Posts Categorized: Home Care

A Simple Guide to Home Maintenance

Owning a home can require constant maintenance and repair and can be a scary thing for the inexperienced.  The good news is that if you are willing to take on a challenge and aren’t afraid to do some basic work yourself, you can save a lot of money on repairs and basic upkeep.  You will… Read more »

Exterior Spring Cleaning Tips

With Spring upon us and hopes of rain subsiding, many of us Northwesterners are getting ready to head outside and enjoy what we hope to be the sun.  This means it is time to give your home it’s annual spring cleaning – both inside and out.  When your property is looking nice and clean you… Read more »

Free Home Energy Review

Did you know you can get a free home energy review?  It’s true.  If you are a PGE, Pacific Power, Northwest Natural or Cascade Natural customer you can request a free home energy review through the Energy Trust of Oregon. What does this include? A representative will come out to your home and give you… Read more »

Holiday Safety Tips

The holidays are an exciting time but they tend to introduce elements of danger that are seasonal and we are not used to.  We have put together a short list of things to keep an eye out for to help your holidays a little safer.  Remember, you should always look into safety precautions on your… Read more »

Winter Is Here! Tips for Surviving La Niña

Brrrrrrrr!!!!  Well now that winter is officially upon us, and tad bit early at that, it is a good time to make sure your property is prepared for La Nina.  We have put together a short list of reminders that should help you get things ready for the colder months to come. Turn off exterior… Read more »

Prepare your home for the coming winter!

With Fall here it is a good time to start thinking about the things you need to do to prepare your home for the harsher winter months.  With winter comes rain and snow and if your home and yard is not properly prepared it could spell disaster.  Here is a short list of some things… Read more »

5 Ways to Improve your Home’s Curb Appeal

Are you looking to improve the look of your home’s exterior but don’t have the money to spend on a contractor?  Consider these five simple steps that you can do yourself to add to the curb appeal of your property. 1)Wash/Clean the Exterior: This is perhaps one of the most affordable and important things to… Read more »

Natural Noise Barriers

One of the more popular reasons for adding a fence to a property is to increase privacy in a yard or to block street/road noise.  Depending on the property this can work out great or it will cut down on only half of the noise.  If you are trying to block out road noise but… Read more »

Tips on Building a Dog Run

It is no secret that we treasure our relationships with our fuzzy canine friends and in northwest it can be a love and hate relationship. Dogs are great, but with them come a long trail of dirt and mud, especially during the wet winter months. So how can you have the best of both worlds? Build a dog run, of course.