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Getting Your Home Ready For Summer

Sure, you’ve been ready for summer for months, but is your house ready? Get your Chicago suburb home ready for the season with these easy tips. Service Air Conditioner Get your HVAC system ready to take on the warm weather by replacing the filter, shutting down the power so you can clear away any leaves [...]

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How to Keep Your New Home Cool Without Blasting the AC

This summer, there’s no need to blast the air conditioning to cool your new home in Naperville or Elgin. These simple tips will help you get the most out of your A.C. and keep your home feeling cool. Ceiling fans should rotate counter-clockwise You may have set your ceiling fans to clockwise during the winter [...]

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Watering a Seeded and Sodded Lawn

Watering a new lawn is very different from watering grass in an established lawn. Many lawns are lost at the initial watering stage. Whether you have planted seed or laid sod, lawn irrigation must be done properly for best results. Watering a New Lawn from Seed For the seeds to germinate, the soil needs to [...]

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6 Tips for Low Maintenance Home in Naperville

When you’re searching for a new home, you’re probably looking for a place where you can settle down and create memories. You don’t want to spend every weekend working on your house. By making a few simple choices, you can have a home that you will be able to enjoy, instead of spending hours to [...]

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Tips on How to Clean Stainless Steel

How to clean stainless steel appliances: First, always wipe in the direction of the steel grain. Apply a small amount of gentle dish liquid to a damp cleaning rag. Do a quick wipe of the appliance. Rinse with a small amount of water. Dry with a clean microfiber towel. Buff out remaining smudges with a [...]

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Care and Maintenance of Granite and Marble Countertops

Granite has continued to increase in popularity because of its natural beauty and because it is the most durable product that can be used in your home. Unlike a laminate material, granite is a natural product. It is simply a rock that has been quarried from various parts of the world. What you see on [...]

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Fall Home Maintenance Tips

You’ll be ready for a Chicago winter’s worst and head off expensive repairs when you complete this checklist of 10 essential fall maintenance tasks. 1. Stow the mower. If you’re not familiar with fuel stabilizer, you should be. If your mower sits for months with gas in its tank, the gas will slowly deteriorate, which [...]

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Exterior Concrete Maintenance

Concrete will crack, spall and its surface will deteriorate.  Regular inspection and maintenance will help keep concrete surfaces looking good.  Concrete surfaces are especially subject to damage during the first year after the concrete is placed.  This type of damage usually happens during the winter months, due to snow and ice buildup, and due to [...]

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