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Your Drinking Water Deserves Attention

All homeowners deserve to be confident in the quality of their household drinking water, but verifying its integrity may require some initiative. In fact, even if you rely on a municipal water system that is heavily regulated and frequently tested, you could still end up with questionable water in your ...

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Oasis Spaces for Backyard Comfort

Yard work isn’t always pleasant, but it can be more rewarding if a portion of your outdoor space is dedicated to an area where you can lounge and relax after all your work is done. The size of the area is not as important as the atmosphere it provides. It ...

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5 Ways to Create Extra Space in Your Home

Is your home feeling a little cramped? If so, there are many relatively inexpensive ways to free up more space. Here are some ideas: Convert traditional into non-traditional space. We’re all familiar with converting a spare bedroom into a home office or kids’ playroom. You can also create space by ...

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Making Sure You Don’t Miss Opportunities

When you’re shopping for a home, you never want to find out that a great property, within your price range, just sold – and you didn’t even know about the listing! How did you miss it? After all, aren’t all homes listed for sale easily found online? Complete this short ...

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Bacteria is a Growing Concern

Spring cleaning often focuses on reducing clutter, but it can also be an opportunity to reduce potentially harmful bacteria within the home. Start with areas that are likely to have sources of growth, such as kitchens and bathrooms. Thorough cleaning in those areas should include more than the usual suspects. ...

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Everything Depends on Your Foundation

Many house-dwellers might be surprised that the main purpose of their home’s eavestroughs and downpipes is to protect the building’s foundation. If water poured straight to the ground from the roof, it would pool around the house perimeter, eventually compromising the stability of the entire structure. So your eavestroughs and ...

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