Maintenance

Winterizing Power Sports Equipment

Filed in Maintenance, On The Lake by on September 10, 2016
Winterizing Power Sports Equipment

There is more to maintaining a boat or personal water craft besides the motor. Marine vehicles should be protected inside and out, especially in cold climates, fully protecting your valuable recreational asset.

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Got Lake Weeds?

Filed in Maintenance, On The Lake by on July 26, 2016
Got Lake Weeds?

Many of us have a picture-perfect image of lake that we carry around in our heads. We walk from our cabin or lake home over green lawn to a sandy beach where crystal clear water laps at our feet…

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Fixer Uppers on the Water

Filed in Maintenance, On The Lake by on October 6, 2015
Fixer Uppers on the Water

With the number of damaged boats needing repairs each year, it is surprising to learn there are so few businesses specializing in fiberglass restoration.

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The Home Management Tool You Never Knew You Needed

Filed in Maintenance by on October 1, 2014
The Home Management Tool You Never Knew You Needed

Owning a home (or two) can be difficult. There’s knowing what stuff you have, where it’s located, when you acquired it, warranty expiration information…

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Invasive Species and our Lakes

Filed in Maintenance by on May 22, 2014
Invasive Species and our Lakes

Luke Skinner is the supervisor of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resource’s Invasive Species Program. The program aims to prevent, detect and manage the impact…

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Spring chores can help cut energy costs, avoid costly repairs

Filed in Maintenance by on May 18, 2014
Spring chores can help cut energy costs, avoid costly repairs

Longer days. Gentle BreeHow-to-clean-your-air-conditionerzes. Warm sunshine. Many of us begin looking forward to spring as soon as the Christmas lights are put away.

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Think Ahead About Keeping Sand on the Beach and out of the House

Filed in Maintenance by on April 22, 2014
Think Ahead About Keeping Sand on the Beach and out of the House

You finally have that great place on the lake, but no matter what you do, you can’t keep the sand on the beach and out of the house. Some people are able to ignore the mess…

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Q: Now is the time that many of us are re-opening our lake homes. What should we be looking for in terms of checking for signs of damage or trouble over winter?

Filed in Home Experts, Maintenance by on April 11, 2014
Q: Now is the time that many of us are re-opening our lake homes. What should we be looking for in terms of checking for signs of damage or trouble over winter?

A: You’ll want to give the house a careful…

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Defending Your Shoreline: Ice Damage

Filed in Maintenance, On The Lake by on March 3, 2014
Defending Your Shoreline: Ice Damage

Flooding, low water levels, invasive aquatic plants and shoreline erosion top the list of common concerns lake home owners may encounter each summer. In Spring, a less obvious problem can arise…

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Preparing Your Home for Winter

Filed in Home Maintenance, Maintenance, On The Lake by on November 19, 2013 0 Comments
Preparing Your Home for Winter

There’s no stopping the annual ritual of fall and winter’s return, ending a summer of fun and festivities at the lake. Preparing for winter is nothing new, but there could be new problems if property protection measures are skipped, resulting in expensive or time-consuming repair in the spring. A lack of security could also result […]

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