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2017

What's Wrong With The Well Pump?

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Pinpointing the well pump as the source of home water flow trouble is often the go-to move for anyone with water problems. However, without knowing exactly what the root issue is, it’s hard to make moves to rectify it. If you’ve already decided that the pump is stopping water flow, investigate more to learn whether these problems exist. Pump Should Be Stronger Weak flow can simply reflect high water usage. If you’ve had the grandkids staying with you or installed another toilet, for example, it’s not unlikely that the well pump that worked just fine for years would suddenly be inadequate. Read More»

Storm Windows Could Be The Solution To Keeping Your Home More Comfortable

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If you’re frustrated with chilly drafts in the winter and high cooling bills in the summer, the problem could be with your windows. If you live in an older home, the windows probably aren’t energy efficient unless they have been replaced. However, replacement windows can be expensive, so you may not be eager to invest in them. A good alternative is to buy storm windows instead. You’ll get many of the benefits of new windows at a much lower cost. Read More»

Vinyl Siding Is Better Than Ever, Which Makes It A Good Option For Your Home

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Vinyl siding has become very popular due to its durability, low maintenance requirements, and ease of installation. Because it is so popular, manufacturers continue to improve on the appearance and performance of this siding material. If you haven’t looked into vinyl siding in several years, it’s time to take another look. It could be the perfect siding for your home. Here’s why: Vinyl Siding Has Many Looks You have a lot of flexibility when it comes to choosing the type of vinyl siding you want on your home. Read More»

Make The Most Of Your Deck Design: 3 Benefits That Make Vinyl Decking The Best Choice

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If you want to have a deck that has a custom design, is durable and gives you dry space, vinyl is the best solution. It is also versatile and can be an affordable renovation solution or give your deck a custom look. Vinyl also costs a lot less than many other conventional decking materials like wood and composites. If you are looking for a deck surface, here are some of the reasons why your best choice is vinyl decking: Read More»

The Advantages Of Electric Heating Systems

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The green movement has grown over the past few years, everyone seems to want to contribute. Did you know that electric water heating systems are more ecological than fuel-fired water heating? They do not produce carbon dioxide, no carbon monoxide, and no probability of gas leaks. Does that take away from the other advantages? No the benefits of electric heating are greater than the disadvantageous operating costs. Here are a few advantages that are associated with electric heating systems: Read More»

Make Sure You Have These Tools Before You Attempt To Replace A Window

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When one of your windows is worn out, the common solution is to replace it. This will involve not only buying the right size and style of replacement window, but also removing the worn-out window and carefully fitting the new one into place. Although you might wish to strongly consider hiring a contractor for this job, you can successfully complete it for two reasons — you meticulously learn about the job through online tutorials and you have the right tools. Read More»

Concrete Washout Solutions, The EPA, And You: What To Use And How To Remain Compliant

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Trucks and other equipment that are used for any sort of plastering, concrete, cement, and stucco work all need to be washed after use. If they are not cleaned, the mixtures they were used to create harden, and then the trucks and tools become utterly useless because you cannot safely remove the hardened substances. Additionally, there are always environmental concerns when washing these substances off of equipment and out of trucks. Read More»

A Three-Step Approach To Making Your Building Fire Safe

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With more than 1 million fires reported in recent years, you need to do all that you can to protect your residential or business building from these fires. There are three phases to going about this — prevention, notification, and suppression. When you tackle the spread of fire with this three phase approach, you drastically diminish the likelihood that you’ll deal with one of these fires. With this in mind, read on and apply these three principles. Read More»

3 Kitchen Remodeling Ideas For You To Consider

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It’s exciting to remodel your kitchen because you spend so much time in the space, you want it to reflect your personality and be as functional as possible. Any investment you make in remodeling will increase the value of your home since the kitchen is usually a big selling point when you put your home on the market. The possibilities are endless when it comes to remodeling a kitchen, even if you’re on a tight budget. Read More»

Common Misguided Assumptions About Deep Well Pumps That Lead Well Owners To Trouble

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Without question, having access to your own private water well is a rewarding thing. However, owning your own well also means that you have to persistent and consistent about maintaining the well and all of the components necessary to keep water supplies to your home, especially the well pump. If you have a deep well pump, you have definitely made a good choice, because these pumps outlast most other models by a long shot. Read More»