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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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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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Holiday Home Guide: Is Your Home Ready for the Holidays?

[fa icon="calendar'] November 29, 2018 at 12:06 PM / by Home Services Expert

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The holiday season is upon us, and at Experts In Your Home we know that you have many things to prepare for and not quite enough time for it all. In light of that we have compiled this list of things to get you thinking about whether or not your home is ready for holiday guests.  

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5 Things to Know About Water Softeners

[fa icon="calendar'] October 19, 2018 at 11:23 AM / by Home Services Expert

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If you’re a new, current or seasoned homeowner you’ve probably heard about water softeners. But what are they, do they really work, and do you actually need them? Here’s what the Experts say:

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Can You Save Taxes on Energy Efficient Home Improvements?

[fa icon="calendar'] January 2, 2018 at 3:14 PM / by Home Services Expert

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Many Chico area residents have heard of the Grinch who stole Christmas. What they don't know is the identity of the Grinch who “stole” the tax credits on insulation, windows, doors, skylights and roofs.

Experts in Your Home doesn't know, either, though it's obviously someone affiliated with a high-level federal agency. We do know that this is one of those times where looking at the proverbial glass as half-full helps since 2017 tax credits are still available on some solar projects.

It's difficult to argue that saving some money is better than saving none at all. So allow the Experts to explain how the IRS-U.S. Department of Energy program works.

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10 Good Reasons to Schedule a Roof Inspection

[fa icon="calendar'] December 7, 2017 at 3:44 PM / by Home Services Expert

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Many people hit the roof, go through the roof or act like a cat on a hot tin roof when they’re dealing with a roof leak.

And Experts in Your Home should know, because this is when we field the greatest number of calls for roof inspections. But a roof shouldn’t cave in – literally or figuratively – for you to schedule a roof inspection.

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Don't Ignore Signs of a Catastrophic Roof Leak After the Recent Rains

[fa icon="calendar'] November 28, 2017 at 3:32 PM / by Home Services Expert

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Instead of watching their favorite reality show on TV, many Chico area homeowners have witnessed a different reality: that of water streaming through the ceiling and splashing into their kitchen, family room or living room.

Water leaks are the most obvious sign that the recent rains have permeated the most important part of their home's outer “envelope”: the roof. (The other components include the attic, doors, windows, exterior walls and subfloor.) But water leaks are not the only sign.

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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 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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