Maintenance

How to Clean Your Gutters and Why It’s So Important

Routing water away from your home is incredibly important. Gutters play a critical role in managing water and keeping it from ruining roofing, the exterior of your home, and ultimately flooding your basement. Clogged gutters in winter can actually detach from your home due to the weight of the ice, causing considerable damage. Needless to [...]

By |2019-04-09T09:12:06-04:00April 8th, 2019|Categories: Advice, Maintenance|Tags: , , , |

Prep for the Seasonal Shift: Your November Home To-Do List

Somehow, it’s already November 1st, and the holidays, winter, and even the New Year are almost upon us. Have you started prepping your home? With colder weather coming in — not to mention those in-laws and out-of-town guests — the time is now to start preparing your house for the winter season. Here’s what should [...]

By |2018-11-01T09:35:54-04:00November 1st, 2018|Categories: Maintenance|Tags: , , , |

Painting Your Home Exterior

With the air brisk and the temperature finally cooling off, now’s the perfect time of year to handle those bigger, outdoor home maintenance tasks and to-dos.   Number one on the list? Re-paint your home’s exterior. Whether you’re listing your property or have just noticed a few scuffs and chips, a new coat of paint [...]

By |2018-10-03T08:35:44-04:00October 3rd, 2018|Categories: DIY, Maintenance|Tags: , , |

What to Expect from a Professional Energy Audit

An energy audit is conducted by public utility companies or independent private-sector specialists. Make sure you choose an auditor who's been certified by the Association of Energy Engineers, the Interstate Renewable Energy Council, or the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Note that there are different accreditation requirements for auditors specializing in single family homes versus multi-family [...]

By |2018-08-22T13:53:06-04:00August 23rd, 2018|Categories: Home, Maintenance|Tags: , , , |

Composting 101: How to Make a Compost Bin

Want a lusher, greener garden? Prettier flowers? A way to lessen your environmental footprint? Then composting’s the way to go. And fortunately, it’s not that hard to get started. Composting is as easy as taking the trash you already produce, tucking it away for a bit, and waiting for the magic to happen. Wondering How [...]

By |2018-08-09T10:00:10-04:00August 9th, 2018|Categories: Maintenance|Tags: , , |

The Summer Home Maintenance Checklist You’ve Always Wanted

With longer days and better weather, summer’s a good time to tend to those long-forgotten home maintenance tasks. But, as always, time is limited — even during the relaxing summer months. What should you focus on and what are the highest priorities? Just follow this home maintenance checklist to stay on task: Change the air [...]

By |2018-07-16T10:45:14-04:00July 16th, 2018|Categories: Maintenance|Tags: , |

A Guide to Keeping Your Garden Fresh in Summer Heat

Keeping your garden cool and fresh becomes even more important as those balmy spring temperatures rise to summer highs. Water is key, whether you're growing flowers or hoping to reap a harvest of summer vegetables. And, while the serious drought conditions many parts of the country experienced just a few years back have receded, water [...]

By |2018-08-09T02:17:58-04:00June 6th, 2018|Categories: Eco, Maintenance|Tags: , , , |

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