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    TIPS FOR CORD AND WIRE SAFETY

    January 26, 2020

    Electricity is and has been a vital part of living for decades now. While many adaptations and changes have been made to enhance safety,...

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    CREATING A SENSE OF PLACE IN WINTER

    January 25, 2020

    Managing your home décor in the winter can be incredibly fulfilling, giving you and the whole household a comfortable space to return to for...

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    WHEN SHOULD YOU INSPECT FOR MOLD

    January 22, 2020

    No one wants to live in a home with mold. This substance can cause health concerns and reduce the value of your house. Certain...

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    USING DECOR TO SELL YOUR HOME

    January 20, 2020

    If you are ready to put your home on the market, you want to make it as attractive as possible. Sometimes, using the right...

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    SIGNS YOU NEED AN ATTIC INSULATION UPGRADE

    January 18, 2020

    How much attic insulation does your home have? Older homes, in particular, often have less insulation than recommended. Enjoy comfortable year-round temperatures and save...

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    WHOLE-HOME SURGE PROTECTORS

    January 16, 2020

    While you may have a surge protector on a few expensive electronic devices in the home, you may be able to avoid electrical repairs...

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    SIDING

    January 15, 2020

    Siding is a popular choice for home builders because it is low maintenance and comes in a wide variety of colors. It is also...

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    CHILDREN RADON

    January 12, 2020

    You do everything possible to keep your kids happy and healthy. That’s why cook tasty meals with plenty of vitamins and make sure your...

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    DECORATE YOUR FRONT PORCH FOR FALL

    January 10, 2020

    Make a Beautiful First Impression Fall decorating ideas should incorporate the front porch, as it is the first thing many people see when coming...

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    INSULATING YOUR BASEMENT TO PREVENT MOLD

    January 8, 2020

    One of the biggest reasons basements are so susceptible to mold is due to poor insulation. Unfortunately, what constitutes as a good insulation job...

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    WHY A HOME INSPECTION IS CRITICAL

    January 4, 2020

    In the urgency to find and move into a new home, some buyers charge through the process quickly. This can be important in a...

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    RADON REMEDIATION AND TESTING

    January 3, 2020

    The amount of radon present in your home doesn’t remain constant over time. It’s actually considered normal and typical for it to rise, fall,...

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    ADD TEXTURE TO WINTER DÉCOR

    January 2, 2020

    One of the arguably most fun parts of home décor is the incorporation of different textures. In winter, many people seek the indoors for...

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    NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS FOR YOUR HOME

    January 1, 2020

    Making resolutions for New Years is a tradition, but the truth is that they are hard to uphold. Make resolutions for your home this...

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    THE SOFT SIDE OF NEUTRALS

    December 30, 2019

    Styles may change, but one of the constants on which you can depend is that the color of your walls should make you feel...

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    SAFE LIGHT BULB REPLACEMENT

    December 29, 2019

    It is necessary to safely change a light bulb to avoid an often unnecessary electrical repair. One easy way to stay safe is to...

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    TAP INTO THE GREAT OUTDOORS

    December 26, 2019

    A popular design trend that takes you back to your roots (literally) is bringing the outdoors in. Many of today’s designers and homeowners believe...

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    CHRISTMAS WALL DÉCOR YOU’LL LOVE

    December 25, 2019

    A blank wall space can be a dream come true when the holiday season rolls around. Take an otherwise unused wall and turn it...

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    DARK DECOR FOR A DRAMATIC WINTER

    December 23, 2019

    When you think of winter home décor, your mind probably goes straight to mistletoe and holly. Although that’s valid and beautiful in its own...

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    TEST YOUR FORECLOSURE INVESTMENT FOR MOLD

    December 22, 2019

    Buying a foreclosed property can be a great way to get more bang for your buck, whether you are looking to turn a profit...

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    READY YOUR HOME FOR WINTER

    December 18, 2019

    Colder days are on their way! This means more time to spend around family, snuggled in next to the fire, and the bright decorations...

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    TOP SIGNS YOUR OLDER HOME NEEDS ELECTRICAL REPAIR

    December 17, 2019

    When you own an older home, or a home built between the 1950s and 1970s, you may need to upgrade or electrical repairs. If...

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    THE IMPORTANCE OF RADON RE-ENTRAINMENT

    December 13, 2019

    Radon is something homeowners everywhere need to be aware of. Homeowners should test for radon levels in their home and if levels are elevated,...

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    SOAK THAT SIDING

    December 12, 2019

    Return your home’s exterior to its original fresh and beautiful appearance by giving your siding or brick a good washing. This home maintenance task...

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    SPICE UP YOUR KITCHEN WITH COLOR

    December 9, 2019

    For a kitchen that’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser, consider investing in some of the latest top design trends including color, color and more...

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    PREVENT BASEMENT MOLD BY REDUCING MOISTURE

    December 8, 2019

    Whether your basement is a wine cellar, lounge area or abandoned storage location, you have likely dealt with mold there before. Chances are you...

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    PROS AND CONS OF DOING A PRE-INSPECTION ON YOUR HOME

    December 4, 2019

    There’s a lot to get in order when a homeowner is getting ready to list a home. Some of these tasks include finding the...

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    RUSTIC FALL DECOR YOU PROBABLY HAVEN’T THOUGHT OF

    December 3, 2019

    Fall decorating ideas are always fun, especially when it comes to your home décor. Take advantage of these super-simple and unique tips to welcome...

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    RETEST FOR RADON AFTER YOU MOVE IN

    December 2, 2019

    Buying a home is a fun, time-consuming process with many forms, inspections and tests conducted prior to move in. The previous homeowners likely had...

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    TWO OVERLOOKED AREAS THAT NEED YOUR ATTENTION

    December 1, 2019

    Great home maintenance is key to a beautiful house that makes you happy. It also makes your appliances and home exterior last longer. Did...

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    TWO AWESOME ORGANIZATION TOOLS

    November 30, 2019

    Command hooks and baskets are two gems to the organized individual, and they can serve multiple purposes when you’re looking for home organization tips....

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    SPICE UP YOUR THANKSGIVING DÉCOR THIS YEAR

    November 28, 2019

    If you are short on time but want to decorate your house for the Thanksgiving season, don’t worry. Mother Nature and some simple decor...

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    GET READY FOR BLACK FRIDAY 2019

    November 26, 2019

    Black Friday is right around the corner. It falls on November 29th, the day after Thanksgiving. To get the absolute best of it, start...

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    WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT ACTIVE RADON MITIGATION

    November 25, 2019

    To push radon out of your home, an active radon mitigation system uses an electric fan. Specialists use a pipe that runs from the...

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    QUICK FALL HOME MAINTENANCE TIPS

    November 23, 2019

    Focus on the Faucets With colder weather comes the chance for outdoor faucets to freeze. This can be a big problem that can even...

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    GET YOUR EQUIPMENT READY FOR THE SEASON

    November 20, 2019

    Completing a thorough fall home maintenance checklist can help ensure you are ready for the colder weather. Take the time to test your winter...

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    HOW MOLD FINDS ITS WAY INTO YOUR ATTIC

    November 19, 2019

    You may not spend much time in your attic, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t inspect it for concerns such as mold. Without proper...

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    DOES YOUR EXHAUST FAN NEED SOME LOVE?

    November 15, 2019

    Do you know what the number one unsung hero in your bathroom is? It’s the exhaust fan. This little guy does a world of...

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    BUYING A HOME WITH RADON

    November 13, 2019

    Buying a home can be an exciting time and when you find the home of your dreams you need to act fast. If your...

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    HOW TO SHOW VETERANS WE CARE

    November 11, 2019

    American veterans and their families are arguably the bravest people in the country, and they come in a variety of ages and genders. Show...

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    ORGANIZE YOUR STORAGE SPACES

    November 10, 2019

    It isn’t just bigger storage areas like garages or closets that can benefit from a little creative thinking when it comes to home organization...

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    HOW BASEMENT MOLD APPEARS

    November 7, 2019

    One of the last things you want to find in your home is mold. The basement is a common area to discover this substance....

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    DON’T LET YOUR CLIENTS MAKE THESE COMMON HOME INSPECTION MISTAKES

    November 4, 2019

    Your clients are lucky to have a realtor who is watching out for their best interests. You work hard to make sure the home...

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    FOSTER NEW GROWTH

    November 3, 2019

    Spring and summer are your lawn’s time to shine. The prep work you do in the fall, though, makes your lawn really stand out...

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    CHOOSING THE BEST KIND OF LIGHT BULB

    November 1, 2019

    There are several types of light bulbs available, and each one offers its own benefits. Here are some tips on choosing the best light...

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    REMEMBER YOUR RANGE

    October 30, 2019

    How often should you clean or replace the range hood filter above your stove? Shoot for a clean filter at least once a year....

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    HIDE YOUR COMPONENTS WITH AN ATTIC RADON SYSTEM INSTALLATION

    October 28, 2019

    Radon Systems: Attic Installation You can install your radon mitigation system throughout the exterior of your home or you can decide to hide them...

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    2 QUICK TIPS TO STREAMLINE YOUR KITCHEN

    October 25, 2019

    You don’t have to restrict your best creative, outside-the-box thinking to your bedroom or your living room when it comes to home organization tips....

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    PRICE YOUR HOUSE RIGHT THIS SUMMER

    October 23, 2019

    While many believe it is beneficial to always price your house a little higher and then haggle with a buyer, this is not necessarily...

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    LOOKING FOR MOLD IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES

    October 21, 2019

    The first step in living in a mold-free home is finding the mold and its source. Mold loves moisture, and if it is present,...

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    IT’S OK TO MAKE THINGS PERSONAL

    October 19, 2019

    The vintage vibe is all the rage and that’s a very good thing. Not only is it trendy to utilize this timeless style choice,...

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    GETTING YOUR HOUSE READY FOR FALL

    October 18, 2019

    As the leaves slowly start to change and the days get just a little bit colder, you can count on one thing: It’s time...

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    DO YOU KNOW YOUR CURRENT RADON LEVELS?

    October 16, 2019

    Even if you have a radon mitigation system, it’s still a good idea to check it every now and then to determine if the...

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    KEEP THOSE GUTTERS CLEAN

    October 13, 2019

    Why is it important to clean the gutters around your home? This quintessential exterior home maintenance project makes sure the gutters can do their...

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    MAKE FRIENDS WITH YOUR WIRING

    October 12, 2019

    Your home’s wiring conducts electricity, which makes your life convenient and much easier than it would be otherwise. The electric panel is like a...

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    MAXIMIZE UNDERUTILIZED STORAGE SPACE

    October 10, 2019

    If you’re like most people, you probably find yourself at least occasionally wishing you had more storage space to work with. A little creative...

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    KEEP YOUR WIRING CURRENT

    October 7, 2019

    Make sure all of your household appliances have grounded plugs with three prongs. Older, two-pronged appliances could shock you or a family member. Replace...

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    HELP YOUR CLIENTS PICK THE RIGHT HOME INSPECTOR

    October 4, 2019

    Your clients are the lifeblood of your business. You are looking for life-long customers, not just a one and done relationship. One way you...

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    HOW MUCH DOES HIRING A MOLD SPECIALIST COST?

    October 3, 2019

    Hiring a professional team to handle your mold removal job is a lot like hiring any other professional service when it comes to the...

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    IS YOUR WIRING WARM?

    October 2, 2019

    Just like people, your home’s wiring has its own personality and quirks. Periodically put a hand on your electrical outlets. If they feel warm,...

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    HOW TO QUICKLY IDENTIFY A LEAKING BOILER

    October 1, 2019

    If your home has a boiler, it is important to keep it in good working order. A common problem with boilers can be leaking...

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    SUMP PUMPS AND SEWERS DON’T MIX

    September 30, 2019

    When it comes to keeping basements dry, there’s nothing that beats a sump pump. However, if it is set up to pump the water...

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    HOME ORGANIZATION ONE CHORE AT A TIME

    September 29, 2019

    Summer organization tips that everyone can benefit from usually focus on maintaining order in the home. While some of us can handle doing all...

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    CURB HUMIDITY TO PREVENT MOLD

    September 26, 2019

    Mold needs moisture to thrive, and a humid environment in your home saturates it with excess dampness. To prevent an outbreak of fungus in...

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    REPAIR AND REPLACE SOFFIT

    September 24, 2019

    If you’re going to need roof repairs, this is one of the better ones. Repairing or replacing the soffit under your eaves or the...

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    PREPARE FOR YOUR SUMMER SHOWINGS

    September 21, 2019

    If you’re selling your home in the summer, it is important to have the right tools in your arsenal. Fortunately, there are tips for...

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    IS YOUR HOME PROPERLY GROUNDED?

    September 20, 2019

    You’ve heard the sage advice to “keep grounded,” right? Well that goes for your house as well as for you. It’s shocking to realize...

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    MAKE HOME MAINTENANCE EASY WITH AUTOMATION

    September 18, 2019

    As a homeowner, you likely know that the work is almost never done. It always seems like something needs to be fixed or upgraded,...

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    GUIDE TO CHOOSING A RADON MITIGATION COMPANY

    September 17, 2019

    When it comes to radon testing your home, make sure that the process runs smoothly by choosing a qualified radon mitigation company. The company...

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    WATCH OUT FOR GALVANIZED WATER DISTRIBUTION PIPES

    September 15, 2019

    Water supply piping is what brings water to our homes from the main supply in the street. There are multiple types of water supply...

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    CONTROL CONDENSATION TO CONTROL BASEMENT MOLD

    September 14, 2019

    One of the last things you want to find in your basement is mold. This unwanted guest can cause problems in your home and...

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    FIND A NEW FUNCTION FOR YOUR FIREPLACE

    September 9, 2019

    A warm fire can be relaxing and cozy on a cold winter night. But if you live in warmer weather or are worried about...

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    ENERGY EFFICIENT IMPROVEMENTS AND RADON

    September 8, 2019

    Energy efficient improvements can help lower utility bills and keep the home at the right temperature, but the tighter windows, doors and HVAC system...

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    GET ORGANIZED THIS SUMMER WITH DROP ZONES

    September 5, 2019

    Summer is a busy time, especially for parents who have young children. You want to keep your little ones entertained in the hot summer...

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    THREE COMMON HOME INSPECTIONS MYTHS

    September 4, 2019

    If you’re in the process of closing a sale, then you know how much work goes into helping your client look for the right...

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    EMBRACE THE POWER OF PAINT

    September 2, 2019

    It’s pretty well-known that a new paint color can completely upgrade a room almost instantly. But if you think outside the box, you’ll find...

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    CREATE A BOLD STATEMENT IN A SURPRISING LOCATION

    September 1, 2019

    There are plenty of ways to spice up a room, like adding interesting artwork and furniture or unique decor items. But if you really...

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    TELLTALE SIGNS OF TERMITES

    August 31, 2019

    Termites left unchecked can cause damage to your home. Here are three telltale signs that you have these unwanted visitors in your house. Mud...

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    UNSAFE DECKS

    August 27, 2019

    If you love to entertain, a home with a beautiful deck is likely at the top of your list. Decks can be wonderful gathering...

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    HATE MOLD? KEEP THINGS CLEAN!

    August 26, 2019

    One of the best ways to prevent mold in your basement is simply to clean regularly. Look for traces of mold on walls and...

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    TURN STORAGE SPACE INTO A FOCAL POINT

    August 23, 2019

    Cooking is truly about creating a beautiful work of art, from colorful ingredients to stylish serving pieces. Don’t hide these gorgeous items behind a...

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    SUMMER TIPS FOR A SAFER DECK

    August 19, 2019

    Now that the balmy, lazy days of summer are officially in full swing, it only makes sense that you’re spending a lot more time outside. Among...

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    KEEPING IT CLEAN: LET YOUR KIDS HELP YOU DE-CLUTTER

    August 18, 2019

    Now that your children are out of school, let them help you keep the household clean and de-cluttered. These summer organization tips make it...

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    WATER LINE

    August 16, 2019

    Running water is a modern convenience that many of us can take for granted. We rarely think about the water line that is responsible...

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    MAINTAINING A RADON-FREE HOME

    August 15, 2019

    Radon is often found in trace amounts in the air outside your home. A test can reveal whether it’s inside your home, and regular...

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    TURN YOUR NECESSITIES INTO SOMETHING EXCITING

    August 12, 2019

    There’s no need to settle and keep things ordinary in your home. Everyday items can be much more fun with a little thought and...

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    DID YOU DOUBLE-CHECK YOUR MOLD REMEDIATION CLEAN-UP?

    August 11, 2019

    Mold is one of the most frustrating problems a homeowner can deal with. When you’ve gone through the mold remediation process, it’s essential that...

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    WHY YOU SHOULD HAVE A PRE-LISTING INSPECTION

    August 9, 2019

    If you are planning to sell a house this summer (or any season, really), it is important to consider all the benefits you can...

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    INCLUDE DOWNTIME IN YOUR SUMMER SCHEDULE

    August 8, 2019

    Building downtime into your summer schedule is one key summer organization tip. It can be all too easy to cram the days with activities...

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    HOME INSPECTION RED FLAGS: WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR

    August 5, 2019

    Scheduling a thorough home inspection is an important part of getting any home ready for the market. However, fully understanding what the resulting report...

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    HOW MUCH DOES RADON TESTING COST AND WHO PAYS?

    August 4, 2019

    The question of cost comes up whenever radon testing is part of a home sale. If you do not negotiate the testing or radon...

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    TURN SOMETHING OLD INTO SOMETHING NEW

    August 2, 2019

    Whether it’s an old family heirloom or a fabulous thrift store find, upcycling an old chair is a great way to add a unique...

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    SWITCH TO SATIN BRASS FINISHES

    August 1, 2019

    Brass is making a comeback, and for good reason. This gorgeous finish adds a touch of class and elegance to any room by embracing...

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    WHEN A ROOF REPLACEMENT IS ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY

    July 29, 2019

    It can be difficult to determine whether it is best to invest in a brand new roof or to repair any issues that arise....

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    FOLLOW THESE HANDS-ON HINTS TO RID YOUR HOME OF MOLD

    July 27, 2019

    Few things strike horror in the hearts of homeowners as learning mold has infiltrated the perimeter. Don’t panic. Realize that even though it is...

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    WHEN YOU CAN USE CAULK TO PLUG THE LEAK

    July 25, 2019

    Caulk is sometimes used as the be-all-end-all solution for DIY home problems, especially leaks. However, there are many problems caulk just can’t fix. When...

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    WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ROOF REPAIR

    July 23, 2019

    Have you been noticing water stains on the walls or in the ceiling of your home? Has mold been showing up along these areas...

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    WHY YOU SHOULD TEST YOUR HOME FOR RADON

    July 21, 2019

    The Environmental Protection Agency recommends that every home in America undergo radon testing. Read on to find out why this often-overlooked test is necessary....

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    HOW TO TRACK DOWN A DIFFICULT LEAK

    July 19, 2019

    Here are some quick tips to help you track down difficult leaks. However, you’ll need to enlist a friend. Step 1 Go up to...

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    THREE IDEAS FOR SUMMER ORGANIZATION

    July 18, 2019

    Now that summer is here and you have warm days and long evenings to look forward to, why not get a jump start on...

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    TOILET RUNNING? CATCH IT BEFORE IT CAUSES DAMAGE

    July 16, 2019

    Does your toilet continue to fill long after it should have stopped? A faulty flapper or unhooked chain can keep the water flow going...

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    HOW TO RESTORE FLOW TO A FAUCET

    July 12, 2019

    Sometimes a kitchen or bathroom faucet will lose pressure. When this happens, you will notice that it starts spraying towards the side. The simple...

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    TIPS FOR COMMERCIAL MOLD REMEDIATION

    July 11, 2019

    Mold is a common problem for home owners, but mold can affect businesses as well, of course. What should you do if you find...

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    THE INNER WORKINGS OF AN AIR CONDITIONER

    July 10, 2019

    An air conditioner uses the following five components to work its magic. CompressorRefrigerantCondenserExpansion ValveEvaporator Coil First The compressor keeps controls air flow. It continues...

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    TEST YOUR HOME TODAY: 9 RADON FACTS YOU NEED TO KNOW

    July 8, 2019

    Radon gas is an unseen risk that could be in your home right now. Radon is not just colorless, but also tasteless and odorless,...

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    THE UNDENIABLE ADVANTAGES OF REPAIRING YOUR ROOF

    July 5, 2019

    As time passes, all roofs experience wear and tear, but not all issues are major enough to require a full roof replacement. This is...

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    FOURTH OF JULY FUN FACTS

    July 4, 2019

    While you’re enjoying this year’s festivities on Independence Day, here are some fun facts to chew on at your annual cookout: Did you know...

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    WHAT THE SELLER SHOULD EXPECT FROM A HOME INSPECTION

    July 4, 2019

    Home inspectors should be a welcome part of the home buying process for the seller the agent and the buyer. Not only will the...

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    HOW TO FIX ROOF VENTS

    July 2, 2019

    If you find that your roof vents are damaged, then caulking may help to temporarily solve the issue. However, the only real fix is...

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    SMOOTHING VINYL WINDOWS AND DOORS

    July 1, 2019

    Everyone knows the frustration of vinyl windows or doors that don’t operate well. Often, gunk will build up in the channels and make it...

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    TRIM YOUR TREES WITH EASE

    June 28, 2019

    Are your clippers too short to reach the branches of your tree? No need to worry. We’ve got a trick to add some height...

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    HERE’S HOW TO RESCUE YOUR CLOTHES AND FABRIC FROM MOLD

    June 27, 2019

    Uh-oh… is that mold on your favorite shirt? If you live in a damp climate, you might have a hard time keeping mold and...

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    THE DO’S AND DON’TS OF HOME MAINTENANCE

    June 25, 2019

    If you want to maximize the value of your house, you should keep it in top shape. You may also want to remodel or...

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    REPAIR YOUR WINDOW AIR CONDITIONING UNIT

    June 23, 2019

    Because the window unit is so much smaller, the same equipment must fit into a much more cramped space. What might go wrong, and...

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    HOW TO FIX A WALLPAPER SEAM

    June 21, 2019

    If you have a wallpaper seam that is coming apart, don’t worry, you don’t have to replace the entire piece. Instead, you just want...

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    SIMPLE TARPS MAKE GREAT LAWN TRAILERS

    June 20, 2019

    After mowing, trimming trees and hedges, or clearing away weeds and overgrowth you may find yourself with a pile of lawn rubbish. While you...

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    HOW YOUR CHOICE OF ROOFING MATERIAL WILL AFFECT THE LONGEVITY OF YOUR ROOF

    June 17, 2019

    You’ve come to the decision that you need to replace your roof? If your last roof didn’t last as long as you hoped, you...

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    MAKE YOUR OUTDOOR ELECTRICAL RECEPTACLES WEATHER RESISTANT

    June 13, 2019

    Outdoor electric receptacles prevent the unsightly appearance of electrical cords snaking outside from the inside of a home. These are often sent through windows...

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    HEALTH EFFECTS OF MOLD EXPOSURE

    June 11, 2019

    Does exposure to mold cause respiratory illness and other health problems? The answer is more complicated than you might think. Wet, Damp Spaces Numerous...

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    SCOOP PINECONES OFF YOUR YARD EASILY WITH A POOPER SCOOPER

    June 10, 2019

    Coniferous trees drop pinecones during the warmer months, and many homeowners find the pinecones littered all over their yards to be a nuisance. They...

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    HOW TO WITHDRAW AN ITEM FROM THE TOILET

    June 8, 2019

    Nearly everyone has experienced the fear of dropping a small object into the toilet or drain. Often, it is a piece of jewelry lost...

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    HOME INSPECTION 101: HOW TO PREPARE YOUR CLIENTS

    June 4, 2019

    Whether you are working with the seller or the buyer or both, home inspection day can be a bit stressful. Here are some tips...

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    3 QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF BEFORE REPAIRING OR REPLACING YOUR ROOF

    June 3, 2019

    The condition of your roof is likely one of the last things on your mind until you start to notice some damage or wear....

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    SAVE MONEY BY CARING FOR YOUR OWN LAWN

    June 2, 2019

    Looking to save money on lawn care? If your lawn has been well-tended in the past, it doesn’t take much to keep it up....

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    MAKE YOUR LAWN GEAR MOBILE

    June 1, 2019

    If you’ve ever seen old golfing bags at yard sales, you may want to stop and pick one up for a few dollars. Golf...

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    FLICKERING LIGHTS AND LOOSE CONNECTIONS

    May 30, 2019

    Don’t be fooled by flickering lights. Odds are the lights flickering are not a sign of ghostly intruders or but merely a boring, old,...

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    HOW TO KEEP YOUR HOME FREE OF MOLD

    May 29, 2019

    You’ve invested a lot in your home, don’t forget to take steps to prevent a mold infestation. These three tips are easy to implement...

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    HOW TO SPOT THE SOURCE OF A ROOF LEAK

    May 26, 2019

    The source of a leak can be hard to find. However, it’s not impossible. With a little knowledge and a lot of determination, you...

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    MEMORIAL DAY

    May 26, 2019

    Memorial Day is the unofficial beginning of summer and is usually a day for barbeques, picnics and time with friends and family. With all...

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    PICK THE RIGHT CORD FOR THE JOB

    May 23, 2019

    There’s nothing like decorating your home and yard for the holidays. Plastic snowmen, Rudolph’s flashing red nose and bright white lights crisscrossing your roof....

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    HERE’S 5 QUICK HOME REPAIRS THAT (MOSTLY) PAY FOR THEMSELVES WHEN SELLING A HOME

    May 22, 2019

    You’re not stupid; when selling your home, the last thing you want to do is sink more money into it with repairs. But here’s...

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    5 MYTHS ABOUT RADON YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT IF YOU OWN A HOME

    May 20, 2019

    Radon is a radioactive gas which is imperceptible to humans. Unfortunately, what we don’t see can still hurt us when it comes to radon....

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    HOW TO GET RID OF RUST COLORED WATER

    May 19, 2019

    Discolored water might seem like a bad sign, particularly when accompanied by a foul odor. Often, this is from minerals in the water heater...

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    SIMPLE AND QUICK PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE TIPS FOR YOUR HOME

    May 18, 2019

    If you enjoy ticking off line items on a checklist, this article is for you. We are going to look at an easy and...

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    WHAT NOT TO DO WHEN DECLUTTERING YOUR HOME

    May 15, 2019

    If you’re planning on decluttering your home this season, there are lots of tips out there telling you how to do it. Instead, we...

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    GET RID OF MOLD ON WOOD

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    March 21, 2019

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    March 20, 2019

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    March 6, 2019

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    March 3, 2019

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    February 6, 2019

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    January 30, 2019

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    January 26, 2019

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    January 23, 2019

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    January 20, 2019

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    January 18, 2019

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    January 17, 2019

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    January 14, 2019

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    January 10, 2019

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    January 7, 2019

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    January 3, 2019

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    November 28, 2018

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    November 18, 2018

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    November 3, 2018

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