Are You THAT Kind of Holiday People?

Electrical Maintenance

There are two types of holiday people: Those who decorate, and those who DECORATE. Either way, lights are involved. Our question to you is this: When was the last time you really inspected your home’s electrical? Better yet, when was the last time you had it professionally inspected? Is it safe? Use your holiday decorating […]

Stove & Oven Prep for Thanksgiving

Don't set your oven on fire this Thanksgiving: Cleaning Tips

When the season means more time in the kitchen, the last thing you need is for your stove or oven to quit on you—or worse, start a fire. Semi-regular maintenance can go a long way toward ensuring they will work when you need them most, like when the whole family is over for Thanksgiving! Keep […]

How to Winterize Your HVAC A/C Unit

Winterize Your AC

Most of the northern states are already covered in snow, but we’re expecting a warm-up to melt it all away by next week. Take advantage of that melt-off and winterize your HVAC air conditioner, if you haven’t already. Why winterize it? Simply put, preparing your unit for winter can save you money in repairs. It […]

Keep Your Holidays ‘Safely’ Electrified

String of Jack-o-Lantern lights w/ Title: Is Your Yard Safe for Trick or Treaters?

When do you start getting into the ‘holiday’ season? November 1 is commonly accepted, though Halloween enthusiasts might disagree. Regardless, there’s a common thread between all of them: Electrical decorations. Who doesn’t want a giant inflatable jack-o-lantern/turkey/snowman in their yard? Besides the big stuff, well-lit walkways and candle alternatives are important for the safety of […]

There are Holes in Your Roof!

Man fixing roof while onlooker comments from below, "Not what I meant by Ventilation, honey."

Okay, okay, the TECHNICAL term might be ‘ventilation.’ But there are multiple reasons why you should take a look at your roof anyway (or have a professional do it) before the snow starts flying: Clogged gutters can cause ice dams and water damage Shaded areas may have streaking (fungus, moss, mildew, or algae growth) Overhanging […]

Don’t ‘FALL’ for it! Maintain Your Home

Fall Home Maintenance

PUMPKIN SPICE! Okay, seriously though, focus: You have a (PUMPKIN SPICE) home to maintain and colder weather on the (PUMPKIN SPICE) way, so it’s really time to take a look around your home and… (PuMpKiN sPiCe) …erm… AHEM. While this season does offer MANY distractions, now is the best time to maintain your home so […]

Save Your Summer Sanity: Home Maintenance Tips

Summer Task List

We all take care of those everyday tasks like laundry or the dishes, but when was the last time you cleaned the dust out of the heat vents? Deep cleaned the bathroom drains? How about de-linting the dryer vent and exhaust ducts? These are the tasks folks tend to forget about. Out-of-sight, out-of-mind, right? They […]

Do the Right ‘Spring’: Maintain Your Mansion

Spring Cleaning

Northerners may be considering some groundhog revenge—He said Spring would be EARLY this year!—but those down south are enjoying some much warmer weather. So, let’s dust off the old Spring-Cleaning chore list, and while we’re at it, let’s give your home a check-up too. (Don’t worry, Spring will make it up north eventually!) Inspection Suggestions […]

Handling the Holidays: Part II of III

Holidays Checklist Pt II of III

You’ve made it through Thanksgiving, and hopefully gotten a head start on the rest of the year! Here are a few more checklist items for you, to keep you on track. Dec. 1 – 8 Gifts En Masse – You’ve got neighbors, coworkers, associates… so many people, so little money. This is where buying gifts […]

Handling the Holidays: Part I of III

Holidays Checklist Part I

The holidays are crazy. Whether you’re shopping for a family of fifteen or preparing meals for the block, it’s easy to get lost in the shuffle of what-all needs to get done. So, what can you do about it? Organize! We know, writing everything down to ‘check off’ is a chore you don’t exactly want […]