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Helpful Tips For Securing Your Home & Belongings After A Devastating Fire

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Imagine this – you receive a call from your neighbor telling you your house is on fire. You rush home to find your house engulfed in flames. You watch the fire department try to save your home. You think of the valuable jewelry you inherited and photo albums that cannot be replaced. A house fire is a devastating loss, especially when it completely destroys the home and nearly everything in it. Read More»

4 Garage Door Repairs Best Left To Professionals

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You might like to do repair projects around your house by yourself to feel more independent, but many garage door repairs can only be done safety by two or more people.  When you have problems with your garage door, there are a number of repairs that are best left to professionals. Replacing Springs Replacing garage door springs on your own is a bad idea for a number of reasons. For one, it requires special equipment to remove the springs and to put them back into place. Read More»

Don't Get Left Out In The Cold! How To Estimate How Much Heating Oil (And Money) It Will Take To Heat Your Home

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The heating season can put a dent in your budget, particularly if you live in a northern climate where winters are long and cold. Exactly how much heating your home will set you back financially depends on a variety of factors - such as outside temperatures, how high you set the thermostat, the size of the area you are heating and the efficiency of your furnace. There are two basic ways to estimate the cost of heating your home so that you can budget for the added winter expense. Read More»

Can A New Roof Be Used To Reduce Your Business's Utility Bills?

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If you’re a small business owner and own your own commercial building(s), you may constantly be looking for ways to cut your overhead costs. Although owning your own building gives you more stability – for example, there’s no need to scramble to find a new location if your landlord doubles your rent – this security often brings with it higher carrying costs on everything from property taxes to utilities. Read on to learn more about how the type of roof you choose can help reduce your business’s utility bills. Read More»

5 Ways That Washing With Tap Water Can Affect Your Skin And Hair

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Many American consumers are already aware that additives to municipal drinking water supplies such as chlorine can make tap water undesirable for drinking and using in cooking, and therefore have water filtration systems in place on their kitchen faucets. However, many of these same consumers think nothing of bathing and washing their face and hair with water straight from the tap. However, using tap water for your grooming rituals may have unexpected results. Read More»