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Sagging Gutters: Why They Happen And The Steps To Repair Them

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If you have noticed the gutters on your home starting to sag, there are several reasons why it may be happening. It could be due to the fasteners loosening, the seams failing, or excess debris. Sagging gutters are not something you need to live with forever, and there are easy solutions for fixing the problem. Loose Fasteners Hanging gutters on your home involve using ferrule-and-spike fasteners. They work by placing a tube (the ferrule) through the gutter that acts like a bridge to provide the gutter support. Read More»

Common Commercial Fencing Answers And Questions

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Installing a fence around your business can be a highly effective way of improving its security, but this is a major investment in your enterprise. For those that have never had a fence installed, this process can seem somewhat daunting and confusing. By learning the answers to a couple of routine questions, making a final decision for your business’s needs should become easier for you.  Should Your Business Opt For Electric Fencing? 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»

Use Your Senses: How To Tell If Your Septic Tank Should Be Pumped

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An overfilled septic tank can create a lot of problems. In fact, this issue can affect all of your senses. These are a few things that you should look out for; then, you’ll be able to have your septic tank pumped before it causes any more problems. Sight There are a few things that you might see if your septic tank is in need of pumping. First of all, you might notice that the grass is especially thick, lush and green near your septic tank; this comes from sewage that is seeping into the ground near the tank. Read More»

Consider Landscaping Gravel As Paving For Your Rural Driveway

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You’re about to buy a house in a rural neighborhood; it has a long dirt driveway between the garage and the road. You know you don’t want to leave the driveway as dirt, but you’re concerned about the cost of asphalt or concrete paving. Consider having the driveway paved with gravel by a residential landscaping company instead. This is an affordable way to provide some substance for your driveway, and it can be more attractive than you might think. Read More»