7 Simple Steps to Clean Your Attic Yourself

Chances are you haven’t stepped foot in your attic in months or, if you have storage elsewhere in your house, maybe even years. Time goes by very quickly, and before you know it, your attic is full of dust, spiders, and who know what else. 

As a homeowner, it should be a priority to clean your attic regularly, allowing you to check for different issues like mold, animal infestations, or poor insulation.  Keeping your attic as dust free as possible is also a great way to keep allergens out of your air ducts and vents, which makes for a happier, healthier household!  

However, cleaning your attic yourself can be overwhelming. Let’s take a look at seven simple steps to help you become an expert DIY attic cleaner!  (more…)

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Quick Tips on When and Why You Should Hire a Professional Attic Cleaning Service.

New homeowners rarely inspect the attic of their new homes. Little do they know; the attic is an area that should never be overlooked when getting your home ready for move in day! 

Cleaning an attic can be a tough job and hiring an attic cleaning service is a necessity to ensure your home is properly insulated and free of potential problems that can negatively impact your health.

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Fall To-Do List: Get to Know Your Gutter System

Gutters may not be the most glamorous feature of your home, but the damage-prevention purpose they serve is essential. Without a properly functioning gutter system, your home could be prone to basement flooding, roof damage, foundation erosion, landscaping washout, and more. Bottom line: Getting to know more about your gutter system now could be the knowledge you need to save you from costly home repairs in the future. (more…)

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8 Ways to Prepare Your Commercial Building for Coming Cold Weather

Every season has its own need for special maintenance, and that’s especially true when the temperatures start to plummet. Cold weather can wreak havoc on your commercial property, which makes it all the more important to take preventative measures to protect your tenants and your business investment. (more…)

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4 Fall Remodeling Projects to Help Prevent Home Damage

When you think of home remodeling, your sights might be solely set on improving the form or function of a space or increasing your home’s resale value. As good of reasons to undergo a major home project as those may be, don’t underestimate the value some remodeling projects can have in keeping your house safe, secure, and stress-free. (more…)

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Prevent Commercial Property Damage with a Facility Maintenance Provider

As a commercial property owner, the mainstay of your responsibilities is to maintain and tend to the buildings your tenants occupy. This includes routine upkeep, emergency repairs, and plans for future improvements to preserve and offer amenities important to your tenants’ needs. With routine maintenance alone, the checklist of tasks can span roofing, plumbing, HVAC, electrical, structural, landscaping, and the list goes on. (more…)

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Spring into Undoing Winter Damage

As snow and ice give way to flower buds, grass sprouts, and sunshine, it’s time to take a fresh look at the shape of your home. Winter, with its cold temperatures, icicles, and harsh winds may have done a number to your exterior. Hefty damage might be easy to spot but don’t overlook the little problems that could cost you big time later. (more…)

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Can a Home Energy Evaluation Save You Money?

Bills and expenses come with owning a home, but being house poor wasn’t likely your goal when putting a roof over your family’s heads. Instead, you probably planned on saving for retirement, stashing away money for your child’s education, and having a little extra to take a family vacation now and then. But if the end of the month has you seeing more red than black, it’s time to look for more ways to cut back. (more…)

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Get Your Commercial Building Maintenance in Check for Spring

The clocks have sprung ahead, which means a new season adds new maintenance tasks on your commercial property to-do list. Similar to residential maintenance, the spring commercial checklist typically involves cleaning and beautifying the property to wipe away the cooped-up feel following a long, cold winter. Additionally, there are quite a few areas that will simply need a checkup to make sure they’re still up to snuff after the havoc Mother Nature may have wreaked. And last, it’s an absolute must to get warm-weather based mechanicals in working order after having sat unused through the cold spell.

With so many things to address, are you floundering on where to start first? If so, try our handy task list to help lead the way. (more…)

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Breathe Easier by Ridding Your Home of Indoor Air Pollution

While Spring may be just around the corner, we all know better than to get too excited about opening all of our windows and putting away all of our shovels–it is still Winter, after all. Given that much of our time is still spent indoors, don’t neglect your indoor air quality while you wait for the warm air to return. (more…)

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