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Home Maintenance Checklist

We write here every quarter with suggestions for seasonal home maintenance ideas. We offered our summer home-maintenance tips just a few weeks ago. But in this article, we are offering something a little different. We are instead giving you the opportunity to plan ahead a little bit by offering a checklist or calendar of things […]

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Plumbing and Water Issues in Your Home

We have written here many times about home maintenance, along with what falls under the do-it-yourself projects and what doesn’t. Three areas that usually fall on the side of calling a professional are electrical, HVAC and plumbing. In this article, our focus is on plumbing. There are a handful of things on the plumbing side […]

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Summer Home-Maintenance Tips 2022

Yes, we know summer does not start until June 21, more than three weeks away. But we are in Florida, where summer actually started weeks ago. How can we tell? Simple, 90-degree temperatures with high humidity and evening thunder showers. With that in mind, it’s time to consider our summer home-maintenance tips before it gets […]

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Hurricane Season is on the Way

It may seem early but here in Florida, it’s time to prepare for hurricane season. Officially, the Atlantic hurricane season starts June 1 and runs until Nov. 30. But in half of the hurricane seasons in the last 15 years, named storms have developed before June 1, and some of them have been significant. In […]

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Protecting Your Home from Bugs and More

We all know that for a good portion of the year, it’s great to live in Florida. But there is a tradeoff. Our unique climate often creates problems for our homes that are far worse here than in other parts of the country. One example of that is dealing with termites, fungi, mosquitoes and roaches. […]

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Lowering Your Summer Energy Bill

For our friends up north, taking steps to lower their energy bill is primarily a winter activity. But here in Florida, we all know that the heat and humidity make the upcoming months uncomfortable on your body and your budget. While other parts of the country may deal with warm summer weather, it’s usually limited […]

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Spring Home Maintenance Tips

If you’re waiting for the start of spring, you missed it. After a very mild winter, with only a few short freezes, it seems like we went straight to summer. But if you check your Farmer’s Almanac or a calendar, spring started on March 20. For all of us, that can only mean one thing. […]

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The Dos and Don’ts of Your Toilet

As most homeowners can attest, there are many things that can break in your home. And generally, they all require a licensed expert to come and fix. Some can break easily. Others may require the hard work of young children or even a lack of knowledge by most adults. One of the most common of […]

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What is a 4-Point Inspection?

There are a variety of types of home inspections. Some may be specific based on certain needs or concerns, such as Radon, wood rot or mold. The two most common terms people hear when it comes to home inspections are either 4-point or wind mitigation. In this article, we are going to focus on what […]

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Dryer Vent Safety

It may be one of the things in our homes that we think about the least, but dryer vent safety is of vital importance. That’s because your clothes dryer is one of the leading causes of home fires. There are more than 15,000 dryer fires annually in the United States. And most of these fires […]

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