How to Prepare for a Winter Home Emergency

How to Prepare for a Winter Home Emergency
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A winter home emergency kit can be an easy or complex project depending on your level of preparation. 

In most cases, people are more likely to take the “stay warm and fed” approach, rather than the “be prepared for a zombie apocalypse” narrative, and while it never hurts to prepare, we will be more concerned with the former approach.

Thankfully, you probably have all kinds of things around the house that would be helpful. With just a few additions and a little organization, you will have a complete emergency kit.

The following tips can be adapted to suit your needs based on your location, the weather and the size of your home, as well as the amount of storage space you have.

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Creating an Energy-Efficient Summertime Cooling Apparatus in Your Home

Creating an Energy-Efficient Summertime Cooling Apparatus in Your Home

As most homeowners will tell you, cooling an entire residence during the summer months can be financially strenuous. The hotter the weather, the more you can expect to pay in utility costs. This is particularly true for households that run their AC around the clock – which can not only prove expensive, but also detrimental to the environment. Fortunately, it’s entirely possible to effectively cool your home while reducing your family’s carbon footprint. As you’ll find, creating an energy-efficient summertime cooling apparatus is well within the abilities of any homeowner.

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Signs That You Have a Hidden Leaky Pipe in Your Walls

Signs That You Have a Hidden Leaky Pipe in Your Walls

The plumbing that snakes its way through our homes is a bit more delicate than we would like to believe. Sometimes, even small amounts of damage or the passage of certain objects down the drain can cause a pipe to rupture. A burst pipe is one thing; it’s usually evident when you have one of those. But what about circumstances where there’s only a small leak? How do you tell if your pipes have sprung a leak somewhere? Keep an eye out for these signs that you have a hidden leaky pipe in your walls so that you can get to it quickly.

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Common Health Hazards for Homeowners To Know

Common Health Hazards for Homeowners To Know

To maintain your home, learn thesecommon health hazards for homeowners to know. They can save you from developing long-term health conditions. You can spot some risks with detectors and clean them yourself, while others take the work of a professional.

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Tips for Creating a Home Maintenance Plan

Before becoming a homeowner you probably heard one (or more) people tell you how home maintenance can sneak up on you.

However, now that you actually own a home, you may be wondering, “okay, now where do I begin with home maintenance tasks”? 

Choosing the right plan (or combination of programs) to fit your lifestyle is the key. 

Here are some tips for creating a home maintenance plan.

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