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The ability to differentiate between home repairs and improvements that you can make yourself and those that will require the help of a contractor is a very important skill to have. Not only will this skill prevent you from spending more money than you need to on professional services, but it will also help you to avoid costly mistakes by attempting DIY projects that are out of your league. It is my hope that this information contained in this blog will help you to obtain this skill. More importantly, it is my hope that once you have identified a project you wish to take on, this information in this blog will help you to get the job done.

My Hope For This Blog

  • How Well Water Can Cause Water Heater Problems & How To Avoid Them

    30 July 2018

    When most people think about their water heaters failing, they think about the possibility of taking freezing cold showers in the middle of winter, which could easily mean there's an electrical problem or a thermostat failure. They may suffer through the cold shower and not even check the water heater simply because they are already in a hurry to go to work or otherwise begin their hectic day.  However, water heater failure is one of the top causes of residential water damage.

  • Professional Lawn Care Can Protect Your Dogs From Lyme Disease

    16 June 2018

    Lyme disease is a serious issue that can be deadly if it infects you or your dogs. It primarily spreads through tick bites and is easy to prevent if you take care of your lawn. Here is why you need professional lawn care to protect your dogs from the dangers of ticks. Ticks Live In Long Grass Ticks are so hard to spot because they prefer to make their home in very high grass or in out-of-the-way places.

  • Reasons That You'll Want to Rent a Floor to Go under Your Tent

    20 March 2018

    A tent is a must-have rental item for any outdoor gathering. In addition to providing shelter from inclement weather, it's also valuable for giving your guests some shade. When you're speaking to a local party rentals service to address your tent needs, you should also strongly consider renting a floor to go beneath the tent. While many people know the value of renting dance floors for outdoor weddings and other parties, you might not think about getting a floor if dancing isn't on the agenda.

  • How To Refinish Fiberglass Bathtubs

    6 February 2018

    Fiberglass bathtubs are durable and long-lasting, but the finish can wear down from normal usage. That is, it not uncommon for fiberglass paint to wear off. Even worse, the fiberglass can cracks, causing the tub to lose its waterproof finish. So, it is very helpful if you can learn how to patch and refinish a fiberglass bathtub. This article explains the best tools and products for patching a fiberglass bathtub.

  • The Out-Of-The-Blue Flood Insurance Requirement

    26 December 2017

    If you're about to buy a home and have just received word that you need to buy flood insurance, you were likely told to get a flood elevation certificate to show your lender and insurance company. This is not as uncommon as you might think, but if you're buying in a town that you know well and are surprised that the home may be in a flood zone, don't worry. Flood insurance and FEMA classify regions with several different codes, some of which actually show that the house is in an area that isn't prone to flooding.