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2014

How Not To Unclog A Drain

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When you are faced with a troublesome clogged drain or toilet that just won’t clear, you may get desperate and come up with some unique solutions to unclog your drains. Some people want to fix the problem themselves instead of calling a professional, which is fine as long as you know what you are doing. In some situations, you will just make the problem worse if you try to solve it in the wrong way. Read More»

Two Paving Questions New Homeowners Often Ask

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Your home’s driveway is an important part of both its look and functionality, but eventually, every driveway will need to be repaved. Sadly, some new homeowners have never had to do this type of project before, and they may not know much about the paving process. Therefore, there are likely a couple of questions these individuals may have wondered.  Why Does The Cost Of Asphalt Vary So Much? One of the most unpleasant surprises that comes from these projects is the constantly changing price of asphalt. Read More»

Insulate Areas In Your Home For Maximum Comfort

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This winter you can take some steps to prevent heat loss in your home and cut back on your energy bill. Simple steps can be taken to keep your home at a comfortable temperature. It will be pleasing to be able to leave your thermostat on one temperature and not have to worry about feeling drafts or seeing a large increase in the amount you need to spend in order to stay warm. Read More»

Paved Driveway Myths You May Believe

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A well-paved and maintained driveway can significantly boost the value of your home. However, it is an unavoidable part of homeownership that the driveway will eventually develop some issue. Sadly, many new homeowners are under a couple of beliefs that can lead them to take improper care of their driveways. By debunking these notions, you will be in a stronger position to make informed decisions when it comes to maintaining your home. Read More»

How Long Has It Been Since You Checked Out Your Attic?

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Many homeowners live in their homes for a long time without ever going up into the attic. The condition of your attic is important and could be an indicator it is time for a new roof. In some homes, water damage from a leaking roof causes ceiling and structural damage that needs to be replaced. Homeowners looking for ways to save money and to improve the safety of their home can learn a lot by checking out their home’s attic. Read More»

Keeping Construction Scraps Safe In High-Crime Areas

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Some construction contractors sell their scraps to other businesses in the area. If you are a contractor who deals with scraps this way, you need to know how to keep your garbage safe while you are working in areas where it is more likely to get stolen. It’s also important that you don’t use methods that will destroy your profit margin. Use Dummy Cameras Dummy cameras are basically fake security cameras. Read More»

4 Reasons It's Best Not To Clean Your Own Furnace Ducts

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Can you clean your own furnace ducts? Absolutely. However, there are a few things you should be aware of before you turn duct cleaning into your next weekend warrior project. In some cases, it’s best to have a professional furnace and duct cleaning service give you a hand.  Mold loves to grow  Mold loves to grow in your ducts. All mold needs to thrive is a suitable temperature, food, and moisture, all of which can be found in your heating ducts. Read More»

How To Cool Your Garage

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A garage is more than just a place to store your car. It’s sometimes an extension of the living spaces inside your home, with family members often carrying out projects, hobbies or even band practice inside the garage. The only problem comes if you live in a particularly warm environment, since your garage could get very hot very quickly. There are several other things you can do to help keep your garage cool so you and your family can more comfortably make use of it. Read More»

Three Things You Should Do To Prepare For New Pipes In Your Home

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In an older home, pipes are often made of materials, such as cast iron, that are not nearly as durable and efficient as those used today. If you are planning to have your piping replaced by a professional plumber, this is an update that will bring great value to your home. However, this type of plumbing repair can be time consuming and a major undertaking for any professional. In order to be sure that the replacement is accomplished as quickly as possible, there are a few things you should do to prepare for the upcoming project. Read More»

Common Types Of Overhead Doors Used For A Residential Garage

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Having a garage next to you home provides a lot of extra storage for those things you do not want cluttering up your home. It is also the perfect place to park your car and store other items you do not want left out to be exposed to the weather. With the doors of your garage closed, there are no worries of rain, snow or extreme sunlight causing damage to what you have stored inside the garage. Read More»