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  1. What should I do after a flood?

    Whether itís caused by a late spring rain, a broken water main or a backup from some other cause entirely, a flood in your house can be destructive and expensive to repair. How you react immediately following a flood is critical. The steps you take in the minutes and hours after the water starts flowing can make a big difference in hassle, cost and personal safety. Here are some steps to take as quickly as possible to minimize the damage, the cost and the headaches.

    1. Shut off your ...
  2. What summer projects should I plan ahead for?

    The warmer months offer the ideal environment for outdoor work! Because of this, many professionals get booked up quickly. Think about these top summer home improvement projects, and call your pro before they get too busy.

    Repair or replace your roof: $350-$1,500 to repair; $5,400-$12,000 to replace

    Many roof repairs are best done during the summer, which may make it hard to find a pro this time of year. Still, if your roof needs fixing, this is the right time to do it. ...
  3. How can I get rid of spring or summer bugs and pests?

    Spring and summer are prime time for pests. When they come out after sheltering for the winter, it can be an overwhelming sight! Getting rid of bugs can be challenging, but fortunately, you can take a number of steps right now to prevent ants, roaches, rodents and other pests from invading your living space this year.

    1. Maintain proper kitchen hygiene

    Nothing attracts pests as efficiently as the smell of free food. When you leave food out or bags, boxes or Tupperware unopened, ...
  4. The Value of an Outdoor Living Space

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    Creating natural, relaxing and functional areas in your yard will add a new dimension to your home and increase its resale value.

    In Manitoba, people generally enjoy spending time outdoors in the warmer months and are attracted to the idea of having a beautiful outdoor living space. Not only will an outdoor living area enhance your own personal enjoyment of your yard, it will also give you an advantage if you decide to sell.

    Outdoor ...
  5. Crucial Tips To Help You Find Rugs Online

    Anyone thatís done rug shopping can tell you that itís the type of shopping that can be pretty difficult to conduct online, but that some of the best deals on area rugs will be found online. This double-edged sword effect within the online rug industry is one of the many reasons why people need to cognizant while theyíre shopping for rugs online.

    Below are some crucial tips to keep in mind to help you navigate through the vast myriad of online rug shopping websites and ultimately ...
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  6. Is a home inspection still important?

    In todayís red-hot housing market, some buyers are offering to skip the home inspection to make their offer more attractive. And with so much competition, some sellers are even asking buyers to do so.

    With many buyers chasing after fewer homes, it might be tempting to skip this step to become the winning bid. But you could pay a big price for that oversight, and an inspection is usually worth the risk of losing of losing the house to avoid potential financial and structural nightmares ...
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