An Unchecked Furnace Can Mean Risky Business

Posted by

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 […]

Read More »

Silent Signs of an Electrical Problem

Posted by

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 […]

Read More »

How to Increase Bathroom Storage Space

Posted by

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 […]

Read More »

How to Warm Up a Cold Room

Posted by

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 […]

Read More »

Benefits of a Bathroom Exhaust Fan

Posted by

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 […]

Read More »

Myths That Could be Costing You Money

Posted by

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 […]

Read More »

How to Deodorize Your Fridge

Posted by

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 – […]

Read More »

Do I Have a Sewer Line Problem?

Posted by

Household plumbing and related problems are bad enough when the cause is staring you in the face.  At least then you have some idea of what comes next…trying to fix it yourself, shutting off the water supply, calling a plumber, etc. But what happens when you notice certain problems but can’t see what’s causing them? […]

Read More »

How to Protect Against 6 Home Hazards

Posted by

Older home or more contemporary model, there’s always work to be done to keep it in the best possible shape. You’re tired of the kitchen paint color, your fridge ice maker doesn’t work, a strange noise is coming from your water heater…the possibilities are seemingly endless. But while the issues above are more annoyances than […]

Read More »

How to Develop Better Habits

Posted by

The secret to a healthy lifestyle is really no secret at all: get enough sleep, exercise, and eat right. Yet when you’re overwhelmed with life, work, and other responsibilities, new habits are easy to “back burner”. So take a breather, sit down, discover what you’re missing, and make a commitment to re-organize your time so […]

Read More »