Fall Home Fixups

November 5th, 2021

We’d all like to spend the fall frolicking in freshly fallen leaves. But, if you own a home, the reality is that you’ll need to spend a day or two giving your home some TLC. For a good list of fall fix-up must dos, read these Autumn Maintenance Tips from DIY network. The tips include cleaning gutters and downspouts, inspecting the roof and flashing around skylights pipes and chimneys Read More...

4 Questions to Ask Your Plumber

February 25th, 2020

Before phoning a plumber, make sure he’s a pro! That’s the advice from HomeAdvisor, and it’s a good idea to consider as we move into winter’s coldest months. After all, you don’t want your frozen pipes, water heater issue, or septic tank problem to turn into something worse. This article, pennsylvania winter four questions ask your plumber offers 4 tips for making sure the plumber you call will do a great job Read More...

Choose Your Fall Maintenance Checklist!

November 28th, 2018

Fall is prime season for home maintenance.  If you’re the type that likes to have a checklist handy to help you cover all the bases, this link is for you!  Pinterest offers a multitude of printable Fall Maintenance Checklists that you can print off and hang where you can be reminded of what needs to be done Read More...

Garbage Disposal Don’ts!

June 6th, 2017

Despite its straightforward name, a garbage disposal is not necessarily the right place to put all garbage. Strange, but true. Some of the basic everyday items we toss in and grind up can actually clog pipes and damage the disposal. Coffee grounds, eggshells and vegetable peels are prime example Read More...

It’s Valentine’s Month. Show Your House Some Love!

February 15th, 2016

If you love your home, February is the perfect time to show your devotion. Pamper your abode with a little fixing and fussing – and make it feel like the special treasure it is. Change a furnace filter, add life to worn cabinets or simply refresh a room with paint or architectural details. Bob Vila tells you how to celebrate Valentine’s month “this old house” style, by adding a glow to the objects of your home desires! Check out his article, 'Bob Vila’s 5 “Must Do” Projects for February'.

Are You Ready for Some….Fall Cleanup?

September 10th, 2015

The Eagles are back on the playing field – and that can only mean one thing. It’s time turn our thoughts from sun and fun to football, tailgating with friends… and fall home cleanup. Want more time to enjoy the game? Plan now for autumn home chores, and follow this simple guide from Allstate to make quick work of the most critical home maintenance tasks Read More...

Genius Idea for Cleaning Ceiling Fans!

August 18th, 2015

Ceiling fans are a great way to keep a home cool, while saving on air conditioning costs. But, cleaning the blades isn’t so simple. Instead of climbing on ladders, chairs or step stools, watch this short video from Today’s Homeowner for an ingeniously quick and simple way to capture the dust, so you fan circulates nothing but clean air.

Gutter Gut-Check

June 29th, 2015

Think gutters don’t matter? Time for a gutter gut-check! The main purpose of gutters is to funnel water away from your home’s walls and foundation. If your gutters are clogged, water can overflow, causing damage to landscaping and siding, water seepage into ceilings and walls, basement flooding and more Read More...

ZAP Electrical Hazards

May 29th, 2015

May is National Electrical Safety Month – a perfect time to make a few fast changes that could save your life. That protection comes in the form of AFCIs and GFCIs, easy-to-install circuit interrupters designed to prevent power surges that could spark a fire. Learn more about these and other electrical safety devices and practices that could prevent a tragedy before it occurs Read More...

Hot, Hot H20

February 9th, 2015

As the cold of winter takes hold, staying warm is high on everyone’s list of “things to do today.” For most people, that starts with the luxurious feeling of a hot shower. As the steam swirls around you, you might give some thought (and thanks) to your hot water heater, the marvelous and often under-appreciated big steel can in your basement Read More...