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4 Winter Carpet Cleaning Tips

By |January 28th, 2016|

Winters in Maine and New Hampshire aren’t just tough on the outside of your home, they can also be challenging to the inside as you and your family track snow, dirt and salt inside – all of which can potentially stain and damage your carpet. By following a few simple cleaning tips, you can keep your carpeting clean and remove or reduce any salt stains. […]

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6 Easy Ways to Prevent Ice Dams

By |January 11th, 2016|

Snow and cold weather have finally arrived in Maine and New Hampshire, which is great news for ski resorts but can often lead to headaches for homeowners. Along with rising heating bills, another side effect of winter weather is an increased chance of ice dams forming on your roof.

Ice dams are continuous blocks of ice that form along the edges of your roof due to melting snow. They occur when all or part of your roof heats up to 32 degrees. This is typically caused by heat from your home escaping through the roof, often as a result of a warm attic. The escaping heat melts patches of snow on your roof, causing it to trickle to the edge where it refreezes as the temperature cools – creating an ice dam. The more snow on the roof, the greater the heat loss, and the longer period of time that temperatures remain below freezing, the greater the chances are that an ice dam will form. […]

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7 Tips to Prevent Christmas Fires

By |December 17th, 2015|

Christmas is traditionally one of the happiest times of the year, especially for families with young children eager to see what presents Santa is going to leave for them beneath the Christmas tree. Unfortunately for a few families, their Christmas dreams will be dashed by a house fire. According to the National Fire Protection Association, U.S. fire departments typically respond to 200 home fires annually that began with Christmas trees. Even one Christmas-related fire is too many. By following a few simple precautions, you will greatly reduce your family’s risk of experiencing a fire this Christmas season. […]

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3 Tips to Avoid Burst Pipes This Winter

By |December 11th, 2015|

So far this December has been a relatively mild month for much of New Hampshire and Maine. However, the cold weather is coming and before you know it we will be plunged back into sub-zero temperatures and the problems that go hand-in-hand with extreme cold, including burst pipes. […]

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How to Cope with Fire and Smoke Damage

By |November 16th, 2015|

A fire in your home or business is one of the most traumatic experiences most of us will likely ever encounter. While it may be tempting to sit back and wait for the insurance company to handle all the details for you once the flames have been extinguished, it is critical that home and business owners immediately call professional fire and smoke damage restoration professionals who have received proper training and certification from the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) if they hope to get their home or business back to normal. […]

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6 Tips for Smoke Detector Safety

By |October 30th, 2015|

 

It’s that time of year again, time to fall back. This Halloween after you’ve given out the last piece of candy and tucked in your ghosts and goblins for the night, don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour because November 1 marks the first day of Daylight Savings Time. […]

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Deep Cleaning Your Home’s Exterior: Power Washing 101

By |October 27th, 2015|

 

Just like the interior of your home, the exterior also needs attention to keep it looking its best, including an occasional cleaning. One of the most effective ways to clean exteriors is through power washing. […]

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10 Ways to Get Your Home Ready for Winter

By |October 20th, 2015|

 

Fall in New England is magical. It’s the time of fairs, picking apples and admiring fall foliage. But it goes fast and before you know it we will be facing another winter. Last winter was a doozy for the Northeast, and some homeowners suffered high heating bills or damage to their homes because they didn’t adequately prepare for the challenges cold, snowy weather can bring. Don’t make that mistake – take action now before it’s time to break out the snow shovels. […]

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Got Flooding? Call the Professionals!

By |October 12th, 2015|

Following the heavy rain and flash flooding many areas experienced throughout Maine last month, several homeowners returned home to flooded basements. Two of the most common causes for a basement to flood during a heavy rainstorm are that the homes aren’t properly graded, or a sump pump isn’t properly functioning. The problem now of course is what to do with all that water. […]

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New Hampshire Homeowners Can Breathe Easier with Clean Air Ducts

By |September 28th, 2015|

While we still have a few more months of nice fall weather to look forward to our long summer days are winding down, which means many of us will likely be spending more time in our homes. One thing that often falls by the wayside during summertime is cleaning projects. When it’s warm and sunny outside, it’s hard to focus on spending too much time inside cleaning. But once you’ve caught up on vacuuming and dusting, don’t forget about one of the most important areas of your home that also needs to be cleaned – your air ducts. […]