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5 Appliances to Buy in September and October

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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

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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

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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)

Maintain Your Roof and Gutters to Extend Their Life and Save Money

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Proper care and maintenance of your roof and gutters saves you lots of cash. Your roof is one of the most expensive aspects of your home. Where your roof ends, your gutters start, and when it comes to home maintenance priorities, the roof and gutters are easily forgotten. According to Linda Shewski of Shewski Roofing in Sarasota, FL,  high winds, heavy rain,… (read more)

Money-Saving Tips for Homeowners this Tax Season

Tax season is upon us, greeted with the usual groans and procrastination. However, depending on your actions in the previous year and your decisions while filing, many homeowners save or even make money while filing taxes with the federal government this time of year. So, how are some ways to make sure you’re getting the… (read more)

4 Quick Budget-Friendly Tips to Extend the Life of Your Heating System

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The typical life cycle of a newer model furnace is 15 to 20 years. At 15 years, you should begin examining replacement options. However, there are a few simple steps that will ensure you get the maximum lifespan out of your heating system. To improve the life and efficiency of your furnace, try the following… (read more)