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7 Reasons Why You Should Check Your Gutters Today

Gutter cleaning is an essential but often overlooked maintenance task. Left uncleaned, gutters quickly clog, causing potentially thousands of dollars of damage to your roof, walls, and foundations. READ MORE

10 Questions to Ask Your Home Inspector

Whether you’re a buyer or seller, there are certain questions to ask home inspectors who are accessing a property. These ten might just be the most important, and they could make or break a deal. Read on to learn more. READ MORE

All the Maintenance Issues People Think are Ghosts (and What You Can Do About Your “Haunted House”)

Loud banging noises, cold and eerie atmosphere, dripping water, lights turning on and off all by themselves… could they be signs of poltergeists running amok? Nah, before you chalk all that up to supernatural causes, try a more sensible, albeit less thrilling, explanation: the house needs repairs. And here are maintenance issues and the necessary fixes to drive those “ghosts” away. READ MORE

Fall Lawn Care

Fall is here and spring is a dream away, but that doesn't mean it's too early to start preparing your lawn for next spring. Don’t let the slow-growing grass and the imminent plunging temperature of winter fool you into complacency when it comes to lawn care. Here’s a good to-do list for your lawn this fall. Hurry. The promise of a lush and healthy lawn next spring depends on this. READ MORE

Fireplace Inspection: Why You Need Your Fireplace Inspected

A fireplace inspection is recommended every one to two years. Sometimes it is essential to have it inspected—especially before buying or selling a home. An inspection is important for a newer fireplace but it is crucial for a unit in an older home. An unsafe fireplace or chimney is a serious cause for concern and, therefore, you should be aware of the condition before it’s too late. READ MORE

Fireplace Maintenance: 10 Tips for Maintaining a Wood-Burning Fireplace

The fireplace is the focal point of many homes. There’s just something homey about the crackling sound of wood and the glow of fire filling the room with warmth. To help ensure that your fireplace continues to provide comfort in style for years to come, consider these best practices for fireplace maintenance. READ MORE

Halloween Decorating: Safe Halloween Decorating Tips

Decorating for Halloween is an annual tradition for many families. Before you start installing lights, tombstones, and cobwebs to your home, make sure you know about these nine safety tips. READ MORE

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