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Water Damage 101: 4 Non-Weather Related Causes

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If you are like most people, you probably think of a natural disaster whenever flooding or water damage is mentioned. While natural disasters are certainly a common cause of residential water damage, they aren’t the only reason. In fact, there are several reasons for water damage—and most of them are all hiding within your home. So what non-weather related reasons might your home suffer from water damage? Here are four causes: Read More»

4 Advantages of Installing an Asphalt Driveway Instead of a Concrete Driveway This Summer

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If you are tired of parking on dirt or gravel when you come home, summer is a great time to pave your driveway. Your two primary paving options are either asphalt or concrete, and here are four advantages of using asphalt in particular: #1 Asphalt Is Less Expensive to Install One of the biggest upfront advantages to installing asphalt is that it tends to be cheaper per square foot to install than concrete. Read More»

Why Is Your Air Conditioner Making A Rattling Noise?

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When your air conditioner is working properly, it should make very little noise. There will be the obvious blowing noise when it’s turned on, and depending on the model, it may make a clicking sound when it first switches on or off. But a rattling sound is a sign that something is wrong. The good news is that rattling is usually cased by a minor issue that you can solve yourself. Read More»

How To Waterproof A Basement When You Can'T Dig Around The Exterior

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For homes that have a basement, professional waterproofing is essential if you want to prevent water from seeping inside your home. It will help prevent mold, mildew, and other water related damage from happening due to foundation problems. Waterproofing can actually be performed on the interior and exterior of a foundation. Due to the digging involved, an exterior waterproofing solution may not be an option due to your budget or the practicality. Read More»

3 Excellent Tips For Garage Door Maintenance

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Since your garage stores your car and many other belongings, while also protecting the thermal quality of your home, you will need to know some tips that will help you take great care of your garage and its door. These tips will protect the value of your home and the quality of your garage as a whole. Because of this, you should take heed to these points below, in order to keep your garage at its best. Read More»

Tips For Planting Climbing Vines Along Your Fence

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If you’re looking for a way to add a little more greenery to your yard, planting climbing vines along your fence is an option. This is also a good way to make a fence look more “solid” so that it offers more privacy. To make sure your vine-covered fence turns out as well as possible, keep these tips in mind. Consider your type of fence when choosing a vining plant. Read More»

Asphalt Versus Concrete: Which Is Better For Your Driveway

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If your home has a driveway that is in need of a more permanent surface than its current gravel, then you need to decide if you want to have asphalt or concrete installed. Both surface options have their own advantages and disadvantages depending upon your budget and local climate. Here is some information to help you choose between asphalt and concrete for your driveway’s new surface: Asphalt Driveways Asphalt is less expensive that installing concrete, so it is a good choice for extra-long driveways or roadway surfaces. Read More»

3 Ways To Maintain Your Garbage Disposal And Avoid Clogging Your Drain

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Your garbage disposal helps you to keep your kitchen clean when you are preparing a meal for your family. It helps to simplify clean-up, so it is important to make sure that you are taking care of it. Thankfully, it does not take a lot of effort to take care of your garbage disposal. What is required is mindfulness as you use it. You should not overburden your garbage disposal, as that can damage the motor or even create a clog in your drain. Read More»

3 Ways You Can Use Topsoil Around Your Home

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Homeowners today are constantly looking for simple and effective ways to improve their landscaping. Topsoil works as a conduit to help improve irrigation, fill in existing holes in your yard and grow some of the best plants around. To help you better understand some of the various uses of topsoil, explore the three common uses below to see if this material going to work for you. Planting Flower or Vegetation Beds Read More»

3 Important Features To Consider When Buying A Bathroom Sink Faucet

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Choosing a bathroom sink faucet is more complicated than heading to the plumbing fixtures aisle at the hardware store and finding a design that looks attractive. There are a few key faucet feature considerations that can determine how easy the sink will be for you to fix in the future, which can save you on plumbing costs, and how easy the sink will be to install. A couple of the features also determine how the faucet functions in day-to-day use and that can determine how much you enjoy the faucet in the future. Read More»