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How Does Indoor Air Quality Affect Your Home?

Indoor Air Quality Let’s clear the air! Learning more about indoor air quality and how you can control pollutants within your home can help reduce your risk of indoor health concerns. Is the quality of your indoor air negatively impacting your family’s health?   Health Effects When you’ve been exposed to pollutants, health effects can

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Preparing Your Home for Summer

Try telling your water heater some time that it’s Father’s Day (to pick a holiday), so there’s to be no falling short on supply. “The day after? Fine, just not today…we’re expecting guests.”  (By the way, if you do figure that one out, be sure to let us know.) The same goes for anything else

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Tips for a Healthier Home Environment

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

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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How to Increase Bathroom Storage Space

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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Benefits of a Bathroom Exhaust Fan

Think 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

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

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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How to Protect Against 6 Home Hazards

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

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How to Develop Better Habits

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

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