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  • Two Reasons Why Now Is The Perfect Time To Waterproof Your Basement

    The basement is a part of the house that can be quite easy to ignore.  This is especially true if it's unfinished since that makes it even more convenient to avoid going down there.  However, although you may think that your basement is an insignificant part of your home, it could actually be much more important than you think.  There could be tiny cracks in the walls of your basement that are affecting the way things operate in your home.
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  • Learn What To Expect If You Need To Have Your Hot Water Heater Replaced

    When the water heater in your home stops working properly, it can be hard to know what to do as a homeowner beyond calling a professional. You will more than likely need to get it replaced if it cannot be repaired. If you find out that your water heater needs to be replaced, use the following guide to know what to expect to ensure that the process goes as simply as possible.
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  • When A Tree Occupies Two Properties: Your Tree Responsibilities

    There comes a time in the life of many property owners when they discover that a tree that was planted on the property line by former residents has overgrown its boundaries. The tree could be mostly on your property, but planted by someone on an adjoining property, or it could be mostly on the neighbor's property, but planted by previous owners of your abode. When the tree appears to be a nuisance to either you or the neighbors, who is supposed to take care of it?
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  • Adding On To Your Home? What You Need To Know About As-Built Surveys

    When you decided to renovate your home, you knew you had a long road ahead in terms of construction. What you probably didn't expect was all the red tape that comes along with this process. Local and state agencies require homeowners to complete several processes before, during, and after embarking on major renovation, including as-built surveys. If you're like most people and this term is foreign language, here are just some important things you need to know.
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  • 3 Regular Maintenance Tasks That Can Keep Your Hot Tub Working Properly

    Having a hot tub can be a great luxury and a nice way to relax with family and friends. But the hot tub party can come to a stop if you don't take steps to properly maintain it. Your hot tub requires regular maintenance and care to ensure things continue to operate without a hitch. Here are three maintenance tasks that every hot tub owner should be sure to perform on a regular basis if they want to avoid having to call a local hot tub repair company.
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  • Making Your Driveway Kid-Friendly

    Kids never like to stay inside, even when the weather is damp or cold. Often your yard is full of water puddles or dirty snow, so you may try and discourage them from going outside. Of course, fresh air and exercise are good for kids, and getting the kids out of your hair for even thirty minutes seems like heaven. One way to get your kids outside in any weather is to make your driveway an attractive place for them to play.
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  • Answers To Common Questions You Might Have About Sealcoating Your Driveway

    Caring for a home's driveway is a critical task that new homeowners are often poorly informed about. This can make it easy to make some simple oversights that could potentially shorten the lifespan of the driveway while also causing noticeable cosmetic issues. To help you minimize these risks, sealcoating should be done on a regular basis. However, if you have only recently acquired your first home with a paved driveway, you will likely appreciate the following three commonly asked questions and their answers.
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  • Pooling Water In Your Air Conditioner: What Causes It And How A Plumber Can Help

    Window air conditioners are supposed to be installed at a slight angle in your windows. This allows the little drainage hole at the bottom to release rain water that falls through the part of the air conditioner that hangs outside the window. If water begins to pool inside the air conditioner, you can hire a plumber to help fix the problem. Here is how that works. Evaporator Leaks The evaporator inside older window A/C units often develops a leak.
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  • Having Humidity Problems In Your Home? Clean Your Air Conditioner Filters

    High humidity makes a home uncomfortable. This is because it reduces the human body's ability to get rid of heat. It also creates a conducive environment for dust mite infestation and mold growth, something that then increases the risks of allergic reactions in loved ones. To prevent these negative effects of high humidity, taking measures to keep the humidity levels in your home under control is a must. As it turns out, something as simple as cleaning your air conditioner filters can go a long way towards helping you do this.
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  • Mold Allergies And Home Improvement

    Mold allergies are very common throughout the US. There are around 1,000 species of mold in the US and many of them can lead to itchy eyes, sneezing, a runny nose, congestion, and other allergy symptoms. One of the biggest issues when it comes to mold is that it can easily grow in certain areas of a household. While mold can be an issue, there are ways to prevent it. Here are three home improvement projects that can help reduce mold in the home.
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