2015

El Niño's Unexpected Southern Cold Snaps: Clean Out Your Gas Furnace Now

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If you live in the southern portion of the United States, you may expect to experience mild winter weather this year. But El Niño is expected to change the weather patterns in the United States. Northern states may experience warmer winter weather, while southern states may experience colder, wetter conditions. If you haven’t prepared your gas furnace lately, you may want to do so now. El Niño can produce unexpected cold snaps in your area.…

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Replace Or Repair: Deciding What To Do With Your Furnace When It Breaks

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When you own your own home, it’s important to take good care of your furnace with yearly routine maintenance. When your furnace breaks, determining whether it can be repaired or it needs to be replaced can become problematic. Depending on the age of your furnace, the costs associated with a repair or replacement, or potential for repair, will help you decide what to do. Talk with the professional HVAC repair person that comes to your home when your furnace breaks for their advice, and make your decision based on a number of factors.…

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What Is The Best Roof Material For A Historic Colonial Home?

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The earliest homes in the United States were built during the Colonial period, which stretched from roughly the founding of the Jamestown settlement at the start of the 17th century to the late 18th century. Those looking to renovate a home from this period are likely to find that the original roof is gone, or no longer in usable condition. While homeowner associations and historic preservation boards are helpful when determining what types of roofing materials to use on a historic home, not every homeowner has access to these types of organizations.…

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Three Tips For Roof Longevity

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When it comes to keeping your home value up to par and your household in peak condition, you’ll need to take particularly great care of both your foundation and your roof. Caring for your roof will require you to understand some strategies that will take you far as a homeowner. Follow these keys and use them to keep your roof intact.  Tip 1: Always Be Sure That Your Shingles And Other Parts Are Passing The Eye Test…

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Cleaning Your New Glass Windows Like A Pro

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Now that you made the decision to buy new windows for your home and your house looks beautiful, it’s time to start thinking about how to keep these windows in pristine condition. When you clean your windows like a pro, you will have clear, crisp windows for you and your family to enjoy. Start with a Bucket of Warm Water When you’re ready to clean your windows, you’ll need a bucket of warm water to start.…

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Water Woes? Four Cures For A Wet Basement

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Water can get into your basement through a number of ways, but no matter what the cause, you’ll want to act quickly to eliminate the problem. If you let water sit in your basement, you could face mold growth or damage to your home’s structure. Here are three ways to cure your basement’s water woes. Patch Cracks In The Walls Over time, the stress from the weight of your home can cause cracks to form in your basement walls.…

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Tips For Installing A Shallow Water Well's Submersible Pump

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If you are going to tackle the project of putting a submersible pump down your property’s new shallow water well, then you will be happy to learn that there are some simple things you can do to make the job easier on yourself.  Follow these tips to install your new well’s submersible pump like a professional: Test the Submersible Pump Before Installing It Into Your Well Since submersible well pumps run on electricity and are in constant contact with water, you need to have a licensed well contractor or electrician wire the pump into your property’s power panel.…

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Fixing A Sewer Line That Is Being Intruded By Tree Roots

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If your home’s sewer line has become damaged by intruding tree roots, then you will be happy to learn that the sewer line can easily be repaired by a licensed plumber or sewer cleaning professional, like those at Total Enviro Services Inc. Here is the procedure they will follow to get your sewer line flowing again: Fiber Optic Camera Inspection Since the invention of the fiber optic camera, gone are the days that your plumber had to guess what was going on in your buried plumbing pipes.…

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Mold And COPD: Is Bathroom Mold Making Your Loved One's Symptoms Worse?

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If your loved one’s COPD symptoms increase dramatically in a short span of time, check their bathroom for signs of mold. COPD is a progressive lung condition, which means it takes time to develop. However, mold can make lung disease and other respiratory conditions worse very quickly. Your loved one’s weakened immune system makes them more susceptible to mold than someone who isn’t sick.   It’s essential that you find the mold in your loved one’s bathroom before it spreads to the home’s walls, basement or attic.…

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Home Projects You Should Leave To The Professionals

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There are many DIY projects you can do on your home. They’ll give you some satisfaction of being hands-on with your living space. But there are some tasks that are best left to licensed contractors who have the training and tools to do a good job safely. Don’t let yourself get in over your head and call a professional to help with any of the following home projects. Old Plumbing, Sewer Drains and Water Heaters…

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