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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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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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2 Signs That Your Water Pump Pressure Tank Is Bad

Posted by on Dec 31, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 2 Signs That Your Water Pump Pressure Tank Is Bad

If you have a well that supplies water to your home, you will also have a pump that is used to pull the water up from the well into your home. One key component of a well pump is a pressure tank, but pressure tanks can wear out over time. If you are having problems with the water supply in your home and are wondering if your pump is bad, you might be happy to discover that it is your pressure tank that is actually the problem. Here are two signs that your pressure tank might be the cause of your water problems.    Your pump runs each time water is used One of the features of a pressure tank is the ability to store water along with water pressure in your water pump. This feature is nice because...

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Fiber Cement Boards Are A Great Upgrade

Posted by on Dec 15, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Fiber Cement Boards Are A Great Upgrade

Updating your exterior siding is a major project, but it is well worth the investment. One of the most popular siding materials is fiber cement. Fiber cement is a material that is ideal for exterior siding in all types of climates and environments. This article will highlight some of the most popular reasons for investing in fiber siding over other popular siding materials when updating your house. Easy Installation The first great thing about fiber cement siding or is that it is possible to install it on your own, even if you have no construction experience. Fiber cement is not as heavy as real cement, so handling the siding planks is not too strenuous. It is also engineered with a very handy modular design. This makes an attachment of the siding pieces quite simple because it necessitates few power...

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