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It Doesn't Get More Green Than Wood: Asphalt Vs. Cedar Shingles

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Choosing a roofing material for your home can be a complicated choice. You could simply go with the least expensive choice—asphalt shingles—but is that the most environmentally friendly choice? If you want to reduce the demand on earth’s resources, you have to look beyond the hit your wallet will take and consider where your roof comes from, how long your roof will last, and what will happen to it when it reaches the end of its service life. Read More»

How To Eliminate Shower Drain Odors

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Smelling a foul odor when you take your morning shower isn’t a good way to start the day. To get rid of the offensive smell, you first have to determine what is causing it. Since water in the shower drain pipe acts as a barrier, the odor most likely isn’t from sewer gas backing up into your bathroom. Instead, the source of drain smells is typically organic matter, such as biofilm and hair, or even mold and mildew. Read More»

4 Solutions To Your Drainage Issues In The Garden

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As a gardener, you can run into a host of issues. This is particularly true when it comes to managing water and ensuring adequate drainage. One of the main reasons for this is because of compacted and amended soil, which generally occurs during construction. If you aren’t over-watering your plants and have noticed significant water puddles after heavy rainfall, it is important to consider what you can do to improve the drainage so that your garden can be a success. Read More»

2 Reasons Why You Should Consider A Forced-Air Heating System

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Forced-air heating systems are among the most popular options, and with good reason when you consider the many advantages that they provide over radiant heating and the other alternatives. A forced-air heating system is going to be among the most reasonably priced and efficient heating systems that you can buy, Efficient A forced-air heating system is going to be extremely efficient in that it will warm your home up in the least amount of time possible. Read More»

Keeping Your Home Secure: Benefits Of An Automated Security Gate

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An automated custom gate can add security and a wealth of other benefits to your home and property. While it’s obvious that installing a gate will keep unwanted visitors out, there are several other benefits you may not have considered. You may be considering installing a gate simply to add curb appeal to your property, but by making the gate automated, you create function and design. Read this article to learn more about the benefits of an automated gate: Read More»

How To Obtain A GSA Contract For Your Small Business

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As a small business owner, you’re in a unique position to help satisfy the needs of the federal government. Through a contract system with the General Services Administration, also known as the GSA, you can apply to sell your service or product directly to government agencies. When you’re an approved vendor through the GSA, you’re on the priority list when someone working for the government needs the type of product or service that your company provides. Read More»

Dishwasher Not Draining Properly? Try These Tricks

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If there is still water inside of your dishwasher after it has stopped running, then you have a drainage problem. However, before you pick up the phone and call your mechanic or appliance repair technician, do a little trouble shooting on your own. You may be able to fix the problem yourself. Clean Out The Drain Basket The first thing you need to do is clean out the drain inside of your dishwasher. Read More»

Four Things You Will Want To Know Before Replacing Asphalt Shingles With Metal Roofing

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If you have an old asphalt roof, there are many options for replacing it. You can have it replaced with asphalt shingles, but these will eventually need to be replaced and can be damaged. This is can be a problem in areas that get many storms. You may want to consider metal roofing. It is storm resistant, lasts longer and can help make your home energy efficient. If you are going to have a metal roof installed on your home, there are few things that you may want to know first: Read More»

Remodeling Your Home To Accommodate A Senior Resident

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If you are going to be taking care of an elderly parent in the near future, you may be considering adding a few features to your home in order to make their everyday tasks easier to accomplish around the home. There are a few safety features you can have installed that will help your parent live comfortably. Here are some options you may want to look into. Flooring You may want to change the flooring in your home so there are no areas where slips can occur. Read More»

How To Decorate Your Patio

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Who doesn’t enjoy spending time outside with family and friends during warmer months of the year? Fortunately, it’s not at all difficult to prepare your patio area for the summer. Here are a few decorating techniques that you can employ to transform you patio into the focal point of your landscape. Step 1. Think about whether you would like your patio space to follow a particular theme, like a tropical or Mediterranean theme. Read More»