FIVE FALL MAINTENANCE TIPS

These simple maintenance tasks can save you from expensive repairs and big headaches over the next few months.  1. Take care of hoses and faucets: Disconnect your hoses before the freezing temperatures arrive, because they can cause water to back up in your faucets—and eventually cause the plumbing to crack. Then, if possible, shut off theContinue reading “FIVE FALL MAINTENANCE TIPS”

REMEMBER TO INSPECT YOUR CEILINGS

Ceilings undergo a lot of stress—after all, they help hold up your house. Ignoring or neglecting a small problem can lead to a big problem and expensive repairs down the road, so here are a few key things to look out for with your ceilings. Water-related issues in the bathroom: All the moisture from hotContinue reading “REMEMBER TO INSPECT YOUR CEILINGS”

FIVE ITEMS THAT YOU SHOULDN’T TRASH

Most of us fall into the habit of disposing of all of our household items when they’ve broken, expired, or simply are no longer useful. But for environmental and safety reasons, here are five items that need to be disposed of with care: 1. Old batteries: Batteries contain chemicals like alkaline, zinc, cadmium, and nickel. TheseContinue reading “FIVE ITEMS THAT YOU SHOULDN’T TRASH”

MAKE YOUR BATHROOM EASIER TO CLEAN

Bathrooms can be the most difficult places in our homes to keep clean. However, with a few clever changes and upgrades, it can be much easier to clean and maintain your bathroom. No-Touch Faucets: They’re not just for public restrooms, you know. A sensor on your bathroom faucet will eliminate one of the main touchableContinue reading “MAKE YOUR BATHROOM EASIER TO CLEAN”

START HERE IF YOU NEED TO TACKLE SPRING/SUMMER MAINTENANCE

Winter is hard on your home. The weight of snow puts stress on your roof, and the cold expands and contracts the materials your home is made of. Now that winter weather is behind us, here’s where you should start with post-winter home maintenance. Roof and shingles: It’s pretty common for shingles to get damagedContinue reading “START HERE IF YOU NEED TO TACKLE SPRING/SUMMER MAINTENANCE”

WHAT TO AVOID BEFORE YOU BUY

If you just bought your first home, you’re probably still celebrating and feeling the sense of pride and accomplishment that comes with home ownership. You’re shopping for furniture, drawing up plans for renovations … but wait! There are some important tasks to cross off your list before you get to the fun stuff. 1. *Change theContinue reading “WHAT TO AVOID BEFORE YOU BUY”

JUST MOVED IN? HERE ARE THE MUST-HAVES FOR YOUR NEW HOME

Moving into a new home is an exciting time in your life. You’re making plans for renovations and choosing furniture, but before you get too far ahead of yourself, there are some more important matters to attend to. Staying safe: Make plans for home security and emergencies. What’s your escape route in case of aContinue reading “JUST MOVED IN? HERE ARE THE MUST-HAVES FOR YOUR NEW HOME”

NEW HOME? HERE’S HOW TO SAVE

Here are a few things new homeowners can do to save on energy and maintenance.  When you’ve just purchased a new home, there’s a ton on your mind. There’s moving, decorating, getting to know your new neighborhood, and more. Here are a few things that should be at the top of your to-do list, becauseContinue reading “NEW HOME? HERE’S HOW TO SAVE”

FIVE PLACES TO INSPECT IN YOUR HOME

Our homes require regular maintenance, both to protect our personal safety and to avoid costly repairs. Here are five of the most important items you should check in your home. 1. The fire extinguisher: It’s recommended that you keep at least one fire extinguisher on every floor. You should also keep one in the garage andContinue reading “FIVE PLACES TO INSPECT IN YOUR HOME”