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What Are Mold Spores?

When it comes to the biggest issues you face as a homeowner, the problem of mold growth may arguably be the biggest. It’s one of the most common allergens out there, and even if you aren’t allergic to it, mold can still be detrimental to your overall health! The best way to stop the spread of mold is by preventing it from growing in the first place. This requires an understanding of how mold thrives and forms in the first place. Mold spores play a big role in their development, but what exactly...

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How To Keep Your Home’s Foundation Healthy

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The Homeowner’s Guide To Springtime Mold

If you were to ask homeowners what problem they feared the most, many of them would likely point to mold growth. After all, mold can be extremely dangerous! Many people are allergic to it, which can cause respiratory problems regardless of tolerance. This is why trying to prevent mold growth throughout the year is important. As spring gets into full swing, the opportunities for mold growth become much more abundant. We give you a guide to springtime mold and how to prevent its spread below! How...

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Signs That Your Home Has A Roof Leak

When it comes to the kinds of damages your home can suffer, water damage is among the worst of them! It can wreak havoc on your home and make your life all the more stressful while being expensive to remediate. Roof leaks can be a serious problem if they aren’t addressed quickly – the longer you wait, the more expensive it will become! It’s important to know the most telling signs of a roof leak so you can act on a whim if needed. We go over some of the most common signs of having a roof...

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How To Prevent Your Roof From Leaking

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How To Tell If You Have A Mold Problem Without Seeing It

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What Causes Appliance Malfunctions?

Your home’s appliances are essential to your everyday life. They help you to accomplish far more tasks than you realize, from cooking your meals to keeping your clothing clean and everything in between! However, like most things in life, appliances aren’t perfect. They have the potential to break down and malfunction over time, which could potentially lead to costly damages that you’ll need to repair. The best way to avoid these types of damages is to learn what causes appliances to malfunction...

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How To Prepare Your Home For Big Snowstorms

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Tips On Preventing Cooking Fires

Costly disasters have a funny way of showing up. One of the biggest causes of fire damage is something that most people do every day: cooking! If you aren’t careful, you could end up giving yourself plenty of damage costs to deal with. The best way to stop cooking fires from happening is to take preventative measures to make sure that they don’t occur. But, what are the best things that you can do to help stop this issue from arising? We give you our best tips for preventing cooking fires below! Never...

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What Causes Chimney Soot Damage?

As a homeowner, extensive damages are the last thing that you want to think about. However, they should be on your mind! One of the biggest things that you can do to help avoid these damages revolves around understanding how they can come about in the first place. This way, you can enact preventative measures that decrease your chances of having to suffer the consequences! This is especially the case with chimney soot damage, which can take a lot to amend. So, what causes chimney soot damage?...

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Tips On Preventing Furnace Puffbacks

Especially the New England area, heating your home during the winter months is of great importance. There are plenty of great options to choose from, and one of the more popular ones is a furnace! However, just because it’s effective doesn’t mean it’s completely void of problems. If you’ve ever encountered a furnace puffback before, you’ll likely know how damaging it can be! This doesn’t mean that the problem can’t be avoided. We give you our best tips on how to prevent furnace puff backs this...

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How To Prevent Frozen Pipes

One of the most challenging times that your home will face as a New England homeowner is the winter. There are lots of things that you can do beforehand to ensure that your home is ready for the challenge, and you should absolutely do them to prevent any big problems from forming. Frozen pipes are a costly problem to have, so the best thing you can do is to try to prevent them before they happen. But what precautions can you take to ensure that your pipes don’t freeze during the wintertime? We...

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