Tips for a Healthier Home Environment

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You could be the most meticulous house cleaner on the planet and maintenance supervisor but still not prevent accidents or illnesses from impacting your family. That’s not a criticism, just a matter of fact.  So, as fundamental as some of the following tips might be, it’s good to keep them in mind for the sake […]

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Budget-Friendly Home Improvements

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Are you thinking about giving your home a little face-lift but worry about over spending? Well, there’s no reason why you should – provided you plan, set a budget, and then tackle just those projects that prevent buyer’s remorse. Here are few ideas to help get you started: Add curb appeal. Make coming home more […]

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Under Pressure: Frozen Pipes

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When water freezes it expands. If it expands too much, pipes can burst, water can escape, and you could be facing serious damage in your home. Winter in the Midwest often means days or weeks on end of single digit temperatures, meaning we’re at a high risk for winter damage like frozen pipes. Here are […]

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An Unchecked Furnace Can Mean Risky Business

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Winter can pose a lot of seasonal issues – runny noses and icy roads to name a couple. Brutal Midwestern winters can also take their toll on homes with their drastic shifts in temperature and humidity.   Did you know you need to get your furnace checked every single year? Just like oil changes and […]

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Silent Signs of an Electrical Problem

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The spark from an electrical outlet, the sudden hush of electronics and appliances, or the dim of a bathroom light as you turn on the blow dryer all provide clues that you may have an electrical wiring issue. But not all clues are that obvious. Hot Outlets – It’s common for appliances to generate heat […]

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How to Increase Bathroom Storage Space

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Does a small room always equal overly packed and crowded? Not always, of course, but when it comes to small bathrooms, it often turns out that way. Maybe every item in your small, crowded bathroom is essential, but do they all necessarily belong right there?  Probably not. And what about available space…are you making the […]

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How to Warm Up a Cold Room

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Do you have a room in your home that’s always cold? Perhaps it’s one you rarely use so you’re not overly concerned about it. Or maybe it’s your bedroom or home office and, to compensate, you pile on the layers, plug in the space heater, and count down the days until spring. Trust us, there […]

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Benefits of a Bathroom Exhaust Fan

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Thing of your home as a monarch or, less grandiosely, a boss. What’s the very definition of boss?  Having employees – people with assigned tasks that are essential to an efficient organization. The business lesson stops there, but the home lesson starts here.  If your home is the boss, the bathroom exhaust fan is one […]

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Myths That Could be Costing You Money

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We’ve all heard them. We’ve all shared them. And, chances are, you might even believe one or two. We’re talking about myths: those harmless little falsehoods that get told and retold until fact and fiction become hard to separate. Hang on, did we say “harmless”? You know what?  We’ll leave the “harmless” verdict up to […]

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How to Deodorize Your Fridge

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The occasional household odor, no matter how unpleasant, is common. Maybe you let those onions sauté a bit too long, or perhaps you’re still hanging onto leftovers from 3 weeks ago. Odors like that are fairly easy to remedy. Some odors, however seem to come from nowhere and linger for days – or weeks – […]

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