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11 12, 2016

How to Prevent Holiday Season Break-ins in Kansas City and Parkville

December 11th, 2016|Home & Lifestyle|

All the hustle and bustle of the holiday season – from the shopping and wrapping, to entertaining and traveling – can leave us feeling tired, overwhelmed, and downright distracted. In fact, with everything that’s going on, it’s too bad that bad luck or misfortune couldn’t take a break this time of year. Unfortunately, it’s the [...]

28 11, 2016

Holiday Season Safety Advice in Kansas City & Lee’s Summit

November 28th, 2016|Home & Lifestyle|

The holidays are upon us and that means it’s time to deck the halls, make your list, and delight in the beauty of the season. It’s also the perfect time to perform a home safety check. You see, whether you’re entertaining, traveling, or simply enjoying a quiet evening at home, a little planning and forethought [...]

19 11, 2016

Teach Your Kids the Wonders of Gardening in Kansas City and Leawood.

November 19th, 2016|Home & Lifestyle|

If you’ve got a curious tot at home, what better way to further stimulate their imagination than by planting a garden together, and making your child an active partner in that pursuit. Helping plan, plant and tend a garden isn’t just great fun; equally important, it’s a life exercise that helps cultivate important life skills [...]

27 10, 2016

How to Reduce Heat Loss in Kansas City and Blue Springs

October 27th, 2016|Heating|

In a perfect world, autumn would bring majestic foliage, mild temperatures, and the smell of bon fires well into November. In reality, fall is notorious for its mix of extreme highs and lows, blustery winds, and the occasional freak snow storm. Fall is also the time when the inevitable happens: you turn your heating system [...]

17 10, 2016

Halloween Trivia & Fun Facts in Kansas City and Shawnee

October 17th, 2016|Home & Lifestyle|

After all these years, and after all the flack it’s taken, Halloween remains one of the most widely celebrated U.S. holidays. And the Kansas City area is no exception. Each year millions of kids and adults mark the holiday by dressing up in spooky and silly costumes, carving pumpkins and, of course, consuming insane amounts [...]

29 09, 2016

Tips for a Healthier Heart in Kansas City & Overland Park

September 29th, 2016|Home & Lifestyle|

Did you know that cardiovascular disease is responsible for over 17 million deaths each year? In fact, it is the leading cause of death in the U.S. Fortunately, doctors agree that most types of cardiovascular disease can be prevented through lifestyle choices that help reduce one’s risk factors. So as we celebrate World Heart Day, [...]

11 09, 2016

Fall Home Selling Tips in Mission & Olathe

September 11th, 2016|Home & Lifestyle|

Fall is right around the corner and you know what that means – apple picking, harvest fairs, and searching for just the right Halloween costumes for your kids. But fall is also one of the best times of year to sell your home. In fact, it’s the second busiest season for the real estate industry. [...]

4 09, 2016

Heating System Preventative Maintenance in Leawood & Lenexa

September 4th, 2016|Heating|

September is one of those months that's hard to pin down, which is to say it has many faces and personality traits. About 25% of the month occurs during the summer, even with kids back in school in doesn't always feel like summer, no matter what's going on outdoors. On the flip side of that [...]

12 08, 2016

How to Buy a Faucet You’ll Love in Kansas City & Gladstone

August 12th, 2016|Plumbing|

You’ve heard, of course, of the proverbial kid in the candy store. So many choices, an unlimited appetite and, theoretically at least, a rare opportunity to partake without boundaries. Maybe candy isn’t your thing, but haven’t you ever wanted to have that kind of opportunity for something extra special to you? Sure you have, but [...]

16 07, 2016

Reasons for Buying an Electric Water Heater in Kansas City

July 16th, 2016|Plumbing|

When you buy something only once every ten years or so, how on earth are you supposed to remember everything you learned from the time before? Take your home water heater, for example, and let’s say you’re now in the market for a replacement unit. Let’s further assume that last time around, you thought long [...]

13 06, 2016

The Benefits of a Gas Clothes Dryer in Kansas City & Lenexa, KS

June 13th, 2016|Home & Lifestyle|

Clothes dryers pretty just much go about their business, (sort of) quietly drying your clothes one load at a time. Or so they would like you to think. Because clothes dryers, you see, can be major energy guzzlers, sometimes consuming as much energy as new energy efficient refrigerators, washers, and dishwashers combined.  And we bet [...]

28 05, 2016

How to Cool Your Home for Less in Kansas City

May 28th, 2016|Air Conditioning|

There’s nothing quite like relaxing in a cool, air conditioned home on a hot summer day. But let’s face it, keeping that air conditioning system running day in and day out can cost a pretty penny over the course of the cooling season. So to save a few bucks on your air conditioning bill, maybe [...]

23 05, 2016

How to Protect Yourself from the Sun in Kansas City

May 23rd, 2016|Home & Lifestyle|

The smell of hot dogs and hamburgers sizzling on the grill. The feeling of soft sand between your toes. And that unmistakable feeling of sunshine warming your face. Yes, summer is upon us. And of course, while you’re soaking up all that vitamin D you also want to protect yourself from the sun’s harmful UV [...]

15 05, 2016

LBA Honors National Family Month in Greater Kansas City

May 15th, 2016|Home & Lifestyle|

Families come in all shapes and sizes. Whether it’s a single parent and child, or three generations living under one roof, the true meaning of family stays the same – people who love, encourage, and support each other unconditionally. And that love and support is the basis for raising happy, healthy, and secure children. The [...]

28 04, 2016

Annual AC Cleaning & Inspection in Kansas City & Parkville, MO

April 28th, 2016|Air Conditioning|

When was the last time you changed your air conditioning filter? Or calibrated your thermostat? Or cleaned the evaporator coil and condenser coil? If the answer is sometime between “I can’t remember” and “Wait, you’re supposed to do that?”, welcome to the club. Truth is, most homeowners rarely think about their home’s cooling system until [...]

6 04, 2016

Why Sugar is Bad for You in Fairway and Gardner

April 6th, 2016|Home & Lifestyle|

By now you know that sugar, especially refined white sugar, is not good for you. In fact, that could very well be the understatement of the decade, as research links sugar with promoting all kinds of diseases in your body including cancer, diabetes, heart problems, and much more. As a first step in helping you [...]

2 04, 2016

Home Plumbing Inspection in Kansas City

April 2nd, 2016|Plumbing|

When was the last time you checked the water pipes under your kitchen or bathroom cabinets? Or those under your crawlspace, or even your hot water heater? Never? You’re not alone. Most homeowners rarely think about checking the condition of their plumbing until something goes wrong. But just as you wouldn’t wait until you needed [...]

27 03, 2016

Why You Should Drink More Water in Shawnee and Stilwell

March 27th, 2016|Home & Lifestyle|

You've heard the advice from doctors, friends, and family members time and time again: drink more water. And while most of us know that we should have about 8-9 glasses of this liquid goodness a day to stay hydrated, many of us don’t really understand the health consequences of not drinking enough water. So put [...]

26 03, 2016

9 Ways to Clean Your House with Lemons in Kansas City

March 26th, 2016|Green Living Tips|

From lemon-scented soap and dishwashing liquid, to furniture polish and air fresheners, household cleaning manufacturers know that a little lemon juice can add a clean, refreshing aroma while boosting the cleaning power of their products. But did you know that you can skip the pricey household cleaners and often get the same, if not better, [...]

6 03, 2016

Plumbing Repairs Better Left to the Pros in Kansas City

March 6th, 2016|Plumbing|

Whether you live in a sleek and modern home or a lovingly restored 100 year old gem, one thing is certain: home ownership and repairs go hand in hand. And fixing those repairs can end up costing a pretty penny over time. It’s no wonder more and more homeowners are channeling their inner Bob Vila [...]

26 02, 2016

How to Make Your Home Spring-Ready in Kansas City and Olathe

February 26th, 2016|Home & Lifestyle|

As February comes to a close and we eagerly await spring’s arrival, it’s a good time to start thinking about your spring home maintenance checklist. After all, once the ground thaws and the sun producing some extra warmth, you want your house properly prepped so you can enjoy as much time as possible outdoors in [...]

8 02, 2016

Home Plumbing Maintenance Tips for Kansas City & Gladstone, MO

February 8th, 2016|Plumbing|

There are certain things around your Kansas City or Gladstone home that are easy to take for granted, and your plumbing is one for them. You finish brushing your teeth or taking a shower, and you turn the water off and go about your business. Another load of clothes freshly washed, and another load of [...]

26 01, 2016

When to Call a Plumber in Kansas City and Leawood

January 26th, 2016|Air Conditioning, Plumbing|

Of all the things that can go wrong in your home, plumbing problems are among the most common. From the seemingly minor – but highly annoying – leaky faucet, to the toilet that mysteriously flushes on its own, it doesn't take much before you find yourself scrambling for the name and number of a professional [...]

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