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Low Risk Log Cabin: How To Protect Your Log Cabin From Fire

Posted by on Mar 30, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Low Risk Log Cabin: How To Protect Your Log Cabin From Fire

There is nothing quite as luxurious as having a vacation home. Just knowing you can get away from the city and from work and take a vacation to your second home is a beautiful thing.  A statuesque log cabin inside of a suburban vacation area is the perfect place to go and relax. One item of importance that may keep you from relaxing is thinking about your home’s ability to catch fire. If you want to mitigate your risks while living in a log cabin in a wildfire-prone area, here are some tips on fire protection. Keep the yard raked and the gutter clear One of the smallest yet most dangerous ways that a log cabin becomes prone to catching fire more easily is by having leaves and wood all around the cabin, along with having leaves and branches...

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Create Your Own Custom Mural On Your Privacy Fence

Posted by on Feb 10, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Create Your Own Custom Mural On Your Privacy Fence

Privacy fencing can put your scenery to a stop. Instead of having a plain old fence around your yard, you can custom paint a mural on it. Your yard can be enclosed with a scene from a beach, forest or your favorite setting, characters or objects. If you don’t have artistic skills, you probably think that there is no way for you to paint something beautiful on your fence. Well, with a little work, a homemade projector and some transparency paper, you can do just about anything on your fence. Make the Projector Making a projector requires nothing more than a cardboard box, duct tape, a lamp without a shade and some aluminum foil. The box that you choose should be slightly smaller than the sheets of transparency paper that you have to work with. If it is larger...

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Three Household Electrical Jobs For Which You Should Hire A Professional

Posted by on Feb 10, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Three Household Electrical Jobs For Which You Should Hire A Professional

While taking a do-it-yourself approach to various projects around your home is certainly admirable, it’s important to know your limitations and not try to wade through a job that you shouldn’t attempt. Numerous electrical-related projects apply to this train of thought. Even if you’re comfortably able to perform certain electrical tasks, it’s important to have a healthy respect for your home’s electrical system — and to remember that failing to handle a job correctly can lead to a personal injury or a house fire. As such, you should always think about hiring the services of an electrician anytime you encounter a significant electrical issue. You can count on this professional to do the job correctly and with safety in mind. Here are three jobs that are best handled by an electrician. Changes To Your Electrical Panel Upgrading the electrical...

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Winter HVAC Maintenance Checklist

Posted by on Jan 19, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Winter HVAC Maintenance Checklist

Winter is here and the temperature outside is dropping! Have you done everything you can to maintain your HVAC system this season? If not, your furnace could be struggling. Performing regular winter maintenance on your HVAC system can prevent a furnace breakdown and help you avoid necessary heater repair. The following checklist will help ensure that your furnace is prepared for hard use this winter, so you won’t find yourself stranded without a source of heat. Seal Air Ducts Air ducts have a way of developing leaks over time. This can happen because of events like renovations to your HVAC system and changes made to the duct work. When air ducts develop leaks, heated air from your furnace can find its way into the attic and other unheated parts of your home. This forces your furnace to work harder...

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Tips To Ensure A Smooth Home Remodeling Project

Posted by on Jan 1, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Tips To Ensure A Smooth Home Remodeling Project

When you undergo home remodeling, you can expect a certain amount of disruption in your daily living. When things go awry, however, disruption can turn into chaos or even intolerable living conditions. When working with a construction services professional such as a general contractor, you can and should participate in the process, in order to ensure a smooth home remodeling project. Be Clear on the Timeline At the outset of the project, you should request an estimated completion date in writing from your general contractor. This will help to motivate your general contractor to keep your home remodeling project moving along at a reasonable pace. It will also help to protect you if things go very badly, and the project takes an undue amount of time to complete. Be aware that setbacks and unexpected findings as construction progresses commonly...

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Three Home Plumbing Issues That Require Quick Action

Posted by on Dec 14, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Three Home Plumbing Issues That Require Quick Action

It’s safe to adopt a “wait and see” approach to a number of different issues around your home, but there are many others that if you fail to act quickly can lead to major damage and a sizable repair bill. Where plumbing is concerned, a number of common issues fall into the latter category, which means that knowing the phone number of an experienced plumber is important. Even if you don’t have much know-how when it comes to fixing plumbing repair issues in your home, it’s important to be aware of those that should prompt you to arrange a visit from your plumber as soon as possible. Here are three such issues and how to recognize them. Water Pipe Leak The network of water pipes that runs throughout your home can leak for reasons such as rust or faulty...

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