Archive for the ‘Home Maintenance’ Category

Preventing Water Damage

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Repairing household damage created by water can be costly, time-consuming, and stressful. Fortunately, there are several easy steps you can take to prevent water damage in your home. Educate yourself! Do you know where the shut-off to your water main is in your house? Locate it, practice turning it off and on, and show your […]

Top Ten Spring Clean-Up Tips

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We tend to fear that we’ll jinx ourselves when we start preparing for spring by putting away the snow shovels and taking the covers off the patio furniture, but we’re going to brave the voo doo to help our clients properly prepare for spring. We asked our good friends at Erwin Steinhebel & Sons Landscaping to […]

And a new water meter for Cindy Lou

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It may not be on your holiday gift list, but you’re getting a new water meter, courtesy of the city of Elmhurst. All businesses and residences in Elmhurst will receive new water meters by spring of 2018. Why? Because most of the over 14,000 water meters in Elmhurst are over 25 years old, which is past […]

Top Tips for Winterizing Your Home

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We’ve already seen our first snowfall of the season, and there is more snow on the horizon. Is your home ready for winter? Follow our checklist, inside and out, to protect your home this winter. Inside your home: Use weather stripping on windows. Prevent air leaks under doors with sweep strips. Change your furnace and […]

Are You Prepared to Entertain Old Man Winter?

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The mercury is dropping and it’s time to think about weatherizing your home. Tackle a task or two every weekend and you’ll be ready when the first snowflake falls. Safety first. Hire a professional to check your furnace if you skipped it in the spring. Don’t wait until you turn the switch and nothing happens. […]

Your Grass Will Be Greener

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Warm weather is finally here and your yard is crying for a little attention. Here are some tips for making your yard happy, while still giving you a little time for an afternoon in the hammock. Before you even go outside, get your tools cleaned up and sharpened. No one wants to get motivated to […]

Christmas Safety

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By now, you have hung the UL approved lights, using a wooden ladder to avoid problems with electricity. The lights outside are meant for outside use and are plugged into circuit protected by ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs). It’s about time to clean your home before the big celebration. Use healthy cleaners that don’t emit […]

Small changes with big rewards

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Fall is here and just as the trees are changing their look, it may be time to add some color to your home. We asked Michelle Polay of Polay Interiors in Elmhurst for some decorating tips. If you would rather leave the decorating to the experts, please contact Michelle by email at info@polayshomedecor.com. If you […]