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Vacation Checklist

Vacation Checklist

Preparing your home for going on vacation this fall checklist Going on that much-awaited vacation? Leaving for longer than you expected to avoid some of the abominable weather on the way? It may seem like there are a hundred things to do: renew your passport, decide...

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Sewage Backup Guide

Sewage Backup Guide

What to Do After Your Sewage Backs Up A backed-up sewer is something every homeowner dreads. Beyond the disgusting odor and mess, raw sewage overflow is incredibly hazardous to your health, and proper cleanup is necessary in order to ensure contaminants don’t remain...

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Extinguishing an Electrical Fire

Extinguishing an Electrical Fire

How to Put Out an Electrical Fire When a fire breaks out in your home, the natural first reaction is often to panic. You may freeze in your tracks, find yourself completely blanking on what you should do, or worse, spring into action and make a snap decision without...

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Dealing with Black Mold

Dealing with Black Mold

Black Mold Identification and Solutions The term “black mold” strikes fear into any property owner. We’ve all heard that black mold is the worst of the worst, though many of us are unaware of exactly why. Here, we cover what exactly black mold is, how to identify it,...

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Alternatives to Leaf Burning

Alternatives to Leaf Burning

Leaf Burning Hazards, and How to Avoid Them If you own or rent a home with a yard, chances are, you’re no stranger to the frustrating task of getting rid of fallen leaves. Once you’ve finally gotten them raked up, you may start asking yourself “can you burn leaves to...

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