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Don’t Let Your Whole-Home Humidifier Harm Your Health & Home

Posted by Heather Hedrick on Apr 19, 2018 7:12:00 PM

You decided to install a whole-home humidifier to improve your home’s air quality, but did you know that improper use can actually cause more harm than good? Learn how to use your whole-home humidifier correctly and to it’s full potential so it doesn’t cause permanent damage to your health and home.

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Topics: home maintenance

Five Home Maintenance Tasks to Complete Before the Holidays

Posted by Heather Hedrick on Nov 13, 2017 4:06:00 PM

Many people are accustomed to spring cleaning but might forget that fall is the perfect time to get some home maintenance tasks completed. If you are looking to get your home in great shape before the holiday season, here is a checklist of five tasks to get you started!

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Topics: roofing, home maintenance, gutter cleaning and repair

4 Ways Trees Can Damage Your Roof

Posted by Heather Hedrick on Oct 20, 2017 4:15:00 PM

Trees are an important and beautiful part of your property, but they can also create problems for your roof when you least expect it. Luckily, there are ways you can minimize the risk of roof damage in any season. Today, we will look at some of the most common ways trees can damage your roof and how to protect your home before they do.

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Topics: roofing, home maintenance

Common Signs of Asbestos in the Attic

Posted by Heather Hedrick on Jul 16, 2017 5:48:00 PM

If your home was  built before 1990  and you have  vermiculite insulation, or if your house was built prior to 1970,  it’s likely that you have some form of asbestos in your attic or elsewhere. Used for fireproofing and insulation, asbestos was a cheap and effective material that became an industry standard for buildings across the country. However, asbestos can become incredibly dangerous when airborne, and its effects can be fatal even decades after the initial exposure. This guide will help you understand the common signs of asbestos and what you can do to protect yourself from exposure.
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Topics: blown in insulation, insulation, home maintenance

Spring Rains Can Wreak Havoc on an Unprepared Roof!

Posted by Heather Hedrick on May 18, 2017 9:11:00 AM

Procrastination is common when it comes to household maintenance and repairs, but when it comes to routine roof maintenance and inspections, it should take high priority on your to-do list, especially during the rainy spring season. A leaky roof can develop from a wide variety of reasons, but when you have routine maintenance and inspections, your roofing contractor will be able to identify potential problems much sooner, which can save you time and money in the long run.

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Topics: home maintenance, roofing

How Can Lightning Damage My Home?

Posted by Heather Hedrick on May 11, 2017 10:04:00 AM

Spring thunderstorms can involve rain, hail, high winds, and lightning, all of which can threaten your roof and home. If your home is struck by lightning, it can sustain significant damage—both visible and hidden from view. 

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Topics: roofing, home maintenance

How to Prevent Tornado Damage to Your Home & Roof

Posted by Heather Hedrick on Apr 17, 2017 10:31:00 AM

Iowa is part of “Tornado Alley” in the United States. The state sees an average of 48 tornadoes each year, most occurring in the spring-to-fall tornado season. It’s vital that you take precautions to protect your family from harm and ensure you’ll be safe during a tornado, but what about your home? While homeowners insurance may cover tornado damage, depending on the scope of your policy, here following these tips can help you reduce your home’s vulnerability to tornado damage.

 

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Topics: roofing, home maintenance, steel roofing

Why Should You Get a Professional Roof Inspection?

Posted by Heather Hedrick on Mar 31, 2017 10:22:00 AM

Most people assume their roof is well made, properly installed, and can withstand mother nature's wrath. In reality, roofs are quite vulnerable. A roof that is flawed in any manner has the potential to put you and your loved ones in harm's way. Furthermore, roof damage can result in costly repairs or even a full roof replacement that decimates your finances. The solution is to be proactive with an annual professional roof inspection.

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Topics: roofing, home maintenance

Is Your Humidifier Hurting Your Home?

Posted by Heather Hedrick on Jan 27, 2017 10:07:00 AM

 

At least a few times each winter, temperatures rise for a few days after a deep freeze. When this happens, a lot of homeowners notice what looks like water infiltration on their ceilings and walls. Although this evidence may be a sign that your roof is leaking, when the temperatures rise suddenly, the culprit is more often condensation in the attic than a leaky roof. And one of the most likely causes of attic condensation can be your home’s humidifier.

 

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Topics: roofing, insulation, ventilation, energy efficient, home maintenance, ice dam prevention, blown in insulation, energy efficiency

Are Your Old Windows Hazardous to Your Family’s Health?

Posted by Shawn Hedrick on Dec 2, 2016 10:42:00 AM

 

Your windows protect your family from the wind, snow, rain, and cold. They help keep your home insulated from winter’s chill and summer’s heat. They can even help keep out the sun’s harmful UV rays! But if your windows are old or poorly maintained, they can help create a dangerous condition that poses a threat to your family’s health: mold.

 

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Topics: Windows, ventilation, home maintenance