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5 Fences To Consider For Your Dog

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For a dog owner, a fenced in yard is a blessing. It restrains the dog while providing it with a safe place to play. It keeps other dogs away from it; and it keeps the dogs from wandering the neighborhood on their own. The question is: what type of fences can a dog owner use? 1. Chain Link A chain link fence is a popular choice because it is affordable. Read More»

Septic Systems: A Guide for New Homeowners

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If you’ve just moved into a home with a septic system after always living in homes that were connected to public sewers, you may feel a bit lost. Sure, the day-to-day operation of running water down the drain and flushing the toilet is the same, but where does that water and waste go? How does your septic system handle it, and is there anything you need to be doing to maintain it? Read More»

How To Take Care Of Your Home To Avoid Homeowners Insurance Water Damage Claim Denials

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Many homeowners have suffered the unfortunate incident of having a homeowners insurance claim denied after filing for coverage for water damage. Homeowners insurance does not cover the cost of repairs to damage that occurs due to the neglect of maintenance on the house. If you do not take care of your home, the insurance company will likely deny claims for water damage that occurs. Here, you will learn how to avoid costly, uncovered water damage to your home. Read More»

Look Up At What's Missing: How To Replace That Missing Wood Shingle

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If you’re like most people, you probably don’t give your roof a second thought until you’re faced with a roofing emergency. Unfortunately, by the time you notice the roofing emergency, you could already have substantial damage underneath the roofing material. For instance, by the time you notice the wet spot on your ceiling, the water has probably already damaged the substructure of your roof and caused mold growth. The best way to prevent roofing emergencies is to pay close attention to your roof. Read More»

Installing Solar Panels? What You Should Know About Maintenance And The Weather

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One of the most common questions asked when buying solar panels is how to take care of them. Maintaining your solar panels doesn’t need to be a complex process. In fact, when you know what it takes to keep your solar panels clean and functional, you can have confidence that your home is receiving all of the benefits of the investment. Routine Care No matter where you live, your solar panels will need to be rinsed thoroughly on a regular basis. Read More»

Ducking Out Of Ducts: Benefits Of A Ductless Heating System

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Ducts channel the air from a furnace to the various rooms in your house, but they are not without problems. Ducts can decrease your furnace efficiency by 20-30%. To complicate matters, ducts tend to develop leaks overtime, so if you don’t properly maintain your ducts, your heating system’s performance can eventually deteriorate. Sealing your ducts is an added cost to a system that uses them. If saving money is important to you, a ductless heat pump can make a good choice for your home. Read More»

Making A Clubhouse That Matches Your Home

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If you have small children, you know the importance of having activities available to keep them busy, year-round. Having their own clubhouse can be a great way to stimulate the imagination, while giving them some privacy and boasting rights in having their very own area. Here are some instructions that you can use when constructing a clubhouse that will match the exterior of your own house. Search For Materials When deciding what materials you will use for your clubhouse, look around your surplus of material that was left over from the construction of your own house, first. Read More»

Three Types Of Leaks Requiring Emergency Plumbing Services

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A leak in the pipes or the pipes becoming clogged are sure signs that you need to call a plumber. Some of these leaks will require emergency plumbing services, especially the following types of leaks. Leaky Faucets That Produce Mold - While most people might not think of a leaky faucet as being a threat to their health, it can be if the leak is starting to produce mold. Even though most types of molds are not hazardous, they can cause serious problems for those who have any kind of allergies. Read More»

3 Reasons To Use Epoxy Floor Coating In Your Machine Shop

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If you’re like most machine shop owners, you don’t spend a whole lot of time thinking about your facility’s floors. You may think that a standard concrete floor is sufficient. However, your floor is one of the most important elements in your building. It has to support your employees plus numerous pieces of heavy equipment. It needs to be safe enough to resist hazards like flammable materials and also to reduce slip-and-fall injuries. Read More»