November 21, 2016 // 2016 Homeowner Tips How-To's

Common Baking Substitutes

Picture this:   You’re in the throws of baking up a storm.  The...

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The following article from wikiHow is an excellent recap and quick checklist you should use to protect your basement from water damage. I felt it is worthwhile sharing this in...

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Prevent Basement Flooding


May 27, 2015 // Homeowner Tips How-To's

I have had two neighbors call me asking for help with their sump pumps this week.  One had a pump with a blocked discharge pipe (the owner had put a sock on it to keep small ...

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Sump Pump Installation


May 12, 2015 // Homeowner Tips How-To's

Hot Water heaters account for approximately 20% of the energy usage in homes. The new requirements set by the Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Appliance Energy Cons...

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New Standards for Residential Water Heaters Effective April 16, 2015


May 06, 2015 // Homeowner Tips Safety

Clean and Check for Rust Before the snow melts or rain falls, it is a good idea to check your sump pump and make sure it is functioning.  This would include cleaning the sump...

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Sump Pump Maintenance


April 20, 2015 // Homeowner Tips How-To's

Kent Zaitz explains the dangers of carbon monoxide and the precautions you need take to protect yourself and your family in the video below:    

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What You Need Know about Carbon Monoxide


April 17, 2015 // Homeowner Tips Safety

Previously I discussed how much insulation should you add to your ceiling or attic, now I would like to discuss how to get the most benefit from your installation.  If the in...

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Correctly Install Your Attic Insulation


April 16, 2015 // Homeowner Tips How-To's

How often should you change your furnace filter?  A new homeowner asked me how often should they change their furnace filter, and if they should use a high efficiency type fi...

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Homeowner Tips: Furnace Filter Replacements


April 15, 2015 // Home Improvement Homeowner Tips Q & A

While there are many different brands of deicer, claiming they are safe for home use, most are harmful if they are left on the concrete.  The following video discusses the pr...

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Pros and Cons of Ice Removal Chemicals


April 13, 2015 // Homeowner Tips Winter Tips

Your Foundation is the base and the backbone of your home.  To keep your home structurally solid, you need to protect the foundation from water.  If water continues to “po...

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Protecting Your Home from Water Damage


April 02, 2015 // Homeowner Tips

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