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  • What You Need To Know About Thermostats

    “Most of the luxuries and many of the so-called comforts of life are not only not indispensable, but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind”. – Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862), U.S. philosopher, author and naturalist. We agree...

    • Posted August 20, 2015
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  • Home Safety Challenge Tour

    We were writing this while waiting for a return flight home after spending the weekend participating in the First Alert Home Safety Challenge Tour. And what an eye-opening experience it was. As our main focus we were...

    • Posted August 18, 2015
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  • Trim An Entry Door

    Curb appeal. As the old saying goes… “you either have it, or you don’t.” Actually, you don’t have it, but hopefully your home does. Curb appeal is a real estate term that is used to describe a...

    • Posted August 17, 2015
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  • Tips to Outsmart Termites

    The Carey Brothers discuss simple tips to outsmart termites and avoid the worst kind of damage.

    • Posted August 13, 2015
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    What Can We Dispose in our Garbage Disposer?

    Q. My husband and I were arguing about what we could or couldn’t dispose of in our garbage disposer to keep it from clogging. Can you help us out? A. Super question, and the answer to which...

    • Posted August 12, 2015
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  • The Importance of a Home Inspection

    Our seventy-eight year old Aunt recently expressed an interest in purchasing a twenty-five year old home for our cousin who is physically challenged. Knowing that we had been in the building business for a couple of decades,...

    • Posted August 9, 2015
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  • Coming Up: Decks and Up-Cycling

    Summer is just around the corner. Is your deck ready for outdoor living? Are you considering using up-cycled materials for your next home improvement project? Join James and Morris this week for must-do maintenance tips to get...

    • Posted August 1, 2015
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  • Stainless Steel Appliances
    Hot New Appliances

    Among the many benefits of being home improvement journalists in print, radio and television is the opportunity to attend the major building industry trade shows that feature the latest and greatest in building and remodeling products and...

    • Posted July 29, 2015
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  • Best & Worst Cities for First Time Home Buyers

    With July being one of the top months for home sales and a third of all home buyers also being first-timers, the leading personal finance website WalletHub took an in-depth look at 2015’s best and worst cities...

    • Posted July 28, 2015
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    Handling Leaky Faucets

    We are the first to admit that a leaky faucet in the middle of the night is on a par with Chinese water torture. Yikes! Not to mention the fact that it can waste one of our...

    • Posted July 25, 2015
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