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Just Say No to Ice Dams!

Posted by Katie Marks | Jan 23, 2014

As round two of the polar vortex descends upon the country, warnings are being issued again about ice dams, dangerous buildups of ice that can accumulate on your roof. These buildups...


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A Cautionary Tale from Hollywood

Posted by Katie Marks | Sep 30, 2013

First-time homeowners sometimes find themselves biting off more than they can chew, seduced by the magic of buying a home for the very first time and making it truly their own. Often,...


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Remembering the Great Blackout of 2003

Posted by Katie Marks | Aug 14, 2013

Ten years ago today, one of the largest blackouts in world history struck the Northeast, rippling across Canada and multiple US states. 55 million subscribers were affected by what...


Tip: Stay safe while using a power washer

Posted by Cris Carl | Jun 30, 2013

Safety is the number one issue when considering using a power washer to clean the grime from your home. It’s best to use protective gear such as safety glasses, gloves, etc....


Can you tile over vinyl?

Posted by Cris Carl | Jun 30, 2013

Can you install tile over vinyl? The situation is variable according to one company, Country Custom Tile Inc. “There is no simple yes or no answer. It can be done with the proper...


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Tip: How to Reset a Circuit Breaker

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | Jun 25, 2013

Today's tip comes from a Houston electrical contractor. According to On-Time Electric, this is the right way to reset a circuit breaker: Firmly grasp and push the circuit breaker "handle"...


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Asian Mosquitos Are New US Pest

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | Jun 24, 2013

According to NBC Philadelphia, Asian tiger mosquitoes are a tough go for Paramus exterminators and residents. This invasive species of mosquito is aggressive and is known as a vector...


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Prevent Fall Stink Bugs Now

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | Jun 23, 2013

According to wsoctv.com, exterminators in Charlotte experience a stink bug invasion every fall. What can you do now, in the summer, to prevent fall stink bugs? Experts advise sealing...