Home Maintenance

July 30, 2011

Unclog a Bathtub Drain

Occasionally the joy of owning a home is interrupted when maintenance chores rear their ugly heads!  But most homeowners will agree simple household chores are easier when you know how to do them.

Here at the Denver Dwellings Blog I search out videos to help homeowners accomplish their "honey do ...

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June 25, 2011

Home Maintenance ~ Checking for Plumbing Leaks

There is nothing more powerful than water to destroy a home.  It amazes me how a little stream of water can do damage to a whole line of items, cabinets, wood flooring, carpet, etc.

A slow drip of water under a cabinet can rot away the sub-flooring, seep below to ...

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June 18, 2011

Home Maintenance and Water Heaters

If you have ever woke up anxious to start your day with a nice warm shower only to find there is NO hot water, you will appreciate this post!  Yes, I've been there, done that! Nothing can ruin your day quicker than having to show up to work with ...

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June 11, 2011

Home Maintenance ~ Stuck Doors

Owning a home comes with responsibility of taking care of it.  Home owners who perform regular maintenance to their home find when it comes time to sell their valued asset, it is much easier to find a buyer willing to purchase it!

When it comes to sticky doors, there is ...

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June 4, 2011

Home Security is Worth Your Consideration

When people buy homes, they consider a huge number of factors such as location, cost, size, aesthetic appeal, etc. There are almost endless elements of a home that people will consider when looking into buying it. Is it far from where I work? Is it far from where my kids ...

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May 28, 2011

Home Inspection ~ Oven Anti-tipping Devices

It happened again, a home inspection I was attending uncovered the lack of "anti-tipping" devices in the oven.  Most people would never think to look for something like this but my home inspector found it as a matter of routine.

The danger of not having an anti-tipping device appears when ...

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May 14, 2011

12 Ways to Go Green at Home

12 Green Ideas for Your Home

1.Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs (CFLs) use 75 percent less energy than standard incandescent bulbs and last up to10 times longer! If every household in the U.S. changed just five of their most frequently used light fixture bulbs to CFLs, we would prevent ...

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April 30, 2011

Changing Your Furnace Filter

Home maintenance is an important part of a home's value.  Keeping up with the monthly or seasonal chores is much easier when you know how!  Here's a quick video from the nice people at US Inspect.

 

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April 24, 2011

Cracks in Driveways

In Colorado there are two kinds of homeowners, those who have a home with a cracked driveway and those who don't, yet.  Sad but true, yet there are ways to maintain your driveway and possibly prevent cracking.

Here's a nice short video from the nice people over ...

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