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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»

Why Does Faucet Water Become Discolored?

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If the faucet water in your home develops a brownish tint or any type of discoloration, you’re obviously not going to feel too confident about drinking it or using it in the home. If your water isn’t crystal clear, you should look into the cause of the discoloration before using it.  The following are four of the most common causes of discolored tap water in the home: Iron content When tap water is tinted a brown or reddish brow color, the discoloration is probably coming from iron pipes that are getting old and possibly beginning to break down. Read More»

Asphalt Shingle Maintenance: A Beginner's Guide To A Roof Checkup

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It is no secret that when you become a homeowner, you take on a new responsibility to maintain your home. One of the biggest structural components that deserves annual attention is the asphalt roof of your home. The roof may be high over your head, and even a little intimidating when you are not a roofing contractor. Yet a simple maintenance checkup is easy to achieve with a little direction, a good ladder, and a safety harness to keep you safe while you work overhead. Read More»

Exterior Decorating Tips That Don't Include New Siding

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If you think the exterior of your home is in need of some serious TLC, then you are the prefect candidate for the tips here. If your siding is in good repair, there isn’t any reason that you should change it just to make your house look better. There are plenty of other ways that you can spruce up your exterior without having to go to those extremes. Paint the Siding Read More»

The Dangers Of Do-It-Yourself Home Plumbing

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Repairing or replacing the plumbing in your home may seem simple, but it can be dangerous for amateurs. There are hidden safety hazards that must be considered before deciding to attempt a home plumbing project. These dangers include: Falls You may fall from a ladder while attempting to loosen a stubborn pipe fitting, or be knocked off your feet by a sudden geyser if you compromise the integrity of a water supply pipe. Read More»

Improve Your Household Safety In 2015

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The New Year is just around the corner, and the time to make resolutions is here. While some people make resolutions regarding mental or physical health, others choose to make resolutions that improve safety for themselves or their family members. The following safety-related changes and upgrades can help homeowners hoping to have a safe and happy 2015. Install GCFI and ACFI Outlets Ground Circuit Fault Interrupter outlets, also known as GCFI outlets, provide protection for people from electrical shock. Read More»