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Buying a house is a bit like planning for your wedding day — there are months packed with excitement, stress, planning, and then, finally, the big payoff. I know because I have 2 exceedingly interesting sisters (a hummus-making social…
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You're stocked up on cleaning supplies, the windows are open and you've officially retired your winter coat. Hello spring!
However, spring home maintenance goes beyond deep cleaning and organizing. Work your way through this checklist…
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If you think about your home like the human body, the electrical system is the circulatory system. Just like the heart regulates the blood pumping throughout the body, the electrical panel regulates the electricity coursing through the…
What Does a Sump Pump Do?
Many homes use sump pumps to prevent ground water from getting into the basement or crawl space. Extra water can build up along the foundation, especially during heavy rains. A sump pump moves this excess ground…
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When it comes to first impressions, the little things make all the difference.
Planning to sell your house this year? Now’s the perfect time to prep it for listing!
Set aside a couple of weekends to do the work, and follow these three…
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Are you thinking about selling your home this spring? We have noticed an uptick in Move-In Certified inspections in the Cedar Rapids area. Getting a Move-In Certified home inspection shows your buyers that you are motivated to sell and care…
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While most homeowners are aware of the dangers of water seeping into their basement and go to great lengths to prevent it, it’s difficult to stop the water resulting from melting snow. As we started to take a look at the past few winters…
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How to Deal with Frozen Pipes
Disconnect and drain garden hoses.
Cover outside faucets with insulating foam covers.
Turn off water to outside faucets, if available, and open valves on faucets to allow them to drain.
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Whether it is a miniature mansion or a humble cottage in the woods, your home is probably your biggest investment. Chances are the roof over your head is the biggest single purchase you will ever make, and protecting it is in your best…
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Ground fault circuit interrupter GFCIs (also referred to as GFIs) are safety devices installed for the purpose of monitoring the flow of electricity flowing from a power source, usually connected to electronic components. It’s not hard…
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Energy efficiency means you are using less energy to do the same jobs, reducing your home's energy waste and saving money. To effectively increase your energy efficiency involves more than just using less energy - it requires you becoming…
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