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Planting a Garden this Summer

Planting a Garden this Summer

Growing your own food rewards you with a lower grocery bill and fresh produce from your own backyard. Gardening is a fun hobby that reduces stress. Even in mid-summer, it’s not too late for planting a garden.   Get Started Planting a Garden Choose an area of your...

5 Ways to Reduce Cooling Costs This Summer

5 Ways to Reduce Cooling Costs This Summer

Keeping your home comfortable during the summer can cause an increase in your power bill, but there are several things you can do to reduce cooling costs. Most of these tasks can be done on your own, making it easy to save money this season. Air Conditioning...

Tips for Storage During Remodeling

Tips for Storage During Remodeling

You may be thinking about renovating your house to increase its value or expand your home. Remodeling makes your property more appealing and may even provide more living space for your family. When planning a renovation, you should decide where to store your...

4 Tips to Sell a House Quickly

4 Tips to Sell a House Quickly

There are several things that you can do ahead of time to prepare your home and property for sale. Taking care of these projects can result in multiple offers and a quick escrow. If a property sits on the market for a long time, buyers tend to assume there is...

5 Cleaning Tips for Pet Owners

5 Cleaning Tips for Pet Owners

Pet owners have more challenges with keeping their house clean than homeowners with no pets. Fortunately, there are practices that make home cleaning with pets easier. Follow these 5 cleaning tips for pet owners.  Wash Pet Beds Often The area that traps the most fur,...

Why You Should Request an 11th-Month Warranty Inspection

Why You Should Request an 11th-Month Warranty Inspection

Did you move into a newly-built home? Most new constructions include a one year warranty offered by the builder. It may seem unnecessary to get a brand new home inspected, but here are some reasons to order an 11th-month warranty inspection before the warranty...

How to Reduce Humidity in the Home

How to Reduce Humidity in the Home

High humidity levels are uncomfortable and can result in structural damage, mold growth, and health issues for you and your family. Here are a few ways you can reduce humidity in the home. Replace Air Conditioner Filters Your air conditioner is one of the best tools...

5 Ways to Keep Your Fireplace Safe This Winter

5 Ways to Keep Your Fireplace Safe This Winter

As you head into the colder months, it’s important to take steps to keep your fireplace safe while you are using it this winter. A fireplace makes the home cozy when it’s cold outside. However, if it hasn’t been properly maintained, it can also become a fire hazard....

Home Improvement Projects for Winter

Home Improvement Projects for Winter

Winter is a great time to tackle indoor projects since it's cold outside. Spend time remodeling and making upgrades to your home with these projects for winter home improvements.   Painting Interior Walls is a Great Winter Home Improvement Project You’re cooped...

Clean the Gutters as Part of Routine Home Maintenance

Clean the Gutters as Part of Routine Home Maintenance

Gutters protect your house from water and moisture damage by directing rainwater away from the home. However, if they are dirty and filled with leaves, nests, dirt, and other debris, the home is at risk for damage. Inspect the gutters regularly to ensure they’re...

Basic Tools Every Homeowner Should Have

Basic Tools Every Homeowner Should Have

Buying a home is an exciting investment. You’ve budgeted for your mortgage and insurance and planned for updates and renovations. But there's one detail that you may not have addressed yet. As a new homeowner, you’ll probably want to tackle some home improvement...

5 Roofing Materials for Homeowners

5 Roofing Materials for Homeowners

5 Different Roof Types to Choose From There are advantages and disadvantages to each type of roofing material. If you are building a new home or planning to replace your roof, research your options to know what's right for you. The best choice will depend on your...

5 Reasons to Order a Home Inspection on New Construction

5 Reasons to Order a Home Inspection on New Construction

A Home Inspection on New Construction is Helpful for Many Reasons When building a new home from the ground up, it's smart to have a comprehensive home inspection performed on the construction. An inspection details any problems and concerns that should be addressed...

What You Should Know About Mold in the Home

What You Should Know About Mold in the Home

Mold can be a problem at home, especially if you live in an area that's prone to heavy rain, flooding, or humidity. Mold growth is not always visible and can be difficult to find if hidden in attics, basements, or behind walls. The article discusses a few things you...

Steps to Take for Better Air Quality in the Home

Steps to Take for Better Air Quality in the Home

When you consider air pollution, you probably think about big cities, industrialized areas, and lots of traffic. However, there is increasing scientific evidence that the quality of air indoors is actually worse than outside. Smoke, mold spores, cooking residue, and...

The Benefits of Drones for Home Inspections

The Benefits of Drones for Home Inspections

How Home Inspectors Use Aerial Drones for Home Inspections Aerial drones are unmanned aircraft vehicles that are used for a variety of purposes. They are gaining popularity as a useful tool in the home inspection industry. Aerial drones for home inspections come in...

4 Ways to Organize Your Garage

4 Ways to Organize Your Garage

When It's Time to Organize Your Garage Has your garage turned into a catch-all area where you have to dig around to find anything? This means it is time to take action before it gets any worse. Here are four ways to tame the mess, organize your garage, and keep it...

4 Reasons to Use a Real Estate Agent When Buying a Home

4 Reasons to Use a Real Estate Agent When Buying a Home

Reasons to Use a Real Estate Agent For An Easier Home Purchase When you are buying or selling a home, you are not required to use a real estate agent for representation. However, using an agent’s services is common for both buyers and sellers. Here are some of the...

3 Signs That You Need A New Roof

3 Signs That You Need A New Roof

Your roof ages over time and will eventually need to be replaced. Through the years, it is exposed to harsh weather conditions, falling debris, and other incidentals that may impact its lifespan.  When your roof is nearing the end of its useful life, it will begin to...

Four Reasons to Get a Pre-Listing Home Inspection

Four Reasons to Get a Pre-Listing Home Inspection

If you are like many other homeowners who are preparing to list your home for sale, you're probably doing all you can to research the market and get your home ready for buyers. You may already have a number of items on your to-do list, so ordering a property...

How to Heat Your Home Efficiently During Winter

How to Heat Your Home Efficiently During Winter

In the colder months of the year, it is important to learn how to heat your home efficiently. Learning to heat your home efficiently will help you save on your heating bill and make your home more inviting and comfortable during the winter months. You will be able to...

How Thermal Imaging During Home Inspections Provides a Better Report

How Thermal Imaging During Home Inspections Provides a Better Report

Thermal imaging is a technology that some home inspectors use during home inspections. You might have seen this term before, especially if you are shopping for a new home. All items emit a heat signature and thermal imaging is used to scan sections of a home for...

How to Prevent Household Plumbing Leaks

How to Prevent Household Plumbing Leaks

No one wants to experience water damage or flooding at home. Water damage from a leak can easily cost over $1,000 in emergency plumbing repairs, and that doesn't even include fixing any structural damage. Plumbing leaks also cause mold growth, which is a threat to...

Understanding the Dangers of Radon in the Home

Understanding the Dangers of Radon in the Home

If you are like most people, you view your home as your safe place away from the rest of the world. This is a space where you and your loved ones should feel comfortable and be free of concerns. However, there may be hidden dangers in the home that can be difficult to...

7 Ways to Prevent Mold in Your Home

7 Ways to Prevent Mold in Your Home

How to Prevent Mold in Your Home Aside from damaging your property, mold can be a health hazard for you and your family. For this reason, it is important to take the necessary steps to prevent mold in your home. Read on below for seven ways to prevent mold in your...

            

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