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Simple DIY Air Conditioner Cleaning

two outdoor air conditioner condensers amid sparse greenery

A major part of getting your home ready for winter is air conditioner cleaning. Taking proper care of the various components of your A/C will make sure it’s ready to go when spring rolls around, ultimately saving you in energy and repair costs. For your DIY air conditioner cleaning, you’ll need the following items: Replacement… (read more)

10 Steps to Winterizing a House

With the change of seasons come many delights—vibrant colors, warm gatherings of family and friends, and a lively nip in the air. The crisp atmosphere of fall is just a reminder that winter is on its way, and that means it’s time to get your home ready to deal with the cold. Fortunately, winterizing a… (read more)

Finishing Your Basement: Take Advantage of Unused Space

Finishing your basement can be one of the easiest ways to add value and square footage to your home. Compared to an addition the house, the basement already has walls, ceilings, and floors, putting the savvy homeowner ahead of the game in terms of construction costs. Homeadvisor writes, “The average cost to finish a basement… (read more)

5 Appliances to Buy in September and October

dishwasher

Summer vacation is a fond memory, the dog days of summer are in the past, and school is back in session. It’s now time to think about preparing your home for fall and winter. A big part of that preparation is taking inventory of your appliances. The months of September and October are a great… (read more)

DIY Plumbing Maintenance: Think Prevention, Not Repair

Plumbing maintenece

For the past three weeks, DIY plumbing was our topic. What if you could perform DIY plumbing maintenance and take preventive measures to lessen the need for DIY plumbing repairs? It’s almost fall, and time to look around the house for potential plumbing problems. Do you have time for water damage from leaks, burst pipes,… (read more)

DIY Plumbing Jobs: Plumbing Issues with Sinks and Showers

draining sink for plumbing issues with sinks and showers

Over the past two weeks, we talked about DIY plumbing jobs. Last week, we covered toilet repair in detail. To continue this series, let’s consider DIY projects for sink and shower repair. Plumbing issues with sinks and showers are common and can be expensive when adding the cost of a plumber to the bill. To… (read more)

DIY Plumbing Jobs You Can Do Now: Toilet Repair 101

Plumber for toilet repair

Last week, we talked about 6 DIY plumbing jobs you can execute with confidence. To help you gain more knowledge and increase your plumbing repair confidence, let’s now look more in depth at DIY toilet repair. As a starting point, follow the advice often given to me by my son, “just google it or watch a… (read more)

6 DIY Plumbing Jobs You Can Execute Confidently

Many homeowners find plumbing the least desirable DIY project in the home. The risk of failure can be high due to the threat of water damage. However, repairing plumbing fixtures can be one of the most satisfying to complete when done right, as well as one of the biggest ratios of money saved on hiring… (read more)

How and When to Change Your Air Filter at Home

Sofa with air filter

Changing air filters is a necessary fact of owning or renting a home. Most homes have central AC these days, and ensuring that the air running through your home is clean is a crucial step in taking care of your health and the health of your family. In addition, changing your air filter regularly will… (read more)

Emergency Home Repairs-How to Budget and Plan Ahead

Handymen with equipment

Your home is most likely your biggest investment, and taking care of it is essential. Home repairs are a fact of life, and emergency repairs such as sewer line breaks, roof leaks, heating and air-conditioning issues are costly. In your financial planning, budget for the inevitable break downs in your home and save yourself time and stress when they occur. How Much to Save The general… (read more)