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  1. How can I improve my energy efficiency?

    The period following Earth Day is a great time to think about the impact our homes have on the environment. But beyond lowering your environmental impact, increasing your home’s efficiency will also increase your comfort, lower energy bills and improve your home’s value— all at once! Here are five quick tips to make your home a model of efficiency.

    Protect south-facing windows

    The biggest impact on your home’s heat level in the summer comes from the south, where sunlight ...
  2. What goes into yard leveling?

    Over time, you may notice changes in the levels of your yard and landscape. Sections of dirt may be worn down by erosion, water may pool in puddles in your lawn or you may have an area of depression that sinks and dips beneath the ground.

    The solution to this and several other problems is to hire a pro to level your yard. This is also known as grading or resloping.

    Erosion drainage is the most common cause for needing a regrade. Buried building materials, a sewer leak ...
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    Garden, Landscaping
  3. How can I minimize water damage?

    With the advent of spring and the rainy season, many parts of the country are heading into the wettest part of the year. Water damage — whether from rain, flooding or a plumbing leak — can be swiftly damaging and quite expensive. The average water damage restoration job costs about $3,100. Two efforts can save serious amounts of money: preventative maintenance and fast cleanup. Here’s a rundown of how to protect yourself.

    Prevent the leaks

    Your most effective tool against ...