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Homeowner Tips for Winter Home Prep

  Homeowner Tips for Winter Home Prep Preparing a home for winter can take a lot of planning and execution. It is a worthwhile task for homeowners who want to welcome the new year with greater comfort and energy efficiency. These tips help homeowners know where...

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How to Fix a Window Screen

Window screens play an important role in keeping your home comfortable during the warmer months. When they tear or snag, they are not able to do their job of letting fresh air in your home while keeping bugs out. Fortunately, repairing a broken window screen is a...

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Your Handy Caulk Guide

The caulk or sealant on your bathtub, shower, and sink plays an important role in preserving your bathroom and preventing water damage and mold. With the right materials and our handy guide, re-caulking is an easy DIY project that can be done for low cost in a short...

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13 Summer Home Maintenance To-Do’s in Milwaukee

Warmer weather and longer days make summer ideal for checking items off your home maintenance to-do list. Here are some ideas to get started: Touch Up Exterior Paint Touching up the paint on your home’s exterior is a great first summer project. The Milwaukee weather...

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Test for Radon before You Sell

JANUARY is RADON AWARENESS MONTH What is Radon? Radon is an colorless, odorless radioactive gas. It forms naturally from the decay of radioactive elements (e.g. granite, uranium) which are found at different levels in the soil and rock around the base and under your...

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Is it Time For a New Furnace?

When it comes time to replace that old furnace, you may have tons of questions and probably a few concerns. You can speak to as many contractors as you wish and get as much advice as possible, the choice to replace it will ultimately be yours to make. Knowing the key...

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How to keep the Basement Dry

No one wants to come home to a flooded basement: family heirlooms, old vacation photos, workout equipment, theatre system all ruined. Fact is, this becomes the reality of many families every single year especially during the spring months of increased rain. There are...

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What’s that smell?!

Fall is usually full of new smells in the air like apples, leaves falling from the trees and baked goodies. But have you ever walked into a home or room and been assaulted by a bad smell? Nothing will turn away visitors faster. There are dozens of everyday things can...

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Quick Plumbing Fixes

The holiday season is fast approaching. So, now is the best time to check and make those needed plumbing repairs. These tips make this sometimes-daunting task simple and easy for anyone to do. Repairing a dripping faucet The newer faucets without washers are...

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Preparing for the Fall: Home Emergency Tips

With school back in session, it’s the perfect time to recheck your home’s emergency plan. Included in your plan, should be a maintenance list with information related to major appliances and household systems (e.g. shut-off valves, on/off switches, and...

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