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How To Protect Your Home’s Pipes From Freezing

  It’s cold outside, and although spring is on its way, we’re still stuck in the dead of winter in the meantime. While many people are hibernating inside their homes to escape the cold, most of these people are likely forgetting about an important seasonal issue; freezing pipes.   When the temperature plummets in the

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Challenges of Cold Weather Home Inspections

Despite the temperatures and time of the year people do still need to buy homes and move during the winter. Winter presents specific challenges for home buyers and for home inspectors as well. Roofs are always a concern for home buyers. Roofs can be costly to replace or even to repair. The challenge is that

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Should You Buy a House During Winter?

  Generally speaking, it’s common knowledge that the prime season for home sales is spring to summer. It’s also common knowledge that the winter is the slowest season, especially here in Columbus Ohio; how many people want to trudge through snow looking for a new home, or haul all their belongings to a new home

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What Causes Ice Dams?

Hopefully, you remembered to clean all the leaves from your gutters during autumn. With the arrival of winter, you’ve got another problem to watch your roof for, ice dams Ice dams are thick ridges of solid ice that build up on your roof’s eaves. It’s important to know how to identify ice dams, and  to

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Winterizing Outdoor Faucets

If you haven’t already winterized your outdoor faucets, you shouldn’t allow this task to go overlooked. If you live in Ohio, you probably know how important it is to remember to winterize your faucets, lest they freeze and damage your plumbing. Freeze damage can destroy your faucet, or burst a pipe! Unfortunately, a lot of

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