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Landscaping Tips: Using Rocks Without Turning Up The Heat

Posted by on May 11, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Landscape rocks are considered an integral part of many yard and garden designs, but they can create a heat sink effect that can harm your landscape plants or even your home. The heat absorbed by the rocks can heat up your home’s interior or make outdoor patios too uncomfortable to spend time on. Fortunately, understanding how the different types of rocks can affect the heat around your home, and the best ways to use them, allows you to enjoy rocks in your landscape without any ill effects. Rock Color and Heat Retention It’s...

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The Harm Of Interior Painting: Why You Should Hire A Professional

Posted by on Apr 20, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

When you are painting a large amount of walls in your home, you are at risk of getting harmed from the volatile organic compounds in the paint. The best thing you can do to stay safe is leaving the task to a painting contractor. Find out below how exposure to paint when painting your walls can harm your body. How Can Interior Painting Lead to Bodily Harm? Paint contains a lot of harmful chemicals that can make you sick if there is not enough ventilation while you are painting. You can even put your health at risk of getting cancer from the...

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Benefits Of An Asphalt Driveway

Posted by on Apr 8, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The benefits of an asphalt driveway over concrete are substantial. If you’re thinking of paving a new driveway, and you haven’t considered this alternative before, now is the time to talk with a paving contractor in your area to discuss the stability, attractiveness, and functionality of paving your driveway in asphalt. Asphalt is a More Affordable Choice Asphalt is cheaper than concrete, and if you’re a homeowner on a budget, you’ll appreciate the difference. According to Angie’s List, the cost per square foot...

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What Water Damage Can You Clean up Yourself—and When Do You Need a Professional?

Posted by on Mar 26, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you’ve recently suffered a water leak in your home, you may be overwhelmed at the thought of cleaning up  the damage yourself. Indeed, water remediation is a task often best left to the professionals. However, there are a few things you can do to speed the process along — as well as help prevent further damage to your walls, floors, and furniture. Read on to learn more about the steps you should take immediately upon learning of a water leak, as well as the situations in which you should consult a professional water and...

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How To Prevent Your Air Conditioner From Breaking Down

Posted by on Mar 13, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Many homeowners find that their air conditioner breaks down at the least opportune times. No matter how well you maintain your air conditioner, you will likely need to have it repaired at some point. Here are a few tips that will help you prevent your air conditioner from breaking down. Clean the Filter One way you can keep your air conditioner repair bills down is by cleaning the filters on a regular basis. You can clean the filter of your HVAC unit for reuse by vacuuming it.  Ideally, you should clean the filters once every few months,...

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Prepare Your Water Heater For Winter

Posted by on Dec 10, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

With winter’s cold weather on the way and out of town visitors coming for the holidays, many homeowners are asking themselves what can be done to stretch the hot water in their home. These tips will help you get the most out of your hot water heater this winter. Inspect your Hot Water Heater As a homeowner, you know that you’ll be in trouble if your water heater breaks down in the middle of a holiday party, long weekend, or when out of town visitors are staying in your guest room. To prevent this from happening, inspect your hot...

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Common Air Conditioning Problems And Solutions

Posted by on Dec 5, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Like any other major household appliance, air conditioners come equipped with their own set of electrical and mechanical problems. The more you know about these problems, the easier it will be for you to deal with them on your own. You will be able to handle some of the problems on your own, and others will merit reaching out to an AC specialist for assistance. Problem #1: The Air Conditioner Does Not Turn On It is not uncommon for an air conditioning unit to fail to turn on at the start of the summer. When this happens, it could be because...

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PEX Is The Choice For A Remodel

Posted by on Nov 29, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Plumbing materials have changed in many ways over the years. In centuries past, people were restricted by the need to use materials that did not require a lot of intricate work. Thus, they would use bamboo, hollow logs, rock, and clay. These materials worked fairly well, but they are nothing compared to the materials that are available today. If you have a plumbing project to complete in your home, then you should use the best materials available. When it comes to quality and construction, PEX is the way to go.  PEX vs. Metal Metal pipes...

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Experiencing Higher Heating Bills? Check The Plenum For Leaks And Learn How To Eliminate Them

Posted by on Nov 24, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you’re electric or gas bill is more expensive than usual, but you haven’t been running the furnace more than normal, there may be a problem with the supply plenum. This part of your furnace is attached to the ducts via joints that can sometimes leak. Use this guide to determine whether there is an air leak at this joint and then fix the problem. Step 1: Gather Your Tools Go to the home improvement store and pick up the following tools: foil tape smoke pencil stepladder utility knife latex gloves duct mastic Note: Some homes...

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Tips For Removing And Preventing Ice Dams On Your Roof

Posted by on Nov 21, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Ice dams form on your roof when heat from the home rises, causing water runoff from melting snow. This runoff freezes as it touches the cold edge of the roof line, which creates an ice dam. It is called an ice dam because it prevents water from draining properly off the roof. These dams can cause serious damage to your roof and the inside of your house. To prevent damage and extra expense for roof repair, you need to take steps to remove or prevent ice dams. Removing Existing Ice Dams It is best to remove ice dams as soon as you notice them...

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