Owning a Home: Knowing When to Call in the Pros

5 Tips for Better Home Insulation

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Proper insulation is not just another home improvement fad. With energy prices still rising, it has never been more important to reduce the amount of energy consumed by an average home. In the US, insulation is one of the most important factors when it comes to lowering the amount of energy consumed with regard to heating and cooling. There are many different approaches you can take toward insulating your home. The cumulative effect of all these approaches can help to lower your energy bill significantly. Read More»

4 Options To Seal Off Your Crawl Space And Prevent Energy Loss And Moisture Damage

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If you want to protect your home from moisture problems and you have a crawl space, you may want to consider different types of improvements for your foundation. These improvements can include things like installing ventilation or sealing your foundation from outside air and moisture. Here are some of the options that you will want to consider for sealing your crawl space and preventing energy loss and moisture damage: 1. Cross Ventilation and Preventing Problems with Crawl Space Moisture Read More»

A Fall Home Care Guide

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Fall temperatures are a precursor to colder winter temps, but this doesn’t mean that it doesn’t get frigid during these months also. In fact, fall can be downright cold, to the point of making your home miserable to live in, unless you take the proper provisions. Temperatures aside, you need to also be sure you know the other strategies that will help your home brave fall weather, as you move into the winter. Read More»

3 Tips For Becoming A Plumber

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If you’ve always been interested in becoming a plumber, you might have always wondered what steps you will need to take to achieve your goal. These are some of the steps that you can take if you’d like to get started toward your goal of becoming a plumber. 1. Join a Union First of all, it’s not a bad idea to join a pipe fitters union for plumbers and workers in other similar trades. Read More»

Signs Of Insect Damage In A Tree

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Are you concerned that a tree in your yard is suffering from failing health due to insects? If it is, it may be time to have the tree removed before it becomes a falling danger, or the insects spread to other parts of the landscape. The following are the signs to look for to see if an insect problem is causing the decline of your trees health. Small holes in the bark Read More»