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Buying Farmland? 3 Things You Should Do Before You Sign On The Dotted Line

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If you have been looking for the perfect farmland and have finally found what you want, you may want to jump right in due to your excitement. Before you sign on that dotted line, however, you need to do a few things first. This will ensure your farmland will work out well for you with no surprise problems in the future.  Below are three things you should start with. Soil Read More»

How A New Restaurant Owner Can Save On Operating Costs: Clean Your Own Grease Trap

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Starting a new restaurant usually takes a lot of time, effort, and money before you start to see a good return on your investment. In the meantime, it is important to keep your operating costs down so you can conserve your cash to pay for supplies, employees, and the space you are using. One way to conserve cash is to do tasks that you might otherwise pay to have someone else do–like cleaning the grease trap. Read More»

4 Ways To Take Your Water Heater To A New Level With Energy Efficient Technology

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If you want your home to be more energy efficient, there are a lot of improvements that can be done. Some of these can include updating mechanical systems, which you may want to start with your water heater. For a more energy efficient water heater, you have the option of using a new system and technologies that can include things like solar energy to reduce utility bills. Here are some of the ways you can bring your water heater up to date with modern times and new technologies: Read More»

What's Involved When You Add Sealcoating To Your Asphalt Driveway

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Since your driveway is one of the first things people see when driving up to your house, you want to keep it looking as nice as possible. If you neglect your driveway, it will develop cracks, stains, and potholes that get worse over time. It’s best to make repairs when the damage is in the early stages. Also, you should consider sealcoating the asphalt every few years to protect it from damage and to restore its dark color. Read More»

Should You Bother Testing For Asbestos During A Remodeling Project?

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While you may associate asbestos tiles or insulation with buildings built before the mid-1970s or so, you may be surprised to learn that this potentially carcinogenic building material continued to be used until around 1990. If you own a home built before this time and are planning to remodel it soon, you may be wondering whether you need to test for asbestos before breaking ground. Is it worthwhile to invest in this testing or should you simply proceed as though your home does not have asbestos tiles or insulation and dispose of construction waste accordingly? Read More»