16 Things All Smart Homeowners Do Once a Year

Think of these small steps as vitamins for a healthy home. Do them just once a year and you’ll save a bundle in emergency service calls. 1. Drain Your Hot Water Heater “Sediment builds up over time at the bottom of the tank, causing corrosion,” says John Bodrozic, co-founder of HomeZada. “Partially draining it removes…

Why You Should Always Trim Candle Wicks Before Lighting

Here’s why the simple step of trimming a candle’s wick before lighting will help you maximize the life of your candles. The winter holidays could also be called the candle holidays. About one-third of all candle sales (which, in the U.S., total about $3 billion annually) occur during Christmastime, according to the National Candle Association. That means $1…

11 Tools Every New Homeowner Needs

It’s a series of feelings familiar to more than one new homeowner: joy, freedom, pride….and a growing sense of impending doom. First time homeowners are often overwhelmed with the new freedoms and responsibilities that come with owning a property. Suddenly there are so many things to worry about that weren’t your concern while you were…