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Home Maintenance

Maintenance 101: 4 Ways to Keep up With an Aging Home

Owning an older home does not have to be a challenge. Thankfully, there are resources available to help keep up with an aging home.

Lawn Care

How to Winterize Your Lawn Mower

Tweet Months of inactivity can take its toll on your lawn mower if you simply store it without preparing it for the colder weather. Winterizing your lawn mower can be

Landscaping

5 Lawn Sprinkler System Maintenance Tips

It can cost homeowners thousands of dollars to have a lawn sprinkler system installed, with hundreds more spent on repairs when something goes wrong. That, “something goes wrong” can best be avoided by caring for this system on a regular basis.

Heating and Cooling

Furnace Troubleshooting, Tips and Tricks

You wake up earlier than normal one morning and soon realize that your home is colder than it should be. Your overnight thermostat setting is at 62 degrees, but a quick check of your thermometer shows a room temperature of 48 degrees and falling.

Roofing and Gutters

What You Need to Know About Snow on Your Roof

A fresh blast of wintry weather has hit your area and once again you’re digging out walkways, your driveway and clearing snow away from your house.

Bed and Bath

How to Replace Your Toilet

A cracked toilet bowl means one thing: you will need to replace your toilet in its entirety. The toilet cannot be repaired, but it can be replaced and just maybe you’ll want to tackle this job yourself.

Home Lighting

How to Replace a Fluorescent Ballast

A fluorescent ballast is an ideal workroom or laundry room lighting fixture, providing much needed lighting in areas where space is at a premium. Such fixtures are fairly simple and can be replaced if evidence of failure has been found.

Landscaping

Should You Power Rake Your Lawn?

Tweet Cooler weather means your lawn may be ready to be power raked. As you finish raking your leaves this fall, you’ll be left with a lawn that will soon

Landscaping

7 Lawn Mower Care Tips

Tweet As fall winds down, you’ll be making your last few passes across your lawn until next spring. Fallen leaves may now be a factor, which means you can either

Siding / Exterior Decor

You Can Pressure Wash Your Vinyl Siding

Tweet How to clean your home’s siding. My neighbor was worried that the vinyl siding he installed on his house last year would not be able to hold up under

General News

When Considering a Home Warranty

Tweet Is a home warranty worth it? If you are buying or selling a home, a home warranty may come up in the price negotiation, something the buyer may want

Decks-Patios-Porches

How to Pressure Clean Your Deck

Your deck provides months of outdoor living pleasure for you and your family, enabling you to entertain guests, spend time with your children or grandchildren and avoid the hassles of dealing with the lawn and bugs just to have access to the great outdoors.