2014

  • How To Cure Your Concrete When The Weather Turns Cold

    As fall and winter rapidly approach, if you are like most homeowners you are starting to wrap up your do-it-yourself outside projects, because of the unpredictability of the weather. If your projects involve laying any type of concrete, or bricks and mortar, you know that a run of cold weather will cause your concrete to not properly set up or cure. The good news is while this may still be a concern, there are products on the market that can help to ensure that your concrete will cure in record time.
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  • Tips To Protect Your Landscaping During The Cold Season

    As the warm sun of summer gives way to the crisp, cold air of the fall, it's time to start thinking about how to prepare your landscaping for the cold weather season. Although your landscaping maintenance isn't as demanding in the fall as it is in the summer, there are still some things you'll need to do to preserve the condition of your yard as the temperatures start to drop.
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  • 9 Telltale Signs Your Roof Is Past Its Prime

    Asphalt shingles are one of the most common roofing choices in America today, and have been for almost 150 years. While both reliable and durable, they are not meant to last forever. In fact, the average asphalt shingle roof will last anywhere from 15 to 30 years. Proper installation and ventilation is important, but the biggest factor affecting the life expectancy of your roof is your weather. Mother Nature can be brutal on shingles.
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  • Not Cool - Is Your Air Conditioner Overheating?

    You might not be able to beat the heat if your air conditioner isn't working properly. If your air conditioner feels hot to the touch and doesn't produce enough cold air, you may have an overheating machine. Fortunately, an overheating conditioner is easy to diagnose and repair. How Can You Diagnose An Overheating A/C? Overheating can be somewhat of a sneaking problem for your air conditioner. Outwardly, the machine's casing may not feel hot to the touch.
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  • The 4 Most Common Electric Oven Faults

    Electric ovens can be a great addition to your kitchen. They come with a wide range of benefits, including being less expensive and less maintenance. However, as with any electrical appliance they can be prone to faults. Below are four of the most common oven faults you might experience with your electric appliance: Oven Doesn't Heat Up Firstly, you have to distinguish between an oven that doesn't heat up and an oven that is completely dead.
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  • How To Avoid Toilet Troubles During Potty Training

    If you have a toddler, then you need to think about potty training soon. There are hundreds of tips and tricks you can find that can help you with the process, but some of these tips may be setting you up for a toilet disaster. Overflowing toilets and backed up septic systems require the assistance of an emergency plumbing service. In most cases, a plumber can fix your issue relatively quickly.
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  • Three Reasons Why Your Air Conditioner Has Started To Whistle While It Works

    Snow White encouraged the Seven Dwarfs to whistle while they worked as a way to bring happiness to their day. However, if your air conditioners have started to whistle while they work, there is certainly nothing happy about the repair bill you could be facing. Some whistling problems can be fixed by you, and identification of the problem is the first step in the repair journey. Here are three causes of air conditioner noise so that you can determine the next step in the repair process.
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  • Essential Safety Precautions For Felling Your Tree

    Your large tree has provided your yard with shade and beauty for several years. However, you now need to cut it down for either safety or landscaping reasons. Felling your tree is a dangerous task—regardless of its size. Utilize these safety precautions to ensure that you can fell your tree without risking injury, property damage, or even death. Remove Nearby Hazards Even relatively small trees can cause severe damage to nearby cars.
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  • Do Not Become A Victim Of Your Move

    If you are like most homeowners, you work hard to plan your move. This is especially true when it is a long distance move from state to state. You try to anticipate anything that can go wrong, and although you put significant safeguards in place things can still happen. Along with all of the great moving companies that are out there, there has been an increased number of unscrupulous movers that are now on the market.
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  • Flushing Out The Truth: Toilet Myths You Shouldn't Believe

    If you enjoy sharing interesting bits of trivia to entertain your friends and family, you are going to love these little-known truths about toilets. This list dispels commonly believed myths and offers a few tips for avoiding germs in public bathrooms. Myth: Sir Thomas Crapper Invented the flush toilet. Nearly everyone believes this myth, but it simply isn't so, explains Snopes. Although he was a British plumber who knew his way around a toilet, the modern flush toilet predates Thomas Crapper.
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