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Repairing Loose Outlets In Plaster Walls

Posted by on Jan 20, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Repairing Loose Outlets In Plaster Walls

Do you have plaster walls with loose electrical outlets? Do your outlets push into the wall when you plug something into them? Your outlets should be secured to a stud to prevent them from moving around. Below, you will find out how to make this relatively easy repair. Find the Studs This can be a tricky part of making the repair. Generally, the outlet should have been installed using the stud in the wall to support it, but sometimes, especially in older homes, the outlet isn’t located aside the stud. Here are a few tricks that can help you locate the stud nearest to the outlet. Use a stud finder tool – these gadgets usually do well finding the studs in the wall, but sometimes, they fail, or maybe you don’t have one. Magnet test – hang a very...

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2 Tips To Prevent Mold And Mildew From Growing On Your Vinyl Siding

Posted by on Jan 20, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 2 Tips To Prevent Mold And Mildew From Growing On Your Vinyl Siding

There are a lot of things to love about vinyl siding; it looks good, is affordable and is pretty easy to maintain. Vinyl siding is not 100 percent maintenance free, however — unfortunately, many homeowners have to worry about the growth of mold and mildew. Luckily, following a few tips can help you keep mold and mildew at bay so that you can enjoy your low-maintenance and beautiful vinyl siding as much as possible. 1. Keep Trees Trimmed First of all, you should pay attention to the trees that are growing closely to your home. A tree can be a beautiful thing, but it can provide all of the things that are necessary for mold and mildew to grow. Trees attract and hold moisture, which mold and mildew love. In fact, you might have seen mold or mildew growing...

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3 Ways To Use Custom Glass To Make Your Home More Glamorous

Posted by on Jan 1, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Ways To Use Custom Glass To Make Your Home More Glamorous

Constructing your own home gives you the opportunity to customize many different design elements. When it comes to selecting materials for your home, glass provides you with the ability to create a unique and glamorous design aesthetic. Here are three ways you can incorporate custom glass into your home’s design to make it appear more glamorous. 1. Install glass railings on decks. It’s often said that location is one of the most important aspects of any piece of real estate. If your home provides views of beautiful scenery, you likely will want to include some decks in your design. Using custom glass pieces as railing on your decks will allow you to enjoy unobstructed views. You can also opt to continue your design aesthetic indoors by using glass for the railing of indoor staircases. Glass railing systems lend a...

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