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4 Tips On How To Keep Your Garage Door Well-Maintained

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When you perform maintenance checks on your home, you should consider checking over the garage door as well to ensure that it continues to function normally. There are certain elements of the garage door unit you should pay special attention to when you inspect it, such as the springs and pulley mechanisms, the hinges and tracking unit to prevent them from malfunctioning. The tips listed below are designed to show you how to keep your garage door well-maintained. Read More»

Cool Off This Summer By Preparing This Spring

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If you want to stay cool inside of your house this summer, you need to take some steps to take care of your air conditioning this spring. Spring is a great time to fix and prepare your air conditioning system because you don’t need to use it, but it should also be warm enough on some days for you to really test out your air conditioning system and make sure everything is working correctly. Read More»

Tips To Make Lasting Plaster Crack Repairs

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Plaster walls were often constructed in homes through the late 1950s until drywall replaced plaster as a wall covering. While plaster may need to be replaced by a professional contractor if excessive damage is noted, you can fix cracks on your own. Cracks can be easily filled in with lime-based plaster material. However, quick repairs rarely last. You will need to do several things before the repair is made to make sure that plaster remains after your fix is completed. Read More»

3 Tips For Pumping Concrete In Cold Weather

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Concrete is one of the most popular building materials used globally, so much so that it is used twice as much as any other building material. Concrete can be poured and applied using many different techniques. Concrete pump trucks are ideal for large-scale projects, as they discharge large volumes of concrete via a pump system. Although effective and useful, you’ll find yourself facing many obstacles when pumping concrete in cold weather conditions, as the concrete may end up freezing at the bottom of truck. Read More»

8 Unique Rebar Toppers To Make Your Festival Set-Up Truly Yours

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If you attend festivals and set up a large tent or shade area, you probably know that rebar is used for much more than traditional construction projects. Rebar can be one of the cheaper, more effective tent stakes that you can make. The ribbed surface of rebar makes it grip sand or dirt better than smooth tent pegs, and since you can purchase it in different thicknesses and cut it to various lengths, you can customize your tent stakes to stand up to the weather of whichever festivals you attend. Read More»

3-Step Guide To Flushing And Cleaning Your Old Electric Hot Water Heater Using Vinegar

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After noticing that your hot water has lost its warmth or the stream is slow, you may be thinking it is time to replace your electric water heater. However, it may only need to be flushed and cleaned. Before you spend the money on a new one, use the following three-step guide to flushing and cleaning your hot water heater with vinegar. Step 1: Drain The Water Heater’s Tank The first step involves draining the water heater’s tank and flushing out the excess sediment. Read More»

3 Great Heating Options For A Log Home

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When you chose to build a log home, you probably had visions of living off the grid, or at least of creating the illusion of a rustic rural homestead. So, you may not be interested in putting a modern electric combination heating and air conditioning unit  or gas furnace in your new log home. However, you still have to heat the house somehow if you want to stay comfortable in the winter. Read More»

How To Troubleshoot Common Boiler Problems

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You depend on your boiler to provide you with hot water on demand. Hot water is important for not only comfortable bathing, but for washing your clothes, dishes, and more. While most boilers can last 10 to 15 years before needing to be replaced, they may need maintenance along the way.  Fortunately, there are things you can do on your own to troubleshoot common boiler problems. These things may keep your boiler running for many more years, or they may prolong the need for full professional boiler repair. Read More»

4 Bathroom Upgrades To Do When Your Baby Is On The Way

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If you have a child on the way, then you are probably thinking about adding a nursery to your home or renovating your bedroom to make space for your new family member. You may even be considering renovating your kitchen or living room to get a head start on baby proofing and add cozy areas for feeding and playing. One room you may not be thinking about renovating is your bathroom. Read More»

Spring Into A New Season With These HVAC Preparation Tips

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The arrival of spring heralds more than just warmer weather. It also brings with it an opportunity to ready your HVAC system for the summer ahead. With summer temperatures just on the horizon, it’s a good idea to commit some of the following preparation tips into memory: Check and Change the Air Filter This is one of the simplest, yet most important tasks you can perform to ensure your HVAC system is ready for summer duty. Read More»