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5 Common Mistakes Made during DIY Exterior Drain Tile Installation

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When faced with a wet basement due to leaking foundation walls, you may not want to spend hundreds or thousands of dollars on professional repairs. However, trying to fix the problem on your own with a DIY exterior drain tile installation is all too likely to backfire unless you have plenty of excavation experience and own the right equipment. Watch out for these five common issues that pop up if you choose to go the DIY route so you can handle them like a professional. Read More»

How To Protect Your Family From Carbon Monoxide Exposure From A Gas Fireplace

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Gas fireplaces offer a lot of benefits that wood-burning fireplaces do not offer, and that is why you might be considering a gas fireplace for your home. If so, you should realize that gas fireplaces do require maintenance and they do have risks. One risk you should be aware of is the possibility of carbon monoxide leaking into your home from your fireplace. Carbon monoxide is a deadly gas; however, you can prevent this from being a problem by installing a carbon monoxide detector in your home, and by keeping your fireplace maintained. Read More»

4 Reasons You Should Be Treating And Purifying Your Water

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There is no doubt that you want what is best for your and your family’s health. One of the best things you can do for your family’s health is to make sure that you are having your water treated and purified. Treated and purified water can lead to healthy practices in the future and can instill the values of living a healthy life in younger members of your family. Not only that, but it will just help you live a healthier life. Read More»

Out-Swing French Patio Doors: 2 Things That Can Affect Your Installation

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If you plan to replace your patio doors with out-swing French patio doors, there are a few things to consider before and after installation. Although French patio doors make excellent replacements for your current doors, they can experience a few problems after installation, including weather damage and a high threshold. However, with the right tips, your out-swing French patio doors can be exquisite additions to your home. Here are two things that can affect your out-swing French patio doors after you install them and tips you can use to solve the issues. Read More»

An In-Depth Guide For Bleeding Baseboard Heating Systems

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Hot water baseboard heating systems aren’t as common as they used to be, but they’re still used in many older homes and apartments throughout the country. After a long period of dormancy, the baseboard heating system can become “air-bound” – that is, the heating zone or loop can develop air pockets that prevent the heat from circulating. Learn how you can successfully diagnose and repair this issue. How to Tell When Your Baseboard’s Air-Bound Read More»