• How To Make Sure Your Auto Shop Garage Door Doesn't Break

    If you own an auto shop, then you know just how important it is to make sure that everything is always in working order. One of the most important parts of any auto shop is the garage door. Just like all things, garage doors can start to wear down after years and years of use, leading to things like slow-moving garages, squeaky garages, or garage doors that completely breakdown. To avoid ending up with a broken garage door, this article will take a closer look at a few things you can do.
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  • 3 Options to Consider for a More Energy-Efficient Home

    Are you looking for ways to make your home more "green" and to cut down on your energy bills? Have you already switched to energy-efficient appliances and are running out of ideas? Aside from being better for the environment, the more energy efficient that your home is the more money that you'll save on your utility bills. But once you switch to energy-efficient appliances, it can be all too easy to start thinking that's all you need to do or all that you can do.
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  • 3 Tips For Renting A Dumpster For A Construction Project

    Anyone who has overseen a new construction site or a home or commercial demolition and remodel knows that these projects create a large amount of waste that needs to be disposed of. It is never a good idea to pile up trash and debris from the onset of the project, and a dumpster should always be rented in advance to ensure that there is a place to put everything during the construction or renovation project.
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  • 4 Tips To Help Keep Your House Cool During A Hot Summer

    When the temperature outside starts to rise, your home's cooling system will hopefully be ready to kick in and keep you and your family comfortable. But on an especially hot day, your air conditioner is going to need all the help it can get in order to keep the heat at bay. If you'd like to stay cool and help your cooling system run more efficiently, here are some tips that might help.
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  • Tree Care Maintenance: 3 Tips To Caring For A Tree Recovering From A Drought

    After a drought, you'll notice that the trees on your property may just be barely hanging onto life. The lack of water in the drought might have exhausted the tree of all of its energy and nutrients. As a result, it is in a particularly vulnerable state and is susceptible to diseases and injuries. It's important to spend extra time caring for a tree recovering from drought, so that it can return to its former glory.
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  • Quick And Simple Ways To Earthquake Proof Your House

    According to the United States Geological Survey, there were approximately 14,588 earthquakes with a magnitude of 4.0 or greater across the globe in 2015. If you in an area that is prone to earthquakes, or if they are few and far between, you want to make sure that your home is as safe as possible. In addition to hiring a professional to strengthen your foundation and perform several other upgrades, there are other simple ways to make your home more earthquake proof.
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  • 3 Jobs Every Commercial HVAC Technician Should Sub-Contract Out

    Many people in the skilled trade industries dream of working for themselves, including those who install commercial heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems to rooftops. Many imagine themselves as working for themselves, but it takes a lot of self discipline to be self employed and run a business. However, even the most experienced HVAC contractors understand that they cannot—and should not—do everything by themselves. Here are a few crucial things that many commercial HVAC technicians subcontract out to others.
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  • Tips for Using a Boom Pump to Create a Foundation Slab

    If you are completing an advanced DIY project, like the constructions of a new garage, barn, shed, or deck, then you probably know that you need to start with a solid foundation to build your structure. The foundation is best constructed out of a concrete slab, and you can create the slab in a variety of different ways. You will need to place the concrete in between forms, and the slab will need to be about four inches thick.
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  • Dealing With An AC Unit That Leaks Water

    If you live in Florida, Texas, or another southern state, then you may find your AC system invaluable. You likely run the system all year long and enjoy the cool air in your house for months on end. If you do this, then you may notice that the air conditioner leaks water sometimes. This can unfortunately cause a great deal of moisture to build in your home and mold to form in your basement.
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  • 2 Common DIY Landscaping Design Mistakes & How To Avoid Them

    If you just moved into a new home you love, yet you are not in love with the yard, then you may be eager to begin sprucing it up a bit. You may even be planning to embark on your first DIY landscaping venture to turn that dull yard into a plush, flower-filled paradise. Don't make the mistake that many first-time gardeners do and just run to the store, purchase a bunch of flowers, and begin planting them in your yard.
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