Yvonne Burns

3 Ways To Be Smart With Plumbing This Summer

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The summer presents a lot of unique plumbing situations. Here are a few unique summer plumbing situations and how to deal with them. #1 Going on Vacation If you are going on a vacation that extends for more than a week, there are a few things you are going to want to do in regard to your plumbing. First, you are going to want to make sure that all of your faucets, inside and out, are closed and are not dripping any water.

12 August 2018

Signs Of Summer — In The Gutter: Seasonal Causes Of Clogs

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You know that leaves, twigs, and general muck can clog up your roof's gutter, but those aren't the only things to look out for. Even if your summer weather is so uneventful that you know you won't find yard and tree debris in the gutters for months, you still have to keep an eye on your gutters and repair or replace any that are broken. Lots of spring- and summer-related debris can end up in the gutters over the next couple of months.

1 July 2018

Five Safety Mistakes That Need To Be Avoided During Rock Excavation

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Rock excavation can be one of the most dangerous construction jobs, but it is necessary to prepare sites for supporting building structures.  Fortunately, you can make rock excavation safe at your site by taking the necessary precautions and avoiding mistakes that compromise safety. The following are five safety mistakes that need to be avoided during rock excavation: 1. Failing to locate all utility lines before excavation work begins One of the most important first steps to planning for rock excavation or any other type of excavation is locating the utility lines.

21 May 2018

Reasons To Use A Fleet Management Service As An Owner-Operator

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When many people think about fleet management services, they think about the companies that work with large-scale trucking operations to help with things like truck maintenance. However, even if you are an owner-operator who only has one rig to worry about, you might find that working with one of these companies is a good idea. These are a few reasons why. Ensure Your Rig is Properly Maintained First and foremost, it's probably important to you to make sure that your commercial truck is properly maintained.

3 April 2018

Five Tips For Designing A Home You Can Live In Forever

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Building your own home has many benefits. For one thing, it allows you to completely customize to your needs both now and in the future. This is why it's important to not only think about the now, but think about the future, as well, especially if you are trying to build a home you can live in forever. Here are five tips to help you accomplish this: Keep Accessibility in Mind: Keeping accessibility in mind is important when building your forever home.

20 February 2018

Adding A Fireplace To Your New Home

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Many homeowners look for fireplaces when evaluating potential properties to purchase. If you fall in love with a home despite the fact that it doesn't have any fireplaces, you can always add these architectural features in the future. Here are three things to consider when adding a fireplace to your new home. 1. Your desired location. Before you invest in a new fireplace for your home, it's important that you determine where you want the fireplace to be installed.

10 January 2018

Steps To Get Your Flood Elevation Certificate

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Getting a flood elevation certificate is imperative for flood-prone areas, as it documents your building's elevation. This certificate is mandatory before you can obtain an accurate flood insurance policy quote. Your insurance agent needs the information contained in your flood elevation certificate to compare with base flood elevation(BFE), which determines how high the level of water will rise in the event of a base flood. The base flood elevation does have a bearing on flood insurance rates.

28 November 2017

3 Simple Tips To Help Update The Electrical Wiring In Your Home

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When the electrical system in your home is outdated, updating it is an important task to ensure your home is safe from the potential hazards. Some of the problems that you may have in your home could include, outdated wiring, no GCFI outlets and the lack of grounded wiring. Here are some simple tips that will help you update the wiring in your home to ensure that your family is safe from the hazards of old electrical systems:

24 October 2017

Ideas On How To Successfully Remodel An Older Home

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Have you inherited an older home? Perhaps you have fallen in love with an older home and you have bought it with the intention of modernizing it. Either way, from replacing the siding to buying replacement windows, here are some ideas on how to successfully remodel an older home. ​Do Your Homework Before You Begin The Work -  Take the time first to research the look you want and ask yourself some important questions, including the following ones.

24 September 2017

Cedar Or Redwood...What Should Your New Deck Be Made Out Of?

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When you have finally opted to invest in a new deck for your home, one of the biggest decisions that you will need to make is the type of wood that you want it to be made of. Although there are numerous options to choose from, two popular choices in recent years have been cedar and redwood. Therefore, you will want to be aware of the following positive and negative aspects of both.

30 August 2017