Category Archives: Maintaining Your Home

Smoke Alarm / Carbon Monoxide Detector Requirements in Prince George’s County

I know, sexy headline, right? Sexier still – to be alive after a fire or carbon monoxide leak. State law for smoke alarms went into effect July 1, 2013 and mandates that any battery-only operated smoke alarm that is more … Continue reading

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Breathe Easy

The benefits of regularly changing the heating and air-conditioning filters are obvious to homeowners; the real challenge is creating a system to make sure it gets done. A reasonable schedule would be to replace it with a new one-inch pleated … Continue reading

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To Remodel or Not to Remodel: 7 Questions Homeowners Need to Ask Before Commencing Construction

I thought this was a great article from Rismedia, one of our industry magazines.  To Remodel or Not to Remodel: 7 Questions Homeowners Need to Ask Before Commencing Construction. The first question really caught my attention – which do I … Continue reading

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Copper Theft: How to Protect Your Property from Vandalism

From Real Estate Investing For Real | A BiggerPockets Investment Property Blog. Yet another of my favorite blogs. This is a problem for any vacant property. I know of a house in my neighborhood that had the copper stolen twice … Continue reading

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Exciting Stuff! All About Sump Pumps

If you’re like me, my occasional wet basement is the result of forgetting to clear the leaves from the drain in the outside steps. However, many homes in this area have more serious water problems. It may be that you … Continue reading

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