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Building maintenance management

5 General Home Repair and Maintenance Tips for Every Homeowner

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Understanding general home repair and maintenance is an important part of being a homeowner. Not every broken appliance needs to be fixed by a professional and, in fact, most repairs can be done by yourself. Repairing issues by yourself is cost-effective, time-saving, and can possibly extend the life of your appliances. But even if you intend to hire out all repairs, you’ll want to understand how things work. Here’s a list of general home repair and maintenance tips that every homeowner should be knowledgeable on.

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Cove Joint Seepage: Fixing Basement Leaks Where Wall Meets Floor

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Not only are leaky basements smelly and gross, but they also pose a huge risk to your home’s value. Basement moisture can ruin your floors and walls, encourage mold development, and even cause damage to your roofing. Some fixes are easy. But many homeowners struggle with understanding basement leaks where wall meets floor, and with finding a solution. In a previous article, we discuss rain leak solutions. This article, however, focuses on a specific type of leak: cove joint seepage. We help you find solutions for basement leaks where wall meets floor, and how you can go about solving the issue.

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How to Organize a Disorganized Community Parking Garage in Your HOA

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Owners in your HOA want the luxury of parking close to their residence, and to be sure their belongings will be safely stored. And they don’t want to deal with a messy space. But, properly organizing a parking garage is more work than some people realize. Plus, with trying to keep track of local ordinances, garages can be a lot to handle. But if you’re equipped with the proper strategies, it can be far less daunting than it seems. Here are a few tips on how to make your parking situation more convenient and secure.

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Rain Leak Solutions: How HOAs Can Prevent Water Seepage

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The Chicagoland area has been hit with an enormous amount of rain recently. From flash floods to tornadoes, Illinois has experienced it all so far this summer. Excessive rain can pose many potential threats to homeowners: flooded basements, water damage, and leaking roofs. Water seepage can ruin belongings, and lead to costly repairs, insurance claims, and an unpleasant experience. Rain leak solutions lie in these three structural areas. Maintain these areas and your community will be secure from water damage.

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Signs Your Home Humidity is Too Low and How to Fix It

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In our second article on indoor humidity, we covered high home humidity and what to do about it. This article is our third and final in the series, digging into low home humidity. If your home has low humidity levels, you may find yourself with dry and itchy skin, or experiencing small electric shocks between you and family members. Humidity levels that are too low can cause damage to your furniture, your home, and your health.

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What Every Homeowner Should Know About In-Home Humidity

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Whether you live in a warm or cold climate, every homeowner should make it a priority to manage the humidity levels in their home. Not only does your home humidity level affect your comfort and health, it also can affect the “health” of your home. This article is the first in a three-part series. Here we provide an overview as to why humidity levels matter. Watch for the subsequent articles that will dive into humidity levels that are too high and low, respectively, and how to solve the problem.

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