2014

Water Main Break Floods Need Quick Clean-Up

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Perhaps, you thought you were safe from flood damage. There isn't a river, creek or large body of water for miles around your home. Yet, suddenly water was gushing into your home, and you were left scrambling for higher ground. That's when you learned that one of the main pipes in your area's aging water infrastructure had burst, sending millions of gallons of waters rushing through your neighborhood. Now, you're left with a flooded basement and a million questions about what to do next.

15 December 2014

Standby Generators: 3 Things You May Want To Know

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Power outages can occur anywhere, at any time, and they can be very inconvenient and costly. If you are tired of the times when you have no power, and if you are sick of losing food because of it, you could consider hiring a heating contractor to install a standby generator system for you. While these are not necessary cheap to purchase, they can make life so much less convenient when power outages occur.

11 December 2014

Don't Flush That | 7 Things That Should Never Enter Your Plumbing

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Sadly, America has become a country of quick disposals. Items people buy are single-use, disposable, and flushable. In fact, many of those same items are ruining garbage disposals, plumbing lines, wastewater treatment plants, and even the environment.  1. Grease: Putting grease down a garbage disposal is never a good idea. Not only could it clog the garbage disposal, but it coats the inside of the pipes, creating a build-up. While this may seem easy to fix with either hot water or an over-the-counter clog busting product, the solution is only temporary.

10 December 2014

How To Decorate Your Shower Door For The Holidays

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The holidays are just around the corner and it is time to get decorating. In addition to your traditional decorations, there are many unorthodox ways to add a unique festive spice to your home. For example, you can add more to your bathroom than a scented candle and a wreath. If you have a glass shower enclosure, or even a glass shower door, you have a great canvas for decorating. 

9 December 2014

Chilled Water Air Conditioning--What Is It And Should You Use It?

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Are you having commercial air conditioning installed, or looking to upgrade your current system to something new? If so, you should really consider chilled water air conditioning. It has many advantages over traditional air conditioning systems. In fact, it is increasingly being used in commercial buildings, as it is ideally suited for them. However, even private residential homes are starting to install this type of air conditioning. All signs point to it being the future of the air conditioning industry.

5 December 2014

How To Inspect Your Roof Without a Ladder

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Your roof is one of the key components of your home. It protects you and everything you own from the elements. Making sure that it is in good repair is vital to the longevity of your home, but, while it is thoroughly inspected when you initially purchase your home, your roof may be overlooked in the business of everyday life. In fact, while it is easy to change a furnace filter or winterize an air conditioner, managing a roof and making roof repairs is decidedly more difficult.

4 December 2014

How To Repair A Seized Garage Door Roller

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You walked into your garage this morning to hop in your car and begin your commute to work. However, when you cycled your garage door, you heard a distinct scraping noise that could only be produced by a seized roller. Follow these steps to repair your roller and eliminate unnecessary noise production: Gather Your Equipment To remove and repair your seized roller, you'll need a few items: Two pairs of locking vice grips

4 December 2014

How To Clog Every Drain In Your House

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Sooner or later, most homeowners have the pleasure of dealing with a disgusting drain clog. They're inconvenient, unsightly, and, because they create a backup of waste water, they can even present a biohazard. If that doesn't sound like your idea of a fun weekend project, take the time to read through this list of how these clogs form. Once you know how to clog a drain, you can take steps to prevent those clogs in the first place.

4 December 2014

Finding Cracks Everywhere? Winter-Related Home Damage You Should Be Aware Of

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Winter can cause a lot of damage to our homes. Some damage that occurs in winter results in cracks everywhere. If you start seeing cracks in your home, both inside and outside, will you know where to look for the cause? Old Man Winter can cause two serious things to happen to your home: truss lift and foundation movement. Here's what you need to know.   Truss Lift Truss lift is when the trusses of your roofing structure expand.

4 December 2014