Category: Resources

Protecting Your Home and its Valuable Contents During a Natural Disaster

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18 Oct

Your home is likely your largest investment. It protects you and your family from the elements. It and its contents represent who you are, and include your personal treasures and heirlooms.  So in the event of a natural disaster, which are occurring with greater intensity than ever before, according to Resources for the Future, it makes sense to be proactive…

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How to use Landscaping to Increase Your Home’s Energy Efficiency

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23 Aug

Money doesn’t grow on trees, but well-placed trees can increase your home’s energy efficiency – and save on utility bills. Shading the sunniest areas of your home also eases the wear and tear on your HVAC system. Why Landscape? Energy costs for New York are higher than the national average. The right landscaping can significantly lower those bills. We’re not…

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Six Steps to Minimize Severe Water Damage

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22 Aug

Water damage. Two words that strike fear in any homeowner or renter. If you’ve ever had to experience a broken pipe or a leak, you know that water can wreak havoc on your home, ruining walls, warping flooring, and breeding mold that can be disastrous to your health.   While you want to do whatever you can to prevent water damage…

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How to Widen Doorway for a Wheelchair

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20 Aug

Wheelchairs are assistive devices that are used on different occasions. You may have seen people use it for transport, for people with disabilities and movement restrictions, or for people in their golden ages. Most of the time, the use for wheelchairs comes at the most unexpected times. Having a person use a wheelchair for a longer period will require changes…

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How to Remodel Your Home for Elderly Parents

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19 Aug

Many elderly individuals require round-the-clock care. A nursing home may not feel like a comfortable option for them and may be difficult to afford. Having your elderly parents live with you is another choice — one that allows you to take care of them and enjoy quality time together! However, you’ll want to make sure your house is ready for…

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Home Renovation Checklist: Everything You Need To Know

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06 Dec

If you've decided to renovate your home, the project can be an overwhelming process as there's plenty to do from planning to selecting materials and finishes and budgeting. Timing and foresight are also vital in renovation projects, so you wouldn't want to lose track of what's required and when.  To ensure that you're on top of everything, having a renovation…

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7 Leaks You Can Prevent In Your Home

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28 Nov

A minor leak can turn into a serious issue if it goes undetected for weeks or months. Leaks don’t just raise your bills. They can also damage your belongings and the property. Thankfully, it is possible to ‘prevent’ some of the most common leaks by taking some tried-and-tested preventive measures. Here in this post, we will discuss the seven most…

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Ductwork: What You Need to Know to Keep Your Home Clean

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17 Oct

Let’s face it…few people spend any time thinking about their home’s ductwork. But perhaps they should. Here’s the crazy part, some individuals are downright neat freaks. They spend hours sweeping and mopping floors, wiping off countertops in the kitchen, dusting furniture, and so on. Yet, they never think about the air quality they and their family breathe. The ductwork is…

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Home Safety & How These 3 Plumbing Pipe Materials Can Help

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02 Oct

When it comes to safety within your own home, a lot of people focus on the maintenance and choice of fixtures. Other than just installation and regular cleaning, the overall safety of your home is also affected by choice of plumbing materials that you opt for when designing it. So, for all those who are either planning on building new…

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Tips for Managing Quarantine time Family Conflicts

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01 Jun

Quarantine time can be challenging in many aspects. When we are all home with energy building up within us and no such place to burn, expect that it would be released in unwanted places. This can cause some friction and conflicts. But bear in mind that all conflicts are not bad, as it is an indication that we still interact…

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