2016

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

Need to Clean Your Chain-Link Fence? Here's How to Do It

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Durable, long-lasting, and inexpensive, chain-link fences have become a popular option for many homeowners in need of a good fencing solution. If you want your chain-link fence to look as good as the day you had it installed, it pays to keep it clean. Otherwise, dirt and debris can accumulate on the fence as time goes on, robbing your fence of its original luster. A lot of people think chain-link fences are hard to clean, but that's simply not true.

9 November 2016

Five Tips for Designing a Better Small Horse Barn

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Most every horse owner dreams of having their own 40-stall barn with foaling stalls, heat, and a shower in the tack room. But in reality, budget and space constraints mean most horse owners have to settle for something a bit smaller. With careful planning and the right design, your four- or six-stall barn can be as an enjoyable as a luxury breeding stable. Here are five tips for designing a better small horse barn.

22 September 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

Tips On Choosing And Using The Right Plunger For Your Sink Drain Clog

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If your kitchen sink has stopped allowing water to flow through the drain, then it's time to start thinking about clog removal solutions. Hot water, vinegar, and baking soda can all be used to try to resolve the plumbing problem. However, when these materials will not move the clog, then it is time to reach for the plunger. While most people own plungers and use them regularly, individuals rarely know how to use them correctly or even which ones should be used.

2 August 2016

Must-Haves For An Indoor Riding Arena Geared For Teaching Equestrian Sports

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Teaching equestrian sports takes a lot of discipline and practice, for the teacher, the student and the horse. But practice can be challenging during certain times of the year, especially when it snows in the winter, rains in the spring, and thunderstorms in the summer. Fortunately, there is something you can do to be able to give your students lessons no matter what the weather conditions areā€”build an indoor riding arena!

28 June 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

4 Tips For Growing Yellow Poplars For Shade Without Threatening The Safety Of Your Property

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Whether you call them tulip trees or yellow poplars, these trees that actually belong to the magnolia family are great for shading your home because they grow quickly and reach a mature width of 50 feet to provide a lot of canopy cover. While these shade trees are less troublesome than many other species that grow as quickly, they still need care and attention as they grow to turn into a safe and beautiful part of the landscape.

17 May 2016

Why Isn't Concrete Flowing? Three Reasons Your Concrete Pump Truck May Have Frequent Blockages

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A concrete pump truck allows you to pour concrete into high areas, such as apartment buildings and high rises, or quickly pour concrete over a large area. Concrete should flow from the truck out of a pipeline. However, this may not always occur. Occasionally, a blockage can form in the pipeline, disrupting the flow of concrete. If this happens rarely, it is nothing you should worry about. Sometimes a clog simply just forms.

15 April 2016

Settling Into Another Commercial Building? Take These Sensible Security Precaustions

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Relocating your business from one commercial building to another can be exciting, worrying and chaotic in equal measure -- but don't forget to evaluate the building's security while you're unpacking boxes and distributing updated business cards. Here are some important steps you can take to protect your assets at the new location. Rekey or Replace All Locks You have no idea how many employees of various previous commercial residents have passed through your new (or objectively speaking, not-so-new) facility's doors over the years.

29 March 2016