How To Pay Your Contractor

Mrs. Helen Johnson thought that she had done everything right. She found a contractor’s name through a neighbor that seemed to be very satisfied with his work. She hired him to do a kitchen and bathroom remodel in her home, assuming all would go well. His price was really good. At $40,000.00 it was $12,000 […]

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Are You Getting An Estimate, A Quote, Or A Bid?

One of the big challenges for remodeling contractors working with homeowners is that they almost never have the project completely detailed out in terms of fixtures and finishes. These can make a great deal of difference in the actual cost of the project. If you are a typical homeowner you have solicited “bids” from contractors. […]

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A Danger Lurks In Your Home Right Now… And How To Stop It.

What system in your home is most likely to cause serious damage if something goes wrong?Electrical?Plumbing?A/C? As a remodeling contractor with over 34 years’ experience, I can tell you the answer:   It is your plumbing system.  I get calls to fix water leak damage on a steady basis:  fallen sheetrock and insulation, ruined wood floors& […]

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Does Doing It Yourself Reallysave You Money?

In tough economic times like these, people look to save money any way they can. One increasingly popular strategy: Going the do-it-yourself route instead of paying a professional for home maintenance and repair projects. An April 2012 Merrill Edge survey of “mass affluent” Americans (defined as people with $50,000 to $250,000 of investible assets) found that in […]

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8 Steps to a Water-Wise Bathroom

Fix leaky toilets. A leaky toilet can waste up to 600 gallons of water per month! To check for leaks, put several drops of food coloring into the tank. If the color makes its way into the bowl, the toilet is leaking. For more information on detecting toilet leaks, visit the Toiletology 101 website Repair dripping faucets. […]

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