Blog - Rosie on the House

23 November 2012

Odors are generally something we avoid in polite conversation. You’re not likely to walk into your neighbor’s house and ask, “Wow, what is that smell?”Homeowners aren’t shy though about asking us that question. We have dozens of ideas on ou...

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16 November 2012

It’s 4 p.m. Saturday and you’re cooking dinner for a big crowd, and suddenly the kitchen sink backs up. Who do you call? Or can you fix it yourself before guests arrive?  Believe it or not, before you call a plumber, you can attempt this ...

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08 November 2012

Sweet Jennifer's Guide to Urban Farming‘The real voyage of discovery consists of not seeking new landscapes  but, in having new eyes!' - Marcel ProustRosie on the House Companies:Harper's NurseriesThink Green Irrigation and LandscapingMar...

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02 November 2012

Most homeowners approach electrical jobs in their home themselves with some anxiety. After all, if you mess up a plumbing job, it’s just a puddle of water on the floor; but when doing the wrong thing with electrical wires, the results can be more s...

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18 October 2012

Spending your money on maintenance is always wiser than buying a policy that kicks in only when something breaks. Here are a few hitches that can make a home warranty more trouble than it’s worth:  The plan doesn’t cover everything in your...

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05 October 2012

The Lazy B by Sandra Day O’ConnorHashknife Cowboy by Mack HughesPioneer Hunters of the Rim by Myrtle BransetterCavalcade of Arizona History by Marshall TrimbleOn the Border with General Crook by John BourkeCrossing Arizona by Leland Hanchett Jr.Maj...

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28 September 2012

Rosie likes a product called Termidor, which contains a very small amount of fipronil, the same ingredient used for flea and tick control on dogs and cats.It’s odorless, so you won’t be able to smell it, and termites can’t smell or taste it....

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14 September 2012

Tile roofing, which lasts a long time and won’t rot or burn under a scorching summer sun, is a great choice for Arizona rooftops. And nothing says “Southwestern style” quite like it. The most common tile roofs on Arizona homes are clay, concret...

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14 September 2012

Tile roofing, which lasts a long time and won’t rot or burn under a scorching summer sun, is a great choice for Arizona rooftops. And nothing says “Southwestern style” quite like it. The most common tile roofs on Arizona homes are clay, concret...

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01 September 2012

#1 Your Service Plan (At what time of day it is least expensive to use your utilities) #2 Total Charges for Electricity#3 Total Electricity Used (KwH)#4 Average Base Load (Electricity you use everyday, not including cooling or heating)#5 Divide your ...

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01 September 2012

#1 Your Service Plan (At what time of day it is least expensive to use your utilities) #2 Total Charges for Electricity#3 Total Electricity Used (KwH)#4 Average Base Load (Electricity you use everyday, not including cooling or heating)#5 Divide your ...

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01 September 2012

#1 Your Service Plan (At what time of day it is least expensive to use your utilities) #2 Total Charges for Electricity#3 Total Electricity Used (KwH)#4 Average Base Load (Electricity you use everyday, not including cooling or heating)#5 Divide your...

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23 August 2012

The Lazy B by Sandra Day O’ConnorHashknife Cowboy by Mack HughesPioneer Hunters of the Rim by Myrtle BransetterCavalcade of Arizona History by Marshall TrimbleOn the Border with General Crook by John Bourke Crossing Arizona by Leland Hanchett ...

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10 August 2012

How can I get rid of crickets in and around my home? If you’re seeing crickets inside your home, the more serious predators are sure to follow. So get rid of those crickets—fast. Here’s what not to do: Don’t empty a can of Raid on those creepy ...

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31 July 2012

Monsoon Tips from Lyon's RoofingThe best way to prevent a leak is to know if your roof has a problem before the wind and rain begin. Don’t wait for water marks to appear on your ceiling before inspecting your roof to see if it can hold up during a ...

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30 July 2012

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26 July 2012

Like many problems in life, plumbing disasters usually happen because of neglect.Most homeowners don’t think about their pipes until they’ve got a clogged drain or a chronic leak. Here are five easy, inexpensive ways to prevent your home’s pl...

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19 July 2012

The smartest investment you can make in your backyard might be to hire a designer. Sound expensive? Consider what a landscape designer or contractor can do for you: Save you money.  A pro will steer you clear of fads and safety hazard...

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12 July 2012

You can turn your home into a more comfortable place to live—and turn your energy bills more manageable—by doing the simplest maintenance on your appliances, air conditioning system and even your faucets and windows.      Here...

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05 July 2012

If you invite a home-performance specialist to your home to detect where it uses energy inefficiently, you’ll get some recommendations for repairs, upgrades and changes that will increase your home’s comfort and lower your gas and electric bil...

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