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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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Deck Maintenance: How to Keep Your Deck Looking Good Year After Year

[fa icon="calendar'] May 23, 2017 at 4:38 PM / by Home Services Expert

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Fewer amenities bring homeowners greater pride – and joy – than a newly installed wood deck. This large, stunning expanse of honey-brown wood, solid and sturdy but soft underfoot, provides added living space and quickly becomes a focal point for outdoor activities.

But then, invariably, alarm sets in. And that's when homeowners call Experts in Your Home in an alarmed state. What happened to my beautiful deck? It looks terrible!

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10 Great Ideas to Improve Your Home's Curb Appeal

[fa icon="calendar'] April 19, 2017 at 10:48 AM / by Home Services Expert

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In our recent article, “Increase Curb Appeal with New Exterior Home Painting”, we noted that Realtors often say that painting can enhance a home's “curb appeal.” And yes; we put the term in quotes, only because it's a term Realtors seem to favor. Then we said, “The painting contractors at Experts in Your Home believe this may be too limiting; painting improves your home's overall appeal, from any vantage point.”

We were trying to make the point that painting is a worthwhile investment that can enhance the pride the owner feels in a home, regardless of whether he or she is making improvements to placate an anxious realtor who is trying to sell it. 

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It's Time! Top 3 Reasons to Get Your Home Air Conditioning System Checked Before Summer

[fa icon="calendar'] March 30, 2017 at 4:55 PM / by Home Services Expert

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So how many miles have you put on your air conditioner in the last year?

Since we don’t log miles on an air conditioning system as we do on a car, this is actually an impossible question to answer. But the bigger point is worth making: just as you put miles on your car every time you drive it, you put “miles” on your air conditioning system every time you use it. And for the same three reasons you take your car into the shop for a tune-up, you should schedule an annual maintenance check – an air conditioning system tune-up – with Experts in Your Home.

A better question, then, would be: Would you remind me again why it’s so important to get my air conditioning system checked before summer?

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How to Keep Your Pets Safer by Animal Proofing Your Home

[fa icon="calendar'] March 21, 2017 at 4:24 PM / by Home Services Expert

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You should record yourself now, just as a friendly reminder of how a pet can wear down your resistance. “I'll never let him sleep on my favorite chair,” you might say – and genuinely mean it – until you find the the little fuzzball curled up and looking so docile and adorable that you let him stay put.

The fur he leaves behind is one thing – a nuisance you'll adapt to with time. But hazards are something else again, and you'll want to protect your new puppy or kitten from those household objects that could injure or make him or her physically sick.

Circle your home, room by room, to assess the potential hazards to your pet. There may be no such thing as truly “animal proofing” your home – unless you want to part with your favorite chair – but you can eliminate or minimize many hazards with proactive steps.

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Put Your Dread to Bed; Tackle these 10 Home Maintenance Tasks Before Things go Haywire

[fa icon="calendar'] March 1, 2017 at 3:10 PM / by Home Services Expert

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Most of them aren't particularly difficult. And most of them don't take much time or create much mess. But when it comes to certain home maintenance tasks, any reason – or excuse – will do when we just don't feel like dealing with them.

Experts in Your Home has a very good idea about what these tasks are – mostly because we've seen the consequences of avoidance. In other words, we've seen things malfunction and break down. We've seen homeowners grapple with flooding and fires. And most often, we've watched in frustration as homeowners confront huge repair bills – all of which they could have avoided if they had only “put their dread to bed” and tackled these 10 home maintenance tasks:

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Get Your Spring Home Maintenance Plan Ready Now

[fa icon="calendar'] January 4, 2017 at 12:29 PM / by Home Services Expert

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You're nervous about what you will find, but you know you have to inspect your home with both eyes wide open. Otherwise, how will you ever compile a spring home maintenance plan?

Try to reconcile yourself right now to the idea that you're very likely to find at least one home maintenance project that you should not postpone. And if you cannot tackle it yourself, you can rely on Experts in Your Home to handle it for you.

With these twin realities in check, take notes as you inspect the exterior and interior of your home. Let the Experts guide you about what to look for, though you should flag anything that looks unusual to your two good eyes:

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Bring on the Rain, Just Keep It Outside! Be Ready for Winter with a Roof Inspection

[fa icon="calendar'] October 24, 2016 at 11:50 AM / by Home Services Expert

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Brace yourself. The Old Farmer's Almanac predicts that northern California will experience “above normal” rainfall this winter.

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Leaves In Your Gutter - The Gift You Don't Want This Season

[fa icon="calendar'] October 14, 2016 at 2:22 PM / by Home Services Expert

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The ol’ “out of sight, out of mind” rationale makes perfect sense – until, that is, Experts in Your Home has to explain to an overwrought homeowner that their roof has caved in because it was weakened by a steady stream of water.

The frequent cause: gutters so clogged with leaves, twigs, pine needles, acorns, dirt and other debris that when it rained, the water overflowed from the gutters and spilled right into their home.

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Home Tips: How to Prevent Dry Rot In Your Home

[fa icon="calendar'] September 7, 2016 at 9:24 AM / by Home Services Expert

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The topic of dry rot isn’t something that comes up in everyday conversation. In fact, many people don’t even know it’s a part of their home until they have a reason to look for it. In our previous article, “Home Tips: How to Detect and Repair Dry Rot In Your Home”, we talked about the urgency of taking care of dry rot found in your home. Whether you recently had a home inspection that detected dry rot in your home, or you simply want to avoid ever having to deal with it, learning how to prevent dry rot in the future is important.

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