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Best Pre- and Post-Winter Storm Tips

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Given the recent winter storm that dramatically impacted the whole state of Texas, we are doing a roundup post of our best post-storm tips, as well as some preventive maintenance that you can undertake.

This list is one that you will want to bookmark so that you have it handy for the future!

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How to Get Rid of Carpet Mold

As we know in Texas, burst pipes can cause our carpeting to stand in water, potentially for a bit of time until we can get the water shut off and a plumber called for repairs. Smaller things can also cause carpet mold – like overwatering plants, a persistent leak, and even an untrained puppy. This […]
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Safe Use of Ladders

The start of Fall in DFW is also the start of many home maintenance chores to get ready for Winter and the holidays. Many of these chores – such as cleaning the gutters or installing Christmas lights – include the use of ladders. We want you to do these things safely! Ladder Safety Tips Use […]
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Home Flooding Prevention Tips (LIST)

Whether from a torrential rainstorm, heaps of melting snow, or a leaky dishwasher, flooding can cause massive damage in your home. What’s more, clean-up can be extremely time-consuming and expensive, especially without expert advice. That’s why we rounded up flooding prevention and restoration experts from Bend to Atlanta. Read on to see their best tips […]
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Rain = Humidity = Problems in Your Home

This Spring, and even start of Summer, in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex has been very wet – which is very good for lawns and outdoor plants that are very green right now. That moisture in all the plants, soil and other areas also means increased humidity – and it’s not just outdoors where you […]
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Tree Damage After a Storm

Usually in June at the start of summer, we are highly focused on ways to protect our yards against drought. This year we are seeing a more consistent amount of rain and storms, which can bring its own issues to our yards. A very common problem during storms is tree limbs falling. High winds can […]
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What to Do During a Power Outage

Spring storms often bring the problem of electricity going out – either for a few minutes or for a few hours. The best thing you can do is be prepared. Invest in emergency lighting. Most likely you are going to need to move from one place to another in your house, and sometimes this will […]
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What to Do if Your Pipes Freeze

It never fails to happen: Mother Nature lulls us into a false sense of security with warmer weather, and then another hard freeze (32F or below) sneaks in. And it’s times like these that we forget to take those last protective measures to keep our pipes from freezing, such as leaving faucets dripping. The biggest […]

Our Big Lists of Ways to Winterize Your Home

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Did You Get Snow? Here’s What to Do

We don’t get snow as often in DFW as some of our friends further North, so we may not be as prepared to deal with snow and ice. With ice, one of the best things you can do is have rock salt on hand. Sprinkling liberally on walkways before the storm even starts can help […]
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Safe Use of Ladders

The start of Fall in DFW is also the start of many home maintenance chores to get ready for Winter and the holidays. Many of these chores – such as cleaning the gutters or installing Christmas lights – include the use of ladders. We want you to do these things safely! Ladder Safety Tips Use […]
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Winterize Your Home Part 4: Exterior

Preparing these items on the exterior of your home helps protect from winter weather: Trim or remove large or dead tree limbs Clear gutters of debris Inspect stairways and railings Inspect outdoor lighting Cover or store patio furniture Move plants indoors or clear soil Store and rust-proof seasonal tools Stock up on salt or sand […]
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Winterize Your Home Part 3: Roof Preparation

January and February are the traditional months for ice and snow in Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex area. And your roof is the primary part of your house that protects you and your property from the elements. Get your home ready for winter by preparing your roof. Check the roof for missing/damaged shingles Check for […]
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Winterize Your Home: Protect From Ice & Snow

Winterizing your home is about making sure that your family is comfortable and protecting your property from the elements. Here are some specific steps to protect your home from problems that can be caused by ice and snow. Prevent pipes from freezing Prepare for a winter storm Protect entryway with mats inside & out Prevent […]
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Winterize Your Home: Heating and Cooling

Winterizing your home is about making sure that your family is comfortable and protecting your property from the elements. Make sure heating system is ready Service the fire place and chimney Check for air leaks at windows and doors Reverse ceiling fans to optimize warm air Protect or cover the exterior air conditioner condensing unit […]
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Fall Maintenance Checklist: Porch & Deck

Check porch and deck supports, stairs and railings Clean and apply sealer to decks Cover and store outdoor furniture, barbeque grills, etc. Empty dirt from flower pots and containers Schedule an Annual Maintenance Inspection with Semper Fi Home Inspections
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Fall Maintenance Checklist: Yard & Garden

Plant Spring flowering bulbs Drain fuel from gas-operated lawn equipment Clean and store summer garden tools Re-seed needed areas of the lawn Fertilize the lawn Drain hoses and shut off exterior water valves Check and prepare ice/snow equipment Schedule your Annual Maintenance Inspection with Semper Fi Home Inspections
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Fall Maintenance Checklist: Interior

Have heating system checked ⃝Change batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors Inspect and sweep the chimney Check windows for drafts, loose frames, cracked panes Vacuum or replace air filters Remove window air conditioners and cover exterior units
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Plan to Winterize. Yes, Now.

It may seem strange to start talking about winterizing your home when our temperatures are only flirting with dropping into cooler temperatures, but there are a few projects you can do now to start getting your home ready. There’s a whole list of easy projects that you can finish in a weekend in about a […]

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