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When Your Garage Door Springs Aren't Working: Don't Fix Springs Yourself

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The garage door springs on your automatic garage door are tightly coiled pieces of metal and should not be adjusted by the homeowner. A professional garage door spring repair specialist should handle any issues with your garage door springs, including the replacement of springs that have snapped and are no longer attached to your door. There are a number of signs that indicate you are having problems with your garage door springs. Read More»

Getting Your Heating System Ready For Winter

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The last thing any homeowner wants to deal with during a cold spell is a malfunctioning heating system. Not only can this problem leave your family shivering during cold winter nights, it can also be dangerous in some circumstances. Here is a look at some maintenance tasks that can help keep your heating system running smoothly all winter long. Calibrate Thermostat Test your thermostat to make certain it is calibrated properly. Read More»

Is It Time For Removal? Questions To Ask When Examining Trees On Your Property

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Are the trees on your property a source of pleasant memories? Many homeowners regard their aging trees fondly and find joy from having them on the property. Unfortunately, falling trees and limbs can crush roofs, cars, and patio furniture and, in unlucky circumstances may even severely injure people. Unhealthy trees are at a greater risk of breaking suddenly, so it’s important for you to regularly inspect the trees on your property and ask yourself some questions to ascertain the health of your trees. Read More»

3 Tips To Prevent Your Siding From Rotting

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Even though many types of siding are designed to last for many years, there are various environmental factors that you have to consider when looking at the lifespan of your siding. For example, many homeowners find themselves dealing with rotting siding, which can come from too much moisture. These are a few helpful tips that can help prevent you from dealing with this problem. 1. Choose a Rot-Resistant Type of Siding Read More»

4 Moving Tips For Every Person To Consider

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When moving into a new place, there are plenty of considerations to be made to ensure that the transition runs smoothly. However, not many people consider the following four tips: Call the Movers Once You Know a Move Date:  Once you know your move out or move in date, you should call to hire movers even if you believe it is too early. Many moving companies would like advanced notification. Read More»

Beginner Painter's Guide: How To Sponge Paint A Wall

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You can turn a wall into a piece of art by using a sea sponge to paint it. The sea sponge will give the wall a rich textured look that you just can’t achieve with a paint brush or roller. If you want to paint a room to give it a different feel than the traditional brush and roller methods, here is how you can sponge paint it. You Will Need: Read More»

How To Avoid Problems With Your Garbage Disposal

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A garbage disposal is a handy kitchen appliance, but it can sometimes do more harm than good. You have to be careful about what you put inside it. Remember, the food bits come out the other side and flow through your drains. Even if the food you put in it doesn’t hurt your garbage disposal, it may still clog up your drains. Here are a few tips for avoiding common problems. Read More»

How To Fix A Shower Mixer Valve

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Shower mixing valves are installed behind the wall to balance the water temperature on the house’s main water valve. This keeps you from getting scalded in the shower when someone runs another faucet in the house. Two common problems with shower mixer valves include leaks and water that is too hot or cold. However, these valves are permanently attached to plumbing and you need to access the valve through a panel for repairs. Read More»

A Rubber Roofing Membrane Vs. BUR Roofing

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Because of how big commercial buildings tend to be, most of them have a flat roof. One of the most common ways to waterproof a flat roof is to install alternating layers of tar paper and asphalt to create a solid roof. An alternate method for installing a roof is to use a rubberized roofing membrane. Both options can make a solid roof, but if you want to save on your cooling costs, then there is only one choice to make. Read More»

Tips For Getting The Most Protection From Your Front Door

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Having a lock on your front door is the standard protection from burglary attempts. But it may not be enough if the thief can kick a door in easily of use a crowbar to get past the lock. Here are some ways to make sure your front door is really protecting your home. 1. Install the Best Deadbolt Possible Don’t skimp on this. Have a locksmith service like Pop A Lock install the best deadbolt they have available. Read More»