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Plumbing Blunders: A Guide to Plumbing Maintenance

Your toilet is clogged again, and this time you are to blame. (Who would have thought flushable kitty litter wasn't really flushable?) To help you avoid future clogs and floods, here are a few things you should avoid when trying to be an amateur plumber.

Noxious Chemicals

Although they say chemicals clear a clog in minutes, they rarely do…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on May 10, 2016 at 2:41pm — No Comments

5 Designs to Make your Backyard Stand Out

Spring is here, and with the warmer weather comes the opportunity to spend more time outside. However, your yard is probably a mess from the cold, harsh winter that it just went through. It may take some work to get your yard back in order, but this is also as good of time as any to make it stand out like it never has before. Your own backyard can be a fantastic…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on April 4, 2016 at 5:26pm — No Comments

7 Common Plumbing Blunders Homeowners Experience Between Winter and Spring

Having plumbing issues is no fun. They can be very complicated, messy, and just an all-around pain in the rear. You can fall victim to plumbing blunders that may eventually cost you huge financial expenses between winter and spring. While the plumbing maxim “If you do not know the basics of plumbing, leave it to the professional” makes a lot of sense, being…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on March 21, 2016 at 1:34pm — No Comments

Agent Advice: How to Choose a Real Estate Agent for Log Homes

Selling and buying a log home or cabin is a serious business transaction, but people often make impulsive or uninformed decisions that end up costing them money and time. Below explains four ways to make sure that you choose the right realtor.

Know the Responsibilities of a Real Estate Agent

Real estate agents have very specific responsibilities. For…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on March 2, 2016 at 1:39pm — No Comments

Blown Fuses: 7 Tell-Tale Signs your Home Electrical System Needs to be Updated

When people say, “They don’t make them like they used to,” they usually mean that the craftsmanship of the past is superior to the craftsmanship of today. This might be true of automobiles and vacuum cleaners, but it doesn’t apply to your home electrical system. If your home is over 40 years old, there’s a good chance your electrical system isn’t capable of handling…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on February 10, 2016 at 5:42pm — No Comments

The Homeowner's Guide to Plumbing Maintenance

A typical homeowner can tackle many plumbing maintenance tasks without using fancy tools and equipment. If you’d like to develop a preventative care routine, you should begin the process in the spring or summer because most plumbing issues occur when the weather is…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on February 5, 2016 at 7:21pm — No Comments

5 Ways to Help your Heater Help you This Winter

Winter is once again upon us, and you never know what kind of weather to expect. One thing's for sure: you'll be needing to use your heater. As you prepare to once again light the pilot, there are five ways you can help your heater help you this…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on January 13, 2016 at 5:47pm — No Comments

Your Old Home: 5 Signs you Need an Electrician

As a homeowner, you know there is always something around the house that is showing signs that it is going to need to be repaired soon. Some repairs may be simple enough to do on your own with a few tools and a little knowhow. However, when it comes to electricity, there are some things that are better left to a professional. Consider these five instances…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on October 30, 2015 at 5:56pm — No Comments

3 Signs Your Home Needs New Windows this Fall

There are many issues you can encounter if your windows need to be replaced and you fail to do so in a timely manner. Your energy bill can sky rocket, condensation from the window can cause the window frame to rot, or the exterior of your home can look dated. Knowing what signs indicate your…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on September 29, 2015 at 3:14pm — No Comments

How to Make your Log Cabin Kitchen more Energy Efficient

At first glance, a log cabin may seem cozy, comfortable, and warm. In reality, however, these homes experience the same lack of energy efficiency as other homes that are not well maintained.

In particular, the kitchen in your log cabin may need the most improvement when it comes to improving your home's energy efficiency. You can make your kitchen more energy efficient by utilizing these simple, yet important strategies.…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on August 6, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Going Green: How to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient this Summer

Reduce Energy Consumption

In the summer, many homeowners experience a huge increase in a home’s energy bills. There are several reasons for this, including global warming and families staying home more. In many geographic locations, children are out of school for summer vacation, requiring a cool climate controlled environment in a home.…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on May 26, 2015 at 11:01am — No Comments

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