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Buying a New Home vs. Remodeling: 3 Questions to Ask Before You Decide

[fa icon="calendar'] March 22, 2019 at 9:00 AM / by Home Services Expert

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You might be at a point in your life where you’re looking around your home wondering if you should spend your precious time and money remodeling or just move altogether. Maybe you feel like your family has outgrown the space. Or maybe the priorities in your life have changed and the space no longer gives you what you want. You may be more investment savvy and the market is causing you to ask what would give you the best return on investment. Whatever is making you question if your current space is where you belong, there are 3 important questions to ask yourself before making the decision.

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Hardening Your Home to Protect Against Wildfires

[fa icon="calendar'] March 15, 2019 at 9:01 AM / by Home Services Expert

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The threat of wildfires is on everyone's mind in Northern California these days. After the tragic and destructive Carr and Camp Fires that swept through the North State in 2018, there is no doubt this is a serious issue. 

One question on many people's minds is "can I do anything to protect my home during a fire?" While conditions surrounding a fire will vary, and there's no guarantee of 100% protection - there are things you can do to harden your home against embers, which can cause a fire on your property even if you are far away from the flames. 

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Why Does My Home Tap Water Smell Like Chlorine?

[fa icon="calendar'] March 12, 2019 at 5:21 PM / by Home Services Expert

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You come in from a morning jog or afternoon working in the yard. You’ve been out in the sun, some beads of sweat on your face, and all you can think about is a nice, cold drink of water. As you take a glass from the cupboard, turn on the tap water, and watch it fill up, you smell something resembling bleach. You take a drink of water anyway and it tastes like pool water! Is there something wrong with your plumbing?

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Paint Color Trends of 2019

[fa icon="calendar'] March 1, 2019 at 9:31 AM / by Home Services Expert

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Are you starting to stare at the interior walls within your home thinking it’s time for an upgrade? Starting to feel that the décor you have scattered around no longer looks good with the paint color you picked five years ago? Whether you're moving into a new home or ready to update your current home, you want to choose just the right paint color that makes you smile every time you enter the room.

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What is Shiplap and Is it a Good Home Upgrade?

[fa icon="calendar'] February 22, 2019 at 2:36 PM / by Home Services Expert

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If you’re familiar with the show Fixer Upper, then you’ve probably heard of shiplap. Chip and Joanna Gaines, the stars of Fixer Upper, have become household names and Joanna’s love of decorating with shiplap has made the material skyrocket in popularity.

Discover what shiplap is, if it’s a good upgrade, and whether or not it would fit the style of your home.

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Should You Add On to Your Existing Home?

[fa icon="calendar'] February 15, 2019 at 8:58 AM / by Home Services Expert

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With real estate in the greater Chico and surrounding areas in limited supply, you may be finding that you’ve outgrown your home – but you can’t find an available or affordable home to upgrade to. This is a common scenario for many due to certain factors affecting the local real estate market, particularly an already tight supply along with higher demand after the tragic Camp Fire.

You could certainly stay in the real estate market and hope for the ideal house to come along (at a reasonable price) or maybe wait a year or two and see how things look. Another option is to consider adding onto your existing home.

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How to Get Rid of Hard Water Stains

[fa icon="calendar'] February 8, 2019 at 2:50 PM / by Home Services Expert

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Are you tired of seeing those cloudy, crusty white spots on your faucets, in your bathtub or even on your dishes? Hard water stains can show up just about anywhere in your home – whether you’re pouring your coffee from a cloudy carafe, washing dishes from a spotted faucet, or scrubbing a toilet that just doesn’t seem to come clean. Hard water stains can make parts of your home look less than ideal, but you can get it gleaming again.

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Fend Off Water Damage By Knowing Where All Your Shut Off Valves Are

[fa icon="calendar'] January 31, 2019 at 10:18 AM / by Home Services Expert

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When you have a backed-up toilet, sink, or sewer system everyone knows not to use it until it’s fixed. To fix it you call an Expert plumber to come check out the problem and see what needs to be done. There's even an emergency plumbing number you can call when things are really bad, and you need it fixed now instead of in a few hours or days.

But… what happens when you have an overflow problem?

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Tips & Tricks to Fix Your Slow Drain Problem

[fa icon="calendar'] January 14, 2019 at 3:06 PM / by Home Services Expert

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Ever wondered if you could fix your slow drain all by yourself without having to pour chemicals down the drain? Sometimes the reason behind the slowness is just a little bit of build up or a big old ball of hair that just never went down. In either of these cases, you should absolutely try fixing your slow drain yourself before calling a plumber to take care of it for you.

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Hot Tips to Avoid Cold Water: 4 Types of Water Heaters to Consider

[fa icon="calendar'] December 21, 2018 at 9:36 AM / by Home Services Expert

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Imagine this: it’s a chilly morning and you really don’t want to get out of your warm bed to get ready for work, but let’s face it you have to. The only thing you’re looking forward to is stepping into that nice warm shower and standing under it for a few extra minutes to get your mind to wake up.

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