2015

Homemade Remedies For A Clogged Drain

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The cost of getting a drain in your home unclogged can vary depending on a number of issues. Where the clog is located, the number of clogs that is found, the cause of the clog as well as whether or not parts are removed can all have an impact on your pocket for drain cleaning. This cost can vary between $80 and $500 from a simple clogged bathroom or kitchen drain to a major clog that may require the toilet to be pulled and drain equipment to be used.…

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2 Advantages of Outdoor Heating Oil Tanks

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If you’re having a custom home built and need to have a heating oil tank installed, you’ve likely heard the arguments about putting the tank inside in the basement. The arguments behind this are valid; protecting the oil and the tank from things like frost heave and condensation are crucial to getting the best performance out of the oil. However, there is something to be said about putting the tank outside.…

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Protecting Your Wooden Fence From The Harsh Winter Weather

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There’s still a little time left to get everything around your home ready to face another long winter season. One thing you should not neglect is the old wooden fence in the backyard. As the seasons change, the protective stain on the wood fades and needs to be restored to protect it from the winter weather, Rain, sleet, and snow can get into the pores of the wood and cause it to rot.…

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Beyond Heating Your Home: Other Great Ways To Use Propane-Powered Equipment

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When you move into a new home, you will have to make choices about what type of energy sources you will use for major appliances and your heating system. If you are concerned about energy efficiency, fuel costs and the environment, you should consider using propane. The clean fuel is nontoxic, economical and safe to store on your property in above ground or underground tanks. However, propane has many uses beyond fueling your HVAC system or powering your clothes dryer.…

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6 Discreet Supplemental Heating Techniques

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Central heating systems do a good job of heating the entire home, but even the best system may not be enough to heat every nook and cranny. If you have a room or section in your home that never seems quite warm enough, supplemental heating systems can help make the space more comfortable. Unfortunately, while furnaces and boilers are typically tucked away in a mechanical room or closet, supplemental space heaters are much more in-your-face.…

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How To Keep People From Going Over Your Fences At A Concert Or Outdoor Event

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If you’re organizing a concert or other large outdoor gathering, you’re likely planning to use temporary fencing to keep people from wandering into areas where they don’t belong. However, its not unheard of for dedicated fans and guests who have “had a few too many” to ignore these temporary fences and hop right over them. While you may not be able to prevent one hundred percent of all incidents, there are a few things you can do to decrease the number of people who choose to ignore your fencing.…

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Three Electrical Home Maintenance Steps To Follow

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If you’re a new homeowner, it’s important to take a proactive approach to your home’s electrical system. While it’s useful to call a licensed electrician to perform any necessary work and inspect any problems that you notice, you can take some ownership by keeping regular tabs on how things are running. Even if you don’t have much experience, a little attentiveness – and a follow-up call to an electrician, if necessary – can prevent you from having dangerous problems or major repair bills in the future.…

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4 Ways To Make Your Elderly Parent's Bathroom Safer

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As your parent ages, you might have to make modifications to his or her home so that it is more accessible and safe. One of the locations in which you can start the remodeling is the bathroom. Here are some tips for remodeling your parent’s bathroom.  Install a Walk-In Tub A regular bathtub can be challenging for your parent and can actually put him or her at risk of slipping and falling.…

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Of Sprinkler Systems And Well Pumps

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If you live in a rural or semi-rural area, then you likely will not get your water from a municipal water line. This means that you will use a pump to provide water to your home. Just because you are on a pump system does not mean that you can’t use water from your home to maintain a lawn. It does, however, mean that you need to carefully design your system to prevent damage to your pump.…

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2 Reasons Why You Need A Geotechnical Contractor

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While many people have never heard of geotechnical drilling, others deal with it all the time. As a business owner looking to build a new structure, you have to deal with a geotechnical engineer to make sure you are complying with the rules and regulations set forth by the government. You also want to make sure you aren’t throwing money down the drain when you build your new business location. Not sure whether you really need to deal with a geotechnical engineer?…

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