Posts Tagged ‘ home improvement ’

Hard Water in Your Home

January 28, 2014
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Hard Water in Your Home

  In the past, we have discussed the benefits of a whole home filtration system and how it protects against contaminants in tap water. Removing things like lead, cooper and chlorine can be extremely beneficial to you and your family’s health; But what about the health of your appliances and faucets? Millions of homes...
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Preserving Your Foundation

January 23, 2014
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Preserving Your Foundation

The Michael & Son Cares team sees a wide range of issues on its visit to recipient’s homes. In the 8th episode of Helping Hands The family’s home had a whole host of problems including a leaky roof, no gutters, poorly insulated windows, no working HVAC and worst of all, foundation problems. While a majority...
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Flood Prevention – The First Line of Defense

January 13, 2014
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Flood Prevention – The First Line of Defense

Here in the DC metro area, we are no strangers to the seasons; from snow to searing heat, we see it all. Since extreme changes in weather can affect your home, it’s important to remain vigilant with regular service and maintenance. With the temperature fluctuating day by day, we’d like to offer a few...
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Preparing for Winter – Plumbing

January 6, 2014
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Preparing for Winter – Plumbing

    As the temperature drops, the probability of issues with your home’s plumbing system rises. Winter plumbing issues can range from damaged sprinkler systems to indoor flood causing pipe burst. With just a little preparation, most winter plumbing issues can be avoided. Today, we will be going over a quick checklist to get your home’s plumbing system ready for...
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Hidden Dangers in the Home

January 3, 2014
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Hidden Dangers in the Home

If you’ve ever talked to the owner of an older home, before everything became synthetic,  you’ll often hear them boast about a higher level of craftsmanship and superior quality materials. While this is often the case, there are also many hidden dangers in homes built before the mid to late 70’s. Today, we’ll be...
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The Beauty of a Backup Generator

January 2, 2014
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The Beauty of a Backup Generator

Anyone living in the DC / Metro area is no stranger to the agony of a power outage. No matter what the season, having no access to Air conditioning, running water and lights is enough to make anyone miserable. Aside from general discomfort of not having power, an outage can also be deadly for...
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Fireplaces 101

December 31, 2013
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Fireplaces 101

Winter is here and most homeowners are experiencing increase in heating cost. With the drastic increases in energy cost, especially concerning oil and gas, homeowners with fireplaces should seriously consider taking advantage of the low cost heat they can provide. For many people, the fireplace is more a decorative than functional; some of us...
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Dear Michael & Son…

December 30, 2013
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Dear Michael & Son…

Each day, we receive a few messages on our Facebook page from our friends looking for advice on home repairs. Many of the questions we receive might be ones you the reader have wondered about. The questions represent some of the most common issues faced by homeowners and our replies are usually the solution....
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Hidden Dangers in the Home

December 18, 2013
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Hidden Dangers in the Home

  If you’ve ever talked to the owner of an older home, before everything became synthetic,  you’ll often hear them boast about a higher level of craftsmanship and stronger, better quality materials. While this is often the case, there are also many hidden dangers in homes built before the mid to late 70’s. Today,...
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The Danger of Dry Air

December 14, 2013
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The Danger of Dry Air

Do you or a family member suffer from allergies or asthma?  Are frequent nosebleeds and dry, itchy skin a nuisance you have to live with on a day to day basis? The problem may be a lack of humidity in your home. The warm air generated by heaters and furnaces dry your homes air...
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