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May Showers and Our Flowers

May Showers and Our Flowers

We’ve all the heard saying, “April Showers Bring May Flowers.” If that’s the case, what does all the May rain bring? This week it seems Northwest Indiana has been inundated with rain and cold temps and it has many concerned over their flower beds. Experts say heavy rains, particularly when they persist over an extended…

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Cleaning Up after a Flood

Cleaning Up after a Flood

Severe thunderstorms can bring heavy rain in the spring and summer – and on Mother’s Day most of us around the region experienced this. Intense rainfall over a short period of time can cause major flooding in and around our homes. Did you know that floods are among the most frequent and costly natural disasters…

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Last-Minute Gifts for Mom

Last-Minute Gifts for Mom

She raised you to be resourceful and think on your feet, so we’re sure she won’t mind if you put those skills into action! If Mother’s Day snuck up on you this year (doesn’t it always?) – don’t fear, help is one the way! Here are seven great meaningful things you can whip together in…

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World Asthma Day

World Asthma Day

    May 6, 2014 is World Asthma Day – a day organized by healthcare workers in over 35 countries, with the focus on educating the public on what research has found to be the most effective ways of controlling and treating asthma. Did you know that creating a cleaner, allergen-free home could help your asthma…

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May Flowers

May Flowers

  Careful plant selection allows gardeners to continue gardening throughout the year. All remnants of snow melt by the end of April, and by May, gardeners are eager to get their hands into the dirt and sow seeds or seedlings that add color during the summer months well until mid- to late fall. You can…

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Cleaning Your Gutters

Cleaning Your Gutters

Owning a home has many benefits, but it also comes with a variety of responsibilities. These responsibilities may be a basic as cutting the lawn or as involved as cleaning the rain gutters. With the rain we’ve been getting, and with more on the way, it’s important to get educated on our gutters. Did you…

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Saving on Energy

Saving on Energy

With the long rough winter Northwest Indiana has dealt with, it’s safe to say we are looking for a break when it comes to our energy bills. One day it’s 80 degrees – the next 30 and snowing – our furnace is still getting a workout even as we dip to the halfway point of…

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Tax Day 2014

Tax Day 2014

It’s Tuesday, April 15th and you know what that means – TAX DAY!! Today is the state tax filing deadline, and state income tax returns must be received or postmarked by midnight. State revenue officials urge tax filers to submit their tax return electronically to meet the deadline. If you will not meet the tax filing…

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Grilling Tips

Grilling Tips

 With temperatures expected to be in the high 60’s today and tomorrow, many will be dusting off their grill covers. Grilling is a rite of passage, a sign that warmer days are here to say. When the rich, savory smell of grilled meat wafts through the neighborhood, it’s a sure sign that summer has arrived….

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Air Duct Cleaning

Air Duct Cleaning

Spring is in the air – the sun is shining, the birds are chirping and the days are getting longer. Spring fever is setting in – literally!! It’s been noted that spring weather often attributes to an increase in asthma, allergies, and migraine flare ups. While outside temperature changes can attribute to the sneezing and…

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