5 Ways Gardening And Plants Can Reduce Stress

Posted on: June 4, 2018 by in Blog
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Helpful information from your friends at Certainty Home Inspections! (BPT) - In today's busy world, we're continually searching for new ways to slow down and unwind. This has led more people to discover the calming benefits of gardening and how incorporating plants into decor provides a way to reduce everyday stress. Studies have shown that indoor plants clean the air by removing 87 percent of airborne toxins in 24 hours, and can make people more relaxed. In fact, the very act of Continue Reading ...

Make The Most Of Your Landscaping Projects This Year With These Tips

Posted on: May 28, 2018 by in Blog
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Brought to you by Certainty Home Inspections! (BPT) - Home improvement projects aren't constrained to a single season, but during these warmer months, your focus is no longer simply on your home's indoors. Now there's outdoor yard work to do as well, and if you're looking to recreate your outdoor space, your outside projects may include some landscaping. If you have landscaping as part of your to-do list this season, the right strategy can ensure that you get the most benefit from your Continue Reading ...

A Great Lawn Begins With A Great Engine

Posted on: May 21, 2018 by in Blog
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Helpful information from your friends at Certainty Home Inspections! (BPT) - As the days grow longer and the snow begins to recede, homeowners will once again venture outdoors to get their yards and lawn into tip-top shape for summer fun. But just like your lawn has been hibernating over the long winter, so too has your lawn mower and other small engines. Even if you properly winterized your mower, there are a few things you'll need to do to ensure it works like it should. To get there, follow Continue Reading ...

4 Ways To Simplify Your DIY Projects And Home Improvements

Posted on: May 14, 2018 by in Blog
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Brought to you by Certainty Home Inspections! (BPT) - Whether you're working on a spring home improvement project or a summer task, this is the time of year when you focus on improving your home both inside and out. As you look for ways to make your home even better, nothing beats a good DIY project. DIY home improvement projects are popular each year, and they can be as big or small, short or long and expensive or inexpensive as you desire. Whether you are an advanced builder or a Continue Reading ...

Insider Tips And Tactics For Buying A Home In A Seller’s Market

Posted on: May 7, 2018 by in Blog
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The Article Courtesy of Certainty Home Inspections (BPT) - Whether you're a millennial looking to buy your first home or a boomer thinking about downsizing your empty nest, you're probably aware that it's a seller's market out there. Homes are selling at lightning speed, bidding wars are commonplace, buyers often have little to no room for negotiation and the price of those homes keeps rising. But don't worry! Just because it's a seller's market doesn't mean you can't get a good deal Continue Reading ...

5 Tips To Create A Personalized Shed

Posted on: April 30, 2018 by in Blog
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From your friends at Certainty Home Inspections! (BPT) - The backyard. It's your oasis. Your happy place. Your second living room. It's the place to go not only for "me" time - but quality time with friends and family. This National Barbecue Month, the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association wants to help you make your backyard the best backyard it can be. Think sheds. No, not your grandparents' tattered shed filled with a dusty mower and 30-year-old paint brushes. We're talking Continue Reading ...

If It Can Rain, It Can Flood: Why Flood Insurance Is A Wise Bet For Homeowners

Posted on: April 23, 2018 by in Blog
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Helpful information from your friends at Certainty Home Inspections! (BPT) - The federal government considers floods the nation's most common natural disaster. They strike every state and leave homeowners with huge repair costs. Why? Because typical homeowners insurance doesn't cover flood damage. Those policies may provide protection for water damage when it comes through a hole in the roof or from wind-driven rain. But coverage doesn't extend to damage caused by water from a Continue Reading ...

Hard Water Proves Hard On Your Wallet

Posted on: April 16, 2018 by in Blog
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Helpful information from your friends at Certainty Home Inspections! (BPT) - Hard water, which contains high levels of calcium and magnesium, can be found in nearly 90 percent of American homes. These minerals cause scaling, a buildup that clogs waterlines and plumbing forcing appliances to work harder and operate less efficiently. The scale may also harbor bacteria. The only way to truly remove the hard and soft scale from household water systems is with salt-based water Continue Reading ...

Home Improvements To Help Your Home Sell Faster And For More Money

Posted on: April 9, 2018 by in Blog
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Helpful information from your friends at Certainty Home Inspections! (BPT) - The real estate market is heating up, and if you're planning to sell your home in the future, you want it to sell quickly and for as high of a price as possible. By taking proactive action now, you can make a few strategic home improvements that can help you achieve both your goals. To boost your home sale and reduce time on the market, consider these top home improvement ideas to catch buyers' eyes. Garage Continue Reading ...

Silent Destroyers: Tips to Spot Termites and Prevent Infestation

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There are many reasons that termites have gained the nickname "silent destroyers." Five billion reasons, in fact. Termites cause more than $5 billion in property damage in the U.S. each year. If left unchecked, they can silently chew through the structural stability of a home, eating away at wood, flooring and even wallpaper. To make matters worse, the damage they leave behind is not typically covered by most homeowners’ insurance policies. How to spot termites (Termite Continue Reading ...