Archive for the ‘Homeowner Tips’ Category

Make the Most Of Your Landscaping Projects This Year With These Tips

(BPT) – Home improvement projects aren’t constrained to a single season, but during these warmer months, your focus is no longer simply on your home’s indoors. Now there’s outdoor yard work to do as well, and if you’re looking to recreate your outdoor space, your outside projects may include some landscaping. If you have landscaping […]

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Wildfire Protection Starts In These 5 Places

(BPT) – It’s National Wildfire Awareness Week. So, if you live in a wildfire-prone area, make sure you’re taking the right steps to stave off potential damage long before flames rage toward your doorstep. And one of the best ways to do that is to take a look at the home itself. “It’s a combination […]

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Simple Summer Home Maintenance Tips for Comfort and Energy Savings

(BPT) – Things will soon be heating up all over the country. In fact, the average U.S. household will spend 3 percent more on electricity bills this summer than in 2017, due to rising retail electricity prices and higher usage, according to the U.S. Energy Administration’s estimation. Jennifer Franz, an energy efficiency expert at Lennox, […]

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Rooftop Decks for Every Style

(BPT) – Fresh air, great views and capitalizing on unused space – it’s no wonder rooftop decks are a hot trend for suburban homes and urban apartment complexes alike. Once reserved for the urban elite, rooftop decks are popping up all over the country as an attractive option that offers a mixture of space savings […]

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The Most Common Causes of Homeowners Insurance Claims

(BPT) – The value of homeowners insurance is often thrust into the national spotlight when natural disasters happen. The devastation and financial loss they can cause reinforces the importance of making sure you have adequate insurance coverage to rebuild if disaster strikes your home. In 2017 alone, the U.S. was struck by 16 separate billion-dollar […]

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Hard Water Proves Hard on Your Wallet

(BPT) – Hard water, which contains high levels of calcium and magnesium, can be found in nearly 90 percent of American homes. These minerals cause scaling, a buildup that clogs waterlines and plumbing forcing appliances to work harder and operate less efficiently. The scale may also harbor bacteria. The only way to truly remove the […]

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Call Before Digging When Landscaping This Spring

(BPT) – With spring having officially begun, many eager homeowners and landscape professionals across the country will roll up their sleeves and reach for their shovels to start projects that require digging this season. During the transition into “digging season,” Common Ground Alliance (CGA), the organization dedicated to protecting underground utility lines, people who dig […]

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How Many Miles Per Gallon Does Your Home Get?

(BPT) – Everyone wants the inside scoop on how to get the best deal. Ironically, consumers will do a bunch of research over a $500 smart phone and relatively little for the largest purchase of their lives, their homes. Most home buyers focus on price and payments, however, factoring in a home’s energy consumption costs […]

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Protect Your Home From Termites This Spring

(BPT) – Spring is officially here, bringing flowers, greenery and increased pest activity. Because termite evidence is more noticeable in warmer months, it is important to check for any warning signs every spring. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to reduce the likelihood of a termite infestation in the first place. Keep […]

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High-Tech Bathroom Trends for 2018

(BPT) – Technology is trending in home design and decor this year, and some of the most dramatic, futuristic and fun tech trends are showing up in the bathroom. From glass doors and windows changing from clear to opaque with the touch of a button to toilets transforming the whole experience of going to the […]

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