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5 Effective Ways to Prevent Your Basement From Flooding

For a lot of homeowners, a strong rainstorm only means one thing: basement flooding. When it comes down to it, even a small rainstorm can cause flooding, especially if your basement is particularly susceptible. Not only can excess water in your basement be frustrating – it can also be incredibly damaging. Water damage can destroy your personal belongings and it can start to erode your …

The Most Common Problems to Look for When Buying an Older Home

There are a few reasons why buying an older home can be an appealing prospect. For one thing, older structures tend to come with a smaller price tag than their new construction counterparts, all things being equal. So buyers that want to make every dollar count will appreciate the fact that they can afford a large home in their target neighborhood, even if it was …

Garage Winter-Proofing Tips to Help You Stay Warm

Most homeowners don’t realize just how much heat could be escaping through the walls of their garage during the winter. While you might not want to bother with insulating the entire garage and adding heat, you should be aware of the fact that any interior walls inside your home that connect to the garage should be treated as exterior walls and insulated accordingly. And of …

Solving Water Efficiency Problems with Mobile Apps

It seems like everywhere we turn, there are new apps springing up to address home improvement issues big and small. For example, you can use apps as levelers and inclinometers, since many modern smartphones have built-in accelerometers and gyroscopes. However, many app developers are taking it to a new level, helping you monitor water efficiency, usage, and risk through a few handy apps.

5 Ways to Prevent Home Mold Growth in Winter

None of us want mold inside of our homes. But when it comes to the reason why, for many of us, we simply do not like how unsightly it is. However, were you aware of the fact that mold infestation also contributes to health issues including skin rashes, irritated eyes, running noses, vomiting, headaches and in extreme cases, even liver damage?