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Tips For Prepping Your Home For Your Estate Sale

Posted by on May 5, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Tips For Prepping Your Home For Your Estate Sale

While estate sales are not something you need to deal with frequently, it’s important that you are well prepared for when they happen. An estate sale is very different from a garage sale since you need to do much more planning. These tips will help your estate stale be successful. Know How Estate Sales Are Different From Garage Sales Garage sales typically involve you putting out the items you are looking to sell, and people will rummage through it looking at just those items. Estate sales allow people to go through drawers, cabinets, and anything that is accessible in the house. It’s common to mark a room off as not having items for sale, but if they can access it, they should be able to buy the item. That’s why you’ll need to first go through the home and...

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How Can You Prevent Your New Patio Fire Pit From Becoming A Fire Hazard?

Posted by on Apr 18, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How Can You Prevent Your New Patio Fire Pit From Becoming A Fire Hazard?

With summer just on the horizon, you may already be looking forward to spending balmy nights outside around the calming roar of an open flame. If you have a portable fire pit, an evening of fun and friends is always just a match and some kindling away. However, open flames always bring with them some risk, and your fun and carefree party could quickly go south if an errant spark were to cause an uncontrolled fire. Read on to learn about how you can make your summer fires as safe as possible without compromising the aesthetic.  What should you do to maintain your fire pit’s surroundings? Ideally, your fire pit should be on a flat, solid, fire-resistant surface, like a rock or stone patio or concrete slab. Placing a fire pit on wooden or composite decking may be fine...

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4 Tips For Making Gutter Cleaning Easy

Posted by on Mar 30, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 4 Tips For Making Gutter Cleaning Easy

Cleaning the gutters attached to the roof of your home is highly important for preventing water damage. If the gutters are not clean, when it rains, the water can build up and cause water damage to the roof and the side of your home. The cost of repairs can be extensive and in many situations, your homeowners insurance won’t cover the costs since it was a repair that could have easily been avoided had the gutters been cleaned. Cleaning the gutters doesn’t have to be a task that you dread. Here are four tips for making it easier: Wear Gloves: When you wear gloves, it’s going to be easier to grip all the dirt and grime that you are trying to get out of the gutters. On top of this, you won’t be so grossed out about what you are...

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Do’s And Don’ts For Replacing Your Water Heater’s Elements

Posted by on Mar 7, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Do’s And Don’ts For Replacing Your Water Heater’s Elements

If you need to tackle the job of replacing your water heater’s elements, then following these do’s and don’ts will help you to complete the project like a seasoned plumber: Do invest in a water heater element wrench. Water heater element wrenches can be purchased at the hardware store where you buy the replacement heating elements. The wrench looks like a short piece of metal pipe with two holes drilled into one end. The holes are used to place your screwdriver through to be used as leverage to remove and install the elements. Don’t attempt to work on your water heater without first turning off the power and cold water line leading into the tank. Check to make sure that the power is off by touching each element with a voltage meter or current testing tool before you remove...

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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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