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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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Catch Mold Early To Prevent Big Problems

Posted by on Feb 24, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

No one wants a moldy home, of course. But according to the Centers for Disease Control, there may be more than three hundred thousand species of fungi out there. These various molds are found in almost any kind of environment, both indoors and outdoors. That’s why it’s important to know how to prevent and remove mold in the home. Preventing Mold The most common rooms to find mold in a home are in the kitchen and the basement, and the reason is simple: humidity. Molds generally grow in damp areas. For this reason, keeping the...

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Four Affordable Alternatives To Asphalt Roofing You May Not Have Considered

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

If you have an asphalt shingle roof, it will eventually need to be replaced. Today, you have many choices for replacing your asphalt shingles that are comparable in price. The materials can be composite, metal or even wood. Many people have the misconception that these roofing solutions cost much more, but they are actually very affordable. Here are four of the alternatives available for you to replace your asphalt roofing: 1. Metal Roofing For A Long Lasting Roof Replacement Metal roofing is a great material to use for replacement of asphalt...

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2 Types Of Windows To Consider When Remodeling Or Building A Home

Posted by on Feb 11, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Choosing to replace your residential windows is a great decision, especially when you consider the many different types of windows that offer extra features that basic windows lack. Two types of windows to consider when remodeling or building a home are security windows and easy-to-clean windows. Security Windows There are several types of windows that can make your home more secure, with the most common option being impact-resistant windows. These windows will make it harder for burglars to make it into your home by having two panes of glass...

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The Right Type Of Tile For Your Kitchen & Lifestyle

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

Bringing tile into the kitchen is a great way to provide a quick and easy transformation of the whole space. A tiled counter can alter the room’s atmosphere, and bring an elevated, appealing feature to the kitchen area. If you are unsure about which tiles are the best for your kitchen, look at samples and compare costs to find something that will fit your budget, while providing stylish function for years to come. Keep the following tips in mind regarding kitchen tile: Buying It is easy to get caught up in the vast range of tiles...

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Air Flow Problems? The Answer May Lie In Your Air Conditioning Ducts

Posted by on Feb 2, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Your air conditioning unit is working properly but your home is not being consistently cooled. Some rooms feel so cold that you should be able to see your breath when you speak, while others feel as though you are outside in the sweltering heat. If an air conditioning contractor has determined that your unit is properly sized for your home and that it is functioning efficiently, then your problem may be in your ducts. What causes air flow problems in your ducts? Ducts carry the cool air throughout your home. Over time, they may be obstructed...

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Tips To Eliminate Cockroaches In Your Apartment

Posted by on Jan 28, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Cockroaches can be difficult to exterminate, and this is especially true when living in an apartment building. No matter how clean you keep your own apartment, if your neighbors have roaches, you’re likely to see bugs in your own home. If you find yourself living in an apartment building with roaches, extermination will involve a combination of roach-proofing your own apartment, working with your management company and collaborating with your neighbors.  Control Access to the Food Source Cockroaches choose to live in human homes...

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How To Build A Bench Seat For Your Kitchen

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

If you want to do something a little different with your kitchen or dining seating, why not add a bench seat? The bench seat can either go against a wall as a little nook, or right at your dining room table to provide extra seating. Here are some basic instructions for building the bench seat on your own. Gather Your Supplies While this is a basic DIY project to do on your own, you will need some tools and materials. Many of these are probably in your own garage if you do other construction projects, but you may need to pick some of them up....

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How To Replace Your Garage Door Springs

Posted by on Jan 16, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The springs that are mounted on the sides of your garage door are vital for its proper operation. The springs are designed so that they are just strong enough that the door will open with only a little effort. However, over time these springs can become worn or damaged, and you will need to replace them. When replacing a garage door spring, it’s essential to choose one that matches the one you are replacing. It must have the same strength and be the same size. The following steps will show you how to replace a garage door spring. What...

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