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2016

When Your Foundation Cracks: Avoid Leaks And Structural Damage With A Quality Repair

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Leaking in your basement can be due to a crack in your foundation. This can be a small problem caused by your house settling and can be fixed with a patch or sealant material. If the foundation begins to sink, you may have a bigger structural problem with your home. Cracks are cause by a number of reasons, such as the soil settling around the foundation, frost heaves, or natural disasters like an earthquake or flood. Read More»

5 Culprits For Your Hot Tub Leak

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There are multiple areas where a leak can occur on a hot tub. For that reason, you may think it is extremely difficult to locate a leak. Luckily, as long as you know where to look, it’s quite easy to find the source of the water loss. Here are five of the most common culprits of your hot tub leak: Culprit #1: The Pump The most common component of your hot tub that will spring a leak will most likely be the pump. Read More»

Purchased A Home In A High-Risk Flood Zone? Learn About Flood Elevation Certificates

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Living near an ocean, lake or some other large body of water has its perks. However, it also has its downfalls and being in a high-risk flood zone is one of them. If you recently purchased your property, you probably also just discovered that in order to obtain flood insurance for your home, you first need to acquire a flood elevation certificate.   What Is A Flood Elevation Certificate? The first question most people have is exactly what is this certificate and why is it important? Read More»

3 Tips For Commercial Boiler Repair And Maintenance

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Your commercial boiler is responsible for making better use of the energy in your business. This is heavy duty work that requires you to seek the knowledge of a professional, learn what you can do to get the best performance and make the proper repairs to keep the boiler operating to its full potential. With this in mind, consider these points below so that your boiler works for you without breaking down. Read More»

How To Keep A Drafty, Old House Warmer Without Doing Major Renovations

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Living in a drafty, older home can make you feel like you’re always struggling to balance between staying comfortable and avoiding sky-high heating bills. Of course this could be solved by hiring a contractor to re-insulate your entire attic and fill your walls with blown-in insulation. But if this is not in your budget right now, there are some ways to keep your drafty, old house warmer without resorting to major renovations. Read More»

3 Things To Do When A Beach Home Floods

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Coastal living is something that many Americans are drawn to with 39% of the total population living in counties that are directly on the shoreline. The beach in particular is a very desirable location for anyone living in a coastal region. The sun and saltwater can offer a calming escape. While living in close proximity to the water offers a lot of benefits, it can also come with a few risks. 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»

4 Sub-Grade Issues To Discuss With Your Contractor Before Paving Takes Place

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If you are in the process of hiring a contractor to lay down a new parking lot for your business, it is important that you work with your contractor to identify any issues with your sub-grade before the parking lot is installed.  Identify The Type Of Soil The term sub-grade refers to the soil that is found where you want to place your parking lot. It is vitally important that you identify what type of soil the ground is comprised of where you want to have your new parking lot installed. Read More»

How to Deep-Clean Your Wooden Cabinets

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Your cabinets may look beautiful from far away, but do they still look that way when you get up close to them? Can you see grease, grime, and dust built up on your cabinets? Your cabinets can catch quite a bit of filth from your kitchen from everyday cooking, from the oils from your hands from opening and closing the doors (especially if you aren’t opening and closing them using the handles), and from dust and dander in the air of your home. Read More»

A Few Carpet Care Tips

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Having plush carpet can be an excellent way of enhancing the overall comfort of your house. Unfortunately, there are numerous issues that can cause severe wear and tear to the carpet. This can force you to replace the carpet prematurely. Luckily, it is possible to help minimize these issues by making sure to follow these simple carpet care tips. Steam Clean The Carpet At Least Once A Year Your carpet can suffer severe staining, and it may develop a foul odor if it is not regularly cleaned. Read More»