Home Maintenance Tips

Keep Your Home Safe with These Smoke Alarm Tips

Most of us only think about our smoke alarms when they go off during cooking, but it's important to remember that these little devices play a key role in keeping our homes and families safe. Although false alarms probably make up 99% of their alerts, smoke alarms need to be positioned and maintained properly throughout the year in case a real fire ever does start. Unfortunately, it is very common for homeowners to make mistakes that limit the effectiveness of their alarms. Keep reading for a brief guide explaining how you can get the most protection out of these ubiquitous safety systems.

Have You Made Your List of Summer Weekend Projects?

There are always lots of projects to tackle around the house in the Spring and Summer that just seem to become part of your weekend plans.

Although you would probably rather be doing something else, it is quite gratifying when a project is completed . . . something about checking it off the list just feels good.  It also feels good knowing you are keeping your home comfortable and maintaining it's value.

Here are some home project ideas that you can do that will make your home and property more appealing and functional.

Summer Home Maintenance Tips

Summer will be here before we know it, and your house should be ready for the onslaught of Summer heat and dry spells!  Here is a list of items to put on your 'honey-do' list for Summer must-do's:

1.  Have your air conditioning system inspected, serviced and cleaned before the heat of summer arrives.  Maintenance and cleaning of your air conditioner is important for the efficient operation and long life of your system.

2.  Check your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to make sure they’re working properly.