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5 Money Saving Home Maintenance Tasks

Owning a home comes with a lot of responsibility, including making sure that your home is well taken care of. Along with making your home look nicer, many repairs can also help to save you money. Keep these 5 simple home maintenance tasks in mind to help you save money when it comes to large home repairs and homeowners insurance claims. Clean vent and filters. Dirty or clogged vents can cause huge problems for your home. They can start fires or lead to an early breakdown of your appliances. Making sure to keep them clean can help to ensure that your appliances and home stay safe. Keep water-based appliances in check. Drain your water heater at least once a year and pump your septic tank every 3-5 years. This will help to extend the life of the appliances, as well as helping to ensure that your sewage does not back up. Make ... Read more

Spring Boat Checklist

Spring is here, and if you have a boat that you’re ready to start-up and take out on the water, there are some important things you need to check first. Follow this checklist to make sure your boat is ready to set sail.   Fuel System Check for any leaks or damage to all parts of your fuel system, particularly hoses. Signs of damaged fuel hoses include cracking, brittleness or softness. Make sure clamps are properly secured, and if anything is damaged, replace it immediately. Propellers and Hulls Propellers can get dings, cracks or other defects that can cause damage to your drive train. Inspect your propellers for any of these signs and make sure it is properly secured. While you’re cleaning the hull, look for any cracks or blistering. Electrical System Inspect your electrical system to make sure everything is connected correctly and tightly. If you see any corrosion, that is a huge sign ... Read more