2015

Hard Water In A House: Helpful Things To Know

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Did you start experiencing dry skin after each shower in the house that you recently purchased? The reason your skin is suddenly getting dry is possibly due to your new home having hard water, but the problem can be fixed if you get a water treatment system installed. Discover below the important things you should know about hard water and getting it treated. Why Is it Ideal to Get Hard Water Treated?

28 December 2015

Three Good Reasons To Eliminate A Non-Beneficial Tree From Your Property

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When you first plant a tree on your property, you may be sold on the idea of more shade over your home, aesthetic appeal, or even just on a kick to be more earth-friendly for Arbor Day. However, as a tree grows into its full size, it is not at all uncommon for some homeowners to regret their decision to position a tree in a specific place. There are a handful of reasons why removing a non-beneficial tree from your property is a good idea.

10 December 2015

Three Tips For Designing A Wheelchair-Accessible Kitchen

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If someone who lives in your home utilizes a wheelchair, it is important to design a kitchen that is easily accessible. This way, your loved one can maintain some independence when it comes to preparing food. While you will need to work with a contractor to come up with a design that's right for you particular needs as well as your unique kitchen setup, there are a few basic tips that can help you design a more accessible kitchen.

20 November 2015

Clay Tiles Can Help To Keep Your Home Cool

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Your choice of roofing material should depend on more than just its cost. Because of how much space a roof takes up, it can dominate the view of your house from any angle where the roof is visible. A roof is also exposed to the full force of the sun's onslaught. With these factors in mind, you should consider buying a roof that will reduce your cooling costs even as it enhances the aesthetic appeal of your home.

4 November 2015

Documents And Objects: Sorting Out A Home After A Relative Dies

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When a relative dies, it can suddenly seem like there's so much to do. If they've been living on their own, a big part of this will be cleaning out their house or apartment. Sorting through their documents and belongings can be difficult, but it's also a chance to remember them – and you never know what you'll run across in the process. Sorting Documents: Important, Sentimental, And Sensitive When going through the documents of a deceased relative, you'll need to divide up the documents you come across.

19 October 2015

Unclog The Submersible Pump Inside Of The Water Well On Your Property

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The submersible pump that is located inside of the well on your home's property can become clogged with debris if the cover over the well isn't secure. If this occurs, water won't flow steadily when you turn on faucets inside of your residence. Learn how to unclog the pump and clean its surface with the following steps so that it works properly again. Use The Following Materials adjustable wrench industrial strength detergent water hose tube brush bucket of warm water mineral spirits  rag ​​Disconnect The Pump And Remove Blockages

3 October 2015

Common Problems With Automatic Garage Doors

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The garage door is an important part of keeping your car and garage safe from a variety of threats, but it is an unfortunate fact that automatic doors can encounter issues that may lead to malfunctions. For those that have only recently purchased their first home, ti can be easy to overlook this part of the house, but after having a couple of questions answered, you should be in a better position to keep your automatic garage door running smoothly.

16 September 2015

4 Tips For Getting Your Home Ready For Winter

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Winter is right around the corner, so it is time to get your home ready for the frigid temperatures ahead. Spending some time preparing your home for the winter during the fall months will give you peace of mind and ensure that your house is ready for cold temperatures and heavy snow or rain. Do the following tasks to make sure that your home is ready for winter: Clean the Gutters

28 August 2015

Important French Drain System Maintenance Tips

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Did you recently purchase a home with a French drain system? Have you had a French drain installed in your basement, not that long ago, in order to prevent flooding? Initially, you might not think about the system very often, so long as it works as intended. However, a French drain can become clogged and stop working, the same as any other types of drains. Here are some tips for making sure that your drain continues to function properly:

12 August 2015

How To Maintain Newly Installed Wood Laminate Floors

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Laminate floors are a popular alternative to hardwood floors, and though they are not real wood, they are nevertheless designed to be easy to install and maintain. However, laminate floors are still considered floating floors and can suffer from some of the same problems as hardwood, so taking care of your floor means making sure of its correct installation and limiting its exposure to harmful elements. Make Sure Your Floor Has Been Acclimatized

30 July 2015