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Keeping Small Animals And Birds Out Of Your Fireplace Chimney

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If you have a fireplace in your home, you most likely enjoy the warmth of a crackling blaze during cold temperatures. During the times your fireplace is not being used inside, the chimney portion may become a hideaway for small creatures. To keep birds, mice, squirrels, and raccoons from taking up residence inside your chimney, using precautionary steps to make the area less attractive and accessible is necessary. Here are some tips you can follow to make sure your chimney does not become a home for furry and feathered friends. Read More»

2 Household Items That Will Put Less Stress On A Septic Tank

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For homeowners that use a septic tank, it is important that you do not overburden the tank with things that should not go through your home’s plumbing. You may not realize it, but it’s even possible for certain dishwasher detergents to have a harmful effect if you are not careful. If you want your home’s septic tank to last a long time, use these two products. Septic Tank Friendly Toilet Paper Read More»

What's That Green Stuff? How To Remove Mold From Your Plaster Walls

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Excessive moisture in your home can cause mold to grow in your home. Unfortunately, mold can wreak havoc on plaster walls, especially if it isn’t removed quickly enough. As mold grows, it can cause the plaster to weaken, which may cause it to peel away from the wall. Mold can also cause health and breathing problems, especially if you haveasthma or allergies. If you’ve discovered mold growing in your home, don’t panic. Read More»

Three Ways You And Your Family Can Keep Your Air Conditioning Usage Low

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If you’re concerned about rising energy costs and how they’ll impact your utilities bills, it’s worthwhile to give consideration to your air conditioner usage. Sure, it’s pleasing to keep your home chilly when it’s hot outside, but you might find that your temperature is rising when you open your next bill. Fortunately, it’s easy for you and your family to adopt some smart habits that can keep your A/C usage manageable and, in turn, reduce the risk of an unpleasant surprise on your utilities bill. Read More»

The Benefits Of Solar Air Conditioners

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Solar air conditioners are an alternative type of air conditioner that, like their name suggests, make use of solar energy to cool your home down. Because of their unique method of generating power, solar air conditioners confer a number of unique benefits onto your home. Understanding what a solar powered air conditioning unit has to offer over a traditional, electrically powered air conditioning unit can help you decide whether or not a solar powered air conditioner is right for your home. Read More»

3 Potential Causes Of Your Hydraulic Cylinder Leak

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If you have noticed that you are dealing with a hydraulic cylinder leak, you should know that anyone who specializes in hydraulic cylinder repair should be able to help you. The cost of the repair is going to vary based on the cause of the leak, and there are a few different things that can be contributing factors. These are some of the common causes of hydraulic cylinder leaks. 1. Faulty Seals Read More»

3 Things That Need To Happen Before You Can Install French Doors In Your Home

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If you are looking to install French doors in your home, either as an entry way into a bedroom or den, or as an exit to a balcony or patio, there are a few things you need to do first. You can either do these tasks in advance to a contractor installing the doors for you, or you can do these tasks on your own before you install your doors. Before you get started on these tasks, buy your doors in advance and measure them because you will need the correct measurements before you do any of the following. Read More»

3 Uses For Compressors You Might Not Have Thought About

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Air compressors have been around for quite some time. While many people assume the main use of an air compressor is to air up tires on your vehicle, bicycle, boat trailer and so on, that isn’t exactly the case. They have plenty of other uses beyond that. Many people just aren’t aware of them all. To help you understand some of the other uses for air compressors, take a look at the information below. Read More»

4 Most Common Culprits Behind Your Noisy Refrigerator

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Although your refrigerator should make a little noise throughout the day, overall it should be pretty quiet. Your refrigerator should not be running so loudly that you can’t carry on a conversation at normal volume when you are in your kitchen. It also shouldn’t be so loud that you have to turn up the radio or television to drown it out. If the sound your refrigerator is making is getting in the way of your daily life, something is wrong. Read More»

Falls Walls For Real Life: Use Pallets To Create New Rooms

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Sometimes you just need a little extra privacy. If you are living in a one bedroom apartment, but will need a nursery or if you are living in a studio but want a separate space for sleeping, you will need to erect walls. If you are renting, or if you live in a condo that requires approval before making changes, you may run into trouble optimizing your space. Instead of creating permanent walls and changes, consider constructing a pallet wall to divide your apartment space. Read More»