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Lawn and Garden Care 101

Wednesday, May 12th, 2021

Now that the weather is warming up, it’s time to spruce up your yard again. Imagine hosting spring cookouts and family get-togethers outdoors with a lush, green lawn to enjoy it all on. In Fallon, NV, keeping a nice lawn can take a lot of work. Hot temperatures and problematic pests can wreak havoc on your lawn and garden, so it’s important that you take the appropriate steps to prepare and maintain your yard. Things like fertilizer, pesticides, and sprinkler systems are just a few of the supplies needed to keep your lawn and garden looking their best. 

For a complete list of our lawn and garden care tips, keep reading below! If you’re interested in lawn care advice or even gardening rentals, connect with the experts at ACE Hardware. 

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Lawn Care

Lawn care starts with an effective treatment plan and a bit of preparation. Now is the perfect time to do so considering the Fallon weather and temperatures are quite moderate. There are several factors that may affect how healthy your lawn is throughout the growing season. Follow these steps to ensure your lawn stays green and thick all spring and summer long.

#1 Thatching

After the long winter, thatch can build up and prevent your grass from looking its best. If you’re not too sure about what thatch is, it’s described as a loose, intermingled organic layer of dead and living roots. When this dead grass that gets stuck between living grass and the soil is not able to receive proper air, water, and nutrients, your lawn can end up looking rough. At Louie’s Ace Hardware, we carry all the hardware and garden supplies you need such as dethatchers to restore your lawn to its prime. 

#2 Aerating

Aerating should be an important part of your lawn care process as it allows air, water, and nutrients to get to the grassroots. If your lawn is looking a little dead and colorless, it might be due to a compaction issue. Soil compaction causes the lawn to harden up and prevents new grass from growing. Water, sunlight, air, and nutrients are unable to reach the soil below the surface, which leads to several problems with your lawn. If you notice any of the following issues, then it’s probably time to aerate your lawn:

To remedy this, an aerating lawn care tool is used to remove plugs from the lawn, creating holes that let in water, air, and nutrients. 

#3 Fertilizing

Regular feeding with a good fertilizer is essential for proper growth and lush, green color. There are many types of fertilizers to choose from and to choose the best one for your lawn, it’s recommended to first perform a pH test on the soil. If the acidity levels are high, then you’re going to need to fix this before you fertilize. You can then choose from a weed-and-feed type of fertilizer, an organic mixture, and much more. Ask your local Fallon ACE Hardware store for help determining the best fertilizer to use for your lawn. 

It’s commonly recommended for homeowners to use slow-release fertilizers, as they release nutrients more efficiently and can be applied less frequently. It’s best to fertilize in the early morning or evening, then water thoroughly. 

#4 Pest and Grub Control

Grubs are the larvae of beetles that hatch and thrive below the surface of lawns. They feed on the roots of your grass, killing it from underneath. They also attract animals like birds and moles who tend to dig and rip up grass from the top. Essentially, these little bugs ruin your lawn from top to bottom and they can be very difficult to notice directly since they live underground. If you notice any of the following changes in your lawn, then you may have a grub infestation:

Other pests, like ants, centipedes, earwigs, fleas, millipedes, spiders, and ticks can run rampant in your yard. By applying a perimeter pest control around the area of your home and lawn every 4-6 weeks, you can avoid these types of problems. 

#5 Watering

Water is a precious resource, and too often around Fallon, we see people’s sprinklers watering everything but their lawn! Invest in a decent adjustable sprinkler that suits your lawn shape and size. This will save you money and ensure that the water is being directed where it’s needed.  

Garden Care

If you’re like many of us who just don’t have a green-thumb for gardening, you’re not alone. The great thing about gardening is that you can always try again. While it may be disappointing and off-putting at first, seeing the results of your hard work are well worth the effort. Here are some garden care tips to help your garden thrive this spring and summer. 

Clean Out the Area

To start your garden journey, you first need to clear out any debris in the area to prepare it for new life. Be sure to cut, prune, and dispose of any dead branches, leaves, or plants. Also, give your garden area some new soil and grab a bag of fertilizer while you’re at it. Lastly, mulch your borders with compost or manure and stop any young weeds in their tracks. All your hard work will pay off when it’s time to sow seeds and start the most fun part of gardening – planting!

Tend to Surviving Plants 

If you were lucky enough to keep some of your plants alive through the winter, first give yourself a pat on the back, and then see that they get some much needed attention. Start by pruning leaves and dead foliage on the plants, give them some fertilizer, and give them a good watering. Also be sure to pack down their roots if you noticed them pop up during the frigid temperatures. All of this will help give your plants a fighting chance of survival!

Plant Trees, Shrubs, and Other Plants 

After all that hard work tidying up and removing unwanted plants, it’s time to get planting. If you didn’t manage to plant trees and shrubs during the fall, the ground should now be free from frost and therefore soft enough for you to get planting now. That way, your new plants will be fully established by the time winter hits again.

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Louie’s ACE Hardware has all the ACE garden tools, supplies, and advice you need to get your yard looking its best this year. Check out our spring specials and stop by today to get started!

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Advantages of Hardware Rentals

Monday, June 8th, 2020

If you’re getting ready to tackle a new DIY project or home renovation, you’re going to need tools and hardware to get the job done. While some tools such as hammers, screw drivers, and tape measures are commonly found in most homes, other, more complex tools such as jack hammers and tractors are much less common. Fortunately, hardware rentals are readily available to anyone who needs a specific tool but isn’t ready to purchase their own yet. Take a look below at some of the advantages of renting hardware from our Louie’s Ace Hardware Store as opposed to purchasing them!

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One of the biggest advantages of renting a piece of equipment before you run out and purchase it is that you’re able to test different products to ascertain which is most suitable for you and your project. Most hardware rentals offer a variety of brands and tool types so you can see which product you like best. Some tool brands may perform better than others and the best way to figure that out is to test it for yourself. Rather than purchasing hardware based on superficial facts you may have found online, you can now test out your favorite products first-hand. With ACE hardware rentals, you can rent bigger equipment like a lawn mower. This is the most accurate way to determine whether or not you like a product and it could help save you money in the long run.  

Save Money

Renting hardware equipment that you may not use very often can help you save money you may need for other supplies. If you’re anticipating using a certain tool for just one or a few projects, then it probably doesn’t make much sense for you to purchase an expensive tool. Therefore, ACE hardware rentals may be your best option. If you do find an increased need for a certain tool, you can always purchase it when that time comes. For now, the ACE home center makes it easy for you to get your project done without spending a ton of money on a product you rarely use. 

Free Up Storage Space

While some tools are compact and can be easily hidden away until you’re ready to use them, others are much larger and tend to take up more space. Paying for additional storage can be costly. So, for those of you who have limited storage space, the ACE home center may provide the solution you’re looking for. They allow you to get your project done properly while also helping you keep your home clutter free.  

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Hassle-Free Hardware Sales/Rentals

At Louie’s ACE Home Center, we offer a variety of ACE hardware sales/rentals that are available for daily, weekly, or monthly use. Whether you’re looking to rent a tool for a simple one day project, or need the equipment for an extended amount of time, we can help. Our knowledgeable staff is always happy to help you determine which tool will be the most useful and effective for you to use. Contact our ACE hardware rental department today and let us help you with your DIY project!

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The Best Time of Year to Tackle DIY Projects

Friday, March 13th, 2020

When it comes to taking on new DIY projects, timing is everything. It can make the difference between your project being a success or a total flop. For example, you wouldn’t want to start renovating your landscaping if there was snow on the ground because it would cause too many problems. Like this scenario, you could be faced with many issues by choosing to tackle a DIY project at the wrong time. So, take a look below to see when the best time of the year is to start your next DIY job. 

Interior DIY Projects 

The time in which you take on interior projects isn’t as dependent on weather inclemencies since your home shields you from the outdoors. However, weather can still affect interior projects in a variety of ways. For instance, tools or materials may cost less at a certain time of the year, and temperature often impacts the overall outcome of certain projects as well. So, take a look below at a few interior projects and suggestions for the best time to get them done.

Interior Painting: Fall/Early Winter

Interior painting can really be done at any time, but the fall and early winter are the best times to refresh your home’s old indoor paint. Colder temperatures could help to cure your paint more quickly, but be weary of drastically low temperatures as they can affect the quality of the paint and prevent proper drying. Also, if you do decide you need some assistance, painting professionals are usually slower in the colder months and may even offer special deals during this time.

New Flooring: Spring    

When it comes to installing new flooring in your home, the spring is the best time to have it done. That’s because hardwood floors don’t react well to hot and humid climates. These types of environments can cause the wood finish to cure too quickly which results in the sheen drying improperly. Instead, try installing floors when it’s a bit cooler out. 

Kitchen Updates: Summer

Kitchen updates such as painting, installing new cabinets, or redoing the countertops are best done in the summer months, but this may depend on your specific lifestyle. Because most people utilize their kitchens frequently during the holidays, winter isn’t a good time to start a major kitchen renovation. However, summer may be a good time to do this because you’re able to grill food outside and typically aren’t limited to only being indoors. 

Exterior DIY Projects 

Exterior DIY projects need to be done during optimal weather conditions. If it’s snowing, raining, or freezing outside, your project will likely be ruined by the poor weather. In order to prevent an avoidable disaster, try to plan exterior projects around your climate. So, take a look below to see when is the best time to take on various exterior projects. 

Deck: Early Winter 

In order to have your deck finished in time to use it for the spring season, you should start building it by early winter. Fortunately, if you do need some assistance, contractors are less busy during this time of the year and you may be able to save money on materials such as wood. Because it’s generally pretty cold and wet during the winter months, most people don’t enjoy being outside too much, so you also won’t be disrupting any outdoor events you may have planned. And, believe it or not, the cold, cloudy weather you typically experience in early winter is perfect for helping pressure-treated wood dry and reduces the risk of warping or splitting.

Landscaping: Spring

You want to refresh your yard right before it gets too warm out. So, the best time to start a landscaping project where you plant shrubs, trees, plants, or grass, is in the spring. This will give your plants the best chance to grow and acclimate to their new environment. 

Exterior Painting: Summer

Exterior paint is best applied in the summer months. The type of paint used for the exterior of homes perform better when there is less temperature changes between night and day. This will allow for proper drying to occur and results in a better appearance. 

Get Prepared for Your DIY Project with Louie’s Home Center

At Louie’s Home Center, our expert staff members can easily help you find the right tools and hardware needed to complete your project. Here, we’ll use our knowledge and experience to guide you in the right direction and get you through your project at each phase. Whether you’re looking for the best hammer or the best power tool, our team is here to help. Connect with us today or shop our products to learn more! 

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Louie’s Home Center Carries Name Brand Products

Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

When you’re searching the aisles for the best product to use for your upcoming project, it’s good to see a familiar brand in Nevada hardware. One that you already know and trust. When you’re looking for a drill that is durable and built to last, you’ll probably look at a Craftsmen or a Black and Decker. And if you want the best wood fire grill you’ll most likely head straight for the Traegers. At Louie’s, we’re happy to share with you the quality national brands that you know and trust. 

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Best ACE Hardware Tool Rentals

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Toro creates high-performance landscaping equipment ideal for homeowners. At Louie’s Home Center, we carry various Toro lawn mowers, leaf blowers, and string trimmers that are perfect for maintaining your lawn and garden this summer. Summer is the perfect time to get your yard looking its best, and to get there you should use the best ACE hardware rentals to care for it.

Scotts 

One of the most popular brands of lawn food, soil, and weed control is Scotts. You’ve probably seen the name placed inside the green oval on their packaging in stores, and Louie’s is proud to be one of them. If you’re looking for a green and luscious looking lawn this summer, give Scotts hardware sales and rentals a try. 

Yeti 

If you want a cooler that can handle trekking through your summer adventures with you, then a Yeti cooler will be your go-to. Not only does this brand carry high-quality hard and soft coolers, they also make stainless steel, insulated thermoses, mugs and tumblers. You can depend on the durability of Yeti products, and you can pick up one of these coolers or tumblers right here at Louie’s. 

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This is another brand that puts out high caliber products that you can count on. Stihl creates outdoor power equipment that will last throughout the seasons. At Louie’s, we offer battery operated Stihl hardware rentals that will not only keep your yard in tip top shape, but these battery powered items are more sustainable and environmentally friendly. From chainsaws to hedge trimmers, Stihl carries a wide variety of outdoor tools which will come in handy for the summer season.

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Craftsman is a well known brand of hand and power tools. When you’re looking for something reliable and durable, you may want to consider using a Craftsman tool. They have a wide variety of screwdrivers, hammers, saws, drills, and so much more. And you can now find Craftsman tools at Louie’s Ace Hardware.

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At Louie’s, we strive to provide our customers with the best hardware sales and rentals available. Our friendly ACE hardware store employees are experts at finding the best brand for you. Whether you’re concerned about your budget or have a specific product in mind, we can help you decide. Connect with Louie’s Ace Home Center or view our products and hardware rentals today!

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Ace Hardware Party Rentals

Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

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At Louie’s ACE Home Center, we do more than just supply you with all of your hardware needs, we also provide ACE Hardware party rentals for special events. Are you planning a party and want to liven it up with an ACE bounce house or cotton candy machines? Well, let us help you with that. We make the process easy and painless, allowing you to enjoy your special event!

Party Rentals

You may know that Louie’s provides several types of ACE Hardware rentals in their store, but did you know about their party rentals? Elevate your special event with any of these items provided by ACE Hardware:

Tents

Party tents are perfect for big outdoor events that could use a little extra coverage. Don’t let your party guests sit outside in the hot sun while they fight off bugs and wind, give them some protection. A tent can be a nice area for guests to escape the sun, cool down for a bit, or just get away from the party commotion.

ACE Bounce House

Planning a party for your little one? Or just want to plan a nonconventional adult party? Don’t miss out on the chance to enhance the fun with inflatable party rentals! The addition of ACE bounce house rentals will give any party the extra pizazz it needs to make your special event stand out from the rest.

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Cotton candy is a kid classic, and even some adults can’t contain their sweet tooth when this treat comes around. Make your party unique with freshly made cotton candy right at your fingertips.

Tables and Chairs

Are you low on seating for your guests? Don’t make them stand, just call Louie’s Home Center. We have tables and chairs available for rent so all of your guests can feel comfortable.

Stop by Louie’s ACE Hardware

Louie’s ACE Hardware Home Center has always been there for you when you needed to make a home repair or had a question about which gardening tools are best. Not only do we provide ACE Hardware rentals but let us help you with your party planning too!

We are open Monday through Sunday from 7 am to 7 pm, meaning you have access to rentals 7 days a week! And don’t feel stressed about having to pick up equipment and set it up alone because ACE has that covered too. You can either pick up in store or schedule delivery and set up at your desired location. Call and ask about our competitive pricing which includes all sales tax and has no additional fees. If you’re looking to enhance your special event, give Louie’s ACE Hardware Home Center a call at (775) 423-7008!

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Tips for Painting Walls

Tuesday, March 5th, 2019

As the seasons change, you might realize you need a different look in your home. A room can lose its luster when it has old paint or wallpaper on it. A proper coat of paint can truly light up a room. This can pair with any style you might like and there are many fun things you can do with paint. For a first timer, things can get confusing which is why we composed a list of tips for painting walls.

Clean

You might not realize, but like anything else, walls can get dirty. In most cases, they are left without being cleaned for years (who has that kind of time). As you plan to create a new look in your home the first step is to wipe down those walls. You can remove dirt/lint/dust with a tack cloth. After grabbing a bucket, water, and a cleaner give your wall a well-deserved wipe down. Give your walls a chance to air dry by removing all outlet and light switch covers. Lastly, we don’t want you to get anything on your furniture, make sure to cover anything and everything!

Find a Perfect MatchPaint Chips

We all have different styles and ideas of how our houses should look. One of the most important tips for painting walls is making sure you get the right paint. Most hardware stores have services to match your paint. Along with getting the right color to know the difference between oil and water based paints, use denatured alcohol on a rag to wipe existing paint. If paint comes off on the rag the paint is water based. If there is no residue that comes off then you will have an oil based paint.

When you think about paint in a house I’m sure your first thoughts are different colors or plain neutral color. The last thing on your mind is about the different sheens incorporated into colors. This feature is actually very important for certain areas in your house. It either brightens and enhances how your wall looks, giving more detail (shinier sheen). Flat paint is good for a low traffic room such as bedrooms and hallways.

Rollers & Brushes

Paint is definitely needed in order to paint a house. However, the tools to apply the product are also extremely important. Having quality materials can help decrease streaks and help apply a smoother finish. When buying your materials, it is better to buy more. The reason is you will spend less time cleaning rollers and less money on running water. If you need a break once you start painting, cover your brush or roller with plastic bags and keep them in the fridge. This will keep the paint fresh and ready to use once you start your project again. Once the project is finally finished, store your brushes in a plastic baggie. This way the next time you use them they won’t be dried out.

Paint Tips

Don’t be fooled, taking on a painting project can be exciting. However, it is a long process and knowing some tips for painting walls will help make this adventure a little easier. First, use low odor and VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) paints for a safer environment for you and your family. When you finally choose a color make sure to use contrasting trims to make the room pop. Also, if you are using dark paints make sure you let the wall dry for 6 hours between coats. This way you won’t rewet the paint causing streaks and patches to happen during your next coat. Lastly, make sure to save some of your paint for future touch-ups throughout your house. 

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Looking for a paint match or materials in order to paint your home? Check out Fallon’s local hardware store, Louie’s Ace Hardware. We will have everything you need to get you started on your next project! We offer ACE hardware rentals such as paint sprayers and fixture sprayer rentals for your painting project.

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Refreshing Your Kitchen Cabinets | Louie’s Ace Hardware

Friday, May 11th, 2018

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Are you bored with your kitchen? Is your kitchen in need of a change? When it comes to refreshing your kitchen, the possibilities are endless! And kitchen cabinets are a great place to start. Depending on your budget, there are many options to refresh your kitchen cabinets. From simply polishing your cabinets to replacing them all together, Louie’s Ace Hardware has tips and supplies to help you along the way.

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Option #1 – Simply Clean Your Cabinets

If you aren’t looking to spend a lot of money or invest a lot of time, simply cleaning your kitchen cabinets can make a noticeable difference. Removing the dirt and grease that builds up over time and restoring the shine will make your kitchen cabinets look and feel like new.

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Contrary to popular belief, kitchen cabinets are actually one of the dirtiest areas in your home. There are few others that are more exposed to grease, dirt, and bacteria than your cabinets. With some of them being at children and pet level, germs can collect quickly. And with food being prepared above them, spills are not uncommon and the food can leave a residue even after wiping it up. Properly cleaning your kitchen cabinets will give them an improved look and keep your family protected from bacteria and disease.

Here at Louie’s Ace Home Center, we offer two great cleaning products for your kitchen cabinets: Magic’s Cabinet & Wood Cleaner & Polish Spray and Murphy’s Oil Soap.

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Magic’s cleaner works to get dirt, dust, food stains, grease, and water marks off your cabinets. After removing the unwanted stains and dirt, your cabinets are left with a protective coating to resist more stains. Magic’s is recommended for all wood surfaces and can be used on painted and laminate cabinets and cabinets with a lacquer finish.

Murphy’s Original oil soap works great on wooden cabinets, floors, and furniture.

Option #2 – The New Trend: Painted Cabinets

Over the past several years, painted cabinets have become extremely popular. This new trend gained its popularity because it is modern, simple, and low cost. When painting your cabinets, there is a set of steps that can be followed to ensure the best results.

  1. Preparation → The first step is to remove all of the cabinets. A useful tip would be to label your cabinet doors and the inside of the cabinet. That way when the job is done, you know exactly where each door should go!painted cabinets
  2. Clean, Clean, Clean → After you’ve removed your cabinet doors, you’ll want to thoroughly clean them with a degreaser. This ensures that the paint will go on smoothly and create a longer lasting finish.
  3. Sand Them Down → Once the cabinets have been cleaned, you’ll want to sand off the existing paint. By sanding down your cabinets, it allows the primer and the paint to stick to the cabinet, giving you a cleaner result!
  4. Tape Off The Area → Using scotch tape, tape off the area that you will be painting around to avoid getting paint anywhere outside of the desired area.
  5. Prime → The most important step in painting your cabinets is to prime them. It is recommended to apply not just one, but two coats of an oil-based primer to your cabinets for the best results.
  6. Paint → The time is finally here. You can begin painting your cabinets. Louie’s Home Center sells a wide variety of Valspar Optimus Paint & Primer Interior Semi-Gloss Paint for all of your home refurbishing needs.

Once the paint has dried, you can re-attach your cabinet doors and enjoy your beautiful, new kitchen cabinets!

Option #3 – Add New Knobs & Pulls to Create a New Look

Looking for a cheap and easy way to change up your kitchen? Simply add new knobs and pulls to your kitchen cabinets and notice the difference. I know this trick almost sounds too good to be true, but it really works!

Cabinets are a significant part of homes because they take up so much space. If they are plain, they can make the whole room feel dull. Kitchen cabinets are no exception to this, as cabinets usually take up the majority of the space. People usually think to change the lighting or the cabinet color or appliances, but the simple fix is usually forgotten. Because knobs and pulls are a small, inexpensive part of your kitchen, they are often overlooked.

If you take advantage of this minor change, you won’t regret it. Stop by Louie’s Ace Hardware to check out our selection of knobs and pulls and thank us later. Once the new accessories are installed, your kitchen will be given a whole new look.

Option #4 – Completely Replace Cabinets

wellborn cabinetsOut with the old and in with the new. Sometimes, the best way to go when it comes to your old kitchen cabinets, is to simply replace them. Although painting them or changing the hardware will make a significant difference, replacing them might be necessary. You can change the color and knobs, but you can’t change the cut of the wood, the size, or the design.

If you are looking to completely replace your current kitchen cabinets, Louie’s Ace Hardware can help! We carry products of the leading cabinet manufacturer for over 50 years, Wellborn Cabinets. Wellborn offers a wide variety of options to choose from with 6 individual product lines. We provide their products because Wellborn has high quality, durable cabinets.

Whatever you decide to do, Louie’s Ace Hardware wants to help! We have the best cleaning materials and paints, a wide variety of knobs and pulls, and the highest quality cabinets to choose from. We also offer a variety of ACE hardware rentals. If you have any questions about the products we sell, please contact us!

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Routine RV Maintenance Tips

Thursday, March 8th, 2018

routine rv maintenance tipsPerforming routine RV maintenance can extend its life and save you thousands of dollars. However, if your RV is neglected, vital parts can stop working and can cost a great deal to fix. Making the investment of time and money in an RV throughout its life is worth it! Don’t miss a vacation because your RV was not given the proper TLC. Check out Louie’s Ace Home Center for answers and parts to help you get started!

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Here are the tasks that should be completed on a monthly and annual basis:

Monthly Routine RV Maintenance Tips

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Here at Louie’s, we offer a wide variety of RV accessories and parts to help you keep your RV maintained. If you need a part, stop by and talk to one our knowledgeable representatives. We also offer ACE hardware rentals for other needs. Give us a call to answer any questions you may have!

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