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Before You Trim Trees, Remember: One Person’s Yard Waste Is a Zoo Creature’s Treasured Treat

Posted by on Jul 29, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Before You Trim Trees, Remember: One Person’s Yard Waste Is a Zoo Creature’s Treasured Treat

If you’re a committed green person who would like to recycle or re-use everything you don’t need anymore, you should definitely contact your local zoo before you have your landscaping tidied again. Many zoos accept branches of certain trees to feed animals or use as habitat for the animals in their care. This is a great way to keep yard debris out of the landfill and make a zoo creature happy at the same time. Here’s what you should know. Branches of leaves, fruit, and flowers are called “browse” The term “browse” is used to describe the natural tree, shrub, and grassy growth that animals munch on throughout the day when in their natural habitats. Zoos try to mimic that type of feeding by offering animals like elephants, giraffes, and zebras branches of trees to both nibble on and...

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Complement Your New HVAC System With These Energy-Saving Home Updates

Posted by on Jul 13, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Complement Your New HVAC System With These Energy-Saving Home Updates

Your new HVAC system is sure to help keep your family comfortable while spending time indoors throughout the year. But running your air conditioner and heater on a regular basis for temperature control tends to result extra energy expenses on a monthly basis. The good news is that you can introduce a couple of energy-saving home updates that will complement your new HVAC system and help offset your heating and cooling costs. The following home updates will also minimize HVAC wear and tear year-round: Introduce Some Ceiling Fans If you don’t already have ceiling fans installed throughout your home, consider introducing a few. Making use of ceiling fans will decrease your HVAC system’s workload and minimize wear and tear, which should help keep the system in excellent shape as time goes on and minimize the need for expensive repairs....

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Exploring The Benefits Of A Walk-In Shower

Posted by on Jun 28, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Exploring The Benefits Of A Walk-In Shower

Modern technology has remedied one of the huge issues faced by the elderly and disabled population. Annually, 235,000 individuals visit the emergency room for bathroom injuries, and approximately one-third of those cases involved incidents from the bathtub or shower. You can choose a model free of thresholds or doors if you choose. Another alternative is creating a ledge where the water cannot run over the bathroom floors. The choice depends on your individual needs. Offers Health Benefits One of the most beneficial effects is the peace of mind you receive from knowing you and your family can safely take a shower without injury. Showering on a regular basis can help patients who suffer from health issues including heart conditions and arthritis. The hot/steamy water can soothe the body for those who cannot motivate easily. The ancient Egyptians created the...

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3 Benefits Of Hiring A Junk Removal Service Instead Of Renting A Dumpster

Posted by on Jun 7, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Benefits Of Hiring A Junk Removal Service Instead Of Renting A Dumpster

If you are cleaning out your attic, cleaning out a rental that a tenant has left in bad condition, or are tackling a home remodeling project, you might be thinking about renting a dumpster so that you can handle all of the mess. However, you might find that hiring a junk removal service — in which the service will send a team in to retrieve the junk and haul it off for you — is a better option. These are three reasons why. 1. Avoid Causing Damage to Your Yard First of all, you should know that renting a dumpster can cause a lot of damage to your yard. A dumpster can damage your grass in the area that it is placed, and the truck that drops it off and picks it back up can cause damage to your...

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Water In Your Unfinished Basement? Repair The Damaged Seals Around Your Window Well

Posted by on May 22, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Water In Your Unfinished Basement? Repair The Damaged Seals Around Your Window Well

If you find water on the flooring of your unfinished basement, you may wonder where it comes from and how can you stop it. A wet basement can cause numerous problems for your home, including mold growth and foundation damage. One of the places you might look first for leaks is your window well. Although window wells should have some type of drainage system in place to redirect rainwater, they can sometimes develop leaks in the seal that allow water to seep into the basement and along the walls. If you don’t seal the window, the moisture may eventually deteriorate its wooden frame. Here’s what you need to get for the repairs and how to use them. Find and Purchase Your Supplies You can find the supplies you need at your nearest home and gardening store or large retailer....

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4 Modern Features To Give Your Deck A Contemporary Look And Feel

Posted by on Apr 15, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 4 Modern Features To Give Your Deck A Contemporary Look And Feel

If your deck is outdated, it may be time to renovate it with new materials like decking and railings. The investment in your restoration may be a good opportunity to change the design and give your home contemporary features with things like glass or metal railings or a dry decking system. Here are some modern features that you may want to consider for your deck to give it a contemporary look: 1. Install New Decking With Hidden Fasteners Or A Dry Deck System To give your deck renovations a modern look, you may want to consider replacing the decking with materials like tropical hardwoods. These materials can be installed with hidden fastener systems to give your deck a clean look with no exposed screws or nails. Another option that you may want to consider is a dry decking system...

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