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Learn Roof Lingo with This Clever Infographic 0

Posted on 4, February 2016

in Category Home, Home Repair

Learn Roof Lingo with This Clever Infographic   You want to keep your home safe. You want to keep it well protected. You want your roof to last. However, if you are like the rest of us, you probably know very little about your roof. You only really think about it when the roof needs repair, or a complete replacement is needed. In either case, you will most likely have to deal with some sticker shock. Well, John Anderson, of Severe Weather Roofing has developed an infographic to help you out. Get Educated and Learn the Lingo Take a look [&hellip

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Sacramento Drought Conditions Actions 0

Posted on 28, April 2014

in Category Home Repair, News

DIY   Actions to Help with the Sacramento Drought Conditions     California and local government are clear about the Greater Sacramento region being in a drought condition. Following will be some numbers about the water situation. You can judge if you think it is a full on drought or something else. But saving water is always a good idea. This DIY or Do It Yourself is about ways to save water. If you are on a well system it is always important to save water. And if you pay the water bill by the amount of water you use [&hellip

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Drywall Repair 0

Posted on 10, February 2014

in Category Home Repair

  DIY Simple Drywall Repair     The inside walls of most homes are created with drywall. Drywall is also known as wallboard or gypsum board. Drywall holds up well, but every now and then gets damaged. Fixing drywall is a fairly simple process.   To fix a small hole or dent one method is a simple 5 step process. Step 1 is prepare the damage. Cut out the damaged area. Make sure all the broken drywall is cut out. Generally a square shape is easiest to work with. Drywall cuts well in a straight line. Make sure that the [&hellip

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Preparing Sacramento lawn for winter 0

Posted on 4, December 2013

in Category Home Repair, News, Real Estate

  Preparing your lawn for winter   Now that the warm months are past, many folks don’t realize that there are a few things they should do to keep their lawn healthy for the coming year.  These are some of the more-important projects for saving your lawn from the cold.   Keep leaves from accumulating.  When leaves pile up they trap moisture and can act as a catalyst for diseases that will destroy your lawn.  In addition, these piles deprive grass of sunlight and can kill it in patches.  What is the simple solution?  Rake up leaves and dispose of [&hellip

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Benefits of a home protection plan 0

Posted on 26, August 2013

in Category Home, Home Repair, News, Real Estate

Benefits of a home protection plan   Just as homeowner’s insurance covers the property against damage or repair based on your designated deductible, a home protection plan helps protect your home system components and appliances against costly repairs or replacements. A home protection plan is a renewable service contract that covers many of the most frequently occurring breakdowns of home system components and appliances that are not usually covered by homeowner insurance. Home protection plans offer coverage of many of the critical major system components and appliances in a home that generally are of a high cost to repair or [&hellip

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First time Sacramento home buyers diy Sweat equity 0

Posted on 18, August 2013

in Category Home, Home Repair, News, Real Estate

  Two Important Considerations for First Time Home Buyer   First time home buyers are wise to buy with the end in mind. Thinking ahead in these two significant areas can pay big dividends in the future. Consider properties that will have a strong resale value and correctly evaluate the total cost of repairs and remodels. First: Buy with re-selling in mind. Home owners should plan to stay in the first home for a while to build equity and to maximize investment advantages.  The fact is that few people remain in their first home forever. First homes are often used [&hellip

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4 Tips for Keeping Your Plants Cool This Summer 0

Posted on 9, August 2013

in Category Home, Home Repair

  4 Tips for Keeping Your Plants Cool This Summer   The Sacramento area is known for its hot summers, and heat can decimate a garden.  Don’t give up on all of your hard work until you try these 4 tips.   1.  Prioritize the pots.  You need to be extra careful with any plants that you have in pots. They don’t have the Earth to insulate them and, therefore, are much more susceptible to heat damage and drought. Be sure to keep these plants out of intense sunlight and leave them in the shade.  Water them at least once [&hellip

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Creating a Theme Palette 0

Posted on 9, August 2013

in Category Home, Home Repair

  Creating a Theme Palette         Sometimes you want more than just nicely painted walls. Sometimes you want something that is unique, something that is exciting or calm or subtle. Creating a theme palette can help you get started to making those special, unique rooms in your home. A theme palette is a combination of colors that work together to create a beautifully painted and decorated room. Some of the colors can be paint on the walls and the other colors in the palette can be items that you use to decorate the room. Take your time [&hellip

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Cleaning up after a hoarder 0

Posted on 22, July 2013

in Category Home Repair

Life after a hoarder What do you do when you’re faced with an insurmountable mess?   Creating an assessment of the project is naturally the first step.  The old adage prescription without diagnosis is malpractice can save a lot of problems in the long run. Carefully understand the nature of the problem, then plan how to take it on. Only then begin in a timely manner. Why? If the project needs a permit in your area then there is a risk of a fine if you don’t get one. The issue of hazardous materials can derail the whole project and [&hellip

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