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Tag: Handyman Bob

The Care & Feeding of Your Home

| April 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
The Care & Feeding of Your Home

And the Password Is… By “Handyman“ Bob Strong I have enough passwords in my life! Hello readers, I just had to create yet another over the weekend to access some training modules. I literally stared at the screen thinking, “I can CREATE a password, but can I REMEMBER it?” There should be an easier way. […]

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The Care & Feeding of Your Home: Spring Check List

| March 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
The Care & Feeding of Your Home: Spring Check List

By “Handyman“ Bob Strong Now that spring has almost sprung, it’s time to get our homes ready for all the weather that is going to be thrown at it, including lots more rain, wind and eventually a baking sun. Start with a complete walk around the house, checking for and correcting anything on this list […]

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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: Preparing for ‘The Big One‘

| November 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
The Care & Feeding of Your Home: Preparing for ‘The Big One‘

By “Handyman“ Bob Strong Growing up in Portland, I remember hearing about the “big one” that scientists were certain would strike some day. With each major earthquake that occurs somewhere else in the world, we are reminded that we are sitting on a significant fault line. It just makes sense then that it is not […]

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The Care & Feeding of Your Home: Preparing Your Home for Old Man Winter

| October 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
The Care & Feeding of Your Home: Preparing Your Home for Old Man Winter

By “Handyman“ Bob Strong Winter is just around the corner and, if the initial forecasts are right, this could be one of the coldest we’ve had in this part of the country in many years. Now is the time to prepare your home so you’ll be comfortable when Old Man Winter pays you a visit. […]

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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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