Preparing for a Baby

Think You Need A New Boiler? 5 Symptoms That You Should Replace It

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Your boiler is important as it provides you with hot water and can also heat your home. If you have an old boiler, it may be time to replace it. Below are five symptoms it may be having telling you that you should. Hear Too Much Noise Your once quiet furnace may be making a lot of noises, such as squealing, rattling, popping, or banging. These noises may mean there is a problem with one of the components inside the boiler, a belt may be broken or loose, or many other reasons. Read More»

Add An Etched Pattern To A Plain Glass Shower Door's Exterior

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If the plain glass shower door that is secured to the shower stall in your bathroom doesn’t provide you with much privacy while you are showering, add an etched pattern across portions of its exterior by following the basic steps below. Once you have completed this upgrade, the shower door will have an improved appearance and you can shower without feeling self-conscious about being exposed to your family members if they don’t realize you are in the bathroom and enter it. Read More»

How To Easily Install A Sump Pump In Your Basement This Summer

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If your home does not currently have a sump pump, you can easily install one in your home this summer. Here are the basic steps that are required for installing a sump pump. #1 Determine Where To Put It The first thing you need to do is determine where you want your sump pump to go in your home. Ideally, you want your sump pump to enter into the lowest part of your basement and be located near both an outside wall and a ground fault circuit interrupter outlet. Read More»

Why Is Spray Foam Insulation Worth The Extra Cost?

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When choosing insulation for your new home, you may be tempted to go with fiberglass over spray foam simply because it’s cheaper. However, spray foam insulation is well worth the extra cost in the long run. Here’s a look at some of spray foam insulation’s major benefits. Lower energy bills. You’ll pay more for spray foam insulation upfront, but it will likely save you money in the long run. Spray foam does a better job of reducing heat transfer. Read More»

3 Tips To Help Protect Your Home From Lightning Damage

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Electrical storms can produce some awe-inspiring lightning bolts, but they can also wreak havoc on your home. Preparing for an electrical storm isn’t something that many homeowners take the time to do, but it could help you save a significant amount of money in the future. Here are three tips you can use to ensure your home is prepared to withstand the potential negative effects of an electric storm in the future. Read More»