Prevent Frozen Pipes | Fall Maintenance Tips

Frozen pipes can happen to any home or business, but if you take the proper steps to protect them, you can lessen your risk. Obviously, frozen pipes will occur more often to those pipes that are exposed to severe cold and wind. These include your garden hose, hoses in crawl spaces, attics, basements and pipes […]

Compost Bins | How To Make Your Own Compost Pile

Compost Bins – what exactly are they?  In basic terms, compost is decomposed plant and waste materials that are gathered and broken down to be used as a fertilizer in your garden.  Indoor and outdoor waste materials are piled up and turned for a about one year before the compost is “ready” to use.  Worms help the […]

Caulk the Cracks in Your Home | Seal in the Heat

With the cold weather marching in, you should really take steps to caulk those cracks on the outside of your home.  Caulking is the easiest and most efficient way to seal the openings on your house and make it weather sealed. Not only will a good caulk job on the exterior of your home seal […]

Check Outdoor Walking Surfaces Before Winter

 There are many things that homeowners should check and maintain before Winter comes calling.  Everything from weatherstripping to storm windows. The one thing some homeowners neglect to do is check all the walking surfaces outdoors to prevent accidents.  The most common cause of accidents around your home are the dangers lurking outdoors.  Icy sidewalks, cracked […]

Storm Windows | How To Measure and Install Storm Windows

How To Install Storm Windows Storm windows are one of the best ways to lower your heating bills in the winter!   Yet so many of us either don’t have them, or don’t check them to make sure they are working properly. Storm windows are installed over your regular windows and they trap an insulating layer of […]

Weatherstripping | The Different Types of Weatherstripping

There are several types of weatherstripping and most can be used for either doors or windows. Its very important that you understand the different types and uses before you start your project, so you don’t get yourself into a difficult position and unable to finish! Some weatherstripping applications can be very difficult if you don’t […]

Gutter Cleaning | How To Clean Rain Gutters

Cleaning out your rain gutters is very easy, as long as you don’t mind being on a ladder and getting a little dirty during the gutter cleaning process! It’s is a home maintenance task and you should clean your gutters a couple of times a year, like Fall and Spring, you will save yourself a […]

Lawn Mowers | How to Winterize

In most parts of the US, mowing season is over, so its that time to winterize your lawn mowers and store them for the winter!  A lot of folks don’t bother to winterize their lawn mowers – they just cover it and stick it in the corner of the yard or in a storage building.  By […]

Dryer Vent Cleaning | How To Clean Your Dryer Vent

Not only will dryer vent cleaning increase the efficiency of your dryer, it will also drastically reduce the fire risk. How do you know its time to clean your vents?  The outside of your dryer will feel much hotter than usual Clothes will take much longer to dry Heavy articles will still feel damp and very […]

Deck Cleaning | How to Prepare a Deck for Staining

Deck cleaning is the first and most important process you need to do, before you stain your deck! The process of cleaning all dirt and stains out of the wood is not hard, but it’s the deck cleaning where most DIY’ers fail to take the most care. Remember, if you don’t take care to clean […]