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The Care & Feeding of Your Home: Spring Cleaning

| April 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
The Care & Feeding of Your Home: Spring Cleaning

I’ll bet I’m not the only one who is happy to see the rains slowing down and the sun shining a bit more. But, what that means is it’s time for some spring cleaning on the outside of the house. With all the rain we’ve had this winter and spring, I’ve seen a lot of […]

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The Care & Feeding of Your Home: Bulk Water Handling – Roof, Gutter & Downspouts

| March 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
The Care & Feeding of Your Home: Bulk Water Handling – Roof, Gutter & Downspouts

As I sit and write this, the weatherman is talking about how much this is like the winter of 1996. For those who may not remember, there was a pretty heavy snow fall, followed by a warming along with a lot of rain. Well, so far he has it right. In fact, he just predicted […]

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The Care & Feeding of Your Home

| February 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
The Care & Feeding of Your Home

Six Pennies Worth Of Nails Please Have you ever gone to the hardware store for a pound of nails, only to be totally confused as to what you should buy? Today, I’m going to take all the mystery out of it. Let’s start with nail size, because that’s the least understood, but probably the most […]

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Care and Feeding of Your Home: Humidity During the Winter

| January 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Care and Feeding of Your Home: Humidity During the Winter

By Bob Strong During these cold months, the humidity level inside your home may be extremely low. Dry air can cause a sore throat, dry skin, static electricity, warping and splitting of furniture, doors, and hardwood floors, and cracks in plaster and drywall. Keeping the indoor humidity at the proper level will improve the well-being […]

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Care & Feeding of Your HOME

| November 30, 2013 | 0 Comments
Care & Feeding of Your HOME

How to Clean Your Vanity Drain By Bob Strong The single leading cause of slow running vanity drains is hair, combined with other “organic” matter like tooth paste and saliva. With just a little effort, drains can be cleaned a couple times a year, so this never occurs in the first place. The process is […]

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Care and Feeding of your Home

| November 1, 2013 | 0 Comments
Care and Feeding of your Home

Fall Home Maintenance Check List Outside: Before freezing weather arrives, remove garden hoses from bibbs. Drain and store for the winter. Wrap bibbs in insulation. Drain in-ground sprinkler systems. Clear debris out of window wells, gutters, downspouts, and storm drains. Inspect weather stripping on windows and doors for fit and condition. Replace as necessary. Inspect […]

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Handyman Bob: Care and Feeding our Your Home

| October 1, 2013 | 0 Comments
Handyman Bob: Care and Feeding our Your Home

A while back, one of my fellow radio hosts, Mr. Barbecue, told me of a friend whose house burned to the ground as a result of a cordless tool battery charger catching fire. Doing a quick Google search, I found, to my surprise, that this is more common than I would have expected. Based on […]

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Handyman Bob: Care and Feeding our Your Home

| September 1, 2013 | 0 Comments
Handyman Bob: Care and Feeding our Your Home

During the week, I get lots of email from listeners, usually asking questions about home maintenance and repair issues. A couple of days ago, I got one asking if I knew of a cleaner that would remove pencil from a white PVC office chair. I answered by saying that my first thought was to try […]

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The Care and Feeding of Your House: Extension Cord Safety… Know It!

| August 1, 2013 | 0 Comments
The Care and Feeding of Your House: Extension Cord Safety… Know It!

OK, so it’s time for fun in the yard and that means powering up water features, tools, exterior lighting and lots of other neat stuff we like to play with during the summer. So out comes the extension cord. But just because the cord has the length to reach the outlet across the yard, does […]

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The care and feeding of your home: When seconds count…

| July 1, 2013 | 0 Comments
The care and feeding of your home: When seconds count…

It was just a little before 7:00 AM 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 the correct valve. […]

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