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Tree Trimming: Don’t DIY

Posted by on Jul 16, 2015 in Uncategorized |

If you’ve noticed you have overgrown trees and you don’t know much about landscaping, you’ll want to call the professionals. There are a lot of concerns that can arise when you cut down tree branches, especially if you don’t have the knowledge or the equipment.  Overgrown trees can become a visibility concern when backing out of a driveway, they make your landscaping look unkept, and the branches can move in the wind and cause a lot of damage. Here are a few of the benefits you’ll get when you choose...

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Three Tips To Help You Save Money On Your Heating Oil Bills

Posted by on Jun 30, 2015 in Uncategorized |

The high cost of home heating can put a major dent in your winter budget. Fortunately, there are many ways you can save money if you heat your home with an oil furnace. The following tips can help lower your fuel bills while still allowing you to stay warm this winter. Tip #1: Get a Tune-Up The simplest yet most effective way to save on heating oil is to keep your furnace in top condition. An annual service check and tune-up ensures your furnace is working as efficiently as possible. The technician will check and clean the burner and interior...

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Got Children? Follow These Essential Garage Door Safety Tips

Posted by on Jun 17, 2015 in Uncategorized |

Although you and your family probably rely on your garage door in your day-to-day lives, you might worry about your kids getting hurt by this dangerous mechanism. Therefore, if you want to keep your children safe, you should follow these essential tips for garage door safety. Mount Your Garage Door Opener Higher Check the garage door opener that is placed inside your garage, next to the entrance to your home, and make sure that it isn’t where any of your children can reach it. If it’s too close to the door, your kids could be...

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Tips To Extend The Lifespan Of Your Wool Carpeting

Posted by on Jun 4, 2015 in Uncategorized |

Wool carpeting is durable, attractive, and an eco-friendly choice since it is made from natural fibers. It can also be pretty expensive, so if you have a wool carpet, you’ll want to make sure it lasts as long as possible. These tips will ensure it stays looking fresh, clean and well-kept for years to come. Vacuum with the brushes set higher If your vacuum has a setting that allows you to raise and lower its brushes, raise them so that they are just barely resting on the surface of your carpeting. With synthetic carpeting, you might want...

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Learn How To Clean And Replace Your Gas Furnace’s Thermocouple

Posted by on May 21, 2015 in Uncategorized |

If the pilot light to your gas furnace keeps turning off each time that you turn your unit on, the thermocouple may be dirty or need to be replaced. Learn how to handle each of these situations so that you can use your furnace without any interruptions.  Use The Following Materials emery cloth lint free cloths compressed air thermocouple pliers Remove Corrosion From The Thermocouple Turn off the power to your furnace so that you do not suffer from an injury while you are cleaning the thermocouple. Open the access panel on your unit. Next...

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3 Tips To Prevent Water Damage From Getting Worse

Posted by on May 6, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Water damage can be caused by a lot of things. Everything from a major water heater malfunction to a tiny plumbing leak can cause water damage in your home, and you also have to think about environmental events, such as roof leaks and flooding. Regardless of the cause of water damage in your home, you probably want to prevent the problem from getting any worse while you are waiting for a water damage restoration professional to arrive. Luckily, following these tips can help. 1. Put a Stop to the Water Source If at all possible, put a stop to...

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3 Tips For Getting Your First Home

Posted by on Apr 17, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you want to make sure that you are able to close on a home and make your dream of ownership a reality, you’ll need to use the right advice. There are some key strategies that you’ll be able to use in order to get the home of your dreams. As a first time homebuyer, you might be wary of the process, so take advantage of some of these tips, in order to get the most of this situation.  #1: Ask Yourself The Most Vital Questions In order to make sure that you’re getting the the most out of your home purchase, there are...

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Want To Landscape Around That Air Conditioner? Follow These Tips!

Posted by on Apr 7, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Let’s face it: your conditioner condenser isn’t the most attractive thing on your lawn. It’s big, it’s square, it’s made of metal. It’s also noisy when the air conditioning is running, which can draw unwanted attention to the unit. If you’re like many homeowners currently planning their spring landscaping, you’re seeking ways that you can hide your condenser in the coming growing season. Hiding that big ugly condenser is a good idea, but care must be taken to ensure that the condenser has enough...

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Tips On Preventing Fires In Construction Trailers

Posted by on Mar 25, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Trailer fires are a significant construction site hazard that can be prevented through careful planning and vigilance. Fires sometimes start in construction trailers because they contain a dangerous mix of power equipment and flammable fuels.  Anyone using a construction trailer on a worksite should be aware of the following safety tips for preventing fires: Install a fire extinguisher Those doing construction work out of a trailer should definitely make sure that their trailer is equipped with a fire extinguisher. Not only is...

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Simple Gutter Maintenance Every Homeowner Should Do

Posted by on Mar 12, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Your gutter system is a very important structure, as it directs water away from your home so it will not pool up along your foundation. This would cause problems such as deteriorating your foliage, damaging your home’s exterior and possibly flooding inside. There are some simple maintenance steps you can take to keep your gutter system working to its best ability so you will not have to work about any of these troubles. Here are some upkeep steps you can do to keep your gutters working year-round. Know When To Look Gutters should be...

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Is Your Garage Door Kid-Safe?

Posted by on Mar 4, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Over two decades ago, legislation was passed that required all garage door openers manufactured on or after January 1, 1993 to include safety mechanisms that would prevent the garage door from closing on an object in the door opening. This legislation was intended specifically to protect children and pets who might be playing or moving in the path of the moving garage door. Understanding what these safety mechanisms do and how they operate can help you, as a parent, to ensure that your garage door is safe for your child. Automatic Reverse...

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