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  • Radon And The Elements Of An Effective Mitigation System

    Even though you can't see or smell it, radon is a real threat to the lives of home occupants. It is the second-leading cause of lung cancer deaths in the United States, and radon can impact anyone in any area of the nation. Fortunately, radon exposure can be greatly reduced through the use of proper mitigation measures, thus protecting the lives of residents in affected homes. Below is more information about radon and the essential components of a radon mitigation system.
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  • 4 Great Reasons To Choose Fiber Cement Siding For Your Home

    It's easy to take the outside of your home for granted. But keeping your siding in good shape can protect your investment. If you've heard of fiber cement siding but don't know much about it, you'll be glad to know its popularity is rising, and many builders are using it on new homes. Here are four great reasons to choose it for your home, too. Many Aesthetically Pleasing Options Whether your visual destination is to achieve the look of cement, wood, brick, or stucco, fiber cement siding can get you there.
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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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  • 4 Clear Signs It's Time to Have Your Sewer Line Inspected

    According to Home Advisor, the average homeowner spends around $2,339 to have their sewer main repaired. In addition to being expensive, having a damaged or broken sewer line will result in a nasty and bacteria-ridden mess in your basement or yard. The best way to protect your sewer main and pocketbook is to have the line periodically inspected. It's important to have your sewer main inspected yearly. However, there are other signs that you should schedule an additional inspection.
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  • 5 Green Features Each New Home Should Have

    If you're having a new home built, you're lucky—you won't be dealing with the environmentally unfriendly aspects of many homes that were built in previous decades. For instance, today's new construction doesn't feature lead paint or aluminum wiring, which are two health and safety issues faced by homeowners in the past. Following are five more eco-friendly features you should request that your contractor include in your upcoming new home construction. 
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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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  • Why You Should Get Your Basement Waterproofed Before You Sell Your Home

    If you are getting ready to put your home up for sale, there may be some repairs you will need to do before you list the house. When you list a house, you will be required to state any problems the house has that you know about. If you have dealt with water issues in your basement for many years, you will have to state this, and this can be a deal breaker for many buyers.
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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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  • 2 Ideas For Every Parent Of Multiples Who Wishes They Had More Arms

    If you and your spouse are expecting multiples, you'll soon learn the true meaning of the words multi-tasking and ambidextrous. Honestly, you'll literally wish you had another arm or two to juggle everything that needs to be done when you are blessed with multiple children from one pregnancy. Unfortunately, there's no way to transform into a mythological creature or a multi-armed goddess. But there are technological advancements that can help. Here are two ideas to consider.
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  • Five Tips For Getting The Biggest Insurance Payout Possible When Submitting A Claim For A Damaged Roof

    If storms, vandalism, or other events out of your control cause damage to your roof, you may be wondering if your insurance company will pay for the repairs. Ultimately, that depends on your coverage and the extent of the damage. However, if you want to boost your chances of getting your roof repairs covered, these tips can help you: 1. Beef Up Your Insurance Plan If your roof has not been damaged yet but you want to be on the safe side, contact your insurance company to check out what is covered.
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