Tips to Keeping Your Home Safe Against the Rain – Infographic

If you happen to be in the areas of the US that are experiencing heavy rains, you might be in a position to walk your home. By walking your around the permiter of your home, you can check for damage. Constant rain can cause damage to a home due to its consistency. Rain can hurt walls, roofs, grading and more around the home. All of these issues can lead to bigger, more expensive issues.

There are some steps you can take to avoid any further damage to your home due to rain and storms. Walking around your property to check the grading of your home will be helpful in making sure water is not running into your home. Water needs to run away from your home. Checking your roof for leaks will protect your walls, ceilings and floors. Cleaning Read More


It is time to Air Out that House for Better Air Quality

air out homeSummer is coming to a close and air conditioning is no longer needed. But before we head into winter, when we close up our windows and turn on our heat, we have some time to air out our homes and get them smelling fresh and clean. Opening your windows and airing out your home can improve the air quality in your home. Along with these other tips you can have a fall filled with freshness.

Clean your Home

Air quality is also dependent upon a clean house. Cleaning your floors and vacuuming your carpets will remove the dirt from the areas. Dusting your furniture and your ceiling fans will remove the dust that can build up and cause pollutants in your air, so dust your home at least once a week. Remember to remove dust from baseboards or wainscoating along walls. These areas can trap dust along their edges. Read More


4 Fall Home Maintenance Tips that can Prevent Fires

fire-preventionA home fire occurs every 86 seconds in the US and in 2014, there was an increase in home fires resulting in $11.6 billion in property damage. Here are some fall home maintenance tips that can help you prevent any risk of fire in your home and protect your family. Read More


6 Fall Gardening Tips You Need to Read

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Guest Blogger: Francesca Holmes

If you thought spring was the only time to plant and indulge in some gardening, you’ve come to the right place! There’s no need to worry about your garden turning dull and lifeless as fall approaches as there’s a lot you can grow depending on where you stay.

Even if you don’t want to grow plants in the cold months, preparing your garden for next spring will be helpful in more ways than one.

Here are some great fall gardening tips you’ll find helpful. Read More


Home Maintenance Tip: Chop Wood for Wood Burning Fireplaces

HomeZada Chop Wood for Wood Burning FireplacesWith the weather still nice and a great way to continue with the summer workouts, chopping wood for the winter can be that very task. First, you will need a supply of wood for your wood burning stove or fireplace to start this process. Fall weather is a great time and provides a great opportunity to secure your word and getting the chopping completed before winter and the need for the solution. Some of you are lucky enough to have wood already delivered and chopped, but for those of you who are not, it’s time to get busy. Try to create a relatively dry place to store the wood that is also relatively accessible to the home during the winter. A dry area like under a covered deck or porch near a door is a great location for wood storage.  Read More