2016

  • How Important Is It To Know The Age Of Your Plumbing System?

    Do you know how old your plumbing system really is? That age can tell you a lot about the current and near-future state of your plumbing. It can let you know if you need to upgrade, make changes, or replace components. Age can also give you an explanation if you have constant problems, or always find yourself in need of repairs. Getting Age from Local Government The best way to tell age is to procure property records.
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  • Exterior Painting Prep Steps Many People Leave Out And Why You Shouldn't Forget Them

    When people decide to do their own residential exterior painting, they tend to leave out some prep steps. These important prep steps can make all the difference in how your home's exterior paint job looks. If you decide you are going to do your own exterior painting rather than hire a professional, here are those steps that other DIY house painters miss, and why you should not forget to do them.
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  • Why You Should Consider Building A Fabric Structure On Your Farm

    Do you need more buildings on your farm to house animals, store feed, or manage compost? If so, you should consider installing a Clear Span fabric structure instead of a more traditional metal or wood building. Not only can building a fabric structure save you money, there are several other benefits to building a fabric structure instead of wood or metal. Fast to Construct Fabric structures require little architectural planning. They are typically made of two parts: a steel frame and fabric cover.
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  • Three Reasons To Have Your Drain Problem Fixed By A Professional Plumber

    When you see that one of your drains is clogged up, you may have more than one idea on what to do about it, but it is best to call a licensed plumber. The following are only three reasons to do this. Off-the-shelf products are not effective Unclogging your drain is not as simple as television commercials tell you. There are several off-the-shelf drain cleaning liquids that you can buy, but they are usually a waste of time and money.
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  • 3 Fall Asphalt Maintenance Tips

    With winter just around the corner, it's time to take a close look at your asphalt driveway to make sure it is able to withstand the rigors of the season. Although asphalt is a durable material that can last many years in even cold climates, proper maintenance and cold-weather preparation goes a long way towards preventing damage. The following tips can help you get ready for the cold. Tip #1: Scrub it down
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  • 3 Inexpensive Ways To Update Your Fireplace

    If you have an old fireplace that you are sick of and would like to update, but aren't sure if you have the funds for it, then you will be happy to know that there are affordable ways of updating it. This article will discuss 3 inexpensive ways to update your fireplace.  Paint It Perhaps the most common, but also one of the cheapest ways to update your fireplace is going to be to paint it.
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  • Is Your Family Getting Larger? Remodel The Bathroom To Accommodate Your Extra Needs

    A limited number of bathrooms is one of the largest crutches for a large family. Most people will end up looking for another home to better accommodate their needs before their family grows large enough to become a problem. Other families will add a bathroom to their home to stay in the same home. But what if you do not want to move out and building another bathroom is not a feasible option?
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  • Do Your Cats Regularly Have Hairballs? 3 Ways To Minimize How Much They Damage Carpeting

    Although there are some hairless cat breeds out there, most cats have a lot of hair. So, it makes sense that they have adapted to spit up hairballs to cleanse their body of hair that they have licked up. But, if you have carpet through your entire home, you may notice that the hairballs can cause stains. It is a problem that you cannot keep from happening altogether, but you can make it better.
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  • Protect Your Home's Foundation With These Gutter Maintenance Tips

    When rainwater flows next to a home's foundation, it increases hydrostatic pressure around this area. With time, this increase in hydrostatic pressure not only encourages crack formation, but also leads to basement flooding. Both of these things usually play a significant role when it comes to compromising the integrity of a home's foundation. They are therefore things that you should prevent if you want to protect your home from foundation damage.
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  • Tips For Cleaning Your Tile Floors

    If you have tile floors in your home, it is vital that you know the best tips for keeping the tile and grout lines clean. To help with this, you may want to take a few moments to review the following suggestions. Gently Sweep Or Vacuum It is important to make sure that you are gently sweeping or vacuuming your tile floors to remove small and large chunks or dirt or debris before mopping.
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