Resources For Home Owners

Tips for Lowering Your Utility Bills

Tips for Lowering Your Utility Bills

Any home owner or property owner knows that, if gone unchecked or unmanaged, utility expenses can add up quickly, especially in the height of winter or summer. Here are some tips and strategies for lowering your utility bills:

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How to Choose the Right Contractor

Anyone’s who’s had renovation or construction work done on their property will tell you that finding the right contractor can be difficult. Here are some helpful steps to make sure you hire the right one the first time around:

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When Should You Replace Your Windows?

When Should You Replace Your Windows?

Windows are one of the most prominent features of your home, but often times one of the most overlooked. Old or damaged windows can increase your energy bill, affect your ability to be comfortable in your home, and ultimately impact the resale value of the house. Here

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Damaged Roof – Repair or Replace?

Damaged Roof – Repair or Replace?

Fixing a damaged roof can be among the most costly of home maintenance expenses. When you find an issue, you’ll need to decide whether to repair the damage that’s done, or replace the roof entirely. But how do you know whether to repair or replace, and what

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What to Do About Cracks In Your Foundation

Homes, regardless of how well built, are always subject to the conditions of nature and to the weather. Over time, given things like changing soil conditions, the structural foundation of your house can start to shift, leaving behind visible signs like cracks in your foundation and in

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Preparing your HVAC System for Winter

With winter fast approaching, it’s important to ensure that your HVAC(Heating Ventilation, & Air Conditioning) system is fully functional and ready for whatever the weather throws at it. No one wants to be caught in the middle of winter with no heat.

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How To Clean Kitchen Appliances

Even if you are careful to keep your kitchen tidy, some of the kitchen appliances require an annual deep-clean to reduce bacteria, run well and smell good. Once a year it’s a good idea to dedicate some time to really cleaning out your refrigerator, oven range and

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Painting A Home’s Exterior

Wooden features of your home’s exterior need to be maintained to protect them from damage and to keep your house looking good. Wooden window frames, wood doors that are directly exposed to weather, and porches or stairs that are made from untreated wood all fall into this

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How to Prepare for a Home Inspection

If you’re selling property, at some point the buyer will want to have your home inspected. Most offers to buy your home will require an inspection as a contingency; If the buyer isn’t happy with the result, they can cancel the sale without penalty. A home inspection

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Electrical Wiring In Homes

We usually don’t think about the electrical wiring in our homes until something goes wrong. Power outages have us scrambling to power the essentials. It pays to be familiar with the electrical situation in your house. It will pay off when a circuit is tripped and you

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