April 2022

Found 4 blog entries for April 2022.

How Bad Is Foundation Damage?Small cracks over windows or doors may be a problem. Foundation cracks and damage are a cause for concern, but foundation cracks are an affordable fix in many cases. There are times when foundation damage makes for a more expensive repair. Either way, Canadian homeowners who see cracks in a home or other types of foundation damage may want to address early signs to protect the value of the home, especially if they've made home improvements to increase the home's value.

Keep repair costs relatively low by addressing initial signs of foundation damage. Read on to learn more about foundation damage and how much of an issue some types of damage may be today.

Cracks Are Common

Over time, many solid construction materials can expand and contract.

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3 Steps to Organize Your Garage and Beat ClutterMany homeowners store items in their garage that don't have a home in the house, leading to clutter and stress as things pile up. When your garage is stuffed full of junk, it's time to go through it and get everything organized. Try these tips to get your garage cleaned out today.

Remove Items from Garage to Declutter

When clutter has been packed away, it's difficult to see how much has accumulated. Boxes hide behind boxes, inside larger boxes, and on shelves that mask the amount of stuff that has built up. That's why it's essential to remove all of your belongings from the garage itself to sort through them effectively. Following these steps can make this process less overwhelming:

  • Remove all belongings from the garage and boxes
  • Group
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Downsizing Doesn't Have to Be a Hassle; Look Forward to a New RoutineLife sometimes gets in the way; homeowners find that they must downsize for many reasons. It's not always easy. Whether the need results from having a smaller household, a job transfer, financial concerns, pending retirement, change in family status, or just the desire for simplicity, planning a move to a smaller home can be approached logically and without undue stress.

The first concern for people who plan to sell their home to downsize should be to decide what belongings will make the cut and what must be sold or disposed of in another way. If there is a need to move quickly, similar steps apply even within a compressed timeline. Take advantage of friends, family, and professionals to ease the planning and try to put aside sentimentality. Look

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What You Need to Know About Deferred MaintenanceTo be safe for human habitation, homes need to be properly maintained. Homes that are not properly maintained may be plagued by plumbing leaks, electrical problems, structural damage, and more.

Homes with a lot of deferred maintenance can decrease in value because many homebuyers are reluctant to purchase a home with serious deferred maintenance. If your home has a lot of deferred maintenance, you may have difficulty selling your property. Here's what you need to know.

Why Deferred Maintenance Is a Problem

Small problems become large ones when they're not addressed promptly. Plumbing leaks are one of the best examples of how a minor problem can become significant in a short period.

Plumbing leaks can cause the wood in the walls and floors

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