home maintenance

Toolbox Must-Haves for New Homeowners

The prospect of being a new homeowner — particularly a first-time homeowner — is exhilarating. Finally free of your landlord, you have the chance to personalize your new abode. Of course, without a landlord, you also have the added responsibility of managing the upkeep of your new home. And, as any experienced homeowner will [...]

By |2019-11-04T10:36:41-05:00November 4th, 2019|Categories: Home, Maintenance, Misc|Tags: , |

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 [...]

By |2019-09-05T14:21:52-05:00April 8th, 2019|Categories: Advice, 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 |2018-07-16T10:45:14-05:00July 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 |2018-08-09T02:17:58-05:00June 6th, 2018|Categories: Eco, Maintenance|Tags: , , , |