Preventative Maintenance

Quick and Easy Home Updates

If you have been living in your permanent or even semi-permanent home for more than a year, it can be refreshing and healthy to give it a new look. While it is easy to hang a new picture or bring in some flowers, there are other tasks you can complete to improve your home’s aesthetics. While art and other personal memorabilia are important, maintenance of our physical homes is often overlooked, most often because people consider this activity to require…

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Preventing Plumbing Emergencies this Winter

If you live north of the 35th latitude, then you’re going to have to deal with a few bitterly cold nights this winter. These low temperatures can lead to problems for your home’s plumbing – problems that you don’t have to consider during the warmer months of the year. In order to protect your home from the impending cold, follow these guidelines and take a preventative stand against plumbing emergencies this winter: Problem: Frozen Pipes Frozen pipes are one of…

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Four Things To Check Before Turning On Your AC

When the summer months come along, there is a good chance that it will get quite hot outside. When the temperature begins to rise, many people will be turning on the AC in order to cool down. Before you turn on your AC, there are four things that you should check. Check The Filters All homes have filters in their heating and AC units that are used to catch dust and dirt that floats within the air. Air will flow…

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Five Reasons A Pest Problem In Your Home Is Something You Can’t Ignore

Besides the fact that insects and other house pests are creepy and crawly, they often carry bacteria and diseases that are harmful to humans. Over time, if left undisturbed, many types of pests also cause serious damage to your home. If you suspect you have a pest problem, contact a professional immediately. Termite Infestations Termites are a type of insect that consumes wood. If your home is infested with this pest, the wood of your home is being consumed all…

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How To Get Your AC Ready For This Coming Summer

In the midst of winter, it can be hard to imagine the hot days of summer that will be coming by and by. But come they will, and when they do, you will find yourself once again dependent upon your air conditioning. But will your AC be ready when it’s needed? A well running and reliable AC system is not something that happens by accident. Here are some tips to make sure your air conditioner can beat the heat this…

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Three Tricks for Preventing Home Winter Weather Damage

When living in a cold area, many homeowners have to take a lot of steps to protect their house from the cold winter air or snow. This is not difficult as a person can, with ease, prepare the home for the winter. In fact, with these three simple tips, a homeowner can, without spending a lot of money, prevent home winter weather damage. Plumbing When a cold front hits an area, the pipes in a house can burst. This will…

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Fall Maintenance: Gutter Cleaning and Care for a Leak-Free Winter

Be sure to tackle your gutters’ cleaning needs before fall ends to avoid dealing with leaks this coming winter. Winter is right around the corner. As temperatures start to drop, dealing with falling leaves is one of the main problems most homeowners have to deal with. Not only do they accumulate in the yard, they also tend to collect inside gutters, which if left unattended could obstruct the passage of rainwater that may result to roof damage and leaks. Of…

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Winning the Battle Against Squirrels That Invade Your Home

Squirrels may be furry and cute, but when they start trespassing into your home and yard, they can do a whole lot of damage. Here’s how to keep them out. It is always nice to see squirrels roaming around parks. After all, these acorn-nibbling critters are just too charming. However, for some homeowners, squirrels can be a real pain. Once they get into the yard or garden or even inside the house, they can cause expensive damage, the same way…

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Five House Repairs You Need to do Regularly

Even the most well-constructed and modern houses will need repairs every year. Some repairs need to be performed every few months. These repairs are necessary in order to keep all parts of the house working properly. Skipping repairs can cause costly problems or safety issues in the future. Homeowners need to perform five house repairs regularly. Repair Leaks and Broken Fixtures Plumbing repairs must usually be done every few months. The most common involve changing worn washers and replacing the…

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Cleaning and Maintaining Your Gutters

Cleaning your gutters is not going to be on the top of your list of things to do, . However, it is something that has to be done because your gutters are very important to your home. Without clean gutters, water and moisture can build up around your house and cause significant damage to your home. Here are some tips for cleaning and maintaining your gutters so that you can avoid doing any costly repairs in the future. First off,…

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