Home Maintenance Tip: Flush Hot Water Heaters

HomeZada Home Maintenance Flush Hot Water HeatersThis home maintenance is a timely one.  Your hot water heater accumulates sediment from your water source. That’s right water that flows through your home has other minerals in it.  This is not to say that your drinking water is not safe.

Water that flows through your home undergoes a filtration and chlorination process before it reaches your home, however not every mineral can be eliminated through these processes. If you do not periodically flush your hot water heater, the sediment will keep building up within the Read More


Home Maintenance Tip: Spray Pest Control Around the Home

Home Maintenance Tip: Spray Pest Control Around the Home

Almost anywhere you live there are  opportunities for insects and pests to enter your home. There may be different types of insects based on the climate and soil conditions of where you live. However, to prevent these little critters from invading the interior of your home, it is good practice to spray pest control around areas of your home. It is important to focus on areas that might allow for these pests to enter your home.

Determine the typical kinds of pests in your neighborhood or area. Then, determine what products will eliminate them or prevent them from entering your home. Some people spray around their home themselves, while many others hire a pest control service to minimize insects around and in the home. Which ever you choose, remember your pets. Many of these sprays contain toxins that would make your pets sick or worse, they could die. So when you are spraying around your home, keep your pets inside away from these chemicals.

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Hiring a Handyman: How to Get the Job Done Right the First Time

hiring a handymaYour patience and ingenuity with that funky self-assembly bookcase was, by all accounts, astonishing. People were talking about it for days afterward, and the bookcase in question is still standing.

But now you have another major project — one that doesn’t come flat-packed and requires tools you didn’t even know existed. You need a handyman…or handyperson.

Unfortunately, hiring a handyman to attack your walls with a power drill is pretty risky. You don’t want to spend half your life trying to explain why the door should open the other way or invest a small fortune correcting the mistake.

To avoid beginning a long and painful relationship with a second-rate handyman, use this guide to help you find the perfect person Read More


Home Maintenance Tip: Replace central air conditioning filters

HomeZada Home Maintenance Change the Air Conditioning FilterWe are heading into spring and what better way to kick off your spring cleaning and to do tasks with one of the most basic but crucial tasks to do at home. Replacing your air conditioning filters frequently is an important part of keeping your home healthy. Depending on the type of filters you buy, these can often catch dirt, dust, pollen, pet dander, and even Read More


Home Maintenance Tip: Prune trees and shrubs

cutting of an apple treeIf you can see your trees and you are not blasted with snow or ice, it is a good time to trim your trees for spring and summer growth. Trimming your trees can help give them life in spring with fuller leaves and fruit.  It is also wise to trim trees and shrubs that are especially close to a home. Overgrown trees and shrubs can damage the exterior of your home. During storms throughout the year, trees and shrubs can bang, scratch and damage the exterior of your home. Damage to exterior walls, gutters, roofs, and even windows can occur during any Read More