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A Handy Guide to Starting a Home Remodel

Apprehension and inexperience keep many homeowners from pursuing renovation projects that would make their homes more functional, enjoyable and comfortable. Getting your hands dirty on the front end – with some planning and preparation – is the best blueprint for a successful home remodeling project. To help you start your remodel on the right track, consider... (more)

More Tips for Cooling Your Home and Saving Money This Summer

A hot home is never comfortable. However, a sky high utility bill can seem even less appealing. With that in mind, Petri Plumbing & Heating offers these five tips for more efficiently cooling a home during summer. Check the seals around windows and doors. A homeowner will often take the time to make sure their air conditioner is running properly, but they... (more)

7 Outdoor Grilling and Barbecue Safety Tips

Warm temperatures mean more time to enjoy the outdoors, and that means more grilling and BBQ parties. Unfortunately, it also means the number of reported injuries and house fires tend to go up every year around this time. Take precaution and follow these seven barbecue safety tips to help keep you and your home safe throughout the barbecuing season. Grill away... (more)

Trick Your Way to a Bigger Bathroom

When knocking down walls to create more space isn’t an option, there are still plenty of ways you can maximize a small bathroom space to make it look and feel larger than it really is. Opt for monochromatic cabinetry. Whether you buy new or paint existing cabinets, make them blend in monochromatically in the lightest shade possible. White and light colors... (more)

Tips for Safe Summer Travel With Pets

With warmer weather, people often spend more time on summer trips with the family. These trips can be more enjoyable when your four-legged friends tag along, but it can be less of a vacation if your pets are uncomfortable on the road. Taking pets out of their homes can induce stress on both the pets and the owners, so it’s important to keep them comfortable... (more)

Get Ready for Guests This Summer

Summer entertaining season brings joy, laughter and plenty of ways to create special memories. From a fresh coat of paint to some simple sprucing up, you can ensure your home is poised to be the perfect backdrop to a fun-filled summer. Color can have an enormous effect on a room’s overall atmosphere, so bringing out your home’s unique charm can be... (more)

8 Tips to Prepare Your Home for Summer

Summer is just around the corner which means it’s time to spruce up your home and get ready for the warm weather. Here are eight useful tips to get your home ready for the season. Check cooling units – Check that your air conditioning units are running properly, especially with the high temperatures that usually occur during the summer months. If you have an... (more)

How to Ban Bunnies From Your Yard

While you may love the look of a snuggly bunny, gardeners know how wild rabbits can be a devastating problem. To protect your yard from rabbits, you first need to identify their presence. Because they often come out at dawn and sunset, you may rarely see them. These are the top signs that you’ve got rabbits: Plant damage low to the ground, often a few inches... (more)

How to Ban Bugs From Your Home

While spiders and bugs are part of a natural ecosystem, when they invade your home, they’re often less than welcome. If you suspect something crawly is moving in, consider the following advice… -Caulking can go a long way to shoo bugs away. Seal tiny cracks and holes near your doors and windows and along baseboards with a strong tape that can be found at... (more)

5 Things to Ask About Your Utility Bills

Many Americans pay little mind to their utility bills. But it’s important to be aware of what you’re paying for, and why. To help, the Citizens Utility Board (CUB) issued the following tips on the five questions utility customers should ask about their electric and gas bills. Am I paying for an alternative gas or electric supplier? Your bill is divided... (more)

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