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A checklist that you can use and incorporate into your routine home maintenance plan for your house. In the Spring: Check for damage to your roof Check all the fascia and trim for deterioration have a professional air conditioning contractor inspect and maintain your systems as recommended by the...
03/27/2011
Fall season checklist that you can use and incorporate into your routine home maintenance plan for your house. Check your home for water leaks. Have a heating professional check your heating system every year. Protect your home from frozen pipes. Run all gas-powered lawn equipment until the fuel ...
10/28/2010
There are simple things you can do to help reduce water usage. Use a broom instead of a hose to clean your driveway, sidewalk and patios. Water your lawn and plants only when they need it and make sure sprinklers are off when it rains. Water in the early morning. As much as 30 percent of water ca...
09/07/2010
Install water-saving showerheads and shorten your shower time to five minutes. Turn off water while you are brushing your teeth. Run only full loads in your dishwasher and washing machine. Rinse produce in a sink as opposed to running water. Check toilets for leaks - a leaky toilet can waste up ...
09/07/2010
Important information from the Consumer Products Safety Appliance connectors are corrugated metal tubes used to connect gas appliances to fuel gas supply pipes in your home or business. Some older brass connectors have a serious flaw in how the tubing was joined to their end pieces. Over time, th...
06/11/2010
Never let children operate or play with door controls. Keep the remote control away from children. Always keep the moving door in sight and away from people, pets and objects until it is completely closed. No one should cross the path of a moving door. Test the door operator monthly. The garage ...
06/08/2010
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If  you are planning home renovations that involve digging, it's important to know where the underground utility lines are buried. Whether it's digging a hole for a mailbox or tree or installing a deck or pool, you can now call 811 from anywhere in the country to request a visit from a utility lo...
05/02/2010
Termites can threaten a homeowner's property forcing costly repairs. Here are some tips on recognizing an infestation. In the spring, look for the winged, "elates" bugs that look like winged ants but are really the termites who start new colonies. The most visible sign of an infestation are the m...
05/02/2010
Termites can threaten a homeowner's property forcing costly repairs. Here are some tips on recognizing an infestation. In the spring, look for the winged, "elates" bugs that look like winged ants but are really the termites who start new colonies. The most visible sign of an infestation are the m...
05/02/2010
Many potential hazards can be identified and repaired only by a qualified contractor. Have a qualified home Inspector or Contractor make an annual inspection of all of your gas piping, gas appliances, heating systems and venting. The following signs are indicators that a dangerous condition may e...
04/29/2010
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