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How To Prevent Basement Leaks

Posted by on Jun 24, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How To Prevent Basement Leaks

A basement leak can be a costly and hazardous problem for your home. Here are some guidelines for protecting your basement from water seepage and leaks.  Plant Away from the House When you think about it, plant roots are designed to travel deep into the soil to search for nutrients and water; this also makes them a great pathway for rainwater to permeate the ground around your house. In order to prevent this seepage from reaching your basement, be sure to plant your garden a few feet away from the house.  Keep Your Gutters Clear The...

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Step-By-Step Guide To Locating A Leak In Your Roof

Posted by on Jun 12, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Step-By-Step Guide To Locating A Leak In Your Roof

Sometimes finding the location of a leak in your roof is obvious, but oftentimes it takes a little detective work to figure out the exact location. Knowing at least the general area of a leak will help when it comes time to get an estimate for repair. Calling a roofing specialist will eventually be on your list of things to do, but you can also do some advance scouting to see if you can locate the leak, and possibly the reason for the leak as well. Read on for a step-by-step guide to locating leaks on your roof. The Location of the Leak 1....

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The Ins And Outs Of Commercial Sliding Doors

Posted by on Jun 1, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on The Ins And Outs Of Commercial Sliding Doors

When looking to upgrade the way that people enter and exit your building, you can’t go wrong by looking into commercial sliding doors. These doors are typically automatic and allow people to enter and exit your building effortlessly, without having to touch the door at all. These doors are excellent from both a durability and usability standpoint. Before you go out and buy these doors, you should begin to understand some critical points about them. This guide will teach you more about these doors, so that you can get what you need for...

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How To Make Your Enclosed Porch Look Sensational

Posted by on May 15, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How To Make Your Enclosed Porch Look Sensational

Perhaps you have decided that enclosing your porch would make it more usable. That’s actually a great idea, as you’ll be able to use it during the cold months instead of only during warm weather days. Here are some ideas to consider that will make your enclosed room look lovely and unique. The Option Of Combining Two Rooms – If your porch is right next to one of your existing rooms, consider knocking out the adjoining wall and creating one large space. Another idea is to just crate a door way between the two areas and...

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Learn How To Make A Kitty Condo For Homeless Cats Using Items Found At A Hardware Store

Posted by on Apr 29, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Seeing homeless kittens outside without a place to cold during the cold winter months can be heart-wrenching. If there are cats in your neighborhood that need a warm place to sleep, but you simply do not have a place for them in your business, consider creating a warm environment for them. The following guide walks you through a great way to make a quick and easy home for homeless kittens in your neighborhood. Gather the Materials The first thing you will need to do is get two large storage containers and some insulation from a hardware...

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Customizing Your Fence for Privacy and Allowing You to Keep Your View

Posted by on Apr 14, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

When the backside of your home faces the woods or a lake, it can be difficult to find a fencing design that does not take away your view. Luckily, with some planning and work, you can create a fencing design that gives you privacy and you do not lose the view you want to keep. Solid Side and Front Panels The first part of creating your new fence is to choose solid panels for the side and front panels. These panels block the view of your neighbors from looking into your yard. Using the same panels on the front portion of your fence helps keep...

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Restoring The Elegance Of Marble In Your Kitchen Countertop

Posted by on Mar 31, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Unless you’ve been fastidious about caring for your marble countertop in the kitchen, it likely has a few stains and perhaps a dingy look. In an afternoon, you can bring back the luxurious glow to the marble. Roll up your sleeves, get a bucket and some rags, and restore the elegance of that marble countertop that once enchanted you into buying it. The Challenge of Marble Marble is a very porous stone, so materials left on it can seep into the pores and under any surface finish. Acidic foods such as wine and tomato sauce can leave a...

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Four Ways You Can Make Your Conventional Central AC Energy Efficient

Posted by on Mar 19, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you want to have energy efficient AC, you may hear about many alternatives to central HVAC. This can include things like radiant heating and cooling, ductless systems and other solutions. These are also good solutions, but if you already have a central HVAC system, you may just want to make energy improvements to your home and keep your existing system. This can include things like adding an auxiliary cooling system, improving home ventilatio,n and reinsulating ducts. These are some of the things that can help to make your existing HVAC...

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Three Easy Ways To Prolong The Lifespan Of Aging Air Conditioning Systems

Posted by on Mar 9, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you live in an older home equipped with central air conditioning, it might be wise to check your records to determine how old the system is. If your records do not contain this information, you can use this coded chart to attempt to determine the approximate age of most major brands; although, the actual installation date could vary. Since air conditioner components that are older than 10-15 years are thought to be nearing the end of their expected lifespan, homeowners who have units in this age range are often concerned about potential...

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The Importance Of Flushing A Water Heater

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

A water heater can be one of the most-used appliances in your home, as it gets used every single day all year round. That is why you want to make sure it is running efficiently while also extending its life as long as possible. You do not want to neglect simple maintenance that can lead to needing to replace a water heater sooner rather than later, which is why you must understand what flushing a water heater does. It’s easy to do, and will help your hot water heater last a long time. Why It Is Important When water comes into your home,...

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