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3 Tips To Ensure Your Home Is Ready To Be Heated

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As the weather is getting colder, you might be thinking about your heating system and how well it will heat your home this winter. The last thing that you probably want to deal with is a heater that isn’t working properly when the temperatures drop, so thinking about heating now is a smart decision. Luckily, following these three steps should help you gain peace of mind and should help keep your home nice and toasty all winter long.…

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4 Ways To Stop Mosquitoes From Taking Over Your Yard

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Far too many people are convinced that slathering themselves in chemicals or investing in dubious bug-zapping devices are the only way to keep mosquitoes at bay. While these methods can help, the best way to keep mosquitoes from taking over your property is to attack their breeding grounds. In most cases, this means eliminating sources of standing water where mosquitoes lay their eggs. Follow these four simple tips to control your local mosquito population and reclaim your yard.…

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Plumbing Myths Debunked: Keeping Your Drains Clear, One Clog At A Time

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There are a number of plumbing myths out there, and it is important to know how to properly care for your drains to keep the water flowing smoothly throughout your home. Even when a drain is working, a clog could be building up. Blocked drains create all kinds of water problems, including flooded toilets, and leaks that create a big mess under sinks. Here are a number of plumbing myths explained.…

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4 Benefits Of Ductless Air Conditioners

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If it’s time for you to have your air conditioning unit replaced, you should give some consideration to having a ductless system installed. Although this option is not for everyone, it does have certain benefits over traditional systems that depend on ductwork to deliver the cool air. Following are four benefits of choosing a ductless air conditioning unit. They’re Great For Small Homes Traditional air ducts consist of sheet metal that run from the main unit to each room of the home, making them ideal for houses that contain several occupants.…

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How To Cut Heating Costs In Your Office During Winter

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Winter heating can take a toll on your pocket if you run an office, and it is only natural that you would want to try to find ways to cut your heating costs while still keeping your employees warm. Finding the best way to do this can be challenging, but it is not impossible. Here are a few ideas that will help. Monitor Your Thermostat Set the thermostat to about 68 degrees when workers are in the building.…

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Choosing The Right Water Damage Restoration Company

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Be it a burst pipe, hurricane waters or an overflowing washing machine, water damage leaves behind a huge mess and lots of damage. Some of this damage hides behind walls and under flooring, fostering mold growth as well as rot and structural damage. This makes hiring a professional water damage restoration company as much about safety as it is convenience. Professionals can also save some items that homeowners and businesses would otherwise have to throw away and replace.…

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Repairing And Maintaining Your Car's Window Seals

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Unless they stop working, you probably don’t pay them any attention—those inconspicuous black rubber seals that run across the bottom edges of your car’s windows. But those rubber strips, your automobile’s window seals, do several important things: They keep any type of moisture from seeping into your door, preventing corrosion of your door’s working parts. They effectively seal the inside of your car off from any wind or air that might enter.…

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Learn How To Make Your Concrete Stairs More Noticeable

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When you have concrete steps leading into your business, you need to make sure that they are properly marked so that someone sees them easily. If someone falls and hurts himself or herself because they did not see the steps, your insurance company could be paying for their injuries, which could lead to your insurance premiums increasing. Below is a guide for making your concrete steps very noticeable and decorative at the same time.…

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Ways To Reduce Your Home Energy Bill

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Whether you are trying to help the environment by reducing energy usage, or just save money on your monthly utility bill, here are some things you can do to make long-term changes to your home’s energy usage. Insulate and Seal Everything: To avoid wasting money on your utility bills, it is important to be sure that your home in insulated and sealed. The “envelope” of your home (exterior walls, roof, doors, and windows) are your home’s first line of defense against the elements.…

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5 Things That Can Cause The Lights To Flicker In Your House

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If the lights in your home are flickering, this means you have some type of electrical problem. Below are some common reasons that can cause this to happen, such as a bad circuit, a circuit that is overloaded, improper wiring, loose service conductors, and an undersized service. Service Conductors The service conductors could be loose in the main electrical panel in your home, or at the meter base outside. These conductors heat up and cool down throughout the day and night,  and over time they can become loose.…

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