Property experts say you should spend around 1% of your property's value every year on maintenance to keep it looking good and properly protected.

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Seems like an awful lot, considering real estate prices today. 1% of a $1M house is $10,000. Every year. Can this be right? 

Well, if you consider a new heat pump every 20 years, and a new water heater every 10 years, and a new coat of paint every 10 years (or even more often if you like staying with whatever is trending), smart lights and door locks and all that new stuff they keep bringing out . . . maybe $10k a year averaged out is about right. …

Why Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years?


Why should smoke alarms be replaced every decade? And why does my smoke alarm's warranty only cover 10 years of operation? 

Like most electronics, smoke alarms don't last forever. The National Fire Protection Association issued NFPA Standard 72, which states:

"Replace all smoke alarms, including 

Thinking of Replacing your Nasty Light Switches?

Are you thinking your ancient light switches are looking a bit tired?

Why not consider upgrading? 

If you’re getting ready to sell your home for top dollar, it is definitely worth the investment. 

It’s safer too. Those old light switches and plugs wear out over time. …

Replacing Supply Lines to Toilets and Washing Machines


How Often Should You Replace Those Braided Supply Lines?

The general rule of thumb is to replace all of your supply line hoses every 5 years as a preventative measure to protect your home against any potential leaks. But since braided supply lines have a rubber core with external reinforcement it is recommended that they be replaced every 10 years.

Installing a Mini-split Heat Pump


This unit goes on the outside of your house, right below where the inside unit is installed. The new models are very quiet. Technology has improved a lot in just the last few years. 

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This unit goes on the inside, fairly close to the ceiling. Very quiet, and very powerful (adjustable with a remote control, of course). 

Does the Idea of Doing Your Own Renovations Freak You Right Out?

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Look, we get it. Home maintenance isn’t for everyone. 

And why should it be? You go to work every day, doing what you’re expert in. You can’t be expected to know everything about repairing and maintaining properties as well. 

Don’t be shy or ashamed. Call us for help. …

Your House Value as Seen By -

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If you want your buyers to see the true value in your home, you’ll need to maintain it well and do a few things. Stay ahead of inspectors and appraisers by tackling those little things before they become big things. 

Sorry, but there’s not much we can do about the tax assessor. 

Mounting a TV

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Did you just purchase a brand new, 4K high definition television, bring it all the way back to your home or apartment, and realize that it would be much better mounted on your wall than sitting on a table? Don’t worry. We are here to take care of things for you. 

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