Spring is a good time to check water valves and spigots to make sure they are operating properly. There is nothing worse than a leaky faucet or valve. These valves could either wear out because of constant use and be a source of water leaks, or they could get stiff and corroded with lack of use causing them to not work at all. For this home maintenance tip, locate your main shut off valves for your water should any serious leak occur. Knowing where you water valve is located will help you quickly shut off water if you experience a water leak. Read More
Recently, we read an article on successful office spaces and wouldn’t you just know it live plants were on the list of what makes an office happy and valuable. Taking that same concept and relating it to the home, houseplants are a great and healthy way to add décor to your home. House plants take in the carbon monoxide expelled by humans and converts it to oxygen which can benefit your home and your family. House plants also give a natural element to your home. Kind of like bringing the forest or the jungle inside. Read More
Gutters are an often overlooked aspect of how the exterior of your home functions. Gutters protect your asphalt, cement, and (most importantly) your foundation from water damage and deterioration. Gutters also whisk water away from your property, protecting your landscape from water erosion and other types of damage. Gutters are an essential aspect of your exterior, yet in all likelihood, you neglect maintaining your gutters.
Gutters should be cleaned out at least once each year (typically in the spring) in order to get rid of leaves, tree branches, and other debris that may be lodged in your Read More
Spring is in the air and spring cleaning is tops on some people’s lists. Knowing that, we often forget about some areas in the kitchen that need a really good scrubbing. Without proper cleaning, bacteria can develop in areas around our kitchen. Yuck! So we decided to share some tips that you might want to think about cleaning to keep your home healthy and safe for the entire family.
Insure.com shows us nine hidden danger areas of your home that without care can cause problems in your home. Simple maintenance can help avoid fires, water damage and the potential for mold. This infographic can show you areas of potential hidden dangers and some simple tasks that can be performed to avoid these hidden dangers. Read More