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Even the tidiest homeowners can find themselves faced with flea infestations. Pets, even those that are kept indoors, may become plagued by itchy, uncomfortable bites from fleas that have found unlikely ways of entering a home—and those fleas may decide to snack on their...
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Humans aren’t the only ones seeking shelter from the cold during this time of year. The warmth of your home is a perfect location for bugs and rodents looking to wait out the brutally cold temperatures. But there is no need to run a bed and breakfast for unwanted critters this...
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Some homeowners welcome the cold weather, believing that the lower temperatures will kill their unwanted pests. This is a common misconception, and in fact, there are many bugs that will use your house as shelter in the winter months...
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Sometimes, the cold weather just makes us want to feel extra warm and cozy indoors, and our favorite room doesn’t get quite as toasty as we’d like. Or perhaps the kids cheerfully running in and out the door at your family’s holiday get-together are making the house a little...
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Heating bills have a nasty habit of skyrocketing during the winter, and now that December is here, many homeowners are looking for ways to save a little money during the colder months. Since electrical work can be expensive, it’s not uncommon for a homeowner to consider...
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Your home should be a place of comfort, but if it’s of older construction or contains older items, it can also be a poisoning hazard. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 24 million American homes contain elevated levels of lead...
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The holidays are, without a doubt, the busiest time of the year. Between cleaning, cooking, planning and attending parties, and buying and wrapping presents, few spare a thought for the safety of their homes. The following home safety checklist will allow you to spend less...
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Choosing the right door lock is one of the most important decisions you can make for the security of your home. There is a wide variety of home locks—both traditional and electronic—on the market, so even if the style and finish are just as important to you as the level of...
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If your home has a wood-burning fireplace, you may have heard the term creosote. What is creosote? It isn’t something you want to have in your chimney, that’s for sure. Creosote is a toxic substance created by burning wood. When wood burns, it releases more than just...
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Many Americans will be firing up their fireplace this winter. In fact, the Hearth, Patio & Barbeque Association reports that more than half of US households have at least one fireplace or freestanding stove. While a fireplace adds to the ambience of your home...
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