FLASHING MAINTENANCE KEEPS WATER FROM YOUR ROOF

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Home maintenance tips often start by focusing on the roof. Add checking your roof’s flashing to your maintenance list, as the flashing is what keeps water from penetrating the roof and causing leaks. Your roof may have more than one of the small strips of metal flashing depending on how complicated your roof line. Look […]

THE BENEFITS OF ADDING INSULATION TO A HOME

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Of all the easy home maintenance projects you can take care of yourself, insulating is one of the most beneficial. Almost every area of the house benefits from having high-quality insulation in the walls. Here’s all of the ways this project can help: Better moisture protection: During winter weather, making sure all areas of the […]

SEASONAL CANDLES ADD A CLASSY TOUCH

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Wintertime brings a number of home décor and ornamentation options, prompting the struggle of deciding between numerous styles and trends. If you’re looking for little ways to change up the look of your home for the winter season without breaking the bank or majorly disrupting any part of your house, candles are a simple choice […]

FIX YOUR WASHER TO HELP YOUR MONTHLY BUDGET

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You probably put your washer to good use throughout the week. Eventually, water lines to this appliance can wear out, causing problems with the unit and affecting your utility bills. Proper upkeep and inspection can preserve the machine and keep you from wasting water. Look Out For Leaks It is common for the water lines […]

GIVE YOUR HARDWOOD FLOORING A FRESH SHINE

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Your hardwood floors were built to be tough, but even they need some tender loving care every now and then. Bring your hardwood floors back to life by giving them a thorough cleaning. Vacuum them, and then mop with a cleaner that is specifically made for hardwood floors—you don’t want to accidentally cause any damage, […]

DON’T HIDE YOUR FIREWOOD

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Want your house to feel instantly cozy this winter? Make use of your fireplace or wood burning stove. A sort of romantic pioneer feeling is given off when a glowing fire is burning in the grate — and your firewood is part of the aesthetic. Make your freshly-chopped wood part of your home décor this […]

LOOKING FOR EXTRA MONEY CLEAN OUT YOUR WATER HEATER

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Sometimes, finding ways to spend less each month may be hidden where you least suspect it. An efficient water heater could keep your energy and water bills down. If you want to follow some smart home maintenance tips, keep an eye on this important appliance. Time To Flush ItYou may not think much about your […]

DIRECT WATER AWAY FROM YOUR HOME

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Home maintenance doesn’t have to be expensive, and when you put these home maintenance tips to use, it won’t be. One simple yet crucial chore you should tackle this weekend involves extending your downspouts, so they direct water away from the base of your home and not to it. Factory downspouts end at the foundation […]

EASILY REPAIR DRYWALL HOLES

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Life happens and sometimes the drywall takes a hit resulting in holes that need repair. Thankfully, repairing drywall holes and cracks is an easy home maintenance task you can accomplish in less than an hour. Clean the area needing repair; then apply a drywall patch to the affected area. Use joint compound to affix the […]

BEAT THE WEATHER INSTALL WEATHERSTRIPPING

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Installing weather-stripping around windows and doors is an easy and effective way to reduce energy bills throughout the year. In hot seasons, weather-stripping prevents cool air from escaping, and in colder months, it keeps in the heat. The installation of weather-stripping is simple and quick. You can buy self-adhesive strips that you can cut to […]