maintenance

Dec 24
Man on a ladder checking the gutters for damage.

Cure Those January Blues with Home Improvement & Maintenance Projects

Unfortunately, plowing into a wintery or rainy January is always a drag: the holiday decorations are gone (hopefully), there aren’t any events, sports are in midseason limbo, and the movies are all bad. But there’s always a great way to cure those post-holiday blues by putting yourself and/or your family to work with some home improvement projects that are perfect for this time of year. Here are some ideas for home improvement projects that will keep you busy […]

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Sep 25
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Nine Apartment Maintenance Tips for Landlords and Property Managers

Winter is coming, so it’s time to prepare before you land new tenants or start fielding maintenance requests from your current apartment tenants. As a landlord or property manager, you have both specific and general responsibilities when it comes to all aspects of your apartment rental properties. These responsibilities are usually explicitly discussed in a lease or rental agreement, or they may be more general agreements between you and your tenants to keep up […]

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Apr 10
Roof structure beans on top of a house

Roofing 101: Learn the Forms, Structures, Materials, Types, and Functions of Roofs

When it comes to building or re-building a home, it’s easy to fall into the pitfall of underestimating the roof. It’s the part that goes on top, right? In fact, a roof is a relatively complicated structure of a home and it’s also one of the most essential ones, given that it protects your family from rain, snow, wind, falling squirrels, and so forth. Depending on the purpose of the home that it covers, […]

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Mar 13
Cardboard box packed with picture frames, calculator, clock, radio, and other items

Space-Saving Tips to Get Some Breathing Room Back

If you have ever thought to yourself, “How did I ever get so much stuff?” then it’s probably time to reorganize. We all have spaces, sheds, and closets that are overstuffed with things we don’t use regularly, seasonal items, and often things we can’t even find when we need them, especially if you move regularly. Here are some tips to save a little space for yourself in your home. 1. Declutter This is the […]

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Feb 13
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This Month, Make Your Home Your Valentine

As the saying goes, home is where the heart is. But like anything you hold dear, what you get out of it is usually a direct reflection of what you put into it. So show your home some love in this month of hearts and roses. Speaking of roses… Give Your Home Some Flowers Flowers are an easy way to add a little elegance and romance to your home. Not only do they look […]

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Dec 19
Chimney decorated with Christmas decoration on the mantle and a fire going inside

Getting Your Chimney Ready for Santa

It’s important to take proper care of your chimney to avoid any dangers throughout the winter. And, the big man and his eight reindeer will be here soon enough! Be sure that both your family and Mr. Clause stay safe this year with these chimney caretaking tips.  Nobody Likes a Dirty Chimney (Especially Santa) It’s important to get your chimney cleaned on a regular basis, even when you’re not using it as often. Overtime, leftover […]

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