Posts Tagged ‘ home repair ’

Maintaining Your Gutters

February 25, 2014
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Maintaining Your Gutters

Everyone loves a colorful foliage. But once those leaves come down, they create lots of messy chores around your property. Aside from all the raking and bagging required to keep your landscaping looking lovely, the real headache is making sure leaves don’t clog your home’s gutters. Keeping gutters and downspouts free of debris is...
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Garbage Disposals 101

February 11, 2014
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Garbage Disposals 101

  The garbage disposal is one of the simplest but most improperly used appliances in the home. When used correctly, a garbage disposal can last for decades and prevent plumbing issues not related to the disposal. However, a disposal that is not properly operated or maintained can result in leaks, clogs and even pipe...
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Low Water Pressure

January 31, 2014
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Low Water Pressure

  Has the water pressure in your home decreased over the years? Was there once a time when your shower head shot water out like a cannon but now is down to a weak trickle? Do you get out of the shower every morning feeling like you are still covered in soap and shampoo?...
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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 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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How Safe is Your Water?

December 8, 2013
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How Safe is Your Water?

According to the Environmental Working Group’s National Drink Water Database, analyses of municipal drinking water have shown that, despite government regulations, there are still many dangerous contaminants present in our water, even after it has gone through municipal water treatment facilities. In reality, these water treatment facilities, more often than not, contribute to the...
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Preparing for Winter Pt. 1

December 7, 2013
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Preparing for Winter Pt. 1

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 the season...
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