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How To Fix & Prevent Frozen Pipes

Posted by Matthew Hillier on January 29, 2019 in  Home Improvement  Homeowner Tips  Winter
Frigid winter temperatures can cause pipes to freeze – or even burst! Do you know how to tell if pipes are frozen? We’ve pulled together a list of battle tested suggestions to help you fix your frozen pipes as well as a list of suggestions for you to follow if they do freeze.If you attempt to fix a frozen pipe yourself, keep the following tips in mind: Keep your faucet open. Water and steam will be created during the thawing process, and your pipes need an opening to discharge this. Keeping the fa... read more
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Lower Temperatures, Lower Bills

Posted by Matthew Hillier on January 08, 2019 in  Home Improvement  Homeowner Tips  Winter
Colder months often mean higher bills. Check DTE's tips to spare your wallet this winter: Programmable Thermostat Install a programmable thermostat and set it at 68 degrees Fahrenheit or lower - the recommended setting for winter. Through proper use of pre-programmed settings, a programmable thermostat can save you about $180 every year in energy costs. Check out our DTE Rebate Program to learn how you can get money back for buying a new thermostat. Changing Blade Direction I... read more
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If you feel like you’re being drenched by utility bills, you may be looking for ways to cut your monthly costs. While utilities like internet and cable TV may seem like obvious targets, your water bill can also run much higher than necessary. Missing water bill payments could also eventually hurt your credit score. While most utilities don’t report on-time payments to the credit bureaus, many will report accounts that have gone into default or collections, which will cause your scores to take a hit. The... read more
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We’ve all dealt with it–the gross and off-putting stench that seeps from the washer. Luckily, there are a couple of natural ways to help eliminate the gross smells. It is easy to forget about washing your washer. But the reality is the washer does get dirty and consequently smelly. What’s worse is that the smell, which is typically musty in character with hidden notes of dirt, can also permeate through your clothing. Gross! Luckily, there are a couple of natural ways to help eliminate the yucky od... read more
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Want BIG Storage From a Small Closet?

Posted by Matthew Hillier on December 19, 2018 in  Home Decor  Home Improvement
Your closet is the most underutilized but most important space in your entire home! Yet, time and time again you go to open your sliding closet doors just to be reminded how little of space you have for your belongings. Even after you’ve vacuum–sealed your off-season clothes, there never seems to be enough room. So what can you do about this? What are your options? While it may be a tough task, organizing a small closet is a possibility. In fact, by utilizing every inch of vertical space, you can create... read more
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