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Home Maintenance

Caulking Your Bathroom Sink in 4 Easy Steps

February 25, 2014

Caulking a bathroom sink may sound like difficult work, but it’s a relatively simple do-it-yourself repair that can save you thousands of dollars. Worn areas, flaws or holes in your bathroom sink caulking can allow moisture from your faucet to seep into your cabinets and woodwork. Moisture breeds mold, which then spreads and creates a […]

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How To Avoid A Paint Mess

February 18, 2014

Have you ever opened a paint can, attempted to paint and made a huge mess all over the side of the can? Of course you need to wipe the excess paint off the brush somehow but using the lip of the can causes quite the mess. Painting doesn’t have to be such a mess, especially […]

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What Are Weep Holes?

February 12, 2014

Now that you have moved into your new Lennar home, you will probably start noticing more details in the structure of your home, such as gaps between the bricks. Although these may look like large cracks between your bricks, don’t be afraid. These openings – called weep holes – are purposely left between bricks in […]

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Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCI)

February 4, 2014

A ground-fault occurs when there is a break in the low-resistance grounding path from a tool or electrical system. The electrical current may then take an alternative path to the ground through the user, resulting in serious injuries or death. The ground-fault circuit interrupter, or GFCI, is a fast-acting circuit breaker designed to shut off […]

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Smoke Alarm Safety Tips

January 30, 2014

Smoke alarms save lives and because of this, smoke alarm safety is extremely important. Almost two-thirds of home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms. When there is a fire, smoke spreads fast and you need smoke alarms to give you time to get out. This […]

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Winter Home Protection Tips

January 7, 2014

While you can’t change the weather, you can minimize some of winter’s biggest threats to your home. Heavy snow accumulation can pose a threat to your home or business — both as it builds up and as it melts. Ice dams can cause water damage on both the exterior and interior of your home. Bursting […]

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10 Ways to Save on Your Gas Bills

December 26, 2013

If you are looking for ways to save money around your house, this article shares 10 ways to save on your gas bills. You can make the most of your energy dollar by following a few simple guidelines. By performing some simple maintenance tasks, such as caulking and cleaning filters, to paying closer attention to […]

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Ten Easy Tasks to Prepare Your Home for the Holidays

December 19, 2013

Holidays are a time for dressing up your home with decorations, lights and special table settings. If you’re having guests for an evening or putting up relatives for a week or so, make certain that your home looks its best. Home maintenance tasks left undone can tarnish the impact you hope to make. These ten […]

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