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Romantic Valentine's Day Ideas: Home Improvement?

February 9, 2016

Hearts for Valentines Day

When you think of Valentine’s Day, you probably think of romantic, candlelit dinners, flowers, chocolate, and all the related gifts. But showing your significant other that you love them doesn’t have to just come through a sweet treat or a bouquet of roses. In fact, there are all sorts of ways you can say “I love you!” right in your own home.

Have a look at a few simple ways you can show your SO your love – with great romantic home improvement ideas. Read more...

DIY Valentine's Day Gifts Around the Home

February 3rd, 2016

Hearts made out of tree stumps

Attention spouses, significant others (SOs), lovers, and secret admirers! Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. Even if you don’t buy into the whole ‘commercialization’ of the holiday, your sweetheart will certainly appreciate some token of your love and devotion on this special day!

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How To Affordably Heat Your Home This Winter

January 27th, 2016

Here are a few ways to keep your home warm all winter.

Here are a few ways you can keep your home warm and comfortable all winter long, without breaking the bank.

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Bathroom Safety Tips for Kids

January 20th, 2016

Here are a few ways to make your bathroom a safer room.

Whether they’re bathing in the sink or splashing around in the tub, kids love to be in the water. However, the bathroom can be a very dangerous place for children, so taking a few essential safety measures is critical to keeping your little one safe. Here, we’re discussing the best bathroom safety tips for kids.

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Winter Heat Pump Tips - Infographic

January 19th, 2016

Keep snow, ice, and leaves away from the outdoor unit. This includes the top, sides, and bottom. Make it a habit to look at the outdoor heat pump during the winter months for signs of excessive ice or snow build-up on or around the heat pump. Especially after bad weather. If the unit is covered […]

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3 Ways to Protect Your Home From Heating Fires

January 12th, 2016

It's a good idea to have your heating system regularly serviced in order to prevent house fires.

This winter, residents of Virginia and DC are going to be firing up their furnaces to escape the cold winds and snow, and something that many are ill-prepared for is the risk of fire caused by their heating systems.

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Electrical Safety Tips For Kids

January 6th, 2016

Children Posing

All of us take the regular use of electrical appliances and gadgets for granted in our lives. After all, they’re an essential component to pretty much everything we do in our homes. Because we take these things for granted, sometimes we forget about the potential danger electrical devices pose. This holds especially true for children […]

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Water Heater Problem Solving

December 23rd, 2015

Hot Water Heater

(Featured Image Credit: Tomwsulcer via Wikimedia Commons) Picture this scenario: you’re finally getting ready to wind down, relax and enjoy a nice, hot shower. As soon as you turn on your shower, you notice a problem: no hot water!

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Heating System Performance Checkup

December 18th, 2015

Heatpumpchrckup

Now that we're about a month into winter, your heating system has probably been working its pants off trying to keep your home warm and comfortable.

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16 Safety Tips for Christmas Lights

December 10th, 2015

Christmas Light Fire Safety Hazard

(Featured Image by Aaron Jacobs, via Flickr) For many, Christmas is all about the decorations and the process of turning a familiar-looking home into a magical winter wonderland. A home bedecked with festive tinsel, an impressive tree and strings of twinkling lights is a truly beautiful thing, but it is important to put the health […]

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5 Electrical Safety & Money Saving Tips for the Holidays

December 7th, 2015

Traditional light bulbs are much less efficient than modern LED lights.

Your electric bill soars through the roof during the holidays for a number of reasons.

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3 Common Heating Mistakes New Homeowners Make

November 30th, 2015

New homeowners can make many minor errors in the first years of owning their house, few of which make a major impact on the quality of their lives or the value of their home.

New homeowners can make many minor errors in the first years of owning their house, few of which make a major impact on the quality of their lives or the value of their home.

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6 Top Thanksgiving Plumbing Tips

November 23rd, 2015

Thanksgiving Turkey Feast

(Featured Image by Community Table) With Thanksgiving upon us, many US residents have started to make preparations and getting ready for the upcoming holiday. But did you know that for residential plumbers, Thanksgiving is the single busiest day of the year? In fact, plumbing problems spike by 50 percent the day after Thanksgiving — and […]

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Electrical Safety Tips for the Winter

November 17th, 2015

Electrical Wires Sparking

(Featured Image by Herman, Herman & Katz, LLC) With the change in seasons and upcoming holidays, homeowners should make sure to keep electrical safety in mind when prepping their homes for the cold months of December. With a little planning, you can easily avoid property loss and injuries due to electrical accidents. We’ve put together […]

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Protect Your Home From the Deep Winter Freeze

November 5th, 2015

Here are a few ways to keep your home warm this winter.

Here are a few easy ways to protect your home from extreme winter weather conditions.

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How to Avoid The Spookiest Halloween Plumbing Scares

October 26th, 2015

Halloween Jack O Lantern

(Featured Image Credit: brazma via pixabay) The air is getting chilly. The wind is kicking up – creating moonlit shadows and other spooky imagery. Pumpkins, corn stalks and multicolored leaves are all around us. That’s right – it’s officially Halloween season! And we love to get into the spirit and enjoy a few frights to […]

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