Archives: Maintanence

Drywall | Snap, Crackle, Pop

By Todd Fratzel on Maintanence, Painting and Finishing

Minor Drywall Problems At work we warranty certain things on new homes for one year. By far the most common problem we see after a year are minor drywall problems. It’s not unusual at all during the first year or so of a new home to see and hear lots of minor drywall problems. In…

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Recommended Books for Homeowners

By Todd Fratzel on Maintanence

Homeowner Must Have Books If you’re a homeowner then I highly recommend several books that you should keep on hand to tackle home improvement, home repair and maintenance projects. One of the best investments I made when we bought our first home was buying some great home reference books. If a loved one has recently…

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Snowblower Maintenance

By Todd Fratzel on Maintanence, Safety

I hate to break it to you but winter is here in full force. So it’s time to talk about snowblower maintenance. If you didn’t do pre-season maintenance then you better take the time to get out your snowblower now and make sure it’s running properly. The last thing you want is to wake up…

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Deep Snow Home Safety

By Todd Fratzel on Maintanence, Roofing, Safety

With all the deep snow that’s piling up in the mid-west this winter I thought it was prudent to share this post about deep snow home safety. Deep Snow Dangers Much of the East Coast is being buried in deep snow this weekend so we felt it was important to talk about deep roof snow.…

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Spring Home Maintenance Tips

By Todd Fratzel on Maintanence

Spring Home Maintenance Tips from Marvin Windows and Doors Spring is a season of clean-up for most of us after a long hard winter. The folks from Marvin Windows and Doors have been kind enough to share some spring home maintenance tips which will help you save money. Make sure your gutters and downspouts are…

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Enduring the Cold with Roof Winterization Tips

By Todd Fratzel on Maintanence, Roofing

Roof Winterization Tips Your roof is a critical part of your home’s defense against the elements, and winter can wreak havoc on it. To maintain your roof’s integrity and fend off costly damage caused by bitter snow, ice and wind, check out these simple, do-it-yourself winterization tips offered by LGC Roofing. Debris removal and tree…

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Preventing Frozen Pipes

By Todd Fratzel on Maintanence, Plumbing

Frozen Plumbing & Heating Pipes Winter has set in around here with temperatures dipping below zero nightly. The chatter at the local coffee shop the last few days has involved stories from the local plumbers about the huge number of homes with frozen bursted water and heat pipes. If you’ve never witnessed the damage that…

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Pumping A Septic Tank Out

By Todd Fratzel on Maintanence, Plumbing

Pumping Septic Tanks Out Warning: Nasty Photos below! Today we had our septic system tank pumped out. The other day I wrote an article about when you should pump a septic tank out. After three years in our new home today was the day to finally get the septic tank pumped out and inspected. Septic…

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