The temperatures are already on their way up, up, and up! Don't wait until summer is in full swing to start preparing your home for the onslaught of scorching summer temperatures. We like the heat for lounging around the pool, but the heat does not play nice with our home and outdoor equipment. Not … [Read more...] about Beat the Heat: Summerize Your Home!
Do you use a water softener in your Fountain Hills home? Although a water softener can make your water feel slick and reduce some of the mineral build-up, it can also create problems that require maintenance. One of those problems comes in the form of yellow resin beads. What are these beads and … [Read more...] about Are Water Softener Resign Beads Clogging Your Pipes?
The start of a new year is a great time to declutter your home and open up your space physically and visually. You've stored the holiday decor for another day and you've been thinking about where those new gifts will belong in the house. Decluttering can reduce stress and boost your mood, … [Read more...] about Approach Decluttering Like an Interior Designer
You might think of home maintenance like brushing and flossing your teeth. Neglect doing it for too long and you can face painfully expensive repairs. As Benjamin Franklin famously said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” While you can find many extensive checklists for fall and … [Read more...] about Fall and Winter Home Maintenance
More than 80% of those who are 65 and older say they want to stay in their homes as they age. Yet only 1% of American homes are favorable for senior living. Here are some home improvements that will make your home last through all the stages of life. ENTRANCES. Create a well-lit, zero-step path … [Read more...] about Home Improvement Tips for Long-Term Livability
Creating a landscape in the desert can be both exciting and challenging. An easy, low-maintenance yard can bring hours of enjoyment and turn your outdoor living space into a desert oasis. The secret to back (and front) yard bliss is selecting low-water plants that thrive in the desert … [Read more...] about Xeriscape: Landscaping with Style in the Sonoran Desert
After the Salt River Pima recycling center caught on fire, many Fountain Hills residents have been unsure about the status of recycling for our community. We reached out to Stephen Herring, the Municipal Relationship Manager for Republic Services to find out the answers to people’s questions. What … [Read more...] about Answering Your Questions about Recycling in Fountain Hills
It is pool season and everyone is happy to have something to do outside of the house. You can make sure you are prepared for a safe summer by evaluating these three pool ownership concerns. POOL BARRIERS About 30 children a year are lost to drownings in Arizona. As a result, the State of Arizona … [Read more...] about Stay Pool-Safe This Swim Season