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Sure, spring cleaning sounds great. However, in reality, tackling a long home maintenance checklist all at once can be overwhelming. Rather than letting it all add up, what if you tackled home maintenance a little each season? Here are some ideas for taking care of your home during the winter months.
As fall moves in, do you know what home maintenance you should have completed by now? Are you simply raking leaves and checking gutters, and calling it good? If you're like the rest of us, you may already feel behind when it comes to getting ready for the next season. Instead of wondering what's being left out, let's take a look at the top things you can do this season to stay ahead of the game when it comes to taking care of your home.
Many homeowners put off backyard projects until the very end of the summer season for a variety of reasons. Some projects take a lot of planning, too much time, or it might feel like summer will never end. But before you know it, the air is cooler, and fall is around the corner. Fall and winter both change the soil as well, which can cause trouble when it comes to unfinished projects. Listed below are five backyard projects you should finish in fall.
Tackle your "to-do" list with our Home Maintenance Checklist Life is busy. Kids, work, meals, appointments - the list goes on. And hey homeowner, you still have to squeeze out time to clean the gutters (yuk!) and change your furnace filter. We've put together this monthly Home Maintenance Checklist to help you tackle your chores in bite-sized chunks so you have time for the bigger things in life.
As foreclosures and bank-owned homes sit on the market longer, buyers run into a major problem: there's no one around to stay on top of maintenance, repairs or other issues. Or maybe the homeowners who walked away took things like appliances with them.
Becoming a new homeowner is a thrilling life event, but with your new home comes an avalanche of tasks and responsibilities. Between packing, moving arrangements, decorating and setting up utilities, your to-do list seems never ending. So, it's no wonder that in all of the excitement, many new homeowners forget to cover some of the basics. To ensure the move into your new home goes smoothly, check off these four must-do tasks:
If you've ever been the last to shower in a houseful of people, you often know what's coming before you step naked into the bath: bone-chilling, teeth-chattering ice cold water. If you're having water problems, however, without the houseful of people, it's time to spend some time evaluating your electric water heater. Electric water heater problems can cause a variety of symptoms, including issues with water temperature, leaks, discoloration, odor and noise. Here's a step-by-step process to help you troubleshoot your water heater problems.