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Checklist: Monthly Maintenance

When it comes to reducing repair and replacement costs for your property, there is no substitute for keeping up with your monthly maintenance. Many homeowners are familiar with the high costs that can accrue when something goes wrong unexpectedly; performing monthly maintenance is a good way to keep tabs on what’s wearing quickly, as well…

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Simple Home Repairs

Many homeowners are well aware that there are a few small things wrong in one area of the house or another, but are reluctant to fix these things themselves or pay a large amount of money to hire a professional. This is why many small home repairs are ignored, and eventually lead to much larger,…

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AC Check Up

Air Conditioning Check Up 101

Any time is better than never, but spring is the ideal time to budget for an air conditioning tune-up. Early air conditioner maintenance can prevent many small problems from becoming more expensive repairs later on. Furthermore, if your air conditioner check-up is scheduled for spring, you’ll also beat the long waits and higher prices that…

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Geothermal Heat Pump Maintenance: 5 Simple Tips

Geothermal heat pumps are becoming popular among homeowners for their limited-maintenance construction and ability to lower utilities. If you currently have a geothermal heat pump or are considering adding one to your home, use these five steps to ensure your system remains in good shape. #1 Professional installation. It’s important to find a trustworthy HVAC…

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Metal roofing

How to Keep Your Metal Roof Healthy

Metal roofing’s low maintenance and long life span make it a popular choice among homeowners. But metal roofing doesn’t come without upkeep. Here’s how to ensure your metal roofing remains in tip-top shape. Hire a pro. Roof maintenance is dangerous. A professional roofer will have the safety gear and experience necessary to complete your job…

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Pay Your Bills, Check Your Home

In order to maintain your home, you have to pay for its monthly utilities, but that’s not the only thing you want to do every month to make sure your home is operating smoothly. To stick to the utility and minimize any costly repair bills, a simple and easy self-maintenance schedule can reduce the possibility…

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Chimney

Preventive Maintenance: Chimneys

Since your chimney is one of the major barriers to fire danger in your home (and consequently one of the primary sources of fire outbreaks), when a problem occurs chimney repair is of utmost importance. Here’s a short list of quick checks you can perform on your own or hire a professional to undertake in…

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Masonry fireplace

Masonry Fireplace Maintenance

Brick and stone masonry fireplaces are desirable because these traditional building materials lend a look and feel of permanence and stability to any setting they are installed in. To drive this feeling of durability and authenticity home, many old stone masonry and brick fireplaces are still standing today, and function just as well as they…

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White basement

Seasonal Basement Maintenance

While there are not many seasonal tasks for basements, there are a few things you want to keep an eye out for during the year. Seasonal basement maintenance is likely to make a difference in how your basement performs all year long. Whether your primary concern is reducing flooding during the rainy season or having…

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Stone chimney

Chimney Maintenance Keeps Your Family Safe

If you own a fireplace, chimney maintenance is not optional. Deadly fires, carbon monoxide poisoning, and expensive chimney repairs are only some of the more serious consequences associated with neglected chimney maintenance. Whether you need to know what you can expect with chimney cleaning and inspections or whether you need a more detailed explanation of…

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