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Why It's Best To Hire A Professional For Asphalt Work That You Need Done

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Even though you might really enjoy doing a lot of the work around your house or business property on your own, when it comes to asphalt paving projects, you might find that it is best left to the professionals. To help you have a better idea as to why it is best to hire a paving contractor, you will want to read through the following information. Once you understand the need for a professional to do the work for you, you will want to start to find the best one to hire. Read More»

Renting Your First Commercial Dumpster? Things To Note

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If you have recently acquired your first commercial space and are getting ready to open your business, one of the finer details you need to think about is waste management. In most cases, commercial property owners find it easiest to rent an onsite dumpster for waste. However, if you’ve never had to deal with any form of dumpster rental before, you may not be really sure where to start. Here are some of the things that you need to think about. Read More»

Three Tips for Refinishing Your Hardwood Flooring on Your Own

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Are you planning to take on the challenge of refinishing your hardwood flooring on your own? If so, know that this task can be difficult if you have not done it before. Here are some tips that will help you refinish your hardwood with great results. Remove All Staples And Nails If you are removing carpeting that covers your hardwood, you’ll want to make sure that you take the time to remove all staples or nails that could be sticking out of the floor. Read More»

Decisions To Make When Choosing A Chain Link Fence

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When you decide it is time for commercial chain link fencing for your business, you will have to consider your needs in order to decide what type is best for your property. Here is what you need to know. How Much Privacy Do You Need?  Some companies don’t require any privacy and are happy with a basic chain link fence; they simply want to separate their property from surrounding properties. In fact, it is extremely important to some businesses that they aren’t hidden from the public and potential customers. Read More»

Landscaping Strategies For Keeping Wild Animals Out Of Your Yard

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If you’ve recently purchased a home on the outskirts of town or in a rural area, you’re undoubtedly looking forward to seeing wildlife on occasion but may not be enthusiastic about the idea of having wild animals become regular visitors to your yard. Perhaps you’ve got children or domestic pets that you want to provide a safe environment for, or maybe you want to enjoy the results of your gardening efforts instead of providing a free feeding station for local wildlife. Read More»

Drain Cleaning Options That Won't Damage Your Plumbing

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Keeping your drains clean is one of the best ways of ensuring you don’t have to deal with plumbing emergencies in the future. With a clean drain, there is less possibility of a blockage. However, certain drain cleaners will do more than just clean your drain. Many drain cleaners generate heat, and this can weaken PVC pipes if this what is found in your house. When your drains are made from metal pipes, damage is more likely, especially in older drains. Read More»

Planning To Install A Spa? 5 Key Factors To Finding The Right Spot

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Now that you’ve decided to install a spa in your backyard, where will you put it? While you may have a spot in mind, it’s a good idea to thoroughly consider all the factors involved before settling on a location. To help you, here are the five top considerations. The Path If you live in a climate with cold, rainy, or windy seasons, you’ll likely want to have a solid flooring material underneath your feet when you travel from the house to the hot tub. Read More»

How To Install A Ceiling Fan Junction Box

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If you are installing a ceiling fan, you must install a junction box. A junction box provides housing for the ceiling fan wiring and supports the fan. A fan-rated ceiling box supports the weight of the fan better, and they are often required by building codes. Contact your local code department to find the required box and the length of blade clearance. You should be able to mount the junction box yourself regardless of your skill level. Read More»

4 Situations That Require a Permit for Tree Removal

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If there is a tree on your property that you want removed either because it is potentially dangerous to the structure of your home or because it does not add any appeal to your home, then you will want to know how to do so safely. Although you may feel comfortable removing the tree on your own, there are certain situations that require a permit and the use of professionals. Here are four situations when you must have a permit in order to go through with tree removal. Read More»

Wrap And Bag Your Way To An Easier Move

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Packing up your possessions during a move is no fun, but unpacking them and putting them away in your new home is even worse, especially items that have numerous small parts or are bulky, such as clothing and shoes. By using simple stretch wrap, plastic garbage bags and these great ideas you will be able to not only pack more efficiently, you will make unpacking and settling into your new home much easier, neater and faster. Read More»