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When it comes to gas appliance and furnace safety, homeowners may assume that the flammability of gas is the main hazard to guard against. However, Bob Underwood, technical training manager at Estes Services in Atlanta, says that...
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According to an AARP survey of people 45 and over, 75 percent of respondents would strongly prefer to live in their current home as long as possible. But how can you protect your independence while living safely?
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When it comes to privacy fencing, we’ve all heard Robert Frost’s old adage, “Good fences make good neighbors.” Even if you enjoy the company of your next-door neighbors, privacy fencing can be a great way to...
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The windows to your home provide great ventilation, a view of the neighborhood around you, and a way for the sun’s warmth to enter your home and heat a chilly room. While windows provide many positive benefits, one that’s unprotected could cause...
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Personal safety and the protection of valuables are amongst homeowners’ top concerns when considering the security of their property. Installation of a home security system can help alleviate the worry that comes with leaving your home...
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Slip on your coat, lace up your boots, and pull on your woolly knit cap. Even in the midst of winter’s cold, there are some outdoor maintenance chores you just can’t ignore if you want to be sure your home sees you safely and comfortably through to the spring.
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Enjoying your home involves more than just well-planned decor. After spending valuable time and money creating the home of your dreams, consider adding safety measures that will protect...
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Home inspections are conducted by an objective third party. Inspectors are typically hired by a home buyer during a purchase, but home inspections can be performed anytime. The inspection is visual and noninvasive, meaning the inspector will investigate the...
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Trees do more than just sit and soak up the sun—they often become well-loved parts of our homes, adding beauty to a yard and increasing property value. When severe storms have threatened the life of a tree, it’s best to...
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After the beautiful foliage of fall has been raked from the ground, it’s easy to ignore the stark tree that remains. During winter, trees become dormant as a protective measure against the bleak weather. In fact, trees actually shed their leaves as a way to preserve their...
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