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How To Properly Water Your Lawn Without Damaging Your Home

How To Properly Water Your Lawn Without Damaging Your Home

When you read that title, we know what you were thinking: “How incompetent do you have to be to mess up watering your lawn?” But sure enough, every year, homeowners file insurance claims involving neglected sprinklers and moldy basements. Sprinkler heads can be fussy contraptions and if you are away from your house all day, unpredictable things can happen to even the most responsible homeowner. If you are away on vacation, the chances that an overactive sprinkler system could destroy your property or basement without you noticing are even higher. Moldy basements and leaking roofs If the watering of your lawn isn’t taken care of properly, the most common problems […]

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5 Tips That Will Keep Your Home Safe While On Vacation

5 Tips That Will Keep Your Home Safe While On Vacation

  School is out—and so is the sun. That can only mean one thing: summer is upon us! You probably already have vacations lined up for the summer months to get a break from work and home life. But blissful vacations can be stressful if you don’t make sure your home is safe and sound before skipping town. Don’t let this happen to you! Everyone knows to lock up their house, but here are five tips for keeping your home safe while you’re on vacation that you may not have thought of: 1. Turn Off and Unplug Appliances If you are going on a long trip, turning off your appliances—and […]

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Spring Cleaning: Three Apps That Help With Home Maintenance

Spring Cleaning: Three Apps That Help With Home Maintenance

Spring cleaning is officially upon us! If that thought fills you with dread, we just may have a solution for you. After all, we all know that keeping up with maintenance around your house can be really difficult, especially in addition to family and work life. But now, with the convenience and innovation of smartphone apps, remembering when to take care of certain home maintenance tasks just got a lot easier. Here are three apps that will make spring cleaning both easy and fun! Home Maintenance (iOS) Have you ever wished you had a personal assistant to help keep up with your home maintenance chores? Now you have it: Home […]

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