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5 Ways to Make Home Safe for Seniors

5 Ways to Make Home Safe for Seniors

One reason that many senior citizens leave their homes to live in facilities is that their home isn’t safe for them anymore. Hazards from stairs, areas inaccessible to walkers and wheelchairs, hard-to-reach places, and slippery bathtubs are just a few examples of how...

Get Rid of Mosquitoes on Your Property

Get Rid of Mosquitoes on Your Property

Mosquitoes aren't just annoying. These insects can also spread diseases to you and your companion animals. Just one mosquito bite can cause heartworm disease in cats and dogs. Humans can contract West Nile Virus and other illnesses from bites. Try these tips to get...

5 Ways to Reduce Humidity in the Home

5 Ways to Reduce Humidity in the Home

High humidity can make the summer months almost unbearable. It may be warm outside, but you want to be cool inside your home. There are several ways to help reduce humidity in the home. The tips below will help you stay more comfortable on hot summer days. Ways to...

DIY Outdoor Kitchen Ideas

DIY Outdoor Kitchen Ideas

When the weather is nice, you'll likely spend more time outside. Enjoy the sun while entertaining family and friends in your outdoor kitchen. Whether you already have a place to cook outside or you’re upgrading your outdoor living area, these outdoor kitchen ideas...

Re-Inspection of a Home After Repairs

Re-Inspection of a Home After Repairs

When you order a home inspection, you get a thorough assessment of the property you’re purchasing. The inspector will provide a report detailing any problems, defects, and safety concerns in the home. During negotiations, the buyer can request that the seller fix...

Why You Should Have a Home Inspection on New Construction

Why You Should Have a Home Inspection on New Construction

If you’re moving into a newly built home, it’s important to have an inspection. It may seem unnecessary because everything from the foundation to the flooring is brand new. However, it’s not uncommon for new homes to have defects. Here are a few reasons to order a...

8 Important Safety Essentials for Your Household

8 Important Safety Essentials for Your Household

You want to make sure your home is safe for your family. The following safety essentials for your household are things you need to help you feel prepared for any emergency situation. Keep Fire Extinguishers Nearby One of the most effective ways to keep a fire from...

Using Thermal Imaging in Home Inspections

Using Thermal Imaging in Home Inspections

Whether you're selling your home or buying a new one, it’s important to invest in a professional inspection to determine the condition of the property. For buyers, this assessment offers peace of mind that the house is safe, secure, and a sound investment. Home...

4 Benefits of a Pre-Listing Home Inspection

4 Benefits of a Pre-Listing Home Inspection

Before putting your home on the market, you’ll have a list of tasks to prepare the property. One item that may be missing from your list is scheduling a pre-listing home inspection. While you may feel this step is unnecessary because the buyer will order an inspection...

The Connection Between Home Insulation and Ventilation

The Connection Between Home Insulation and Ventilation

Insulation is a crucial component of any home. Without proper insulation, the house cannot efficiently stay climate-controlled. However, all insulation needs ventilation to work effectively. This article goes over home insulation and ventilation and how they work...

Tips to Get Your Fireplace Ready for Winter

Tips to Get Your Fireplace Ready for Winter

A nice fire provides warmth on a cold day and your fireplace is a great source of heat when the power goes out. Fireplaces can also help reduce your heating bill. But as cold weather approaches, keep in mind that fireplaces and chimneys are one of the main causes of...

5 Helpful Tips to Prepare Your Home for Fall

5 Helpful Tips to Prepare Your Home for Fall

During fall, there are preparations that should be made to ready your home for cooler weather. Temperatures have dropped to make outside work more bearable and summer vacations are over. Now is the time to prepare your home for fall to better maintain your property....

5 Warning Signs of an Electrical Problem in Your Home

5 Warning Signs of an Electrical Problem in Your Home

Electrical issues are one of the leading causes of house fires every year. Be on the lookout for any electrical problem in your home. Here are five warning signs that you should call an electrician. Don’t Attempt to Repair Any Electrical Problem in Your Home...

5 Projects That Add Value to Your Home

5 Projects That Add Value to Your Home

Boost Your Home's Value There are many reasons why you might want to add value to your home. Maybe you're planning to sell your house and move somewhere new, or maybe you just want to invest in the future. Check out these home improvement projects that will increase...

4 Ways to Repel Mosquitoes From Your Property

4 Ways to Repel Mosquitoes From Your Property

Mosquitoes are an annoying pest that affect your time spent outdoors this summer. Besides creating itchy bites, mosquitoes also carry diseases that can endanger the health of your family and friends. Here are some simple things you can do to repel mosquitoes from your...

Five Ways to Improve Home Security

Five Ways to Improve Home Security

The Best Ways to Improve Home Security You want your family to feel safe and secure inside your home. You also want to keep your property safe while you are away. Here are some of the best and most effective ways to improve home security. 1. Have Good Locks (and Use...

Maintenance Steps to Prevent Plumbing Leaks

Maintenance Steps to Prevent Plumbing Leaks

Prevent Plumbing Leaks to Save Money Water can be destructive to the structure of a home. Leaks cause wooden surfaces to warp and water contributes to mold and mildew growth on fabric, plastic, and tiled surfaces. Long term, undetected water leaks damage concrete...

The Best Placement of Smoke Detectors in the Home

The Best Placement of Smoke Detectors in the Home

The purpose of a smoke detector is to alert you to smoke and a fire in your home. Fires can spread rapidly, so the early detection of smoke can potentially save your life. Understanding the best placement of smoke detectors helps you to maximize the life-saving...

Learn About Wood-Destroying Insects In the Home Besides Termites

Learn About Wood-Destroying Insects In the Home Besides Termites

Many homeowners follow an annual maintenance plan and make prompt repairs as soon as damage is discovered. Though maintenance steps are helpful in preserving your home’s condition, there may be hidden wood-destroying insects causing damage to your structure. While...

5 Steps for Decluttering Your Home

5 Steps for Decluttering Your Home

Decluttering Your Home Easily and Effectively Having fewer things in your home can make you feel more relaxed when you are there. Clutter makes it hard to get around your house and find what you need. When you are ready to begin decluttering your home so you can live...

Six Ways To Heat Your Home Efficiently

Six Ways To Heat Your Home Efficiently

We depend on our heating systems to keep the indoor temperature comfortable during the winter months. No matter what kind of heating system you have, it is important to perform routine maintenance to help it run optimally. Beyond this, there are some free or...

5 Tips For Decorating For The Holidays Safely

5 Tips For Decorating For The Holidays Safely

The holiday season is a time for elaborate feasts and festive decorations. These decorations require effort and planning. There are also risks associated with hanging holiday decorations. Below you'll find five tips for decorating for the holidays safely. While...

What You Need to Know About Radon in the Home

What You Need to Know About Radon in the Home

When you think about dangerous substances around your home, you may think about things like poisonous chemicals under your sink, pesticides, and even carbon monoxide. Radon in the home is not something that most people regularly think about, but it is a serious issue...

3 Ways To Prevent Mold In The Home

3 Ways To Prevent Mold In The Home

The emphasis on energy efficiency has created an environment where air doesn't flow as well as it does in older houses. Moisture mixed with poor ventilation and stagnant air can encourage the growth of mold and mildew. It's important to learn ways to prevent mold in...

Common Signs of a Termite Infestation

Common Signs of a Termite Infestation

Common Signs Of a Termite Infestation Termites are found in every region of the United States. Several species of termites exist, each feeding on wood for survival. Although termites serve many beneficial purposes in nature, the pests become a serious problem when...