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Tips for a Smooth Home Inspection

* In vacant homes make sure the water, electric and gas are turned on, and the batteries in the thermostat are working. * Replace all burned out light bulbs. * Have any remotes in plain view for – fans – fireplaces – garage door openers. * Remove anything flammable that is stored in the oven. […]

by Ed Anderson on 1/3/19
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Must-Do Shingle Maintenance to Prolong the Life of Your Roof

Just because your roof is out of sight, doesn’t mean it should be out of mind. But so often, a home’s roof misses out on the attention it needs if for nothing more than the inconvenience the upkeep presents. The result of lacking maintenance is a roof that needs to be repaired or replaced before […]

by A&J Specialty Services on 8/14/18
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3 Common Air Conditioner Problems in Madison

  One thing we all know well is that the typical “Dog Days” of summer usually coincide with the month of August. This can often make your house unusually hot and stuffy while forcing you to rely on your air conditioning unit for comfort throughout the season. Summer time in Madison is no time for […]

by Pharo Heating & Cooling on 8/6/18
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Get to Know the Real Pest of Water Damage

Spring and water damage tend to go hand in hand, be it melting snow, falling rain, or rising levels of humidity. And seasons aside, there’s also man-made water damage due to burst pipes, leaky appliances, and inadequate ventilation. As soon as the water hits–whatever its source–the destruction begins, causing stains, odors, wood swelling and warping, […]

by A&J Specialty Services on 6/4/18
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Providing Excellence in Temporary Living

We cater especially to extended stay guests who need more than a hotel room due to relocation, fire or home maintenance where they need a week to even a year.  However, we cater to guests needing one night also!  There are over 300 Staybridge Suites across the country now!  The Middleton Staybridge is located in a prime neighborhood…downtown!  Guests […]

by Judy Alberts on 5/10/18
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Baby Boomers Downsizing

Moving Forward was recently featured on WISC Channel 3 Madison in a story about Baby Boomers downsizing from their family home. As the population continues to age, more and more baby boomers are downsizing from their family home to smaller apartments, assisted living and condos. And as boomers prepare to move, they are discovering their […]

by Marianne Gariti on 3/6/18
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Quick Fixes for Roof Ice Dams

Frigid temperatures don’t exactly create the ideal setting to make outdoor home repairs. However, when the alternative is expensive damage to both your exterior and interior, you may just need to bundle up and bear the burden. While the hope is your outdoor to-do list is limited to shoveling snow and warming up the car, […]

by A&J Specialty Services on 2/27/18
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Kitchen Remodeling Trends for 2018

Here it is, 2018 is upon us and here are some of the upcoming trends that are taking us into the new year. Countertop Choices 1.  Marble has made the biggest leap in this trend setting countertop selection. 2.  Granite/Quartzite/Quartz still remain in a close second. The bottom line is solid surface is still the […]

by Nick Siglinsky on 1/31/18
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Reap Renovation Rewards!

When it comes time to sell, it’s important that your home stacks up well against the competition. In order to have it look its best, renovations are sometimes necessary. The key to generating a decent return on your investment is to renovate in line with other homes in your area. Here are a few tips […]

by Harry Andruss on 12/19/17
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What is the Cost of a Radon Mitigation System?

As a radon mitigation company, this is of course a question we receive everyday. As a general rule, radon mitigation systems range from around $800 to $1,200. However, in some select instances, the cost of a radon mitigation system could be even more. The important concept to take away from the aforementioned cost average is […]

by Brian Thompson on 11/10/17