how to clean a fireplace

How to Clean a Fireplace

As the winter season approaches, it is important to understand how to clean a fireplace properly.  After all, if you own a fireplace, you’ll probably find yourself curled up and enjoying the warmth at some point during the next few months.  While fireplaces are one of the most enjoyable features of a home, they can […]

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Holiday Fire Safety

Did you know that the holiday season is one of the most dangerous times of the year when it comes to fire-related accidents?  Because we get so wrapped up in the festivities, we often fail to take account of the numerous fire hazards we surround ourselves with.  Between Christmas lights, cooking equipment, and fireplaces, more […]

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What to Do If a Water Pipe Bursts in Your Home

There is almost nothing worse than when a water pipe bursts in your home.  If you’ve never lived through it, you probably know somebody that it’s happened to.  They’ll tell you that it can be scary, somewhat costly and especially cold.  Brrrrr! After all, we depend on our water pipes to heat our homes through […]

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Preparing Your Pipes for Winter

One of the worst parts about winter is that we have to worry about freezing pipes.  We depend on functioning pipes to heat our water supply and keep our homes warm during the coldest months of the year.  Unfortunately, many homeowners forget to do the preparations necessary to keep their pipes working.  It isn’t uncommon […]

5 Steps to Remove Mold from Your Home

5 Steps to Remove Mold from Your Home Do you know how to remove mold from your home?  Many homeowners don’t.  Unfortunately, hundreds of thousands of homes in America are plagued by mold (ugh!) yet too few people know the ins and outs of mold removal. Knowing how to remove mold from your home requires […]

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How to Clean a Flooded Basement

How to Clean a Flooded Basement It’s a shame, but many homeowners will have to deal with a flooded basement at some point.  You don’t even have to endure a storm or live in a particularly rainy area, either, to experience a flooded basement.  It is common for gutters to become clogged or corroded, which […]

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5 Tips to Flood-Proof Your Basement

5 Tips to Flood-Proof Your Basement  Most of us don’t know what we’d do without our basements.  After all, we use our basements to do laundry and store all of the items we don’t want to keep upstairs.  For many of us, basements are the most important tool we have for keeping the rest of […]

5 Quick Steps to Prepare Your Gutters for Fall

Although the temperatures in Atlanta will be warm for a while yet, fall is approaching quickly. The changing foliage is always beautiful to see, but as all homeowners know, the falling leaves mean piles of leaves on the yard and clogged gutters. Here are 5 quick steps to prepare your gutters for fall. 5 Quick […]

How to Fix a Running Bathtub Faucet

Drip, drip, drip… These small sounds indicate the early stages of a leaking faucet. Over time, the drips become more frequent, until at last they become a steady stream. Before you know it, your bathtub faucet is running constantly no matter how tightly you turn the handle shut. Today, we discuss how to fix a […]

Top 10 Outdoor Brush Burning Safety Tips

It’s almost the time of year for brush burning in Georgia. Currently, outdoor burning is permitted between September 1st and April 30th. So, if you’re getting ready to dispose of yard debris, keep these 10 brush burning safety tips in mind. Top 10 Outdoor Brush Burning Safety Tips Get your permit from the GA Forestry […]