Home-Repair

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Call 811 before digging for home improvement projects and landscaping this spring

With spring having officially begun, many eager homeowners and landscape professionals across the country will roll up their sleeves and reach for their shovels to start projects that require digging this season.During the transition into digging season, Common Ground Alliance (CGA), the organization dedicated to protecting underground utility lines, people who dig near them, and their communities, reminds homeowners and professional diggers that calling 811 is the first step toward protecting you and your community from the risk of unintentionally... read more
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Protect your home from termites this spring

Spring is officially here, bringing flowers, greenery and increased pest activity. Because termite evidence is more noticeable in warmer months, it is important to check for any warning signs every spring. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to reduce the likelihood of a termite infestation in the first place.Keep shrubs trimmedWell-maintained shrubbery looks nice, but...
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Silent destroyers: Tips to spot termites and prevent infestation

There are many reasons that termites have gained the nickname "silent destroyers." Five billion reasons, in fact.Termites cause more than $5 billion in property damage in the U.S. each year. If left unchecked, they can silently chew through the structural stability of a home, eating away at wood, flooring and even wallpaper. To make matters worse, the damage...
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Home sweet home: 5 ways to avoid a life-changing fall

Most of us who are aging hope to live comfortably and self-sufficiently at home well into our golden years. And, of course, we wish the same for our parents.The good news is advancements in healthcare and other technology are increasingly allowing aging Americans to live longer at home. The bad news is many are unable to continue to...
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R&R in the great outdoors: 3 ways to transform your outdoor living space

As Americans increasingly appreciate the therapeutic benefits of nature, theyre putting more thought and effort into creating beautiful, comfortable and functional living areas outside their own homes.These days, such outdoor havens are considered valuable home extensions rather than underutilized corners of your yard. More than 70 percent of U.S. households now incorporate outdoor living spaces, reports one survey,...
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