Home Maintenance

Cheaper Alternatives to Lumber

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We’ve rounded up some of our favorite alternatives to lumber that can help you get the job done. Do you have a favorite? Choosing which one that will work for your project may depend upon what your project entails; and not all may necessarily be cheaper. Metal Studs While the cost of these studs is […]

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Ladder Safety

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As we edge closer to summer in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, we start thinking of a list of chores we can do around the house – especially preparing the exterior and yard for summer. And many of these chores require the use of a ladder. Knowing how to use a ladder safely can help prevent […]

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10 Steps for Septic System Health

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If your septic tank failed, or you know someone whose did, you are not alone. As a homeowner, you are responsible for maintaining your septic system. Proper septic system maintenance will help keep your system from failing and will help maintain your investment in your home. Failing septic systems can contaminate the ground water that […]

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The Importance of Your House Numbers

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You may have not given much thought to the numbers on your house. In most cases, we use whatever was there when we purchase the property. But they have important use. House numbers are not only convenient for finding addresses but necessary for emergency responders to locate those in need. When responding to an emergency, minutes […]

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Safe Use of Ladders

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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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Landscape Irrigation/Sprinkler System Inspections

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Water can be your yard’s best friend and your home’s worst enemy. Many homes have landscape irrigation sprinkler systems to irrigate and water the lawn.  Lawn sprinkler and irrigation systems are complex mechanical systems with lots of potential failure points, including valves, heads, sensors, shut-off switches. If your lawn sprinkler isn’t operating properly, it can […]

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Central Air-Conditioning System Inspection

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by Nick Gromicko, CMI®, Internachi Summer is quickly approaching in Dallas/Fort Worth, which means our air conditioners will be working overtime. Here are some tips for keeping yours running smoothly: A building’s central air-conditioning system must be periodically inspected and maintained in order to function properly. While an annual inspection performed by a trained professional is […]

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Cook Up a Plan for Backyard Living

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As we move out of Spring and into Summer, it’s the best time to prepare your backyard and outdoor areas for summer living. In addition to things you can do for your lawn maintenance, pool safety, and keeping your foundation strong, there are some other simple tips to make your yard most enjoyable. Add some […]

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Pool Safety Guidelines for Your Home

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Summer is quickly arriving in Texas, and children are already home. This means that our pools are about to be in use if they are not already. This makes it an important time to review pool safety. Keep in mind that almost all water sources should have your attention. This includes in-ground swimming pools, above-ground swimming pools, […]