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Knob and Tube Wiring: Risks and Replacement

Knob and tube wiring can have important implications when buying or selling old homes. This style of wiring was popular from 1880s to 1950s. Read on to learn more! READ MORE

Preventive Maintenance: How To Take Care of Your Washing Machine

One of the most helpful modern conveniences is the washing machine. When it's working, there's nothing like having clean clothes at your convenience. But when it's not, it certainly makes life more difficult. There are a few easy maintenance tasks that help keep your washing machine in tip-top shape. Here is more on how to take care of your washing machine. With these tips, you'll have fewer service calls and a washing machine that lasts longer. READ MORE

How To Organize Your Home

Tired of seeing a cluttered house after a long day at the office? Home should be a place of refuge—a place where you can relax but that’s just not happening when a messy living room or kitchen is what welcomes you. So, how to organize your home efficiently? We’ve rounded up some tips to help you get started. READ MORE

Asbestos Hazards Overview

If you are considering buying or selling a home that was built before the 1980s, you should be aware of the possibility of asbestos presence in the house. Back in those days, asbestos was a popular building material. Today, we know the health hazards it presents. Read this article to learn about the hazards of Asbestos, how it can affect human health, and what you can do to identify and mitigate it. READ MORE

WDO Inspections: A Guide to Wood Destroying Organism Inspections

Termites can be disastrous to a home, but they’re not the only wood destroying organism (WDO) that can cause issues. That’s why WDO inspections are required by many banks, lenders and guarantors. By utilizing the information in this handy guide, you can avoid many of the issues that so many homebuyers, sellers and real estate agents encounter. And when you have an increased understanding of the subject, you can make better decisions regarding WDO inspection. READ MORE

Mold Inspection and Testing for Homebuyers and Homeowners

Mold inspection identifies the presence of mold and if there is a problem. As a homebuyer or a homeowner, are you curious about mold and safety? Read on to learn more. READ MORE

Floor Care & Maintenance: How To Clean Vinyl Plank Flooring

Vinyl plank flooring is attractive, yet looks more expensive than it really is. This is why it is a good choice for homeowners who want style and appeal, without paying a premium. Along with the look and price, vinyl plank flooring is durable and should hold up well for years. It is important to know how to clean vinyl plank flooring so that not only does your floor look nice, but that you do it correctly so that your floor lasts for years. Read on for more info READ MORE

Garage Door Maintenance: 11 Preventive Maintenance Tips

Garage doors are deceptively simple. With preventive maintenance, you can ensure your garage door lasts for years. Garage doors are also very heavy. Therefore, use precaution, and call for professional help to avoid injuries. Read on to explore 11 great ways to keep your garage door in perfect working order! READ MORE

10 Handy Plumbing Tips and Tricks to Save You Time and Money

Your home's plumbing is one of the most important components. It provides water for all of your needs and is one thing you can't do without. When you have plumbing issues, it can be costly. With the help of a few tips and tricks, you can take care of minor issues that, if left unattended, can become serious and cost more money. Here are 10 handy plumbing tips and tricks you can use to save you from having to call someone in to do the job for you. READ MORE

Smart Homes: What are They and Why They Matter

Smart homes are homes that use technology to automate tasks or make it easier at home. Examples might include a cellphone app that allows you to control your air conditioner from anywhere, or window blinds that adjust automatically based on the time of day. Are smart homes just another fad, an upgrade that’s just for the tech savvy, or something more important? Can they improve your life or make your home easier to sell? Keep reading to find out. READ MORE