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Summertime Home Maintenance Tasks

Summertime Home Maintenance Tasks

With warmer weather, you may be inspired to get outside and work on some projects around the house. This summertime home maintenance list offers a few chores to get started on this season. Summertime Home Maintenance: Clean the Gutters Clogged gutters trap leaves,...

Grilling Safety Tips to Protect Your Family, Pets, and Property

Grilling Safety Tips to Protect Your Family, Pets, and Property

Each July, home grilling accidents reach their peak. Around 64% of homeowners in the U.S. own a grill. Going into summer, it’s important to follow these grilling safety tips at your next cookout. Family Grilling Safety Tips It’s reported that grill fires cause 37...

The Most Overlooked Areas to Spring Clean

The Most Overlooked Areas to Spring Clean

It’s that time of year. The weather is warming and you’re feeling inspired to get to work on your annual spring cleaning. Even if you have a well-established cleaning routine, there are places you may overlook. So you won’t neglect them, here is a list of often...

Lifespans of Appliances in Your Home

Lifespans of Appliances in Your Home

If your appliances came with your house, you may not be sure of their age. Knowing the lifespans of appliances in your home will help you budget for new ones. Furthermore, newer models are more efficient, so they will lower the cost of utilities. Read more to learn...

The Connection Between Radon and Lung Cancer

The Connection Between Radon and Lung Cancer

The connection between radon and lung cancer is important to know about. Still, not enough people get their homes tested for this dangerous gas. Read on to learn everything you need to know about radon and how to protect your family. What is Radon Gas and Where Does...

4 Renovations That Add Value to Your Home

4 Renovations That Add Value to Your Home

When you are planning to sell your home, you want to present the property in the best possible light to get a good return on your investment. The following projects are among the most impactful home renovations that a homeowner can invest in, prior to listing a home...

8 Fire Safety Tips for the Home

8 Fire Safety Tips for the Home

Thousands of house fires happen every year. Common causes are cooking, heating the home, and faulty wiring. Follow these fire safety tips to help protect your family and your belongings. 1. Installing Smoke Alarms is the Most Important Fire Safety Tip With smoke...

How to Heat Your Home Efficiently

How to Heat Your Home Efficiently

During the colder months, people spend time indoors where it’s warm. Running space heaters or using the HVAC both use a significant amount of energy and increase your power bill in the winter. If you want to reduce your carbon footprint and save money on your utility...

5 Simple Ideas for Safe Halloween Decorating

5 Simple Ideas for Safe Halloween Decorating

Halloween decor sets a festive mood for your home, but the process of decorating can be dangerous. Each year, people experience accidents and house fires when decorating for holidays. It’s important to know the basics of safe Halloween decorating. Safe Halloween...

5 of the Most Rewarding Fall Home Improvement Projects

5 of the Most Rewarding Fall Home Improvement Projects

Fall Home Improvement Projects That Make a Difference Fall is the perfect time to complete home improvement projects. You'll be rewarded with a more comfortable home for cold weather and a lower energy bill. Here are 5 fall home improvement projects recommended to...

7 Home Safety Essentials Every Household Should Have

7 Home Safety Essentials Every Household Should Have

When it comes to your family's well-being, it is better to be safe than sorry. Precautions are key to protect your household if disaster strikes. Stock your home with these seven home safety essentials so you're prepared to respond to emergencies. 1. Put Smoke Alarms...

5 Home Maintenance Costs That Surprise First-Time Home Buyers

5 Home Maintenance Costs That Surprise First-Time Home Buyers

First-time homebuyers may not know to plan for home maintenance costs. When buying your first house, budget for your mortgage and the additional expenses that go along with homeownership. Here are some of the home maintenance items that often surprise first-time home...

Ways to Save Water at Home

Ways to Save Water at Home

During the summer, households tend to use more water than in cooler months. Water bills may increase from watering the lawn and plants, kids playing in the sprinkler, washing your car, or taking more frequent showers. Making efforts to save water at home helps your...

3 Reasons to Order a Pre-Listing Home Inspection

3 Reasons to Order a Pre-Listing Home Inspection

Home sellers can choose to order a home inspection before placing a residential property on the market and gain some important advantages. In this article, we explore the benefits of a pre-listing home inspection. Benefits of a Pre-Listing Home Inspection The reasons...

Tips to Maintain Safe and Healthy Living Spaces

Tips to Maintain Safe and Healthy Living Spaces

Keeping your home clean is essential for your family's wellness. Consider these easy ways to improve and maintain safe and healthy living spaces. For Safe Living Spaces Install Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors Install smoke detectors on each level of your home and...

Improve Your Home’s Air Quality With These 6 Tips

Improve Your Home’s Air Quality With These 6 Tips

One aspect of healthy living that people rarely think about is the quality of the air in the home. Poor air quality can harm your health. Fortunately, there are many ways to improve your home's air quality. Here are six changes you can make to get you started. Ways To...

3 Ways to Prevent Mold from Growing in Your Home

3 Ways to Prevent Mold from Growing in Your Home

While mold has its purpose in nature, it does no good growing in your home and is tough to eliminate once it spreads. Mold can grow anywhere there is moisture, even in areas where you can’t see it like behind your home’s drywall. Along with mold being an expensive...

Four Benefits of Thermal Imaging in Home Inspections

Four Benefits of Thermal Imaging in Home Inspections

If you are preparing to order a home inspection soon, look for an inspector who offers thermal imaging services. At first glance, this type of advanced technology may seem unnecessary. After all, a general property inspection will help you to identify many types of...

Certinspectors is turning everything PINK for 2019!

Certinspectors is turning everything PINK for 2019!

Certinspectors is turning everything PINK for 2019!One morning this past October, I was getting my morning cup of coffee, and I had a choice of the regular white cup or the pink cup. I chose pink. I then saw pink everywhere. October is National Breast...

5 Tips for Home Security During the Holiday Season

5 Tips for Home Security During the Holiday Season

Are you traveling over the holidays? Have a plan in place for home security during the holiday season so that you can have peace of mind while you're away. The holidays can be stressful enough, so protect your home against a break-in while you’re gone. Best Practices...

5 Ways to Minimize the Dangers of Radon In Your Home

5 Ways to Minimize the Dangers of Radon In Your Home

Radon results from the natural breakdown of radioactive elements like uranium, radium, and thorium in the soil and rocks. There are health hazards that result from exposure to radon gas. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Surgeon General's offices...

Easy Projects for Home Energy Efficiency Improvements

Easy Projects for Home Energy Efficiency Improvements

Making energy efficiency improvements to your home isn’t a seasonal project, but fall is a perfect time to do it. Attics are more comfortable to work in than in summer, caulk cures faster than in winter, and it will get your home ready for the cooler weather ahead....

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