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4 Ways Your Tree Is Telling You It's Done

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Not all trees are made to last forever, which is why you need to be aware of the signs that a tree is calling it quits and needs to be removed from your property. Fungi growing at the base of a tree, cavities developing in the trunk of a tree, bark peeling away from the trunk, and dying branches in the crown are four serious signs that your tree needs to be removed. Read More»

Rat Rod Restorations: The Car Enthusiasts' Guide To Repairing And Creating Rust Damage

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If you are a car enthusiast that is into rat rods or preserving the patina of antique vehicles, you will want to know about rust repairs. Knowing about creating the look of oxidation with chemical and paint finishing techniques is also valuable for these types of projects. Here are some tips to help with repairing and creating the look of a rusty patina on your next restoration project: Dealing with Serious Structural Rust Problems on Old Vehicles Read More»

How To Repair Home's Duct System

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The duct system in your home is easy to neglect because as the old adage suggests, what is out of sight is easy to put out of mind. On the other hand, if you do not take steps to maintain your duct system, you can be left paying too much to heat and cool your home. if your HVAC costs seem to be way to high, then it might just be time to inspect your ducts and repair as necessary. Read More»

3 Simple Ways To Decorate Your Chain Link Fence

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The affordability and ease of installation provided by chain link fencing make it one of the more common fencing materials on the market today. If you want to add some interest to the fence surrounding your home, but you can’t afford to upgrade your chain link fencing, there are some simple things you can do to make your existing fence more decorative. Here are three ideas you can use to decorate your chain link fence in the future. Read More»

Three Subjects To Bring Up When You're Hiring A Tree Service

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Trees can add beauty and shade to your yard, but they’ll often reach a point that they require care from a professional. Sure, you can trim low-hanging branches to keep your trees looking tidy, but larger jobs are best left to a tree service. The average homeowner doesn’t possess the tools or the knowledge to perform major tree-related tasks safely. Don’t risk the health of your tree, your health and even damage to your home by attempting jobs that should be left for a professional. Read More»

3 Ways You Can Give Your Chain Link Fence A Makeover With Attractive Features

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If you are planning on having a chain link installed around your home, or already have this type of fencing, there may be a need to give it a new look. There are many things that you can do on a budget to make your fence more attractive, such as adding a wind screen, giving it some greenery or trimming it with wood materials. Here are some things that you may want to consider to give your fence an attractive makeover: Read More»

Preventive Maintenance For Your Hot Water Heater

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You can help to prevent flooding your home, save energy, and increase the lifespan of your hot water heater by performing a few simple maintenance tasks. These actions require very little skill, and the only equipment you’ll need is a garden hose, a bucket, goggles, and gloves. Over time, your hot water tank can become contaminated with sediment that accumulates from minerals that are present in the local water supply. This sediment can affect heating efficiency if it accumulates around the heating element, and can travel throughout your plumbing system, causing blockages. Read More»

How To Get Water-Based Paint Out Of Carpets

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If you are painting the walls or other surfaces of your home, you may deal with some splatters or spills. While this can be frustrating no matter what type of paint you are using, water-based paint will be the easiest to clean up. With this paint, you are able to clean it while wet or dry, and get the majority of the stain out of your carpets. Here are some tips for cleaning up water-based paint if it is spilled on your carpet. Read More»

Ways Hardwood Floors Help With Mobility Issues

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Do you have a relative with mobility issues? Are you looking for ways to adapt their home to their needs? Here are some reasons why hardwood floors can make their life easier:  Hardwood flooring is slip-resistant: Many people do not rely solely on one mobility device. Your relative may use crutches to get to the bathroom in the middle of a night, a walker to prepare food in the kitchen, and a wheelchair when going out in public. Read More»

Without A Trace: Natural Alternatives To Kill Weeds

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If you’re a lawn or garden enthusiast then you recognize the burning feeling that swells up inside you whenever you see a dandelion or morning glory poking its head out of the ground. It’s enough to make a person pull out the shovel, Roundup, and blowtorch all at once.  But when it comes to weed killers, there are many organic and homemade options available that won’t leave behind any reside that could harm your pets or children or stunt the growth of any neighboring plants. Read More»