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The Dirty Dozen: 12 Home Maintenance Tasks Every Woman Should Master

[fa icon="calendar'] August 22, 2017 at 3:04 PM / by Home Services Expert

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You might be single, divorced, married to someone who'd rather not be bothered by home maintenance tasks or a newly minted Chico homeowner.

But you're a woman, and you're also thrifty. While you don't necessarily seek to become a “home Jedi master,” you'd settle for knowing how to capably address some common tasks that can save you a significant amount of money over the long term.

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Senior Home Safety Tips

[fa icon="calendar'] August 16, 2017 at 1:47 PM / by Home Services Expert

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Experts in Your Home tried to cover all the basics in a recent article, “Stay on top of home safety with this list.” But we wanted to go one step further and make sure we covered the full extent of our audience.

Specifically, we know that some older residents in the Chico area have safety in mind – and for good reason: More than one in four people age 65 and older fall each year, though less than half of them tell their doctor, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Stay on Top of Home Safety with This List

[fa icon="calendar'] August 10, 2017 at 11:20 AM / by Home Services Expert

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They say you cannot be “all things to all people.”

But if you're a homeowner, you probably know that it helps to be “all things” to your house if you want to ensure your family's safety – and avoid breakdowns and costly repairs, too.

It would be nice to fix “all things” at once, but most people don't have unlimited time on their hands. This is why Experts in Your Home has crafted a handy home safety list. You can read it now, save it for later and work your way down it so that, eventually, you will tackle “all things” in your home.

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Plumbing Help: What to Do When a Pipe Bursts

[fa icon="calendar'] August 2, 2017 at 1:50 PM / by Home Services Expert

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Few home crises can strike fear in the heart of a homeowner as instantaneously as a pipe burst. If you're home when it happens, this mini-explosion can literally jolt you off a chair. And if you walk into your home after the pipe has already blown apart, the sound of surging water can make your stomach lurch with anxiety.

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Plumbing Help: Why You Shouldn't Ignore a Leak Under a Sink

[fa icon="calendar'] July 28, 2017 at 2:22 PM / by Home Services Expert

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Of all the leaks that a home can spring, the ones under a sink are usually the ones that escape the notice of homeowners the longest.

The reason? From what the experts at Experts in Your Home hear, it's most likely because we're not in the habit of getting down on all fours and rummaging through a cabinet under a sink, whether it's in the kitchen, bathroom or laundry room. We open the door, grab the item we need and close the door. And we move fast.

But we soon make a startling discovery: the item we grabbed happens to be wet – maybe even soaked. This discovery triggers an uncomfortable but reliable gut feeling: something is wrong.

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Chico Plumbing Help: My Toilet is Overflowing - What Do I Do?

[fa icon="calendar'] July 19, 2017 at 2:33 PM / by Home Services Expert

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Discovering an overflowing toilet isn't exactly the way you want to start a day. Then again, it's no way to interrupt or end a day, either.

In the midst of a plumbing crisis, when emotions run higher than the water in your commode, it's easy to make a misstep in trying to regain control of the situation. So allow Experts in Your Home to lead you through the steps now, in a moment of calm, so that you'll know how to respond like a pro.

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Think You Have Hard Water? Assess, Test and Let a Water Softener Do the Rest

[fa icon="calendar'] July 13, 2017 at 3:57 PM / by Home Services Expert

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With all the noise a dishwasher is capable of making, you would think that every utensil, glass and plate you remove from it would exude the same sparkle as the day you brought it home from the store.

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Tips to Make a New Carpet Upgrade Easy

[fa icon="calendar'] July 7, 2017 at 2:07 PM / by Home Services Expert

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Shopping for new carpet is a little like shopping for a new mattress. You sort of know what you want. And you sort of know what you like. But if a sales person asked you to explain your criterion, you'd be better off pointing to a few samples instead.

Plenty of people make major purchases based on their “I'll-know-it-when-I-see-it” instinct. But you don't have to select new carpet this way because you have Experts in Your Home, who will supply you with the language and skills you'll need to make an informed choice.

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Wood Floor Care Tips from Experts In Your Home

[fa icon="calendar'] June 26, 2017 at 2:08 PM / by Home Services Expert

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We don't see it often: the 100-year-old-plus home with hardwood flooring that has literally stood the test of time. But these homes exist in the Chico area, and they carry a valuable “teaching moment” for anyone who loves wood flooring and wants it to last.

As with many commodities that are capable of lasting a long time but sometimes don't – think of air conditioners, furnaces and decks – the difference often comes down to maintenance. Let Experts in Your Home make you feel like an expert in your home so you can extend the life of your solid wood or engineered wood flooring – and maybe even make it worthy of centenarian status.

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Add Beauty & Charm to Your Home with New Wood Flooring

[fa icon="calendar'] June 20, 2017 at 11:17 AM / by Home Services Expert

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It's a safe bet: if the average Chico homeowner were handed a blank check from their favorite home improvement center, he or she would redeem it for new wood floors.

More than any other home amenity, wood flooring conveys warmth, style and easy elegance and complements modern décor as surely as it does homes with traditional furnishings.

Experts in Your Home has installed wood flooring in homes all around Chico – whether or not the homeowner has been handed a blank check. The first decision we ask homeowners to make is whether they prefer solid or engineered flooring. This can be a difficult choice because the flooring is so similar that homeowners really have to “drill down” and consider the advantages and drawbacks of each.

The process is rather enlightening – and can help you, too, if you want to add beauty and charm to your home with new wood floors.

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