Tag Archives: maintenance

Interior Problems Caused by Winter and How to Avoid Them

  Midwest winters are harsh on people, but also on plumbing. Broken-down water heaters and clogged, frozen and splitting pipes are all too common during the winter months. These plumbing issues can leave your showers cold, tubs backed-up or even cause costly and permanent damages to the structure and foundation of your home. Here are… read more

11 Tips to Save Energy Costs This Winter

  As Game of Thrones’ great Ned Stark never got the chance to say, winter is here. What’s unique about Midwest weather patterns is that summer and winter reach both extremes of the temperature gauge compared to the rest of the country. It’s blistering hot and humid in the summer, and frigid in the winter,… read more

Quick Fixes for Drafts and Air Leaks

  It’s 9 am on a chilly Sunday morning. You’ve been looking forward to this day—your favorite NFL ream team has a huge game against a division rival. An essential win on their journey to make the playoffs. You wake and put on your casual morning hoodie. You walk into the kitchen to prepare a… read more

Winterizing Your Home Exterior

  Winter weather has already teased Iowa with an underwhelming snowfall in October, and it’s already gifted neighboring Nebraska with a few inches. This is a great reminder to prepare your home for the upcoming winter. Winterizing your home does not just help homeowners save money during the winter months, but it prevents costly damages… read more

Caring for Vinyl Siding

  Vinyl siding gives homes the look and charm of traditional wood without the related issues of rotting, splitting, etc., making it the most popular siding on option on the market today. However, it’s important not to mistake “low-maintenance” with “no-maintenance,” as every type of siding requires at least some periodic upkeep to keep it… read more