Fireplaces are designed to provide a safe source of heat all winter long. Older homes or poorly maintained fireplaces can be hazardous though. From house fires to smoke inhalation, the potential dangers are a major threat. We've created a great list of tips to keep you and your family safe and warm this season:Continue reading "Keep Your Fireplace Safe This Winter"
Even if you are not selling your home, you may be looking to make your investment worth more. Most homeowners only think about the value of their house when they are ready to sell. Buying a home is your largest investment and the thought that maintaining it or increasing its value isn’t a priority is asinine. Here are a few tips that can be done continually throughout the life of your home. Continue reading "6 Ways to Increase Your Home’s Value"
Whether your region is prone to hurricanes, blizzards, tornadoes, flooding or wildfires, it’s important to know the best ways to keep your home and family safe. Having evacuation plans, packing emergency bags and staying aware of the threat of oncoming storms are important to your personal safety. We’re here today to talk specifically about how you can protect your home from excessive damage caused by flooding, high winds and extreme temperatures.Continue reading "How to Prep Your Home For Storms"
Spring cleaning is a yearly tradition in many households. After being confined within our four walls for months, your home can get a little out of hand. The overwhelming clutter that is built up over the winter needs to be cleaned just to relieve the mental stress. But fall cleaning is actually more important to the health of your home.Continue reading "4 Absolute Musts for Fall Cleaning"
The summer is slowly starting to wind down and pools will soon be closing, unless you are fortunate to live in a warm climate. Even though the splashing might be ending, the upkeep has just begun. Anyone who owns a swimming pool knows that it is a year-round responsibility. The off season is a great time to install or revisit safety issues. There are a lot common sense safety tips out there, but here are some that are outside the box.Continue reading "4 Ways to Keep Your Pool Safe Year Round"
Most people can handle their to-do list inside the home, but how many of you have the time, supplies, ability or desire to wash your house, deck and driveway? Too often these outdoor chores fall to the wayside, but don’t let ‘em! No more excuses: Window Genie is here to offer our top 3 reasons you should have a professional house wash this summer. Continue reading "3 Real Reasons to Get a House Wash"
Owning a home is not always the joy we make it out to be. There can be sneaky little problems that rear their ugly head at the most inopportune time. Some of these problems are almost impossible to avoid, but here are three issues that can be prevented with simple cleaning and maintenance. Continue reading "3 Preventable Home Disasters"
Painting the trim around your windows can freshen any room, making them pop! But it's a hassle when you end up spending the majority of your time and effort putting painters tape on the glass to avoid getting paint all over your windows. If you have divided light windows... forget about it. You'd better hope you have a kid on punishment to pawn it off to! What if we were to tell you that it's okay to color outside the lines, and that removing paint from your glass is much easier than preventing it? With a few simple tools and techniques, flawless windows can be achieved. Continue reading "How To Remove Paint From Windows"
Even though we embrace technology in most areas of our life, cleaning seems to still be in the dark ages. Improved efficiency, monetary savings, and quality are the benefits of including technology in cleaning and housekeeping. But for some reason, we still use the same tools we’ve been using for the last 50 years. The good news is you don’t have to. There are great alternatives to the commonly used tools.Continue reading "Use This, Not That: Cleaning Edition"