February Home Maintenance Checklist

Feb 10, 2014 No Comments by

Since the weather is still bad in many areas of the country during February, take this time to organize your indoor spaces. For those with green thumbs, this month is also a good time to prep your yard for spring. Make your spring cleaning easier by getting a jump on organizing your storage spaces. First, […]

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Can You Repair Your Roof in the Winter?

Dec 17, 2013 No Comments by

Most people avoid scheduling any roofing work during the winter—often due to concerns that the weather is too unpleasant for roofers and will cause installation problems. However, you can complete certain repairs during the winter, as long as you take the proper precautions. It’s important to distinguish whether your roof needs to be repaired or […]

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Home-Maintenance Checklist for December

Dec 05, 2013 No Comments by

Many households are celebrating and welcoming visitors in December, so most homeowners will be too busy to start any major home improvement jobs this month. Instead prepare your house for company and potential snowfall now that winter has finally arrived! First of all, ensure your appliances are ready for the holiday and your guests. Clean […]

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Planning Bathroom Remodeling Costs

Nov 14, 2013 No Comments by

The bathroom is one of the most expensive rooms to re-do per square foot. Because its functionality is so complex, remodelers usually end up spending a hefty chunk of their budget on labor costs—although the finished products (toilets, sinks, etc.) are expensive too. To help you plan your budget, HomeServiceWorld offers the following guidelines and […]

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Home Maintenance for November

Nov 04, 2013 No Comments

Now that colder weather has arrived, it’s time to tackle indoor tasks and make sure your home is ready for the upcoming holidays! Check your appliances Make sure your appliances can withstand the demands required of them during the holidays. Vacuum the dust from your refrigerator’s lower grill in the front, and clean the condenser […]

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How Families Benefit from Video Monitoring Systems

Oct 16, 2013 No Comments

When it comes to the safety of their loved ones, many families feel that an alarm system is not enough. For this reason, many homeowners have installed security cameras to deter criminals and to ensure that they are fully aware of what happens in their absence. Security cameras are especially popular with parents who use […]

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Steps to Secure a Low Mortgage Rate

Oct 07, 2013 No Comments

Getting a mortgage has become much harder since regulators tightened lending rules and institutions became more cautious in the wake of the financial crisis. In addition to this new reality, rates have begun rising from their all-time lows, decreasing the chances of obtaining a great rate. However, it still can be done, although preparing your […]

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Common Home Security Mistakes to Avoid

Sep 24, 2013 No Comments

Are you making the following home security mistakes? – You leave boxes for appliances and electronics on the curb. Burglars know if you have new gadgets in your home based on the boxes you leave for garbage pickup.  Even if a box didn’t contain something that thieves want to steal—such as a new washing machine—a […]

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Home Improvement Projects under $400

Sep 12, 2013 No Comments

The most important home improvement projects are often not the most expensive ones. Here are some tasks that will protect or add value to your home, but won’t cost you much.   Clean your gutters for $250-$350: Hiring professionals to clean your gutters is well worth the cost: they can flush out downspouts and check […]

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September Home Maintenance Checklist

Sep 03, 2013 No Comments

As summer ends, it’s time to prepare your home for cooler weather. Lower temperatures often increase the threat of something going awry in your home, such as frozen pipes. However, September is pleasant enough for homeowners to accomplish tasks that are best done in warmer weather.   1.) Inspect storm windows and have any repairs […]

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