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Four Steps To Killing Mold Without Bleach After A Water Damage Incident

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A mold problem caused by water damage can be quite a nightmare to clean up. Although many homeowners' first instinct at the sight of mold is to douse it with bleach, bleach is actually only useful for killing things on a flat and non-porous surface. If you have mold growing on a wooden wall, the bleach will only kill the parts of the mold that are on the outside of the wall and will not extend into the wall to kill the roots of the mold.

19 April 2017

Is It Time To Go Back To The Tank?

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Tankless water heaters have become very popular due to their image as a power-conserving, water-conserving modern invention that will last longer than old, rusty tanks. In some respects, tankless water heaters really are good; they do conserve power, and they do last longer than your typical tank-style water heater. However, there are advantages to having a tank-style heater as well, and if you've been having issues with a tankless heater, it might be time to switch back or use a combination.

7 April 2017

Need To Build A Bridge On Your Agricultural Property? Factors To Consider

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If you have recently purchased a large plot of agricultural or ranch land that has yet to be developed properly, you may be simultaneously thrilled and nervous about everything that you have to do. If you have any large rivers or streams that cut through your property, though, one of your first priorities will likely need to be to build a bridge over that waterway to give yourself better access to your lands and maneuverability around your property.

24 March 2017

What to Expect When You Get a Home Energy Audit

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If your power bills are higher than your friends or neighbors, yet you still feel too hot or too cold in your home, then your house probably isn't very energy efficient. If you live in an older home, it could have single pane windows and inadequate insulation. Before you spend a lot of money on upgrades, it's best to have an energy audit so you know exactly what needs to be done.

24 March 2017

Things To Consider When Planning To Build A Screened-In Porch

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If you have decided that a screened-in porch would be the perfect addition to your home, you will want to make sure that you are carefully reviewing the following points. This way, you will have a better chance at ending up with a quality screened-in porch that you will be able to enjoy for many years. Carefully Consider The Placement Of The Door When you are building a screened-in porch, you will need a door that opens up to the yard.

16 March 2017

When You Can't Get Into Your Business: How A Professional Locksmith Will Help

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If you run a business and you lose your keys to the building, you may be surprised at how secure your building is. When you aren't able to get into the building to find a spare set of keys, or you don't have an employee who carries a spare, you may have to call an emergency locksmith to help you get into your commercial space. Once you have lost your keys, it's impossible to know if they've been stolen.

1 March 2017

Vinyl Siding In The Winter: How To Keep It Clean And Clear Of Snow And Ice

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Snow and ice have a major impact on vinyl siding in winter. They collect on the siding and make it very heavy. The snow and ice can also collect underneath the edges of the siding and cause damage behind the siding. Your best bet to protect the siding and your house from winter damages is to clear snow and ice whenever you can. Here are some helpful hints on how to do just that.

1 March 2017

2 Things You Should Do Before Santa Comes Down Your Chimney

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Santa will be climbing down your chimney soon. To prevent him from getting injured, there are some things you should check. These things will also keep you and your family safe this winter when you use your fireplace. Keep reading, and you will soon be able to enjoy a warm fire and be ready for the man in the red suit. Hire a Chimney Sweep Hire a chimney sweep in your area to come to your home and clean your chimney before you light your first fire.

1 December 2016

When Is It Time To Clean Your Gutters?

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Your gutters are an important part of your home's water drainage system. Keeping your gutters clean is one way that you can extend the service life of your gutters and maintain optimum functionality. The following FAQ will help you judge when it's time to clean your gutters and what other things you can do to maintain the gutters on your home.    When is it time to clean your gutters?

13 September 2016

How To Find The Perfect Blinds For Your French Door

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One of the biggest challenges when looking for blinds or window treatments for your french doors is that you need blinds that can cover your windows and still allow room for you to use the handle on your french door. Here are a few things you need to keep in mind while looking for window treatments for your french door, as well as a few suggestions to point you in the right direction.

27 May 2016