reduce Radon Levels in the Home

How to Reduce Radon Levels in the Home

Before purchasing a home, it is important to first have a home inspection and a radon test. If there are high levels of radon present in the house, there are a few ways to reduce radon levels and minimize the risk to your family's health. As a colorless, odorless gas,...

How to Clean and Maintain a Gas Grill

How to Clean and Maintain a Gas Grill

During the summer months, there's no better way to enjoy the outdoors with friends and family than grilling out. In order to keep your gas grill functioning well for years to come, it is important to properly clean and maintain it. The more you cook on the grill, the...

7 Spring Home Maintenance Tasks for Homeowners

7 Spring Home Maintenance Tasks for Homeowners

Spring Home Maintenance is Important for Every Homeowner Many people believe spring cleaning is only about cleaning out closets, dusting off sports equipment, or digging a path through the garage. However, it's also a perfect time to check and see how your house has...

How to Buy Your First Home

How to Buy Your First Home

Most people dream of becoming a homeowner and consider it a financial investment that pays off over the years. For those who are new to the process of buying a house, it can be difficult to know where to begin. If you're ready to buy your first home, read on for a few...

Home Improvement to Increase the Value of Your Home

Home Improvement to Increase the Value of Your Home

Increase the Value of Your Home with Updates that Won't Break the Bank There are a great may home improvement ideas to be discovered, so how are you supposed to know which ones are going to increase the value of your home for the least money? Your bathrooms and your...

5 Ways to Keep Your Fireplace Safe This Winter

5 Ways to Keep Your Fireplace Safe This Winter

Keep Your Fireplace Safe With Our Fireplace Safety Tips Winter is here, which means that if you have a fireplace, you're probably using it quite a bit. It’s important that you follow all the necessary precautions to keep your fireplace safe when doing so. Your...

Tips for Shoveling Snow Safely

Tips for Shoveling Snow Safely

Why is Shoveling Snow Safely Important? When you think about the dangers of shoveling snow, you probably think about straining your muscles and aggravating back problems. While these are certainly concerns, a greater danger is that of a heart attack. Shoveling snow is...

Preparing Your Home For Vacation

Preparing Your Home For Vacation

By Preparing Your Home For Vacation, You Can Relax On Your Trip Regardless of whether you’re leaving town for a long weekend or for the season, you’ll enjoy your vacation more knowing that you’ve prepared your house for your time away. It helps to begin your...

How To Prepare Your Home For Winter

How To Prepare Your Home For Winter

As the weather starts cooling down and we begin to approach winter, we should take certain steps to protect our homes from damage during a freeze. No one wants to have to deal with a frozen or burst pipe ruining their day—or their property. Luckily, there are steps...

Cleaning Gutters Made Simple

Cleaning Gutters Made Simple

When the rain starts to pour, you want to know your roof’s gutters are in good shape and free of debris, especially in Autumn when leaves accumulate quickly. This time of year, it is nearly impossible to keep falling leaves out of your gutters, so it's important to...

Control Mold Growth In Your Home

Control Mold Growth In Your Home

Water Damage? 6 Tips to Control Mold Growth In Your Home If you’ve got any water coming into your home due to a broken pipe or flooding, mold growth is a major concern. It only takes a little bit of moisture for mold to grow and cause an enormous amount of damage to...

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