Posts Tagged ‘Home Repair & Maintenance’

Cleaning Basics for Home Health & Safety

Posted: January 14th, 2015 by Brad

Those towels, sheets and other household items may look clean, but are you sure? Good Housekeeping’s Meaghan Murphy is dishing out just how often to clean the basics. How often do towels need to be cleaned? Bath towels that are being used once a day to dry off after a shower can be used up to [...]

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Carbon Monoxide Home Health & Safety

Posted: December 10th, 2014 by Brad

With recent laws requiring in-home carbon monoxide detection equipment, we thought it important to clarify the myths and facts. The following link will take you to a brief post with information you’ll want to be aware of: http://healthybuildingscience.com/2013/02/22/carbon-monoxide-facts/

Home Energy Audit = Affordable Comfort

Posted: September 16th, 2014 by Brad

Most homes built prior to 1980 had very little insulation. In Seattle, about two thirds of the city’s housing stock was built prior to World War I. Such homes could likely be more comfortable and affordable to keep warm, especially during the cooler, wetter winter months. Building science offers effective, proven ways to upgrade both [...]

Posted In: Blog, Going Green, Investment

5 Water Conservation Tips

Posted: August 13th, 2014 by Brad

Especially important in summer, water conservation is advantageous year round. The following are simple actions you can take to use water more wisely: TURN OFF THE TAP – Just by turning off the tap while you brush your teeth in the morning and before bedtime, you can save up to 8 gallons of water. That [...]

Posted In: Blog, Going Green

Digital Spring Cleaning

Posted: April 10th, 2014 by Brad

With spring comes the perennial urge to de-clutter our lives and start the season off with a clean slate. Cleaning out your closets and desk isn’t the only way to make the most of spring’s arrival. Today, our tech habits have also resulted in huge amounts of “digital clutter” – endless collections of digital assets [...]

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Home Innovation to Curb Repairs

Posted: February 21st, 2014 by Brad

If home hazards are worrisome, a $300 device known as Wally may provide some peace of mind. When Wally starts arriving in homes in spring 2014, homeowners can expect to be alerted of water leaks or other problems needing fixing before they become major expenses or hassles. The revolutionary monitoring system is the latest innovation [...]

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Energy-Saving Tips

Posted: November 15th, 2013 by Brad

Below are some tips to help you save energy during the cool fall and cold winter months. Some of the tips are free and can be used on a daily basis to increase your savings; others are simple and inexpensive actions you can take to ensure maximum savings through the winter. If you haven’t already, [...]

Posted In: Blog, Going Green

Home Energy Workshop

Posted: January 15th, 2013 by Brad

FREE Home Energy Workshop Wednesday, February 13th 6:00-7:00 p.m. Umpqua Bank Ballard 2032 NW Market Street – Seattle 98107 Description: Whether you rent, own or invest, learn cost-effective ways to reduce your home energy bills, discover financing options available for “green” home improvements, hear how efficiency standards are impacting real estate and much more. RSVP [...]

10 home maintenance tips for fall

Posted: October 11th, 2012 by Brad

Each season your home goes through changes in temperatures, weather conditions, aging, and of course human abuse! In order to keep all your components of your home running smoothly, and to avoid costly repairs later, it’s helpful to conduct seasonal maintenance actions each season.  As the summer continues, this is a perfect time to prepare [...]

Home efficiency on a budget

Posted: July 19th, 2012 by Brad

Each home is different, and how much you could benefit from a particular project depends on many variables, including the age and design of your home, your financial situation and your personal priorities. To help focus on what you really need and want, consider this hypothetical scenario: You have been given $7,000 to spend on [...]

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