2015

3 Ways To Block UV Rays From Coming In Through Patio Doors

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If you're having new patio doors installed, don't forget to protect the items inside your home from UV rays that can come in through the patio door glass. These rays can cause fading even on cloudy days, making your furnishings, carpet, books, and anything else in the rays' path look old and worn before their time. Here are three ways to block those pesky rays and keep your home looking neat and in shape.

16 December 2015

Protect Your Workers In Cold Weather

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If you run a construction site and have workers in cranes, on partially finished building floors, and in other construction situations where the workers are exposed to the elements, plan out now how you're going to keep the workers healthy and safe during the cold weather. Crane operation and using other equipment can become dangerous as temperatures drop and wind speeds increase. Here are six ways to keep your workers safe in colder weather.

28 November 2015

How An Electrician Can Help Make Your Home Smarter

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There are so many things that you can do to your home these days. If you are interested in technology and having the latest and greatest devices, lighting, and smart home tools, you are in luck because these smart home technologies have come a long way. The key is to making sure that you have a good electrician that can manage all of the different electrical services that you are going to need to get your home automation up and running.

10 November 2015

Should You Paint With Rollers Or A Spray Gun?

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There are many different approaches to repainting interiors. You can with paint your home with traditional rollers and brushes. Alternatively, you can use a pneumatic spray gun to paint your interior walls. But which is better? It really depends on you personal situation and property. Both approaches will basically give your home the same quality paint job. This article will explain the pros and cons of both approaches. Using a Spray Gun

22 October 2015

Solving Your Home's Problems With Exterior French Doors

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Sometimes you don't need a big renovation to make an impact in your home's appearance or solve pesky problems. Changing your doors can be a great way to resolve multiple issues and improve your home's curb appeal. Here are five problems you can solve with a classic design element, the French door. 1. Your interior is too dark. If the inside of your house is feeling a bit like a cave, changing your doors can let in more light, especially if you select French doors that double the regular door space.

9 October 2015

Battling A Clogged Urinal

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If you are in charge of keeping restrooms within your establishment clean, and you have noticed there is a urinal in the men's room which has an abundance of liquid within, you will want to do whatever necessary to remove this material so the urinal can continue to be used by your customers. Urinal clogs are a common occurrence within bathrooms with a high usage rate, making it necessary to do maintenance if you find one is giving you trouble often.

24 September 2015

Taking On A House Construction Project: Why You Need A General Contractor

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Are you excited about constructing your own house to give it more sentimental value? Before jumping into the construction process, you may want to consider assistance from a general contractor to make sure things are done right. Find out in this article why hiring a general contractor is the smart way to construct a house. How Can a General Contractor Be Helpful with House Construction? It is important to determine if a permit is necessary before a new house is constructed, even if it is built on land that you own.

7 September 2015

Four Ways To Protect Your Rented Dumpster And Your Business's Reputation

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Economic times are tough for many people these days, but as a small business owner, that doesn't mean you want people regularly rummaging through your rented dumpster. Renting a dumpster, like those from Metropolis Disposal, is an important part of nearly every business, and you need to keep yours in good shape and to prevent people from becoming injured in or near it. If you find yourself spending more time worrying about this danger than you do actually running your business, there are steps you can take to help alleviate this problem without making a name for yourself as the unfriendliest business owner in town.

18 August 2015

How To Repair A Leaking Pipe

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Before attempting to repairing a leaking pipe, you must first evaluate the situation. If the pipe has only a slight leak or drip, you may be able to stop the leak yourself. However, if the pipe is a supply line, which are under pressure and capable of gushing water non-stop, you should call a plumber who provides emergency plumbing services. Minor leaks, even in supply pipes, can be repaired using different methods including:

30 July 2015

Eco-Friendly Event Planning: Taking Care Of The Unwanted Bits

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Summer is the time for the most outdoor activities. However, even the best event can be overshadowed by the garbage it leaves behind. Even those that are the most eco-friendly can still generate enough debris to warrant major clean-up following the event. Since the average person can generate up to 4.3 pounds of trash per day, an event with even a few hundred people could see a lot of waste. A festival, concert or charity marathon can attract more than 600,000 people.

22 July 2015