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A Fall Checklist of 10 Things You gotta Do Before Winter Sets In

A Fall Maintenance Checklist
Posted by Teri Krueger on November 05, 2018 in  Home Maintenance
Such as look for roof leaks before the first winter snow. Preventative maintenance is key. When the last of summer's heat is a faint memory, and you're pulling out your hoodies more than your shorts, it's time to tackle a few simple chores that'll make winter more pleasant and prevent some nasty surprises next spring. This Fall Checklist Helps: #1 Clean and Stow Your Mower If you’re not familiar with fuel stabilizer, get to know it. If your mower sits for months with gas in its tank, the gas will... read more

Tech Trends That'll Change Showings

Tech Trends That'll Change Showings
Posted by Sarah Buttera on October 20, 2016 in  Buyers  Home Improvements  Home Maintenance  Seller
With Technology changing our lives daily we all often wonder if this will relate to Buying or Selling a home.  A recent article from Realtor Magazine shows a few examples of future technology in Real Estate.1.  Virtual Realty Headsets- These headsets are already being used by gaming systems and other online programs.  Is there a market to use these to view your home online in the future? 2.  Drones- In real estate, unmanned aerial vehicles could soon help you market your listings from ... read more

Is Window Condensation a Reason for Concern?

Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on January 06, 2016 in  Home Maintenance
With winter now in full swing, chances are you may have started to notice some condensation accumulating on your window sills.  The good news about condensation isn't that your windows have failed or are starting to fail, but that you have probably done things to make your home more energy efficient and it is starting to work the way it should.Andersen Windows, a large manufacturer of residential windows, wants homeowners to know that "condensation can form on interior glass surfaces when there is too much moi... read more

Germiest Spots in Your Home - and How to Clean Them

Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on December 30, 2015 in  Home Maintenance
Germs may be invisible to the naked eye, but we must remember they are virtually everywhere!  So what spots in our homes contain the most germs?  If you think it's the bathroom, think again!   So now that we know where the germs like to linger, here's how to keep clean:1. Dish Sponges:  Sponges get filthy - keep clean by microwaving your kitchen sponges at a high heat for 2 minutes per day and throw them out after 2 weeks of use.2. Kitchen Sink: Wash and fully disin... read more

Furnace Maintenance Tips

Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on November 06, 2015 in  Home Maintenance
With cooler weather quickly approaching, your heating system will be forced to work to keep your house warm. To prevent a call to a heating professional when you need your furnace the most, we recommend performing some preventative maintenance now. Here are some tips to help you keep your furnace functioning smoothly: #1 Take a look at the air filter. Check the furnace air filter on routine basis.  If it seems like your furnace has been working harder than it should, its likley your filter has accumulate... read more
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