What You Need To Know About General Home Improvement


While there are simple home improvements, such as painting, there also harder ones, such as a complete remodel. Either way, the following article provides helpful guidance to keep you from making costly errors.

An over-the-range microwave may be the best solution if you need space in the kitchen. When you replace a range hood with this type of microwave, you enjoy features like a flexible price range and even convection cooking options. Due to the fact that most units use a recirculating filter, they are suited best for people who don’t need strong vents.

Make sure you get your contractor to sign documents before they begin any project. To help protect you, have the home improvement contract reviewed by an attorney. Every detail, timelines, specific charges and guarantees should be included and easy to understand.

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Plumbing Tips That Will Greatly Help You Out

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Fixing your own plumbing can be a difficult and intimidating thing to try. There are so many things to know, and it seems like it could be easy to accidentally break something and make the problem worse. However, taking care of common plumbing problems can be easy with the proper knowledge. Read on for some practical tips on solving and avoiding plumbing issues.

Avoid plumbing problems! Do not stop up the toilet! Some common items that will stop up a toilet include: toys, hair, paper towels, birth control items, and feminine personal products. Do not flush these items down your toilet – unless the instructions say otherwise! These can stop up your toilet – to the point that nothing else will work – except calling a plumber!

Do not put cooking oils, fat, or grease, down your drain. These fats cause clogs by solidifying in pipes. To properly dispose of…

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Summer Maintenance “To Do” List


Every home needs maintenance. A well kept home looks better, sells faster and feels great to live in. There are tasks that need to be completed on a regular basis to keep a home in tip top shape. Summer is a good time to complete needed repairs.

When you fix something at the first sign of damage or problems, you can often save money. Letting a needed repair go will usually cost a lot more in the long run.

We have complied a list of usual items in a home that need repair or maintenance. Check your home to see if any of these items need to be repaired or cleaned:

Porches, Patios and Decks

  • Fix any loose, broken or unstable railings.
  • Check spa and pool for any missing tiles, cracks or damaged areas.
  • Check wooden floor boards for termites or signs of rot and replace.
  • Replace any broken pavers.

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Extending the Life of Your Washing Machine and Dryer

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Extending the Life of Your Washing Machine and Dryer

Doing the laundry is an inevitable part of our lives because we have to have clean clothes to wear to school, work, and around the house. That is why it is important to have efficient, well-functioning machines to help us stay on top of it. Unfortunately, many people have to have their washing machine and dryer constantly repaired or replaced. This disrupts the easy flow of laundry work and affects everyone in the family both practically and financially.

Below are some tips on how you can extend the life of your washing machine and dryer, so you know you can rely on them:

Avoid overloading your washer and dryer. There are different load limits for every machine, and it is important to stick to them. Otherwise, your machine will not perform properly and will be more prone to easy wear and tear.
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Increase the value of your home by cleaning the windows.

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No matter what type of project you are undertaking, educating yourself on the task is a great starting point. Understanding the task at hand is extremely important to ensure your home improvement project goes smoothly. The last thing anybody needs is a leaky roof or a loose step. Check out these improvement tips before you begin any project.

A beginner’s tip for home improvement is to think about what you personally want to accomplish. Including your own personal touch can make any project special.

Buy some clear plastic storage boxes to help you organize the clutter in your garage. Select boxes that stack, and label each one. Your garage will stay clean and keep pests from hiding in your home.

You must keep safety as your number one priority if you’re going to plan home improvement projects. Any project you are working on involves some level or risk, so follow…

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What Are the Advantages of Hiring a Window Cleaning Company?


Every single household cleans their windows, at different instances each and every working day and on alternate times. No issue how frequently you clear your home windows, it is important to recognize that the distinct varieties of home windows in your residence or your automobile need a distinct pattern of cleaning. So, if you are intending to cleanse glass home windows, the resolution will be diverse from that of a vinyl widow or tinted home windows. For that reason, it is important that you know how to undertake the activity effectively and securely. Beneath is the action by step instruction of how to thoroughly clean the a variety of kinds of home windows.

How to Thoroughly clean Home windows manufactured of Glass

Glass home windows are the most frequent sort of home windows that are utilised in each present day and traditional buildings as well as vehicles. But considering…

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Help Sellers Prepare for a Home Inspection

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ImageEvery seller breathes a sigh of relief when an offer to purchase their home is presented. Once that contract is signed, both sides want the sale to close.  However a home inspection, detailing a list of imperfections, can sometimes hurt or end the original deal.  

The guys at Integrity Real Estate Inspection L.L.C. have put together a great list to help sellers prepare for the home inspection. While many of these items are considered routine home maintenance rather than a defect, today’s buyers know they have more bargaining power than ever before and will use the information listed in the home inspection report to their financial advantage. 

Consider getting these items off the list before putting your home on the market: 

  • Divert all water away from the house; this includes downspouts, sump pump drainage, condensation drains, etc. The slope or grade of the property should carry water away from…

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10 Ways to Properly Maintain Hardwood Floors

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Lovely hardwood floorIf you want your home to exude a cozy feel whenever you want to relax or laze around, then you will surely appreciate the warm feeling that hardwood floor brings. It can also add value to your home and increase the worth of your property. Most homeowners simply love their hardwood floor and you will too but you need to observe proper maintenance to make the floor last longer than it should.

Ways to Maintain Hardwood Floors Using Liquid or Cleaning Solutions

  1. Before you do some serious cleaning on your hardwood floor you need to determine first the kind of floor finishing. The wood finishing determines the kind of cleaning agent that you should use in order to keep your floor in good condition. If you use a cleaning agent, then make sure to choose the suitable one for your floor and it is wise to always check the label.

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10 reasons to open your windows and doors

Great article about opening your windows more! (as long as they have screens)

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I like the word “fenestration.”

Not just because it means “the design and position of windows and other exterior openings of a building.” But because it sounds cool.  You know, like the words “flabbergasted” or “poodle”.

And I also like it because it’s a technical term we use in our industry a lot. But really it’s just a fancy way of saying: “doors and windows.”

So anyway, I was working in my garden the other day and I got to thinking about the best things about the warmer months of spring and summer. Like outdoor living and barbecuing, swimming pools and sunshine, entertaining friends and outdoor kitchens. And then a random thought popped into my head.

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May’s Deal Of The Month


Spring is such a beautiful time of the year.  After a long, cold winter, we often want to open our windows to hear the birds sing & enjoy the fresh air.  Just be sure you have your screens properly fitted & in working condition so you can enjoy it to the fullest!

May is Screen Month at Clearview!  From now until May 31, 2013 are offering a FREE re-screen to anyone that schedules their screen appointment WITH a neighbor.  Call our office for details & scheduling.

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