Winter Home Prep: Preventative Maintenance Tasks to do in the Fall


With winter just around the corner, now is a good time to tackle preventative maintenance chores while there’s still plenty of daylight and comfortable fall temperatures. Preparing your home for winter will help protect your house, avoid emergency repairs later on, and keep your family cozy and warm. Some winter prep tasks may require hiring a … [Read more...]

Clever Devices to Ease Back to School Time


For parents and their children, back to school time means new schedules, longer stretches of separation, and opportunities to build independence. Whether your children are starting pre-school, high school or leaving home for college for the first time, the new routines and time apart can be stressful, at least in the beginning. With that in mind, … [Read more...]

Pool Cover Pump: An Essential Item for Winterizing and Protecting your Pool Cover

If you are going to invest in a solid vinyl winter pool cover to protect your swimming pool during the off-season, you’ll also want to invest in a quality pool cover pump to protect that expensive cover.  Winterizing and closing a swimming pool is multistep process and a pool cover pump that removes rainwater and snowmelt is an essential item for … [Read more...]

How to Prevent Flooding in an Upstairs Laundry Room

Beginning in the 1970s when more and more women were opting for careers instead of full-time homemaking, architects began designing homes with main or second floor laundry rooms.  The thinking was that since laundry consists mainly of bed linens, bath towels and clothing, why not locate laundry rooms closer to the source – that is, next to the … [Read more...]

The Water Leak “Police” – A Must for All DIY Vacation & Rental Homeowners

Ask any home insurance agent and they’ll tell you that water leaks are one of the most common and costly causes of damage to a home.  If not addressed immediately, water leaks can destroy floors, walls, furniture, electronics and personal property.  If you own a vacation home that sits empty for months or a rental property with tenants, the water … [Read more...]