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5 Simple Tips To Keep Your Identity Safe

Recovering from identity theft can be tough. There are easy steps you can take each day to keep your identity safe and secure.

We love when technology improves and makes life easier. However, as a result the ability of bad guys who want to steal your identity increases as well. Their emails look authentic as do their texts and phone calls.

According to the Federal Trade Commission

“Phishing emails and text messages often tell a story to trick you into clicking on a link or opening an attachment. They may

  • say they’ve noticed some suspicious activity or log-in attempts
  • claim there’s a problem with your account or your payment information
  • say you must confirm some personal information
  • include a fake invoice
  • want you to click on a link to make a payment
  • say you’re eligible to re...
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The Benefits of a Chimney Cap

Thanks to Clean Sweep for this episode of Tips from the Pros about chimney caps.

There are many benefits to having a chimney cap on your home's chimney.

If you’re a homeowner, there is a good chance that you have heard how valuable a chimney cap is. It is vital to the short-term and long-term integrity of your chimney. Even though your chimney might seem strong and able to endure years of harsh weather and wildlife activity, installing a chimney cap can fortify it even more.

Chimney Cap 101

Chimney caps are installed at the very top of your chimney above the crown. They help to stop rain, snow and animals from being able to enter the chimney. Without a chimney cap, your flue carries smoke out and also allows rain and animals in. When moisture enters your chimney, it can cause internal structural damage by degrading the bricks and mortar...

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1417 Buckthorn Drive in Jarrettsville

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Fire Museum of Maryland Annual Motor Muster

There haven’t been many events to post lately because of Covid-19, but there are some events that are happening on a limited basis. Thanks to the Fire Museum of Maryland for this guest blog about their annual Motor Muster.

Fire Museum of Maryland Annual Motor Muster

Fire Museum of Maryland’s Annual Motor Muster

Summer has drawn to a close and the Museum has now returned to our winter schedule.
 Open every Saturday
10 am –  4 pm.
Our annual
 Honoring our Heroes Motor Muster
 is coming up on
Saturday, September 12,
from 10 am – 3 pm.
The Muster is outdoors in our front parking lot.
Although it will be a bit smaller than usual, visitors will still see our mighty motorized apparatus, and thrill to the sight of water shooting high in the air.
Keep scrolling down for a preview look at the exciting new addition
to our Muster lineup this ye...
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33 E. Seminary Avenue

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organizing the kitchen

Organizing the kitchen while social distancing

Thanks to Cindy Bernstein of Aim4Order for this episode of Tips from the Pros with a blog about organizing the kitchen.

Since we started quarantining and social distancing in March, Americans have been spending more money on food, cooking more homemade meals and spending a lot more time in the kitchen. So, organizing the kitchen is more important now.

The pantry

Go through your pantry and organize the food. Start by looking for expired items and toss them. If things are going to expire soon, you might want to plan some meals around these foods.

There are websites like Recipeland or Yummly where you can enter what you have on hand to get recipes that use those foods. That way you can use up the items expiring soon.

When you organize the pantry, put the most popular item...

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What’s humming in your garden?

Thanks to the University of Maryland / Maryland Grows this informative article about hummingbirds.

The summer is here, and one of the big pluses of it is that it brings a bunch of new visitors to our region. Some visitors are the whimsical and hungry hummingbirds! In today’s post we’ll talk about these lovely birds, why they eat so much, and what we can do to help them while they visit our region.

Hummingbirds, you say?

Hummingbirds are a group of birds that are specialized in feeding exclusively on nectar. They also supplement their diets with some insects they may find in the flowers they visit. Globally, hummingbirds are restricted to the Americas. They can only be found in the Western hemisphere (lucky us, Marylanders!)...

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Planning the Perfect Renovation

planning the perfect renovation can be easy

If you’ve already spruced up your curb appeal, perhaps you’re ready to tackle some projects inside the home! Therefore, you might need some tips on planning the perfect renovation.

Spending so much time at home during the past several months probably has you dreaming up a few improvements for your space. The information below contains innovative, easy-to-use apps that help you plan the perfect renovation!

Learn where to get inspiration. Get ideas on how to start your planning. Discover a few tools to use as you start your projects. You don’t have to take on a home renovation alone, either!

In addition, I know a great contractor who can make your renovation dreams a reality in a healthy and safe manner. Just contact me today! 

planning the perfect renovation
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4 Common Gutter Installation Issues That Arise During a Home Sale

Thanks to Clean Sweep for this episode of Tips from the Pros about gutter installation issues.

Gutter installation issues can be a problem during a home sale.

Gutters might not be the most glamorous part of the home that you are selling. However, they play a critical role in the structural stability of the home over time. Small issues during the installation process can snowball to basement leaks and foundation cracks.

During the home inspection before your client sells their home, you might encounter some problems. These issues require the assistance of a skilled gutter cleaning, installation and replacement company like Clean Sweep Maryland.

4 Gutter Installation Mistakes

  1. Improper Placement: The placement of downspouts at your home seller’s home is critical to how well the entire gutter system works...
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1919 Kelmore Road

Newly updated Dundalk rowhome locat...

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