2016

Help Your Parents Sell Their Home Quicker With Painting

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Painting the exterior of the home is a great strategy for increasing the value of the home, but there are definitely a number of factors that go into whether or not the new paint job will make a positive difference. If your parents are older and need assistance with getting their home ready for selling, you'll need to look into what kinds of steps you can take to help them out with painting.

9 June 2016

Why It Is So Important To Make Sure That Asbestos Is Professionally Removed

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If you have discovered that you have asbestos in your home and you are getting ready to remove it, you will want to make sure that you are taking the time to consider hiring a professional company to do it for you. To help you understand why it is best to allow the professionals to deal with asbestos removal, you will want to review the following points. They Will Ensure That It Does Not Spread

24 May 2016

Three Tips For Maintaining Your Oil Burning Boiler

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Using an oil burning boiler can be a very effective way of providing heat for a large building. However, these devices will require regular care to ensure that they continue to function at peak efficiency. Sadly, it can be fairly common for individuals to make mistakes in maintaining these systems, which can drastically lower efficiency and shorten the life of these systems. If you have recently purchased an oil burning boiler, you may benefit from using the following few maintenance tips.

8 May 2016

The Beginner's DIY Guide To Dismantling A Brick Chimney

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If the brick fireplace in your home is crumbling, you will want to dismantle it not only for appearance, but for safety. Removing fireplace bricks sounds intimidating, but a beginning DIY person can do it. Here are some tips to dismantle a brick fireplace. Prepare to Work For this project, you need: leather gloves long sleeves pants safety goggles respirator with replaceable filters tarp plastic sheeting ladder (optional) wire brush vacuum cleaner plywood steel pan cement mix hammer air chisel or cold chisel Open the window to ventilate and make a cross breeze, then spread tarp over the floor, even if you plan to remove the flooring during a remodel.

19 April 2016

Installing A Screen Door: Important Dos And Don'ts

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Installing a screen door at your home is a great way to add an extra layer of security while also adding a bit of aesthetic appeal to your home. Plus, on a beautiful day, a screen door allows you to let a breeze blow through your home without letting in any unwanted critters in the process. Fortunately, screen door installation doesn't require the help of a professional so long as you know what you're doing and work carefully.

31 March 2016

A Guide to Building a Custom Home

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When you want to experience the dream of home ownership, you have a lot of different options in front of you. One of the most advantageous options to keep in mind is that you can design and build your home from scratch with the help of custom home builders. With this in mind, you should read on and take advantage of these guidelines below in order to make the absolute most of your custom home-building process.

8 March 2016

What To Consider Before Placing Temporary Fencing Around Construction Areas

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Construction areas have several things going on at one time that can be dangerous to the public. For this reason, placing temporary fencing around the construction zone is a good idea. However, before doing so, it is important to consider a few factors that will help you pick the right fencing for your location. Placing Options               Even though this type of fencing is temporary, there are a few options for placing them securely.

21 January 2016

Vents And Drains – Two Areas To Start To Free Slow Drainage In Septic Systems

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If you have a septic system and have been experiencing slow draining or septic water backing up into your drains, you may not need to call in a professional septic repair technician for help. Before you make the call, there are a couple of things that you can try to free-up the problem and get your drains flowing freely once again. Snake the Drains Localized drainage problems are usually the result of a clog in the drain somewhere.

21 January 2016

Have A Deck? Why You Should Enclose It With A Glass Railing

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If you have a deck area in your backyard, you may be thinking about enclosing it with a wooden or cast iron fence so that there is a border and safeguard in place.  However, you may not have considered the benefits of enclosing your deck with a glass railing.  The glass railing is essentially a large block of tempered glass that is highly durable and aesthetically appealing.  Learning more about the benefits of using glass railing on your deck can help you determine if it is the right choice for you.

4 January 2016