Ice Dams

By Robert Robillard

Is Your Home Ice-Dam-Resistant? Most people don’t think much about ice dams when they’re purchasing a new home, especially not if they’re first-time homebuyers. That’s understandable. Between your excitement of getting a new castle and the long list of other things you have to worry about, it’s easy to overlook whether your dream home is…

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Dead Animal Smell

By Robert Robillard

Dead Rodent Smell Clients often call me and tell me they have they think is a dead animal smell. Often times, this smell is very strong, lasts a day or so, then goes away and comes back again a week later. Decomposing Animal In House A dead animal smell can take weeks to dissipate and disappear.  The…

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Fall Home Maintenance

By Robert Robillard

Tips for Fall Home Maintenance Fall is the perfect time to work on your home. The weather is cooler and sun is lower in the sky making easier to work longer hours outdoors without discomfort. It is also the perfect time to perform fall home maintenance. This is the stuff that you need to do…

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Cleaning Teak Furniture

By Robert Robillard

  How To Clean Teak Furniture This article will focus on how to clean teak furniture. Teak is a tropical hardwood species of tree, popular for outdoor furniture use due to it durability and natural resistance to rot and decay. Teak timber has always been valued as a high quality material and for its water…

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How To Clean A Slow Draining Shower

By Robert Robillard

  Slow Draining Shower Floor Drain – using no chemicals Every six months of so I notice my shower drain start to accumulate water and drain slowly. Most people eventually end up with a slow draining bathtub or shower. Long hair, soap and bath products all combine to make a nasty, smelly drain clog. While…

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Installing WarmlyYours Roof And Gutter Deicing System

By Robert Robillard

Preventing Ice Dam Damage When the snow hits our roofs several conditions together create the “perfect storm” for ice dams. The easiest way to spot an ice dam is to look for a lump of ice at the roofs edge, icicles are often present but do not cause ice dams.  Roofs with inadequate ventilation ice…

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Repairing Ice Dam Damage

By Robert Robillard

Repairing water damaged walls and ceilings “Preparation When Painting Is Everything!! Rush the paint preparation and you’ll end up regretting it!” . . . . . says my friend and fellow craftsman Mark O’Lalor of O’Lalor Painting Company. This article will focus on how to repair water damaged ceiling and walls and prepare for paint.…

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How to Winterize Your Irrigation System

By Robert Robillard

The “Blow Out” Method to Winterize Your Irrigation System If you live in a cold climate you need to consider taking precautions to avoid damage to your irrigation system.  This article will show you how to winterize your irrigation system and save you hundreds of dollars by teaching you how to do this procedure yourself.…

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