2015

2 Simple Fixes For A Garbage Disposal That Isn't Turning On

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If your garbage disposal suddenly stops breaking things down, you might know that the problem is something for a professional to look at, and you might attribute the problem to ordinary wear and tear. If your garbage disposal does not turn on at all, however, you could be stumped about the cause of the problem. In some cases, the issue that is causing your garbage disposal not to turn on can be serious and can require the assistance of a professional.

28 December 2015

Make Small Apartment Drywall Repairs Before Moving

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If you're moving out of your apartment at the end of the month, now is the time to make small repairs to your drywall. Before you can get started, ask your landlord for the type of paint he or she used to paint your apartment. Your landlord may have the paint on hand and, if you're lucky, will supply it to you for free. This will go a long way toward helping you repair your walls.

10 December 2015

Solving Simple Issues With Double-Hung Sash Windows

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If you have a home with double-hung sash windows, then you are lucky to live in a house with such an attractive feature. These windows, however, like all windows, can develop problems from time to time that need your attention. This article takes a look at some common issues that can occur and how to deal with them. Broken Pane Accidents happen and it's almost inevitable that a pane in your sash windows will be broken at some point.

20 November 2015

Water Treatment Tips For New Construction

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Providing your new construction with water treatment systems may be a plus in future home buyer's eyes. This is especially true if the water at the lot or in the subdivision is of questionable quality. The following tips can help you decide whether to include a treatment system, and which type to install. Tip #1: Know the Water Quality A water quality report often comes with the packet when you are purchasing lots, especially if the lots are already on the municipal water system.

4 November 2015

Should You Choose An Asphalt, Slate, Or Wood Shingle Roof?

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Determining what type of shingles to put on your roof isn't as simple as you may think. There are multiple types of roofing shingles available, which makes makes the choice difficult. Like everything else, all types roofing shingles have pros and cons. Knowing what makes each type of shingle different makes your choice a lot easier. Asphalt Shingles Asphalt shingles are extremely versatile and cost effective, which is why they are used on around 80 to 85 percent of residential buildings.

18 October 2015

Signs Of A Septic Tank Problem And Ways To Prevent A Backup

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If your home runs on a septic system, it is important that you are properly caring for your septic tank to ensure that you do not run into any problems. Failure to have your system pumped can lead to a backup of sewage in your home and your yard, which poses a health risk to you, your family, and others.  The number of times you need to have your system pumped will depend on how many people live in your home, how many appliances your home uses, and the size of the tank.

2 October 2015

3 Reasons To Consider A Dumpster Rental

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Dumpster rentals can be quite convenient for homeowners who need it. A dumpster rental will provide you with a huge dumpster in which you can dispose of a large number of junk and debris that you don't want in your home. Here are three reasons to consider a dumpster rental today: To Create a Better Living Environment: One reason for renting a dumpster rental could be that you tend to be someone who creates a great deal of clutter in the home from things that you collect or from work that you do around the house, such as working on cars.

16 September 2015

4 Tips To Help You Choose Solar Energy Upgrades For Your Home Electrical Systems

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Solar energy can be a great investment if you want to reduce your energy costs. Solar arrays can help provide you with the electricity you need for everyday task. These systems can be used to almost completely power your home, or they can supplement power for things like lighting and small domestic appliances. Before you invest in a new solar panel array, here are some tips to help you decide what is right for your home:

27 August 2015

3 Common Reasons Why Your Garage Door May Not Be Functioning Properly

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If your garage door won't close, there could be many different reasons for the malfunction. There are some issues that you can address on your own and others that you will need to hire a repair technician to repair for you. The following guide walks you through a few malfunctions that may be to blame for your inoperable garage door. Misaligned Sensors There are sensors located at the bottom of the frame of your garage door that need to be aligned so that a laser can be sent from one to another to let the opener know that there is nothing blocking the door from closing fully.

12 August 2015

Three Signs That It Is Time For A Brand New Roof

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If you own your home, you likely understand the vast importance of taking care of your roof. On a typical basis, a roof will last between 15 to 40 years, depending on the type of material it was made with and how well you take care of it. While repair has its place, there are certain situations that dictate a complete and total replacement, as opposed to patching up a roof that is beyond repair.

31 July 2015