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Home Security: What You Need to Know About Keeping Your Home Safe

[fa icon="calendar'] September 28, 2017 at 12:00 PM / by Home Services Expert

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When time is running out and the projects keep adding up, many harried homeowners – and maybe you're one of them – have been heard to mutter, “I can't do everything!”

But many smart homeowners – and you're probably one of them – always seem to make time for tasks and projects that will make their home more secure.

If you do nothing else this weekend or next, put these 10 home security tasks and projects on your “to-do” list, courtesy of Experts in Your Home. If you're pressed for time, issue a call for “all hands on deck” and make it a family project. Either way, you'll breathe easier. You'll sleep easier. And you and your family will be safer, too:

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Home Tips: How to Get Rid of Home Allergens

[fa icon="calendar'] September 22, 2017 at 12:38 PM / by Home Services Expert

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If you don't suffer from allergies, you probably know someone who does.

This is because at least 20 percent of children and adults suffer from allergies and contend with symptoms such as sneezing, coughing, wheezing and nose-blowing. The triggers vary, but many allergy sufferers are especially sensitive to one or more allergens, including dust mites, animal dander, insect debris and mold spores.

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20 Must-Have Tools Every Homeowner Should Own

[fa icon="calendar'] September 13, 2017 at 4:14 PM / by Home Services Expert

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Maybe you've noticed this phenomenon in your home: each new maintenance or home improvement task triggers a mad dash to your favorite home improvement store.

Need to plug some cracks around the windows? Better buy some caulk and a gun. Want to wrap that leaky pipe? Now you need duct tape. Want to hang pictures? Now you have to buy hooks and picture wire.

Some of these mad dashes cannot be avoided. No homeowner can be expected to have every tool within arm's reach, and many people build a tool collection over time. But if you're planning ahead and want to fortify your collection while you're at the store anyway, Experts in your Home recommends that you put these 20 must-have tools on your shopping list:

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The Best Type of Bulbs to Use for Your Home Lighting

[fa icon="calendar'] September 8, 2017 at 11:08 AM / by Home Services Expert

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If you've visited the light bulb aisle at your home improvement store lately, you may have wondered, “When did shopping for light bulbs become so complicated?”

It used to be simple: grab an incandescent bulb, check the wattage and head toward the checkout. Now there are dozens of bulbs to choose from in many assorted shapes. And they feature terms you may not recognize or understand.

Many consumers still don't realize that assistance is right in front of them, on the light bulb packages. Experts in Your Home can shed light on the subject to make your home lighting decisions a little easier.

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You're Busy Enough with Back to School Stuff - Let Us Do the House Cleaning!

[fa icon="calendar'] August 31, 2017 at 3:32 PM / by Home Services Expert

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At the end of every summer, you can usually hear one of two cries emanating from parents and school-age children across America.

One cry resembles an anxiety-laden protest. The other cry sounds distinctly joyous and exuberant. You can decide which cry comes from which person.

It's back-to-school time in America, and for every well-meaning bystander who assures a harried parent that “life will settle down” now that the kids are back in school, an experienced parent knows better: The pace of daily life is more likely to accelerate because kids' busy schedules “rule the roost.”

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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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