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Basements

Mold is usually easy to identify, but some other types of growth and staining can masquerade as mold. If you've found growth or markings that resemble mold, take time to confirm that they're not actually one of the following mold look-alikes.

Green staining on the outside of the house: If...

Gardens

Late summer to early fall is the perfect time of year for home maintenance projects.  In fact, we like to call this the Goldilocks season, not too hot and not too cold.  It's just right to tackle dozens of little tasks around your home that will...

Heating and Cooling System Maintenance

With the way we take a home's heating and cooling systems for granted, it's easy to think that because you press a button and air flows, everything is working as it should. In reality, this couldn't be further from the truth. Just like a car that doesn't get the regular tune-ups and other...

Mold

Bad smells in the home can certainly be caused by mold, but it's not the only source. There are several surprising causes of poor indoor air quality, and luckily, they’re usually cheap to correct. Before you get worked up over the possibility of an expensive and intensive mold remediation,...

Tips on Fall Home Maintenance Projects
Fall home maintenance projects are all about protecting your home and preserving safety and comfort indoors, which you get your home ready for winter. Grab a few tools and a half an hour now to tackle one of the following chores, and you’ll thank yourself warmly a few months down the line. 
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Caulking

The weather is turning cooler, the kids are back in school and the leaves will soon change colors...a sure sign that fall is here.

Here are five easy fall home improvement projects you can tackle in a weekend or less:

Seal Leaks.  Doors, windows and electrical outlets are common culprits....