Radon Your Health Savings Account

It’s time to put your health insurance coverage to work for your home! Did you know that health insurance can pay for radon mitigation costs? If your home has higher-than-recommended levels of this gas, there’s a good chance your Health Savings Account covers the price tag of everything from installation to the mitigation system itself.…

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One Way To Get the Most From a Home Inspection

Professional home inspections give you a lot of valuable information about a house you are considering buying. However, even before the official inspection happens, you can be proactive and ensure you will get the most benefit. Here is one way to make the most of the inspection. Do Your Own Inspection You do not have…

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New Year Home Checklist: How To Prepare for Winter

Since it’s the beginning of the year, January is one of the best months for a fresh start. It’s a good time to start new projects or prepare your home and family for winter weather. Test Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Detectors Throughout the winter, you’ll be using the heaters and fireplaces more frequently. To keep…

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A Safe Home for the Holidays

Now is the time to create a home safety plan to keep the holidays happy and carefree. The end of daylight saving time at the beginning of November brings an earlier nightfall. To keep your home bright and cheerful, use a sensor to switch outdoor lighting on and off. Add more lighting around trees, walkways…

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A Backup Generator: Never Lose Your Power

Power outages can happen at any time for multiple reasons. Electrical grid problems or natural disasters can leave you without electricity. Be prepared with a backup generator for your home. Generators can literally be lifesavers when the power goes out, and they have multiple other benefits. Advantages of Backup Generators Home generators keep you from…

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Clean Your Gutters in Spring and Fall

Gutters may not be glamorous, but they are silent heroes. They quietly protect your home from potentially dangerous rain and snow by diverting water away from your house. Because their role is so important, gutter maintenance needs to be at the top of your to-do list. It’s very common for gutters to become clogged with…

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Radon Levels: Basement vs. Main Floor

Having your radon test performed in a rarely-used or unfinished basement may not present accurate results for the entire home. Oftentimes, the main living area of the home is tightly sealed with plastic covered insulation which can easily trap air. The ability for air to move more freely in the basement may show lower levels…

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December Checklist: Is Your Emergency Kit Up to Date?

Are you ready to take on December and the winter weather that follows? As the season grows closer, it helps to have an established checklist so that you don’t forget anything. It helps to always be prepared, especially in case of an emergency. Update Your Emergency Kit If you have an emergency household kit, you…

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Winter Checklist: Keep Your Branches Clean

If you are ready for winter weather, then you can take more time to relax. Even if it’s an unpredictably cold winter, you’ll know how to handle it. To keep your property safe, you need to focus on the outdoors just as much as you focus on the interior of your home. Take Care of…

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December Checklist: Bring Warmth to Your Decor

With December right around the corner, you can start thinking about how you plan to keep your home cozy. As the weather cools down, people tend to spend more time indoors. This is the best time to create a cozy and comfortable environment to sustain you through the holiday season and straight into the colder…

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Keep Your Holidays Smooth and Decorate Early

If you love holiday decorations, then December is your time to shine, literally. It’s always a good idea to sort through your decorations in advance. Start your Christmas decorating early to have a smooth holiday season. Test Your Lights The sooner you test your lights, the better. If you must replace any nonworking strands, you…

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Is a Backup Generator Necessary?

Having a backup generator protects you from the consequences of a blackout. Whether you live in an area prone to power outages or have any necessary equipment that relies on electricity, a backup generator provides you power when you need it the most. Should You Have a Backup Generator? If you like having peace of…

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Winter Checklist: Create a Space for Yourself

The holiday season can be one of warmth, joy and relaxation. If you’re like most and have an endless to-do list over the holidays, then you need to remember to take a moment for yourself. The best stress relief can be offering yourself a few moments to prepare for the day. Create Your Own Zen…

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Radon Attic Installation Keeps You Informed

Attic Installation Benefits If you’re in the market for a radon mitigation system, consider installing your new system through the attic. While both exterior installation and attic installation are used, here is one of the many benefits of radon systems through the attic. Keep Informed When you have a radon mitigation system installed, it’s crucial…

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Inspector Referrals

Everyone knows that a home inspector can give you useful information about the house you are about to buy. Did you also know that inspectors are great at providing referrals to other reliable professionals? They can be instrumental in helping you find a plumber, foundation repair expert or mold remediation specialist whom you can trust.…

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Clean Coils Equal Lower Energy Bills

Are your refrigerator coils clean? Are they working properly? Perhaps these are questions you’ve never asked but knowing the answers can save you money on your electric bill. The answers to these questions can also ensure one of your most expensive appliances is running smoothly and keeping your food fresh. If you’ve never looked at…

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Home Maintenance Checklist: Balance Your Garage Door

Safety is the number one priority at home. A balanced garage door is also a safe garage door. You should check your garage door’s balance at least twice a year. How to Check the Balance To check the door’s balance, close the door and pull the opener release handle. Once the opener is disengaged, you…

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