Tips to Prevent Frozen Pipes

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In Wilmington, temps don’t drop below freezing very often, but this week we are facing record lows. We’ve already heard reports of people’s pipes freezing, which can lead to them bursting and a hefty sum of money paid in repairs. If you aren’t sure how to prevent your pipes from freezing, here are some tips: Cover exposed pipes that may …

Domestic Bots to Make Home Maintenance Easier

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The display of robotics at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show reinforces the prediction that there will be a growing presence of robots in American households. Now, you may be imagining humanoid type computers that look like they should be in a Styx music video, but I’m referring to domestic bots that display advanced (and often smart) automated technology. Matter of …

Why Didn’t My Home Sell?

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Are you frustrated that your home hasn’t sold? It doesn’t matter if you’re in Wilmington, Hampstead, or Little Rock, Arkansas – when a home doesn’t sell, it’s likely due to one or more of the following reasons. 1. Lack of Exposure. If you didn’t hire a real estate agent that syndicates their listings online, where 90% of home buyers conduct …

5 Tips for Handling Lead-Based Paint

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If you’re home was built on or before 1978, there’s a good chance that the home has lead-based paint. It’s important you know this before doing any home projects, because breathing in lead dust or accidentally ingesting lead chips can lead to a myriad of health problems for children and adults, including nerve and kidney damage, developmental disorders, digestive disorders, …

Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

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Traditional schools start next week. Meaning, it’s almost that time of year when temperatures start to cool, leaves change, plants die back, and the air is filled with pumpkin spice (okay, so that might just be the air around me…Mmmmm, Pumpkin Spice Lattes).  It also means it’s time to do some fall maintenance on your home to prepare for the …

Is It Time to Replace Your Roof?

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The roof is probably one of the most dreaded repairs that home owners face. It can be an expensive and arduous project to undertake. But how do you know if you need a new roof? If you haven’t had any obvious leak issues, you can tell just by grabbing some binoculars and heading outside, or climbing up to your attic. …