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By Kara Masterson Your home’s air quality can have a big impact on your family’s respiratory health. This is just one of the many reasons why you should ensure that your house isn’t filled with airborne contaminants. Luckily, with a little bit of preventative maintenance and a few upgrades, such as the ones listed below, you can make sure that your home’s...

By Kara Masterson A septic tank is absolutely necessary in a functioning home, designed to collect, treat and dispose of sewage. This is critical when your home would otherwise have poor drainage or have no way of being connected to main sewage networks. It isn't difficult to care for a septic tank, but there are a few things that you have to do in order to make...

By Anita Ginsburg Issues with your home’s sewer line can interrupt your daily life. If left alone and unrepaired, it can increase your home’s risk of serious structural damage. It's for this reason that it's vital to always keep an eye out for any of these warning signs: Multiple Slow Drains When a single drain is slow, it is often caused by a smaller clog in...

By Kara Masterson While there is no shortage of upkeep and maintenance-related tasks that property owners must deal with, not all tasks are created equal. Knowing which of these concerns to prioritize and which tasks can be put off until later is not something that homeowners should leave to chance. Featured: Sinking, Sagging and Other Signs Your Home Has Serious...

By Lizzie Weakley Roofing is not something most people consider when choosing their interior design. Depending on location, some consider the kind of roof they want for temperature variances; for instance, people living in coastal areas may opt for wood shakes. Related: What Roof Styles Work Best With Metal Roofing?
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By Brentnie Daggett Remodeling is a great way to fix, update or upgrade your home while increasing its value, but costs can add up. It’s important to prioritize the projects that will not only benefit you and your family in your daily lives, but also will attract future buyers if and when the time comes to sell. Related: How to Get Approved for a Home Improvement...

By Anita Ginsburg You probably recognize the typical low, blowing sounds your HVAC system makes. However, sometimes, it can make irregular sounds. When it makes a sound you haven't heard before or that doesn't seem quite right, you may choose to ignore it, perhaps thinking it will eventually go away. But this could be a big mistake. There are at least five kinds...

By Brentnie Daggett Moving usually brings up a whole mix of emotions–from excitement and stress to fatigue and fear. Once the moving process is over and you’re officially in your new home, the more optimistic feelings should start to take precedence over the negative ones, but your job isn’t done just yet. Here are a few essential steps you should take in your...

By Anita Ginsburg If summer's heat is getting to you, you may have finally decided it's time to install a pool. That's the easy part. Now you must make preparations for your pool. You can make the process go more smoothly by planning carefully and keeping the following tips in mind: Choose a Site There is more to choosing a pool site than simply scanning your yard...

By Anica Oaks When you and your family are inside your home, it is important that the air you're breathing be as high-quality as possible. Unfortunately, this isn't always the case, which leads to you and others dealing with various kinds of allergies and other physical ailments. If you're experiencing poor air quality in your home, it can come from many different...