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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»

Learn To Repair A Chipped Window Pane And A Torn Screen

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If a window in your house has a torn screen and a chipped pane because you bumped into it while holding a sharp object, learn how to make the repairs. As a result, your window will remain fully functional and damage will no longer be apparent. Chipped Glass Repair Use The Following Materials glass repair kit glass cleaner lint-free cloth masking tape putty knife tweezers magnifying glass Clean The Glass And Set Up The Repair Tool 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»