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3 Tips to Prevent Basement Flooding

3 Tips to Prevent Basement Flooding

While there are a lot of positive things about having a home with a basement (like extra living space, storage, and privacy), one of the biggest drawbacks is that all basements will eventually leak, and the risk of flooding. Any homeowner who has dealt with a basement...

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What You Need to Know About Stone Foundations

What You Need to Know About Stone Foundations

What You Need to Know About Stone Foundations If your home was built before 1915, it may have a stone foundation. As the most common foundation type in historic homes, we often see stone foundations when inspecting homes and older buildings in the Milwaukee region. ...

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Home Value Boosters at Every Price

Home Value Boosters at Every Price

Are you thinking about selling your home? If so, you may wonder what improvements you can make now to elevate the value of your home and make it more attractive to potential buyers.  When it comes to making repairs and preparing your home to go on the market, there is...

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7 ways to keep pests out of your home

7 ways to keep pests out of your home

Even if you’re an animal lover, I’d guess that you’re not keen on the idea of sharing your home with mice, spiders, roaches, and squirrels. They may be cute and fuzzy (or creepy and horrible), but they belong outdoors.  From a home inspection standpoint, there are few...

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Easy Cosmetic Home Updates to Make Before You Sell

Easy Cosmetic Home Updates to Make Before You Sell

Are you preparing to sell your home but wondering what you can do to ensure buyers are interested? You may be surprised to hear that you don’t need to do a major kitchen remodel or add a basement bathroom to increase your home’s selling power. In fact, the inexpensive...

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Who Should Attend the Home Inspection

Who Should Attend the Home Inspection

Home inspections are an integral part of a complicated recipe; if you don’t have all of the proper ingredients or know the measurements, the final product can end very poorly. Every chef should have all of the pertinent information before completing his dish. Property...

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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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