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4 Tips for Tree Maintenance at Home

4 Tips for Tree Maintenance at Home

Trees help reduce energy costs, add beauty, and provide shade to the yard. Of course, like any part of your home, trees require care. Here are some important things you should do for tree maintenance. Quality Tools are Helpful for Tree Maintenance You may already have...

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Tips to Create an Efficient Garage Storage System

Tips to Create an Efficient Garage Storage System

Using Garage Storage Spaces A garage often ends up being a catch-all space for items that aren’t regularly used in the house. If there isn’t a system for storage, it can be tough to find things in all the clutter. Here are some ways to increase the effectiveness of...

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Benefits of a Sewer Scope Inspection

Benefits of a Sewer Scope Inspection

Homebuyers should add a sewer scope inspection to their general home inspection before purchasing a new home. An unchecked sewer line may have a clog from grease buildup, a crack from tree root intrusion, or old and deteriorating sewer pipes. These problems can incur...

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What is a Phase 1 Environmental Assessment?

What is a Phase 1 Environmental Assessment?

When buying a new piece of property, you want to make sure that the building is safe and structurally sound. It is just as important to know that the land is free of dangerous contamination that may affect people’s health and your ability to resell. The standards for...

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How to Sell a House in 5 Steps

How to Sell a House in 5 Steps

If you're a homeowner, you know what a big responsibility owning a home is. Selling your home is difficult for both sentimental reasons and because of all the work it takes. Use these 5 easy steps for guidance on how to sell a house quickly. How to Sell a House With a...

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Guide to Being Prepared for a Power Outage

Guide to Being Prepared for a Power Outage

Being ready for a blackout takes thought and preparation. Here is what you need to know to be prepared for a power outage. Be Ready for Power Surges When utility companies are working to restore power after a blackout, the power grid is unstable. Power surges may...

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7 Projects That Add Value to Your Home

7 Projects That Add Value to Your Home

Are you gearing up for a major renovation on your home? When planning for improvements, choose projects that add value to your home. Projects that have a high return-on-investment (ROI) will make your house more beautiful, functional, and valuable. Home Improvement...

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The Benefits of Drones in Home Inspections

The Benefits of Drones in Home Inspections

Home inspections are essential for learning about possible issues and damage on a property. They capture details about the home with images and videos. However, if the roof is unsafe to walk on or has areas that are steep and inaccessible, the inspection might not be...

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Ordering a Manufactured Home Tie Down Inspection

Ordering a Manufactured Home Tie Down Inspection

Are you buying a manufactured or mobile home in Florida? Have you qualified for an FHA or VA loan? If the answer to both of these questions is yes, you will need to schedule an engineer-certified tie down inspection. This process may seem overwhelming, but this...

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4 Types of Home Water Filters

4 Types of Home Water Filters

Without a test, you won't know if the drinking water in your home is healthy. It is normal for municipal and well water to have impurities. Municipalities also add chemicals to drinking water that are unhealthy to consume, so it's a good idea to install a water filter...

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5 Safety Tips for Halloween Decorating

5 Safety Tips for Halloween Decorating

With Halloween just around the corner, families are starting to think about decorating their homes. While this time of year is supposed to be spooky, it shouldn’t be dangerous. As you decorate your yard with spiderwebs, skeletons, and ghosts, follow these safety tips...

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How to Set Up Utilities in a New House

How to Set Up Utilities in a New House

Moving requires a lot of effort. In addition to packing and saying your goodbyes, you also have to stop utilities at your old address and turn them on at your hew home. Knowing how to set up utilities helps you make a smoother transition when moving. If this is the...

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Reduce Humidity in Your Home

Reduce Humidity in Your Home

From reducing the energy needed to cool your home to protecting against mold and mildew, there are a number of good reasons to lower the humidity levels inside. To improve your indoor air, check out these tips to reduce humidity at home. Fans Help Reduce Humidity One...

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How to Buy a House in 6 Steps

How to Buy a House in 6 Steps

Buying a house is a goal for many of us who want our own property and to invest in something that will appreciate in value over time. However, the process of buying a home has its challenges. In this article, you will learn the basics of how to buy a house in six...

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Six Steps for Home Swimming Pool Maintenance

Six Steps for Home Swimming Pool Maintenance

Swimming Pool Maintenance Tasks That Should be Completed Along with the fun and relaxation that a swimming pool offers, there are tasks that come with having one so that your pool stays clean and safe. Here are some tips for swimming pool maintenance that will help...

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Aging-in-Place: 7 Tips to Make a Home Safe for Seniors

Aging-in-Place: 7 Tips to Make a Home Safe for Seniors

As we get older, we have a few options for where we want to live during the later years of our lives. Many seniors are choosing to age-in-place by staying in their own homes. When this decision is made, there are a few things to consider about the property. Here are...

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Three Essential Fire Safety Tips For The Home

Three Essential Fire Safety Tips For The Home

Homeowners can prevent house fires by taking a few simple precautions. By following these fire safety tips for the home, you'll reduce your chances of sustaining injury and loss due to a house fire. Follow These Fire Safety Tips For The Home One: Install a...

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How To Declutter Your Home in 6 Steps

How To Declutter Your Home in 6 Steps

How to Declutter Your Home Let's face it, clutter is easy to accumulate and difficult to get rid of. It’s a new year, so now is the time to figure out how to declutter your home. 1. Make a list of every room in your house and estimate the amount of time you will need...

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Why You Should Have a Home Inspection on New Construction

Why You Should Have a Home Inspection on New Construction

If you are having a home newly constructed, there are many reasons why you should schedule a home inspection on new construction. Builders and subcontractors often have multiple work sites, and no matter how skilled the contractor is, human error is always possible....

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What Are the Signs That You Need a New Roof?

What Are the Signs That You Need a New Roof?

Is your roof starting to show signs of its age? If you've made some repairs and expect more in the near future, you may wonder at what point you should replace the roof instead of continuing to make repairs. Here are seven signs that you need a new roof. 7 Signs That...

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Five Tips For How to Conserve Water at Home

Five Tips For How to Conserve Water at Home

You would be surprised at how the smallest tweaks to your daily habits can reduce your water consumption. Learn how to conserve water at home with these five tips and help the environment and your utility bill. 1. Change How You Take a Shower Most people take a shower...

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5 Important Swimming Pool Safety Tips

5 Important Swimming Pool Safety Tips

Use These Swimming Pool Safety Tips This Summer Swimming pools are great for providing refreshing relief from the hot summer sun, but if you are not careful, it can also be dangerous. Drowning is the second-leading cause of death in children under 14 years old and...

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5 Ways to Protect Your Home from Wind Damage

5 Ways to Protect Your Home from Wind Damage

Take Steps to Protect Your Home from Wind Damage this Hurricane Season Wind is a powerful force capable of bringing down trees and power lines and ripping entire structures off their foundations. While you cannot prevent severe windstorms from happening, there are...

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8 Ways to Prevent Termites in Your Home

8 Ways to Prevent Termites in Your Home

Termites may be tiny but there's nothing small about the damage they can do. Termite damage costs property owners more than $5 billion every year in the United States with the average cost to repair termite damage topping $3,000. About 600,000 homes are damaged by...

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The Benefits of Thermal Imaging in Home Inspections

The Benefits of Thermal Imaging in Home Inspections

When you have put an offer in on a home and gone under contract, one of the next immediate steps is to hire a professional home inspector to inspect the property and give you a report of its condition. A home inspection is visual, but some inspectors use a thermal...

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6 Ways to Keep Your Deck Safe for Your Family and Pets

6 Ways to Keep Your Deck Safe for Your Family and Pets

Keep your Deck Safe for Maximum Enjoyment With warmer days and Spring in sight, it's time to start thinking about the condition of your deck. You want your deck to be a spot for friends and family to gather, which means you need to take the necessary measures to keep...

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4 Tips for Improving Indoor Air Quality

4 Tips for Improving Indoor Air Quality

Why Should I Be Concerned with Improving Indoor Air Quality? Generally, we think of air pollution as something that happens outside of your home—but did you know that the air quality inside your home, apartment, or office space can be even worse for you than the...

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What You Need to Know About Radon in Your Home

What You Need to Know About Radon in Your Home

Radon is a cancer-causing radioactive gas formed by the natural breakdown of uranium in the soil. Radon gas enters a home through cracks and other holes in the foundation and can build up to dangerous levels in the home. You cannot see, smell, or taste radon, so the...

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4 Point Inspections For Insurance Purposes

4 Point Inspections For Insurance Purposes

What are 4 Point Inspections, and why do you need to get one? When you are buying a home, many different professionals will likely be examining your home for a number of reasons. One of these people will be a home inspector, who will perform a variety of different...

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