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Bark: The One Mulch To Rule Them All

Posted by on Mar 20, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The season for spring planting has finally arrived, and and proper mulching is both attractive and functional. With so many different types of mulch and ground cover to choose from, deciding on the one to best meet your needs can be a daunting task. However, it does not have to be this way. Here are a few of the benefits of using bark mulch. Bark is Eco-Friendly It is easy to think of recycling when it comes to products like paper, glass, and plastic, but what about the original materials used in these industries? Bark is a natural by-product...

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3 Reasons Why You Might Want Security Shutters for Your Home

Posted by on Mar 10, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you are always looking for new ways to secure you home, you might want to take a look at security shutters. If you are not familiar with this type of shutter system, you will need to read further. This way, you will know just what it is that you are getting should you decide to purchase them. Prison Bars Without the Bars Have you ever thought about how secure windows are with prison style bars on them? Of course, you might not want to actually cover your home with prison bars so you need to take a look at the next best thing. You will want...

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Tips To Keep Your Home Safe From Hail Damage

Posted by on Feb 27, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Hail is one of the most common types of storm damage that homeowners will have to repair. Typically, this type of damage will be concentrated on the roof of the structure. If left untreated, it can result in sizable obstruction to your property. Luckily, there are a couple of steps you can take to help protect your home from hail the next time a storm rolls through your area.  Upgrade To Fiber Cement Tiles And Shingles The type of shingles or tiles that are on your roof will play a critically important role in keeping your home safe from...

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Safety Concerns In An Old Foreclosed Home

Posted by on Feb 20, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you’re purchasing an older foreclosed home and you are worried about the condition of the plumbing and wiring, there are a few things you can do to make sure the home is safe. If you have to buy the home as is and you don’t want to spend the money on a home inspection, you still want to have an electrician and plumber examine the house. There could be plumbing and electrical problems that put your safety in danger, and you’ll want to have these fixed before you move in. Ask the plumber and electrical professional about...

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How To Keep Your Epoxy Coated Patio Looking Like New

Posted by on Feb 13, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

A painted or dyed concrete patio is much more eye-pleasing than a plain slab. If you’re worried about damage to the finish, sealing it with a protective coat of epoxy can preserve the new color. Epoxy also prevents staining, whether it’s from a spill or dreaded moss growth. Although it’s simpler to maintain epoxy compared to unsealed concrete, there are still some things you should do so it looks its best. #1: Add Drainage Concrete can’t absorb water once it has a thick layer of epoxy on it, which can lead to annoying...

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Central Air Conditioning System: What Can Cause It Not To Work & The Cost Of A Replacement

Posted by on Feb 10, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Are you using a window air conditioning unit because the central system is not working? It is in your best interest to get the central air conditioning system fixed because a window unit can cause higher energy expenses. In this article, learn the possible reasons why your central air conditioning system is not working and how much a replacement may cost if you need it. What Can Cause a Central Air Conditioning System to Stop Working? The main part of a central air conditioning system is the blower, as no air will flow through the ventilation...

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Tips For Improving The Appearance Of Old Concrete Steps

Posted by on Feb 5, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Whether at your home or business, concrete steps offer a sturdy way for guests to travel across your property. But the appearance of those steps isn’t always what it could be, especially after they have taken a beating due to time and weather. There are a few design tips you can use to improve the appearance of your old steps without having to undergo a costly replacement. Get Faux Stone with Acid Staining Contact a local concrete contractor and ask about acid staining services. Acid stain differs from traditional paint-like stain in...

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How To Replace The Ignitor On A Gas Furnace

Posted by on Jan 30, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

A home can get cold quickly when your furnace breaks down in the middle of winter. One part that will break down every few years or so is the ignitor that heats up the burner on the furnace. The ignitor will deteriorate through normal usage and will have to replaced every 3 to 10 years – depending on the type of ignitor (silicon nitride ignitors last a couple of years longer than silicon carbide ones). Here is how you can replace the ignitor and get your house warm again. You Will Need: Replacement Ignitor Screwdriver Flashlight Chalk/Crayon...

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Four Tips On Pumping Water Out Of Your Basement

Posted by on Jan 27, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

When a home’s basement becomes flooded, getting water pumped out as soon as possible is imperative. Although calling on the services of a water cleanup service provider is the best way to ensure a speedy cleanup, there are some measures that homeowners can take on their own to begin the cleanup process. The following are four useful tips on the best ways homeowners can pump water out of a flooded basement while waiting for the professionals to arrive: Get a sump pump A sump pump is an effective appliance for removing water from a...

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An Overview Of Chemical Drain Cleaners And Safety Procedures

Posted by on Jan 23, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Household drain cleaners contain strong chemicals that are not safe for you or for your pipe’s clogs. Yet, some homeowners still prefer to use these products instead of seeking out a professional drain cleaning company. However, this choice could be risky. Here are some things you should be aware of concerning different drain cleaning options. Commercial Drain Cleaners Commercial drain cleaners use oxidizing and caustic cleaning agents to unclog your drain. These chemicals work by creating a reaction that loosens and breaks down the...

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