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How to Clean Your Grill

How to Clean Your Grill

Cooking out with friends and family is a fun way to spend time when gathering outdoors. After cooking, clean-up steps vary depending on your grill type. Here are some of the best ways to clean your grill to keep it in good condition and food tasting great.  Gather the...

How to Repair 4 Common Plumbing Problems

How to Repair 4 Common Plumbing Problems

A professional plumber should deal with serious plumbing emergencies like burst pipes and clogged sewer mains. However, most homeowners can tackle minor plumbing issues with a few tools and the correct instructions. Here are simple ways to fix common plumbing problems...

How to Organize Your Basement

How to Organize Your Basement

The basement is one of the most versatile spaces in any house, but many homeowners fill it with clutter, stacks of boxes, and unused furniture. Setting aside a weekend to organize your basement is a great way to maximize the space. You’ll get rid of clutter and make...

4 Ways Homeowners are Affected by Gas Prices

4 Ways Homeowners are Affected by Gas Prices

Rising gas prices have an impact on the economy of the entire country. Gas prices affect anything that uses gasoline or is shipped via a gas-operated vehicle. The effect is not only felt by businesses and corporations but also by homeowners. As gas prices rise, people...

5 Ways to Prevent Pests in the Home

5 Ways to Prevent Pests in the Home

Pests are a nuisance that threaten your family’s health and the condition of your house. Although they seem harmless, an infestation can lead to severe issues, from property damage to the spread of germs. As a homeowner, you might experience trouble with insects or...

Who to Notify When You Move

Who to Notify When You Move

Moving can be a stressful time for families. In addition to packing up your belongings and moving to a new address, there are people and places to notify when you move. From friends and family to the post office and DMV, here is a comprehensive list of everyone to...

10 Tips for New Homeowners

10 Tips for New Homeowners

Before purchasing your first home, it’s good to know what to expect. Homeownership is a major milestone and of course, you’ll want to take care of your investment. To navigate the first year in your house, here are tips for new homeowners. Helpful Tips for New...

7 Tips for Winter Home Improvement

7 Tips for Winter Home Improvement

Now that colder weather has arrived, it’s important to make sure your home is ready for winter. This includes making necessary repairs and upgrades to help your home withstand harsh weather conditions. Here are seven winter home improvement tips to help you get...

How to Prepare for a Power Outage

How to Prepare for a Power Outage

Power outages are unfortunately part of living with electricity, but thankfully they are usually short-lived. Here are some tips to prepare for a power outage and how to make it somewhat more manageable for your household. Stock Up on Food to Prepare for a Power...

5 Ways to Add Value to Your Home

5 Ways to Add Value to Your Home

Increasing the Value to Your Home Most homeowners want to increase the value of their homes. Some projects will cost a lot of money but will pay off in the long term. Other projects only take a few hours and don't cost much. Easy updates are a great way to increase...

8 Tips for Fall Home Maintenance

8 Tips for Fall Home Maintenance

Get Your Home Ready for Fall Fall home maintenance is important, as it will help protect your home against damage and that is caused by severe winter weather. Draw up a checklist of tasks to prepare your home for the coming months. The following should be on your...

4 Tips to Sell a House

4 Tips to Sell a House

It takes more to sell a house than simply placing a sign on the lawn. Taking preliminary steps when planning to sell a house can help a home sell faster and sometimes at a higher selling price. Here are a few tips to help make the selling experience less stressful,...

6 Outdoor Home Maintenance Tasks for Summer

6 Outdoor Home Maintenance Tasks for Summer

Summer is a good time to focus on outdoor home maintenance tasks. Try to get work done outside in the early morning or the evening hours instead of the hottest part of the day. Here are 6 ways to improve curb appeal and keep up your home’s exterior during the summer....

Make Your Home Healthy and Safe

Make Your Home Healthy and Safe

As a homeowner, there are certain easy things you can do to make your home healthy and safe. Here are 5 areas to improve upon the health and safety of your home. Improve Home Security You’ll have more peace of mind whether you are home or away when you have a home...

3 Electrical Safety Tips for Your Home

3 Electrical Safety Tips for Your Home

Every modern home has multiple electrical appliances of some sort. Although they are helpful in our daily lives, these devices come with risks and hazards. People don't often think about the importance of electrical safety at home. Electrical emergencies can happen at...

4 Tips to Declutter Your Home

4 Tips to Declutter Your Home

A disorganized house that’s full of stuff makes everyday life more difficult because it's hard to clean and to find things. Declutter your home with these tips so you can live in a more comfortable space. Get Rid of Unwanted Items When You Declutter Your Home First,...

Make Your Deck Safe for Children and Pets

Make Your Deck Safe for Children and Pets

Spring is here and the days are getting warmer. Your family will be spending more time outdoors, enjoying the backyard deck. In the summer, a deck is a great place for family and friends to relax in the sun and cook on the grill. Spring is the perfect season to tackle...

Eco-Friendly Countertop Options for Your Home

Eco-Friendly Countertop Options for Your Home

When it’s time to update your kitchen or bathroom countertops, consider installing an eco-friendly countertop to replace your existing counters. Today, there are more options than ever to get creative with your home while still being environmentally conscious. Unusual...

Reasons to Order a Home Inspection

Reasons to Order a Home Inspection

A home is a major investment, so it's critical that you learn as much as you can about the house you’re buying. To save yourself from buyer’s remorse, order a home inspection to better understand the condition of the property. An Inspection Report is a Low-Cost...

5 Ways to Improve Your Home Security

5 Ways to Improve Your Home Security

During times of uncertainty and economic distress, crime and break-ins go up. Regardless of where you live, your home is always at risk. Fortunately, there are a few simple steps you can take to improve your home security. Keep Your Valuable Items Out of Plain Sight...

9 Tips to Prepare Your Home For Winter

9 Tips to Prepare Your Home For Winter

With cold weather on the way, there are a few tasks to help prevent emergencies and keep your house comfortable in freezing weather. Here are the most important chores to complete as you prepare your home for winter. Prune Trees to Prepare Your Home for Winter Inspect...

6 Ways to Prevent Chimney Fires

6 Ways to Prevent Chimney Fires

Each year, there are more than 25,000 chimney fires in the United States alone. Often, damage to masonry or a layer of creosote on chimney walls contributes to fire. Keep your home and your family safe by taking steps to prevent chimney fires. 1. Prevent Chimney Fires...

What Can I Plant in the Fall?

What Can I Plant in the Fall?

Summer is over, and if you enjoyed your garden, you may be feeling disappointed that the season has ended. However, you don’t have to stop gardening when the weather changes. Because the soil is warm from summer and the days are mild, there are trees, shrubs, and...

Organize Your Closet in Four Steps

Organize Your Closet in Four Steps

The closet is an important storage area in your home. Bedroom closets are convenient places to keep clothing, shoes, hats, and accessories. A well-planned storage area makes it easy for you to find what you’re looking for. Getting dressed is easy when your closet is a...

5 Tips to Help You Care for Your Trees

5 Tips to Help You Care for Your Trees

If you have trees on your property, they provide shade, add curb appeal, and enhance the beauty of your yard. However, if you don't properly care for your trees, they can become diseased and overgrown and affect the value of your home. This guide provides tips to help...

5 Safety Essentials for the Home

5 Safety Essentials for the Home

Your home is a place where you should be secure and comfortable. Unfortunately, disasters can strike unexpectedly and sometimes cause significant damage to your property. Be better prepared for an emergency with these safety essentials for the home. Safety Essentials...

Ideas for Easy Home Renovations

Ideas for Easy Home Renovations

Make improvements to your home to increase its value and create more comfortable living spaces. If you have a day or a weekend to spare, you can complete one of these projects. Most of them require basic tools and supplies that...

5 Green Projects for Spring Home Improvement

5 Green Projects for Spring Home Improvement

Spring is here and you are probably motivated to do some work around the house. Here are a few easy spring home improvement projects that are good for the earth and will help you save money. Add Caulking for Spring Home Improvement Caulking is a low-cost way to boost...

6 Signs of a Plumbing Problem at Home

6 Signs of a Plumbing Problem at Home

Plumbing issues often go undetected and small leaks can turn into big problems. Here are some things you can look for that indicate signs of a plumbing problem at home. 1. A Decrease in Water Pressure A few factors can cause low water pressure. If it is sudden, it...

Reasons to Order an 11th-Month Warranty Inspection

Reasons to Order an 11th-Month Warranty Inspection

When you're building a brand new house, you can customize the property to suit your family's needs. You expect all systems and components to be in great condition and hope home improvements won't be needed for a long time. Because the house is newly built, your...