How to Fix a Valley Leak on a Shingled Roof

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If your roof leaks, check the roof valley. Roof valleys are sloped sections of the roof that discard run-off water. Leaks occur because of poorly placed nails, missing shingles, or old shingles. Fixing a valley leak involves removing shingles and installing flashing. It is possible to fix the leak yourself regardless of your DIY roofing skills. Here are tips to fix a leaky roof valley on shingled roofs. Prepare to Work

18 October 2016

Fixing Leaks With Duct Tape? Better Solutions To Plumbing Woes

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Everyone has heard of the "duct tape" home improvement technique. Just pop duct tape on any kind of rupture, and it'll be fine, right? That's not exactly how home improvement works, and while duct tape can be effective in temporarily stopping plumbing leaks, there are better solutions. Here are three tips for fixing drips and leaks the right way. Use Epoxy or Putty  The first thing you need to do is to shut off the water valve that allows water to enter the leaking pipe or faucet.

8 September 2016

Ideal Locations Throughout Your Home For Some USB Wall Outlets

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If you're an avid user of technology and are keen on the idea of making some simple electrical upgrades to your home, you can hire an electrician to change some traditional wall outlets for USB outlets. The latter still has a functional two-outlet housing, but also typically includes two USB ports, which will allow you to charge and power your various electronic devices without needing power adapters, which can be expensive and can have a habit of getting lost.

8 September 2016

Telltale Signs That It's Time To Replace Your Furnace

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The furnace is a main appliance in your home. It's the brain of your heating system and should be cared for properly. Maintenance tasks should be done such as changing the furnace filter every 1-2 months, keeping objects from blocking the airflow from your furnace, as well as cleaning the inside of the unit to prevent the buildup of dirt and other debris - all of which can hinder your furnace's performance.

19 August 2016

3 Reasons Why You Need To Remove A Dead Or Dying Tree From Your Yard Sooner Rather Than Later

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Is there a tree in your yard that doesn't look as good as it used to? If you suspect you have a dying tree (or one that's already dead) on your property, time is of the essence. While it might not seem like that big of a deal at first glance, a dead or dying tree can actually attract other problems that are definitely reason for concern. Here are 3 reasons why you should remove a dead or dying tree from your yard as soon as possible.

1 August 2016

Three Things To Consider When Having A Custom Tiny Home Created

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Being able to start off your adult life with as little debt as possible will allow you to become debt free quickly and easily. When creating your plan for how to be debt free quickly, consider where you plan to live. Having a home custom made for you can allow you to get everything you need in a small space without having to spend a fortune on it. Even if you only live in the home for a few years, it will allow you to save up enough money to be able to pay for another home in cash or put down a substantial down payment.

15 July 2016

3 Tips To Help Deal With Sediment And Standing Water In Your Home

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If your home has been flooded, there are many problems that you will have to deal with. You will need to do restoration, which can include doing repairs and cleaning the interior of your home. Before you can get started with your flood damage restoration, you may need to deal with a standing water and sediment problem in the lower areas of your home. Here are some tips to help you deal with these issues to get started restoring your home after a flood:

9 June 2016