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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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In Comes the Ice!!

The same snow that creates good winter fun now presents a dangerous and damaging problem for your home. That very same weather can cause ice dams leading to various problems. What is an ice dam? An ice dam is a build up of ice along the edge of a roof. The ice...

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Spring Has Sprung, But Is Your House Ready?

The snow has melted, baseball season has started, and you are already making plans for long days in the sun. But, don’t get ahead of yourself… Before you get too comfortable dreaming about that lawn chair, there are a few things you might want to take care...

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Can That Bedroom Become A Home Office?

Proper Expectations for Electrical Set-Up With today’s growth in home-based businesses and telecommuting, having a home office has become almost essential to modern home owners. But what if your home is older and wasn’t designed with a home office space?...

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