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maintenance

  • Get Rid of a Clogged Ice Maker Once and for All

    Refrigerator ice makers are a modern day luxury but periodically, and especially if it isn’t used regularly, the delivery system for the ice maker no longer works. Sometimes you can work…

  • Expert Tips On Starting A Lawn

    Here in the Ohio contingent of Charles & Hudson, we’re looking at rehabbing both our front and back yards — because in a former life they were actually small urban farms…

  • An Artist’s Tips For Cleaning Paintbrushes

    It’s amazing the places you can pick up DIY tips from. If you pay attention, you can learn all sorts of tricks and hacks from seemingly unrelated places. Take for instance,…

  • How To Clean Your Gutters

    As we mentioned in our fall maintenance checklist, cleaning gutters is very important to the overall health of your home as gutters blocked by debris such as leaves and branches will…

  • Caulk Windows and Doors To Keep the Cold Out

    You can caulk your windows and doors year-round and sure, it’s only mid-September and winter’s chill and gloom seems months away, right? Sadly enough, the cold weather will be here before…

  • Troubleshooting Tree Limbs

    A great weekend project is making sure your home is clear of overgrown tree limbs. It may not be a pressing issue but cutting back these limbs can prevent issues down…

  • Tending To Backyard Trees

    Even if you’re not a tree hugger, there’s a lot to love about having trees in the yard. But hey, rot happens. And so do overgrown branches. And pests. When it’s…

  • Caring For Your Motorized Lawnmower

    With the weather warming up and the days getting longer, I think it’s pretty safe to say spring is here (at least the calendar says so!) and with better outdoor conditions…

  • Watch Your Ducts for Healthy HVAC

    Although you can’t seem them, ducts are one of the most important components of a home, carrying air from your home’s furnace and central air conditioner to each room. If your…

  • How to Care for Brick Flooring

    While brick flooring has been around for millenia as a building material, once it moves inside it does require more maintenance, despite its reputation for strong durability. Brick flooring for indoors…

  • It’s Pool Party Time

    It broke 100 degrees in downtown LA a couple days ago and fortunately we live near the coast which was toasty but definitely cooler especially with a breeze. We have the…