Polished Concrete Flooring Care Tips

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Polished concrete is a simple flooring option that is big on style. Whether you have the concrete poured specifically for this purpose, or choose to make use of your existing concrete slab, the polished surface will provide both protection for the concrete and an attractive gleam. Although durable, polished concrete does have some specific maintenance needs. The following tips can help you care for it correctly. Tip #1: Use only neutral pH cleaners

22 November 2016

Care Tips For A New Asphalt Driveway

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A newly installed asphalt driveway can give your yard a rejuvenated look and add to the beauty of your home. To keep it looking great, you need to diligently maintain your investment so it isn't damaged early on. Typically, asphalt is soft and can easily get indentations, stains or cracks shortly after it is applied. Here is a look at steps to take so as to protect your new asphalt driveway from premature damage.

10 November 2016

Why A Leaky Faucet May Be Costing You More Than You Think

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Just hearing a leaky faucet repeatedly drip for hours on end is enough to make you want to call your plumber for emergency repair services. Shockingly, the Environmental Protection Agency estimates that upward of 5 percent of all US households currently have substantial, uncorrected water leaks. Although it may appear that the amount of water lost via a leaking faucet is small, the long-term ramifications can actually have a clear and negative impact on much more than your finances.

12 October 2016

Diagnosing Hail Damage On Your Roof

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During a hail storm, your roof is at high risk of being damaged. A roof damaged by hail will not stop rain water from penetrating into the structure. This increases the risk of incurring damage to items inside your home, like furniture and other personal belongings. Hailstorms can be very destructive, depending on how large the hail is, how fast the wind is, and how much rain is pouring down. Keep reading to learn about the different factors involved in a hailstorm and how to identify these issues on the roof of your home.

23 September 2016

3 Tips For Surviving An Extreme Storm

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When extreme storms hit, there may not be anything you can do about keeping your basement from flooding--but there are certainly things you can do to help keep yourself safe during the crisis. If you would like to learn more about how to protect the well-being of yourself and your family in the event of catastrophic storms, read on. This article will present three safety-minded tips. Have the electricity turned off before entering a flooded basement.

31 August 2016

Signs You Need to Replace Your Attic Insulation

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Attic insulation is an important part of your home's heating and cooling systems. Because heat rises and because the roof of your home absorbs a large amount of sunlight during the summer months, there is a large degree of temperature transfer between your attic and the exterior of your home. If your attic insulation is not up to par, your energy bills can greatly increase, and your home's comfort levels can fall.

19 August 2016

3 Improvements That Can Help Improve Evaporative Cooling Environments

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If you live in an area with a dry summer climate, evaporative cooling may be a good solution to keep your house cool during the summer months. It can also cause some problems that you may want to address, such as higher levels of humidity and water damage. This can also cause a warmer feeling in your home. This is why you may want to consider improvement like using a combination system or installing dehumidification for your home.

11 August 2016