Category Archives: Maintenance Tips

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Putting Your House On The Market? Here’s How To Prepare It

When the time comes to sell your home, your mind is generally full with where you will end up next. Moving to a new house is very exciting, and daunting at the same time. There will be a lot to do in the run-up to the move, so you will have to be very organized […]

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Top Tools For DIY Enthusiasts

DIY is forever on the up. During this prolonged recession we all find ourselves in, more and more people are taking it upon themselves to rise to the challenge of a home improvement project or even general mending of things around the house. Doing-it-yourself is not only cost effective but gives you a great sense […]

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Top Tips For Steam Cleaning Your Carpet

Preparation This deep cleaning process is best saved for a day when the carpet will be left alone to dry, preferably with the windows open. Choose a steam cleaner that is suitable for your type of carpet. You want one that will remove enough water to allow the carpet to dry within 12 hours. When […]

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Raleigh Handyman Performs Dryer Maintenance

According to the National Fire Protection Association, clothing dryers are a major cause of home fires each year in the United States.  These fires can be avoided with simple maintenance and some common sense.  Homeowners need to do more than simply cleaning the lint trap with every load of laundry.  Below you will find tips […]

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Simple Home Maintenance Tips for February

This is a new monthly feature to our blog.  Our goal is to provide homeowners a short list of a just a few home maintenance tips appropriate for the season.  Staying on on top of these items will ensure your comfort while keeping your house well maintained.  Do contact a Nest home adviser to take […]

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What Is Water Hammer

What is water hammer?  It seems like an unlikely name for a somewhat common plumbing problem.  It is due to a pressure withing your plumbing pipes trying to reach equilibrium.  It typically occurs when you turn off a faucet, shower, toilet or other water valve.   When you turn off running water, the pressure wave that […]

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Make Your New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home in 2013

The New Year is not without numerous resolutions for the home. If you own real estate property of value to you, it is a great place begin your renovations. Here are some of the common home improvement resolutions that can make your home safer, warmer and more secure.   Lower Your Utility Bills With Solar […]

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Ways To Save On Your Heating Bill

The winter brings the added expense of having to heat your house.  Being comfortable without having to wear a parka inside your home should be your goal here.  In this writing, I will explore a few tips to save on your energy bill while also keeping your family warm and comfortable. Weatherstripping The weatherstripping around […]

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Windows

The technology of today’s windows continues to improve each year.  A homeowner now can get an insulated and energy efficient window with many styling options.  These windows look good and save money by reducing the amount of energy used to heat or cool your house overtime.  Updating a homes windows, is great investment in both […]

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Keeping Your Home Heating System In Good Shape

Wondering what you can do to keep your home’s heating system in great shape so you can stay warm this winter?  There are a few things that a homeowner should do prior to the cooler months to ensure their heating system or furnace is in good working order through the colder months of the year.  […]

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