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Three Reasons To Avoid Do-It-Yourself Household Wiring Projects

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Many modern homeowners have embraced the do-it-yourself (DIY) movement wholeheartedly, thanks to the proliferation of cable television home improvement programs combined with a sincere desire for a hands-on approach to their living situations. However, homeowners should use caution when it comes to making repairs or improvements on household wiring. According to the National Fire Protection Association, malfunctioning household wiring is one of the leading causes of residential fires. Besides the risk of creating a situation conducive to structural fires, other good reasons exist for leaving the electrical work to the experts. Read More»

How To Make Sure That Your Wood Fence Posts Are Resistant To Rot

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If you have a wooden fence on your property that needs to be replaced due to rot, then it is in your best interest to make sure that your new fence will not rot in the future. Elevating your fence a small amount and sealing the wood are two great options to keep the fence from becoming susceptible to water damage. While these things will help to protect most of the fence, they will not keep the fence posts from deteriorating. Read More»

8 Useful Any-Occasion Gift Ideas For The Hot Tub Owner

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Are you trying to come up with a useful or unusual gift for that hot tub owner in your life? Well, you’re in luck, because there are several neat spa-themed gift ideas that may be appreciated by someone who uses a hot tub regularly. Everything from spa pillows to caddy holders make thoughtful gifts, so why not consider any of the following for your next gift-giving occasion? 1. An Adjustable Spa Pillow Read More»

What Siding Will Best Insulate Your Mobile Home From Winter Storms?

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If you live in a mobile home community, you may already spend a fall weekend or two placing protective heat tape on any exposed plumbing beneath your mobile home and checking your home’s skirting to ensure it’s still in good shape. Unfortunately, in parts of the country susceptible to sub-zero winter temperatures, these measures may not be enough to shield you from high winter heating bills. Can installing new siding before the snow hits help save you money in the long run? Read More»

How To Remove And Prevent A Mite Infestation From Birds Living In Your Roof And Chimney

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It is important to maintain and repair your home’s roof and chimney for aesthetic reasons as well as to help with pest control in your home. When you allow birds to make a home in your roof and chimney they can bring mites with them that can end up in your home. Here are information and tips to help you get rid of birds and their mite infestations in your home and how to prevent further infestations. Read More»

Tips To Help You Protect Newly-Poured Concrete From Winter's Frost

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Although concrete needs heat to set properly, you can still pour new concrete during winter in a northern climate by completing the right preparations and using concrete heating equipment. When you are pouring concrete this winter, here are some tips to help you complete the job successfully and avoid freeze damage. Heat the Concrete Mix When you are planning to pour concrete while the air temperature is predicted to be below 40 degrees F or below, you should consider using concrete cold weather guidelines to help protect your new concrete from the frost. Read More»

How To Keep A Freshly Paved Parking Lot In Good Shape During The Winter

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If you are considering having a new parking lot installed near your business, then it is your best option to have high-quality asphalt installed. You will likely need to pay around $1.25 to $1.50 per square foot if you want a solid two inches of asphalt. This may mean a smaller 500 square foot parking lot will probably cost at least $625 to pave and maybe a bit more to have the parking spot lines added to the cured asphalt. Read More»

Two Great Household Projects For Using Custom Cut Glass

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There is an endless number of things you can do with glass around your home. You can use this versatile material in any room, as it will blend seamlessly with other materials you are using within your space. When used right, glass will open a space up by providing more natural light. It can also help unclutter your space by allowing your eye to see through the space versus focusing on the elements within the space. Read More»

4 Excellent Reasons For Installing Glass Shower Doors

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If the time has come for you to remodel your bathroom, you may be wondering whether you should install glass shower doors or stick with old-fashioned shower curtains. Although both of them do essentially the same job, there are many benefits to selecting glass shower doors rather than going the shower curtain route. Following are just four of the reasons you should seriously consider installing glass doors during your remodeling project. Read More»

Four Types Of Hoes For The Garden And How To Use Them

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If you ever wondered what Mr. McGregor was doing in his garden when Peter Rabbit heard the “scritch scratch” of the hoe, you are probably assumed he was cutting weeds with a traditional garden hoe. Although you can’t be sure which type of hoe Mr. McGregor was using in his garden, there are several types of hoes to choose from for your own garden. Garden hoes are used to cut weeds, mark rows, and to loosen or level the soil. Read More»