5 ‘Gotta-Dos’ In April for a Worry-Free Summer

We realize that summer seems far away since we can't seem to get spring to stay around but on those warmer (and dryer) days we suggest you take time now so you can enjoy later.  Tackling five simple tasks now gives you a head start on spring.  That leaves you plenty...

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Fireplace Safety a Must

Don't wait until 'you get to it' When it's cold outside we expect our heaters and fireplaces to work. Make sure your fireplace is safe from hazards by doing these 5 things. #1 Examine the Firebox Look for any cracks, gaps, or signs of wear in the lining of the firebox...

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15 Tools Every Homeowner Should Own

By Nick Gromicko and Ben Gromicko The following items are essential tools, but this list is by no means exhaustive. Plunger A clogged sink or toilet is one of the most inconvenient household problems that you will face. With a plunger on hand, however, you can usually...

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Vinyl Siding: Facts and Foibles

Vinyl siding is America’s most popular siding material, accounting for more than one-third of installations across the country.  It is inexpensive, relatively easy to install and low maintenance. Introduced in the 1950s, the early versions were susceptible to fading...

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What Really Matters in a Home Inspection

Buying a home? The process can be stressful. A home inspection is supposed to give you peace of mind, but often has the opposite effect. You will be asked to absorb a lot of information in a short time. This often includes a written report, a checklist, photographs,...

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Spring and Summer Energy-Saving Tips

Find strategies to help you save energy during the spring and summer when the weather is warm and you are trying to keep your home cool. Some of the tips below are free and can be used on a daily basis to increase your savings; others are simple and inexpensive...

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