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Plumbing Resolutions To Make For The New Year

Posted by on Nov 25, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Plumbing Resolutions To Make For The New Year

The New Year will be here before you know it! It’s at this time of year that many homeowners make New Year’s resolutions to help them take better care of their homes. These plumbing resolutions can help you take better care of your pipes and help you save money on residential plumbing services in 2016. Stop Using Chemical Drain Cleaner Chemical drain cleaner is bad for the environment and can be bad for some older pipes. Instead, you should use cultures of bacteria and enzymes that eat through organic waste. You can also clear your pipes without chemical drain cleaner in less harmful ways using a plumber’s auger. An auger consists of a stiff cable with a sharp, corkscrew-like end. The cable is inserted into a clogged pipe until the pointed end reaches the clog. Once it pierces the clog,...

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Removing Spray Foam Insulation From Interior Materials

Posted by on Nov 9, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Removing Spray Foam Insulation From Interior Materials

Spray foam insulation is an excellent option for insulating existing homes. Since the foam is sprayed into the walls, ceilings and floors in liquid form, it can be done with minimal damage to the home. Unfortunately, sometimes the insulation can get away from the installers and land on furnishings, trim work, windows and other materials in the home. Below, you will find out how to remove the spray foam insulation if it was to harden on your interior surfaces. Removal from Wood Removing the insulation from wood surfaces requires a delicate touch to avoid damaging the wood. Use a plastic putty knife to remove as much of the foam as possible. Apply some mineral spirits to a clean cloth to saturate the cloth—you want it wet, but not dripping. Lay the cloth over the area with the foam on...

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Four Problems You Are Likely To Have With Your Water Well And How To Deal With Them

Posted by on Oct 21, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Four Problems You Are Likely To Have With Your Water Well And How To Deal With Them

If you rely on a well to get water to your home,  there are a lot of problems that you are probably going to face. This can be things like poor water quality, equipment failure, and in some cases the well going dry. These problems will not be a big deal if you know how to deal with them. Here are some tips to help you deal with some of the most common water well problems: 1. Dirt And Debris Getting Inside Of The Well Casing When you have a well, dirt can get in the casing during and after the installation process. This can happen due to things like soft soils. The well may need to be flushed when this happened. It is also done when you have a well drilled. You will also need to sanitize your...

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How To Caulk Shower Doors

Posted by on Oct 8, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How To Caulk Shower Doors

Shower door kits are great because they have almost everything you need for complete installation. They have easy-to-follow instructions, making it possible for nearly anybody to install them. Prefabricated kits are affordable, especially if you install them on your own. However, most kits come with instructions that say very little about how to caulk the edges and seams. The edges and seams of the metal track and where the glass meets the wall, must be sealed with waterproof caulk to prevent leakage. This is one of the most important steps of the entire process. So, if you just finished installing your prefabricated shower door kit, but don’t know how to caulk the edges, this article is for you. Caulking Like A Pro First, you need to make sure you have the right type of caulk. Most people will want...

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Four Tips To Help You Give Your Chain Link Fence An Attractive Custom Appearance

Posted by on Sep 22, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Four Tips To Help You Give Your Chain Link Fence An Attractive Custom Appearance

If you want to have an affordable fence installed around your home, a chain link fence may be a good investment. It can also be a plain looking fence, but there are some things that you can do to give it a custom look and features. This can include things like casing around the posts and features like lighting. Here are some tips to help you give your new chain link fence more of an attractive custom look: 1. Adding Lattice To Create A Privacy Screen If you want to have more privacy for your home, adding a screen can help. This can be done by attaching lattice materials to your fence. To reduce visibility, you can use a windscreen fabric behind the lattice to make it solid. If you add a windscreen, you may want to add lattice...

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What You Should Know About Snow Removal From Walkways

Posted by on Sep 18, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on What You Should Know About Snow Removal From Walkways

Are the walkways in your landscape covered in a lot of snow? Before handling the snow on your own, you may want to hire a contractor to get rid of the snow for you. Find out in this article about removing snow from walkways and what a professional will charge to perform the task. Why Should Snow Removal Be Left to a Professional? Removing snow on your own may involve the use of salt to make the walkways safer for walking on during the process. It is not a good idea to use salt on the walkways because it can lead to the surface of them becoming damaged. Basically, many of the deicing products are known to contain a chemical called calcium chloride. The chemical can lead to the aggregates that generally contribute to the surface of a walkway...

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