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Wet Carpet After CleaningOnce you have cleaned your carpets, it’s likely you want to be able to use those carpets as soon as possible. In this article, we offer tips on how you can make drying quicker and easier each time you do a carpet cleaning.

Aluminum Window Frames - How to CleanAluminum window frames may not be something you often think about cleaning. However, over time these frames can become dingy and dirty. Find out what it takes to clean these frames and bring them back to former glory.

Reasons for tripped circuit breakerAnyone who has a home with a circuit breaker has likely been through a situation where the breaker is tripped, and the house is plunged into darkness. In this article, we will explain some reasons why this can happen.

Gutters clogged with leavesPeople don’t always think about cleaning their gutters until a problem crops up. You may find that the gutters are clogged with leaves, which leads to a blockage and an inability for water to drain.

How often to replace carpet in homeCarpet, on average, can last anywhere from five to fifteen years. However, most individuals choose to replace it when there are problems that are evident. We can help you look for these things and determine when to switch out your carpet.


Heat PumpFind yourself wondering if you have a heat pump? It can be difficult to determine if you aren’t aware of the nuances between a heat pump and a conventional air conditioning system. This article will explain them, so you know exactly what you are dealing with.

How to clean windowsWindow washing is one of those things that needs to occur on a regular basis but can seem like such a chore that people put it off. We suggest washing your windows at least twice a year. Learn how to clean windows like a pro.

Hardscaping example - stone walkwayWhen it comes to landscaping, there are two major categories. These consist of softscape and hardscape. Read on to learn about the difference between these two categories.

Dirty oven glass window needing to be cleanedAfter using an oven a number of times, or after one big baking marathon, you may find that bits of food and grease will end up visibly littering the glass of the oven window. It may take a bit of work to get the glass spotless, but it can be done, and we can guide you through the process.

Nearly everyone who has decided to use hardwood runs into a question at some point along the way. ‘What direction should the flooring run in?’ We put together some guidelines to use to choose the best direction for your own home.

Clogged dishwasher drainA clogged drain is a common problem when it comes to dishwashers, which should come as no real surprise. Dishwashers have many scraps of food put inside, which can cause a clog over time. Here are tips to help clear your dishwasher drain.

Keeping your food at the correct temperature is important because doing otherwise can result in foodborne illnesses but frozen milk and eggs in your fridge or melted ice cream in your freezer can make it hard to decide what temperature is truly the right one to use.

Shiny Hardwood Floors in a HomeKeeping your hardwood floors looking as good as new isn’t impossible. It might require a little work, but it’s probably not as difficult as you expect.

Washing Machine Cleaning How ToIf you have never cleaned out your washing machine and do not know how, never fear! We have all the tips and tricks you need to get that machine gleaming like the day you bought it.

Painted gutters on a homeIn most cases, painting gutters should not be a problem. Most people have aluminum gutters, which can be painted in any color you like. The process may take some time but will leave you with gutters that are clean, colorful, and much nicer to look at. We’ll go through the steps of painting gutters in this article.

Example of an updated kitchenEveryone wants to live in a comfortable, beautiful home. Sometimes updating an area of the house can give a whole new feel to a room or the entire house. It can be hard to figure out where to start... we're here to help!

Loud furnace making noisesWondering why your furnace is so loud? Actually, there are quite a few potential reasons depending on the type of noise you’re hearing.

Trees in a fieldAn ISA certified arborist has a specified number of experience hours, training and education as pertains to his or her profession. So, what’s involved with obtaining certification through the ISA?

How to get water out of carpetWater and carpet don’t go together well at all. Soaked carpeting is a mess, and it can quickly become a haven for mold and mildew. Find out how you can get water out of carpet quickly and effectively.

Pest Control - Is it Safe?Let’s face it – bugs and other pests have a way of getting into just about any area of the home. Whether you’re dealing with spiders, have noticed a roach or two here and there, or think that you might have mice in your home, it’s important to understand the realities of pest control.

Cleaning carpetMost homes today have carpet. Its soft and warm on your feet, it muffles noise, and it can last for a very long time. However, carpet does need to be maintained in order to look good and prevent it from harboring harmful allergens, dust and even pests. If you’re wondering how often you should clean your carpet, read on to learn everything you need to know.

Small Bathroom Remodeled Want to give that bathroom a facelift, but concerned that the lack of space might limit your choices? There’s good news – while you might not have the same options as a homeowner with a spacious bathroom, there are still plenty of remodeling ideas for small bathrooms. You just need to know a few things first.

Garage Door Opening On Its OwnIf your garage door is opening all by itself, this can be not only frustrating, but dangerous. Find out possible reasons that could be causing it to open on its own.

You have plenty of options when it comes to fencing material. Wood is the traditional choice, certainly, but is it the best?

Deck that needs stainingStaining a deck can help improve its appearance and give you years more use out of it, but you’ll need to know how to prepare it before you stain. What should you do?


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