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The Care & Feeding of Your Home: Home Remodeling Costs Will Soon Increase

| February 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
The Care & Feeding of Your Home: Home Remodeling Costs Will Soon Increase

By “Handyman” Bob Strong The cost of remodeling your home is about to go up – and, it could be significant. For many years, there has been a requirement to not bring asbestos containing materials to either of the Metro transfer stations. Enforcement began in earnest just one year ago, when Metro published this on […]

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The Care & Feeding of Your Home: Silent Dangers in Your Dream Home

| December 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
The Care & Feeding of Your Home: Silent Dangers in Your Dream Home

By “Handyman“ Bob Strong You’ve finally found your dream home and all that stands between you and the closing are a few successful inspections. Your home inspectors will report back to you on the condition of everything from the roof down to the crawlspace, including plumbing, electrical, and appliances. But what about the actual building […]

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The Care & Feeding of Your Home: Avoid Home Improvement Fraud

| July 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
The Care & Feeding of Your Home: Avoid Home Improvement Fraud

By Handyman Bob Strong Once you’re the victim of a home repair scam, you won’t ever get your money back and you’ll have to pay for the repairs and possible additional damage. Prevention is the best form of protection. Following is Handyman Bob’s Top Ten List of ways to avoid home improvement fraud: Verify the […]

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The Care & Feeding of Your Home: DIY Air Conditioner Maintenance

| June 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
The Care & Feeding of Your Home: DIY Air Conditioner Maintenance

By Handyman Bob Strong Temperatures may soon be heading north of TOO HOT! We’ll all be running our air conditioners 24/7 in an attempt to stay cool and that means we better check to make sure they can handle the load. So, what can we do as homeowners and Do-It-Yourselfers? Make sure the furnace filter […]

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The Care & Feeding of Your Home: How Safe Is Your Home?

| May 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
The Care & Feeding of Your Home: How Safe Is Your Home?

By Handyman Bob Strong A burglary occurs every 15 seconds in this country, with an average loss of $1,600. Two thirds of all burglaries are residential and of those, two thirds occur between 9 AM and 3 PM, when there is a high probability that nobody is at home. So, what can you do to […]

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The Care & Feeding of Your Home: Captain Metro vs Evil Asbestos

| April 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
The Care & Feeding of Your Home: Captain Metro vs Evil Asbestos

By Handyman Bob Strong If you plan to do any significant home improvement projects, this on-going saga is something you need to read. When last we heard from our hero, Captain Metro, he was battling the evil forces of Asbestos by setting in place information for all Metro transfer station customers. And, it worked – […]

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The Care & Feeding of Your Home: Metro Puts the Word Out — Sort Of

| March 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
The Care & Feeding of Your Home: Metro Puts the Word Out — Sort Of

By Handyman Bob Strong If you are a Do-It-Yourself remodeler or if you plan to have a contractor remodel your home anytime in the future, this is important information for you to know. Just before the end of the year, Metro added a new section to their Garbage and Recycling page under the Tools For […]

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The Care & Feeding of Your Home: Finding and Selecting a Contractor

| February 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
The Care & Feeding of Your Home: Finding and Selecting a Contractor

By Handyman Bob Strong The home and garden shows have started for another year which means many of us will decide to tackle some sort of renovation project. Unless you plan to do the work yourself, you’ll be looking for a contractor. By following a few simple steps, you should end up with a good […]

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The Care & Feeding of Your Home: When Seconds Count…

| January 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
The Care & Feeding of Your Home: When Seconds Count…

By Handyman Bob Strong It was just a little before 7am when the phone rang. On the other end, an excited voice identified herself and asked, “How do I turn off the water to the house?” Having been their handyman for many years, I knew the layout of the home well and directed her to […]

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The Care & Feeding of Your Home: When Hanging Holiday Decorations, Remember Ladder Safety

| December 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
The Care & Feeding of Your Home: When Hanging Holiday Decorations, Remember Ladder Safety

By Handyman Bob Strong We seem to find ourselves on ladders a lot during this time of year, so let’s take a look at ladder safety. They are used for everything from washing windows to trimming trees to hanging wreathes and decorative lights. A lot of home related injuries involve the improper use of ladders, […]

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