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Have Odors In Your Drains? What Dangers To Test For

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If you have noticed that there are odors coming out of the drains around your home and you have never had the plumbing looked at by a professional since you moved to the property, it may be time to look into professional assistance. You can have a plumber come to look at the property to determine what is going on. Here are some of the things that you want completed when the plumber comes to your house to look at the drains, pipes, and the potential problems causing odors. Read More»

Diagnosing Common Well Water Pressure Problems With Simple Solutions

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Relying solely on a private water well to keep your home supplied with water is beneficial, but also means the responsibility to tackle issues will usually fall on your shoulders. While most issues with a water well will be a simple fix, none can be more frustrating than dealing with lacking water pressure. Without an ample amount of water pressure, you may find it hard to do even the most basic things inside your home, whether it is taking a shower or washing a load pf laundry because your washing machine refuses to work correctly without ample water pressure. Read More»

Steps to Assist with Cleaning and Sealing Gutter Pieces

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If leaves and debris have clogged portions of your home’s gutter system, clean each piece’s interior by completing the following steps. Once you have finished, inspect adjoining gutter pieces to ensure that they are connected and sealed so that water that drips from your home’s rooftop is distributed through the system and deposited away from your home’s exterior. Materials extension ladder safety goggles harness hand shovel hand rake scrub brush detergent spray bottle water hose tube brush caulk gun waterproof epoxy sealant thin paintbrush Remove Debris and Stains from Each Piece Read More»

Weather The Storm: Dos And Don'ts For Handling A Homeowner's Insurance Claim For Hail Damage

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During a vicious thunderstorm, you hear the recognizable sound of hail pinging off your roof. Afterwards, a quick glance at your roof confirms what you expected: hail damage. If your roof requires repair or replacement, you may decide to make a claim against your homeowner’s insurance policy. Understand what to do and what not to do when dealing with your insurance company. Do Have a Copy of Your Homeowner’s Insurance Policy  Read More»

Three Tips For Avoiding Routine Septic System Problems

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Buying a home in a rural setting can provide you with great value for your money. However, it is common for homes in these settings to use septic systems, and if you have never owned a home with one of these systems, you might not fully understand what needs to be done to help the system avoid routine problems. To make sure that you avoid some common complications, you will want to be mindful of the following tips. Read More»

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»