Home Maintenance

Deep Clean Your House This Spring

Spring Cleaning

Ahhh! Sparkling floors, gleaming windows, and zero dust bunnies. A thorough spring cleaning can make your abode feel brand new. But that immaculate house comes with a price — sore biceps. Instead of skimping on your annual deep clean because you’re zonked, use these brilliant hacks for nine of the most pain-in-the-butt tasks. You’ll get […]

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Avoid These Spring Cleaning Mistakes

Spring Cleaning

Once there’s even a glimmer of spring, you’re ready to throw open your windows and let the breeze blow away the winter funk. Well, you might want to rethink that spring cleaning ritual this year. If you’re an allergy sufferer (and who isn’t?), that’s the last thing you want to do, says Dr. Neeta Ogden, […]

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How To Mulch

How to Mulch

Content Courtesy of HouseLogic.com and Lisa Kaplan Gordon Anyone can learn how to mulch and prolong the life of their landscaping. Here’s how. Mulching your garden is like flossing your teeth — preventative, tedious, and vital to health. Luckily, you don’t have to mulch after every meal. But you should blanket your garden beds at […]

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Season-by-Season Lawn Maintenance Calendar

lawn ideas

Content Courtesy of HouseLogic.com & Douglas Trattner Start your lawn care by following our season-by-season lawn maintenance calendar. Get a barefoot-worthy lawn and ensure your home has curb appeal. Early Spring Like so many maintenance jobs, everything goes smoother — and you’ll get better results — with proper preparation. Early spring is the time to […]

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PECO Reminds you to Call Before You Dig

811

April is National Safe Digging Month, and PECO reminds all customers and contractors to call 811 to have utility-owned underground lines marked before digging. Nationwide, there were nearly 350,000 incidents of damage to an underground utility line because of digging without first calling 811, according to the Common Ground Alliance, the national association that promotes […]

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Understanding Energy Ratings for Windows and Doors

Author: Karin Beuerlein, HouseLogic.com Qualifying for the $200 to $500 federal tax credit on new windows and doors depends on two measurements, U-factor and Solar Heat Gain Coefficient. Just because windows or doors are Energy Star-labeled doesn’t mean they’re eligible for a federal tax credit. And with costs running about $500 to $1,000 per window including labor, it’s wise to […]

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