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Home Maintenance Tips

Roof Check

Roof Check

Periodically check your roof for damage. Damaged, discolored, or gravel-less shingles should be quickly replaced to prevent the need to replace your roof, water-damaged trusses, or drywall when you finally discover a leak. During the inspection of your roof, pay...

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Drafty Windows

Drafty Windows

Drafty windows are a major culprit of high energy bills in the summer and winter months. Periodically check the condition of the caulk line that holds your windows in place. If the caulk appears to be dry, cracked, or otherwise weathered, remove the old caulk with a...

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Leaky Faucets

Leaky Faucets

The main cause of leaky faucets is worn out washers. The washers inside of the faucet handles are rubber and tend to wear out quickly. Replace them by turning off the main water supply, unscrewing the leaky handle that controls the flow of water to the spout, removing...

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Restore Free Flow to a Faucet

Restore Free Flow to a Faucet

When a kitchen or bathroom faucet loses pressure or starts spraying to the side, it's usually due to a dirty aerator screen. Luckily, cleaning a screen is an easy job. Start by closing the drain plug (so you don't drop parts down the drain). Then remove the aerator...

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Fix a Wallpaper Seam

If you have a seam that's coming apart, reactivate the paste around the gap with a rag soaked in warm water. Hold the rag over the area for a minute or two, and then carefully open the gap a little larger so you'll have more room for the sealer. Squeeze seam sealer...

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Get your mind in the gutters. 

Your roof's drainage system annually diverts thousands of gallons of water from your house's exterior and foundation walls. That's why it is so important to keep this system flowing smoothly. Clogged gutters can lead to damaged exterior surfaces and to water in your...

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Kill Fruit Flies with Dish Soap

Do you have a fruit fly problem but hate using the sticky traps. Put a few drops any dishwashing liquid in a small dish of water and place it by the fruit on your counter. Fruit flies are attracted to it and will fly into the water and die. For an extra kick add a...

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Maintenance Tips Lawn Care

Aerate the Soil 'Aerating' simply means making holes in the ground by removing plugs of soil. And it's the single most important task you can perform to maintain a healthy, good-looking lawn. Nothing else comes close! It relieves compaction caused by foot traffic and...

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Freshen Up Your Smelly Garbage Disposal

I love having a garbage disposal, but from time to time the smells radiating from our disposal become pretty unpleasant. Most of the time I can take care of the smell by plugging the disposal with the stopper, filling up the sink with warm soapy water, and running the...

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Who Knew?

Dawn Dish soap kills fleas instantly. Add a few drops to your dog's bath and shampoo the animal thoroughly. Rinse well to avoid skin irritations. Colgate toothpaste makes an excellent salve for burns. Honey is a remedy for skin blemishes. Cover with a dab of honey and...

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