Home Maintenance

Aug. 11, 2014

Got Chemicals? Dispose of Them this Week ~ Douglas County

The next Douglas County Household Chemical Roundup will take place on Saturday, August 16, 2014 from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm at Shea Stadium, 3270 Redstone Park Circle.

This is the perfect opportunity to clean out your basement or garage and get rid of unwanted paint, pesticides and other ...

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Nov. 5, 2011

Winterizing Your Home

Sadly the time of year has come when we must think about protecting the central air-conditioning units and sprinkler system.  So far this year we have already had two snow storms.  Lucky for us the temperatures have not been drastically cold, so no damage has been done, yet.

This may ...

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Oct. 8, 2011

Garage Door Safety

Almost everyone has an automatic garage door opener these days.  We certainly appreciate the convenience of being able to pull into our garages without having to stop, get out of the car to open and close the garage door.  Seldom do we think about the safety issues that come with ...

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Oct. 1, 2011

About Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters ~ GFCI Outlets

Anything that protects your house from catching on fire is worth paying attention to!  There's nothing more scary when it comes to owning a home than having faulty wiring catch your home on fire.

Simple precautions can prevent this from ever happening.  Here's a video that explains what ...

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Sept. 24, 2011

GFCI Outlets

Electricity is a mystery to the average homeowner.  We know it's there, but take it for granted until we flip a switch and the light doesn't go on!

We sometimes also forget that electricity and water aren't meant to meet!  That's why building code helps to ...

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Sept. 17, 2011

Attic Stairs - Home Safety

Attic stairs are not typically found in most Denver homes, but there are a few older neighborhoods where they are common.  Since most people don't use their attic stairs frequently, it is important to ascertain their safety when one finally does use them.

Properly installed and maintained stairs are ...

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Sept. 10, 2011

Handrail and Baluster Safety

Handrails are an important part of our home that we seldom give second thought to.  When you consider their importance in saving us from an awful injury, it becomes very clear they too need to be checked for safety.

How safe are your stairs and handrails?  Is your baluster spacing ...

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Sept. 3, 2011

Proper Grading Home Maintenance Tips

Proper grading around your house can prevent your home from experiencing settling and possible severe damage.  Yes, it's true, Colorado homes are susceptible to settling and foundation damage without proper grading.

Grading is so important when it comes to our homes.  New home builders always warn new home buyers ...

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Aug. 27, 2011

Changing Your Heating and Air Conditioning Filters

It is surprising how simple little home maintenance chores are and how they can make drastic differences in the performance and the life span of your household systems.  Spending a few dollars to save many hundreds of dollars certainly makes good common sense!

Air filters for your forced air furnace ...

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Aug. 20, 2011

Preventing Roof Leaks

Homeowners dread the day when it comes time to replace their roof.  It's an expensive repair not to mention messy!  There are ways to care for the roof by observing it from the ground.  Annual inspections can help extend the life of your roof at a cost far less ...

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