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Summer Storm Prep: 4 Tips to Keep Your Basement Dry

May of 2018 was the sixth wettest May on record in the greater DC area with 8+ inches of rain recorded throughout the...

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3 Essential Tips for BBQ Grill Safety This Summer

Summer is the most enjoyable season of the year to many people for a variety of reasons.  School-aged children love...

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It’s time to make the switch! LED is the smart choice for home lighting.

It’s been nearly a decade since the movement began in the US and abroad to phase out the use of incandescent light...

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The Hidden Cost of Deferred Home Maintenance

My wife and I have a running joke (okay it’s not really funny) that whenever we take our car in for preventive...

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A Quick Vacation Punch List for Your Home

Whether going down to the shore for a long weekend or taking that long planned vacation trip, here are some practical...

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Five Tips For De-Stressing Home Maintenance

For most people the home is a refuge, a place to escape from the stresses of everyday life.  However if not cared for...

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Keep the Home Fires Burning – Safely

While most people do not look forward to the long cold months of winter, there is something particularly comforting...

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Can an Ice Dam damage my house?

What is an Ice Dam?

An ice dam is the formation of ice at the edge of the roof, usually at the gutters or soffit.  When...

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Are my plants going to survive the snow that is on top of them?

in general your plants are tuff and will survive if they are not broken from the snow. We are seeing many trees that...

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I have Stink Bugs every where, can I do anything about them at my house?

Yes, there are several approaches that you can take to deal with the bugs, an aggressive approach with a insecticide to...

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