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Wintertime can make even the most avid home improvement enthusiast feel like hibernating, but giving your home that great upgrade you’ve been planning can go a long way toward alleviating the dreariness of the colder months. Read on for a few winter project ideas you ...
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This article was crafted with the help of Bill Hastings of Rose Pest Solutions. Firewood looks innocuous enough, right? It’s just wood that has been harvested for you to enjoy in your fireplace during the chilly winter months, but the truth is that your stack ...
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Are your gutters prepared for the winter weather? You may be surprised by how much damage a little ice, snow, and wind can do. Without proper winter maintenance, your gutters can clog, crack, and even sag from their hinges. Use the following tips to protect ...
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Although spiders can be scary, and fear of them is common, they are quite helpful for pest control. A spider may be a welcome sight in a garden, where they keep populations of nastier pests down, but they aren’t as welcome indoors. Most spin webs, ...
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A new year is around the corner, and we’re looking forward to the future with big plans for our blog—we’re working on creating more valuable content to help make owning a home easy and enjoyable. For now, though, let’s look back at our 10 most-viewed blog posts in 2015...
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If you think your foundation woes are over come winter, you’re not alone. Because heavy rains are the most common cause of foundation water damage, it’s easy to forget that snow can be just as detrimental. Nevertheless, winter snow will liquefy as temperatures begin to...
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Millions of Americans travel during the holidays, and without the necessary home security precautions, they could be taking a large gamble. According to the FBI, over 1.2 million household burglaries occurred in 2013 alone. The average financial loss was $2,315 per...
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As winter takes hold, gloves, scarves, and pets in sweaters seem to multiply exponentially. Humans and animals are not alone in their need for winter protection—plants are also put at risk by extreme cold. Generally speaking, plants can’t move, and yet trees, shrubs, and...
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Although carbon monoxide differs only slightly in chemical structure from the benign carbon dioxide we exhale, this dangerous gas is a silent killer. Carbon monoxide can only be detected by monitors—it is odorless, tasteless, and colorless. If your home’s carbon monoxide ...
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Everyone hopes for a smooth holiday season—especially if you’re the host of this year’s festivities. But too often, it seems that Murphy’s Law comes into play when the house is full of guests, and the water heater gives up the ghost just as your in-laws arrive, or the furnace...
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