Tips to Conserve Energy

It’s important to look at how much energy different things in your home are using and find ways to optimize that use. If you are looking to save some money or just want to be more environmentally friendly, try some of these tips to conserve energy.

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Keep Your Kids Busy This Summer

Summer is here and school is out, and we all know what that means: finding ways to keep the kids busy! Keeping your children entertained and your own sanity intact actually can be fun and easy. We’ve compiled a list of activities that may help.

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Mold Management

It’s a problem man has battled since the dawn of time—controlling mold. It lurks in the corners and can cause major damage and nasty health issues. As long as moisture and oxygen are present, mold can grow indoors or out on virtually any organic substance, including wood, paper, carpet, insulation and food.

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The Dirt on Mushroom Poisoning

As mushrooms begin to pop up across lawns this spring, mushrooms poisonings reach their highest levels. There are no easily distinguishable differences between poisonous and nonpoisonous mushrooms, and as Americans become more adventurous in their mushroom collection and consumption, poisonings are likely to increase.

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Protect Pets—and Common Areas—from Parasites

Cats and dogs can be great companions, but they also can carry fleas, ticks and parasites into your home and your community. Infestations can spread rapidly through a community when flea-infested carpeting or pet bedding is disposed of improperly, when a flea-infested pet plays with your pet and when pet waste is left uncollected on common areas.

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Fiduciary Know-How

The sheer mention of fiduciary responsibility may deter some homeowners from volunteering for board service, but it shouldn’t. Handling the association’s finances is one of the board’s most important duties, and it doesn’t have to be complicated.

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Ten Things Every HOA Resident Should Know!

Ten Things Every HOA Resident Should Know! Know the Rules – Understand and comply with the restrictive covenants, by-laws, and other rules and regulations Know that you must pay your assessments on time. Do not ignore communications from your homeowners association, especially notices that may regard outstanding assessments, rule violations, or fines. The Board has the responsibility to govern fairly and consistently in the interest of all members, which includes

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