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Everything You Need To Know About Residential Chimney Cleaning

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While Dick Van Dyke’s character in Mary Poppins may have had a cheery disposition, residential chimney cleaning is serious business. It is imperative that you have a clean chimney before lighting a fire this fall in order to ensure that you and your family are safe.  Why does a chimney need cleaning? As you burn paper and wood in your fireplace, soot builds up in the flue, the interior portion of your chimney that smoke travels through to escape to the outdoors. Read More»

Well Pump Tips Homeowners Should Consider Following

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A home that uses a water well will likely utilize a pumping system to ensure the home is supplied with pressurized water. However, modern well pump systems can be complicated enough that a homeowner may simply fail to understand the issues that these devices may experience over the course of being used. Understand How A Modern Well Pump System Functions Developing a basic understanding of how a modern well functions can be essential if you are to keep this system operational and supplying your house with a stable source of freshwater. Read More»

Everything You Need To Know About Custom Building Trusses For Home Additions And Custom Building Designs

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If you want to have an efficient, affordable, and cost-effective solution for home addition or other custom-building designs, trusses can be a great solution. They can be used for everything from floor systems to the roof structures of buildings, but there are some things that you want to know about the limitations, designs, and how the trusses are set. The following building truss guide will help you with your home additions and custom-building design projects. Read More»

3 Helpful Tips When Hiring A Water Well Pump Repair Technician

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If you have a water well, the pump that moves water through the system is vital to maintain. It will suffer complications from time to time, but you don’t have to worry that much when you hire a water well pump repair technician. Finding one of these skilled professionals will be a smooth process thanks to these tips.  Verify License There are a lot of skills involved in fixing water well pumps. Read More»

Tips For Keeping Your Septic Tank And Sewer Line In Good Shape

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If you have a septic tank for your home, you are going to want to make sure that you are doing everything possible to keep it and your sewer line in the best possible shape. You do not want to make the mistake of assuming that since it is underground, that there is nothing that you can do about its condition. Instead, you will want to spend a little time considering the following advice. Read More»

Six Suggestions For A Custom Home Build Project

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Hiring a team of custom home builders to tackle a project should have you feeling excited. It’s a good idea to take advantage of the opportunity to tell professional home builders what your dream house ought to be. Before you jump in, though, it’s a good idea to make sure you present them with a complete checklist. You may want to consider these six suggestions. Pouring a Deeper Foundation for a Bigger Basement Read More»

Gain Respect For Your Home's Gutters

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Your gutters may look like inconsequential additions to your home that you may feel are somewhat helpful to steering rainwater away from your head when you are walking on your home’s walkways. However, this isn’t even their intended purpose, but it is just an added benefit. Here is everything you should know about the gutters, so you will gain a newfound respect for them and see the importance of having them repaired as soon as damage is spotted. Read More»

Your Gutter System: When It's Time For A Repair, Cleaning Or Replacement

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The gutters on your home protect your foundation and the surrounding landscaping from damage. Without gutters, the rain that falls on your roof is going to simply fall to the ground. You won’t have the ability to divert water along the edge of your roof and down your water spouts, away from your home. When too much water accumulates near your foundation, this is going to weaken your foundation walls. You can end up with cracks in the foundation that will allow water to seep in. Read More»

Well Water Systems: Know The Parts To Know The Problems

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The best way to understand when and how something goes wrong with your well water system is to first know its parts. A modern well is comprised of three sections, and each section has its own components. If you have never had a well before, or you have never had to deal with a well before, here is a firsthand look at the sections and components that make up your well, and which ones might give you some trouble if you do not perform your water system maintenance. Read More»

Basement Water Problems And The Solutions To Help You Prevent Them

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If you want to prevent problems with your finished basement, it is important to keep the water out. This is something that requires more than just waterproofing to keep the basement dry. You want to have various systems that include waterproofing, pumps, and drainage. The following tips will help you decide on the right systems to keep your basement free of water and moisture:  Inspect Your Basement for Foundation Damage and Areas Where Water Gets In   Read More»