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Lizzie Weakley's Blog – November 2017 Archive (9)

Home Going Septic? 5 Smelly Signs You Need a Professional Plumber

Plumbing is not something that anyone wants to deal with, and it is easy to imagine that dirty water disappears into thin air. Unfortunately, this is not true, and an entire system of drains, pipes and septic tanks work harmoniously to keep your dirty water away. However, this system doesn’t always work like a well-oiled machine, and once in a while, you will have…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on November 28, 2017 at 8:48pm — No Comments

Flickering Lights: 4 Dimming Signs You Need an Electrician

When electrical devices or fixtures in your home start malfunctioning, most homeowners will first try to fix the problem themselves. If you’re unsure of what to do, however, or in conditions where there’s a risk of electrical shock, it may be necessary to hire an electrician. The tools and experience that electricians possess will allow them to deal with the problem…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on November 21, 2017 at 5:18pm — No Comments

Changing Seasons: How to Make Sure Your HVAC System is Always Ready to Go

The time you take to get your furnace ready for the heating season will reward you all winter long. Taking care of it will lower the cost of keeping your home comfortable and might prevent an unfortunate breakdown when you most need heat.

 

Air Filters

Check the air…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on November 20, 2017 at 8:56pm — No Comments

Rats, Roaches, and Rodents: How to Protect Your Home from Pests This Winter

There’s nothing worse than realizing you’ve been overrun by winter pests. Not only are you dealing with the bitter winter temperatures, but you’re suddenly sharing your home with rodents, roaches and spiders. That’s definitely not the way you want to spend your winter. Luckily, you don’t have to. There are actually quite a few things you can do to prevent winter pest…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on November 17, 2017 at 4:22pm — 1 Comment

Home Updating: 5 General Repairs to Make Before Winter

With winter fast approaching, it’s important to make sure your home is prepared to face the cold weather. Not only can snow and ice cause serious damage to your home, but repairs are very difficult to perform during the winter, and at times impossible. Here are five general…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on November 15, 2017 at 6:48pm — No Comments

Hectic House: 3 Strategies To Overcome A Home Disaster

A home disaster ranks as one of the most stressful experiences a person can have. Home represents security to most people, and to have it damaged, perhaps even beyond repair, is incredibly disruptive and upsetting. It can be especially upsetting if you aren’t anticipating the event and you’re not prepared for it. Fortunately, it is possible to overcome this…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on November 9, 2017 at 6:35pm — No Comments

The Old Home: Why Your Furnace Needs a Tune-up Before Winter

As you see the winter start to move in, there are likely more than a few things on your “honey-do” list. Right at the top of that list should be making sure your furnace has been checked and tuned up. This is especially true if your furnace is 20 years old or older…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on November 3, 2017 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Log Home Essentials: 4 Resources Every Cabin-Dweller Needs

Living in a log cabin, surrounded by trees and wildlife, is a dream come true for many. But that dream can turn quickly to a nightmare if you’re not prepared. Here are 4 essential things that any cabin-dweller needs to have on hand.

Cell Phone or Satellite Communications

Depending on just how far off the grid your log home is, cell phone service can…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on November 2, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Home Improvement: 7 Signs You Need Roofing Repair This Fall

A roof structure protects the building’s framework from external elements such as storms and wind. Over time, the roof structure may deteriorate due to various reasons. Therefore, it is vital to carry out an inspection and identify areas that need prompt repair. The following signs indicate the need to repair your roof.

 

Ceiling Stains

Marks…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on November 1, 2017 at 6:52pm — No Comments

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