2015

  • How To Repair Loose Glass Panes

    As windows age, they often become less efficient. They can become louder and less air-tight. This a particularly prevalent issue with wooden windows because they are subject to warping from water damage. One common problem with wooden windows is with the glass pane gets loose within the sash. Luckily, this is an issue that you can fix with just a few simple tools. This article explains how to reseal a loose glass pane in a wooden window sash.
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  • What To Expect When You Call A Plumber To Clean Your Sewer Line

    When you have a clogged drain, it's usually easy to tell if it is just a drain clog or a problem with your sewer line. If your sewer line is clogged, more than one drain in your home is affected. Plus, you'll probably hear gurgling noises in your toilet when water drains from a sink. You may even see water back up in your basement or in a shower drain when you run the washing machine or flush the toilet.
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  • Building A Fun And Safe Deck On Your Home

    You've decided that the old rotted deck must go and you're ready to design the perfect deck for your home. With some careful planning up front, you could have a space on which to relax and entertain guests for years. Here are some of the factors to consider to make sure you will have the deck you've always wanted. 1. Consider some of the modern deck construction materials for ease of maintenance.
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  • How To Check Whether Your Log Home Is Losing Heat Through Air Leakage

    Picture a log cabin in the midst of a snowy wood. There's a blanket of white on the ground and on the roof, but through the windows, you can see the glow of a fireplace blazing inside. Sound cozy? Well, that depends on the cabin. The amount of air leakage through those log walls is the difference between cozy and chilly when winter sets in. Luckily, there's a simple way to check out a log cabin's walls for air leakage: thermal imaging.
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  • 5 Reasons To Choose Heating Oil For Your Home

    Consumers are faced with a wide variety of choices when it comes to heating their home. Electricity, natural gas, heating oil and even wood are all means by which people across the country have chosen to warm their houses during the colder months. But what makes heating oil stand out from the rest? Read on below to discover five advantages that heating oil has over other heating solutions, and how they might benefit your own home.
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  • 4 Things You Should Have In Your Small Business's Public Restroom

    Having a restroom for public use in your small business is a benefit your customers can enjoy. Commercial plumbing services can provide the necessary additions you need to make your restroom accessible to everyone. Here are 4 things you should have in your small business's public restroom. Accessibility Your restroom, under federal law, must be accessible to people who have disabilities in order for you to offer it as a public area.
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  • 2 Main Reasons To Have Your Septic Tank Cleaned Before The Winter Holidays

    As you are preparing yourself, your family and your home for the holidays, the last thing that you might be thinking about is your septic tank. Although you might be thinking about trimming trees and buying decorations for the inside and outside of your home, you probably haven't thought about hiring a septic tank cleaning and pumping company to come out to your home. However, if you haven't had your septic tank pumped in the past few years, it is a good idea to have it done before the winter months strike.
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  • Gravel Driveway Maintenance

    A gravel driveway requires regular maintenance, otherwise potholes and ruts can develop. Not only does this make your driveway unpleasant to drive upon, it can also makes it unattractive and unsafe. Fortunately, most of the standard maintenance practices only need to be performed periodically or they only take a few minutes to complete. This guide can help you make sure you maintain the drive properly. Keep It Clean This is your only seasonal chore with a gravel driveway.
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  • Protecting Your Roof After A Summer Storm: How To Inspect Your Property

    You probably don't inspect your property after every summer storm that hits your house, but after significant weather events with high winds, driving rain and floods, it's a good idea to inspect your attic, roof and the surrounding area for signs of damage and new hazards. Knowing what to look for can prevent further damage and help you catch minor issues before they become big problems.  Shingle Condition Walk around your property, checking the ground around your house for shingles that came off during the storm.
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  • How To Refinish Your Bathtub Yourself

    Refinishing your bathtub can be an extremely satisfying project. However, before you even contemplate taking on this do-it-yourself project you should have all the necessary materials in place. You should also know exactly how you should proceed in order to ensure that the project is a success. Here is a list of the materials you will need and the vital steps you will need to take to make your project successful.
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