Has Summer Taken a Toll on Your Vacation Rental?

DEALING WITH THE AFTERMATH For the most part, the hotel industry has set certain expectations when it comes to the condition of a vacation rental property, and the behavior of its guests.  Certainly, those who stay a few days or even a week are less likely to cause damage than, say, guests who are staying […]

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4 Ways to Increase Water Efficiency in your Home

Although it may seem like here in the U.S. water is in abundant supply, only about 3.5 percent of the Earth’s water is available fresh water that falls from the sky and moves into our streams, rivers, lakes, and groundwater. The other 96.5 percent comes from our oceans.  Unfortunately, water waste has created a situation […]

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Septic 101: Getting to Know Your Septic Tank

Even though you probably don’t notice your septic system all that often, it’s working for you each and every day.  Whether this is your primary or secondary residence, or even own it as rental property on the Outer Banks, getting to know your septic tank helps it work like a well-oiled machine.  Maintaining your septic […]

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Where in the World Are Your Water Shut-Off Valves?

The plumbing system in your home has a number of water shut-off valves that control the flow of water from pipes that run through the house. These valves let you turn the water off in the case of an emergency, when repairs need to be made, or when your home will be vacant for a […]

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Home Plumbing Tips

Preventing plumbing problems begins with the home owner. Monitoring the condition of your pipes and plumbing, along with the performance of appliances and other equipment will save you big dollars in the long run. Check out this plumbing infographic for our top 5 tips!

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