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Summer Projects

Summertime is here and the days are longer. What better time to tackle some of those home renovations. Don’t know where to begin? Here’s some ideas… ~Remodel That Old Bathroom The average bath remodel results in a 60% investment return. It doesn’t have to be grand. Just something up to date. You could even create a new half bath by converting a spare closet with have no additon to the home. ~Install Central Air   Installing central air results in greater cooling capacity and lower noise levels. Plus it’s just convenient. If you’ve ever had it, you’ll know what I...

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It isn’t easy being green

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Everywhere you go these days you hear the word “green.” But what does it mean and how do I do it? Webster’s dictionary defines GREEN as: a :  relating to or being an environmentalist political movement (often capitalized)  b :  concerned with or supporting environmentalism c :  tending to preserve environmental quality (as by being recyclable, biodegradable, or non polluting)   That’s all well and good but what does being GREEN look like and how do I do it? Well thankfully, there’s an app for that. As a matter of fact, there are several. Here are just a few… Goodguide: The GoodGuide mobile app...

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Garbage Disposal 101

A garbage disposal is a great addition to any kitchen. It cuts down on waste and reduces any lingering food odors from the trash can. The problem is though, they can become easily clogged if not taken care of properly. Today we will include ways to clean your disposal, what not to put it in and even a how to video, should yours ever clog. NEVER PUT THESE ITEMS DOWN YOUR DISPOSAL Grease or Oil: They can solidify and build up on your pipes. Vegetable Peels: This is ok for some fruits and vegetables, but not the tougher skinned ones so choose...

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How To Hand Prune Trees

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In forestry, the term widowmaker describes a detached or broken limb that is at risk of falling, being responsible for causing fatalities to forest workers. The same can be true for the trees around your home. Ice and snow add a lot of weight to branches and can cause them to break. As Winter approaches, now is a good time to go out and check the trees in your yard. Look for anything that looks broken or dead as well as anything that over hangs the house or wires. Here are some tips on how to cut branches properly so that they...

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Want To Save Money This Fall?

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Having your home properly sealed is critical to your energy conservation efforts and greatly impacts your utility bills. You can save up to 30% of your energy costs by air sealing multiple points of your home where energy losses occur. Here is National Home Improvement Expert, Danny Lipford sharing his top 3 money-saving fall projects for your home.

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