2016

  • Is It Time To Drill A New Water Well For Your Rural Home?

    When you live in a rural area away from the municipal water systems of big cities, you likely rely on you well for your household water supply. However, water wells do not last forever. If you are wondering if it is time to drill a new well for your home, get to know some of the common problems that occur with a failing well and what you can do to resolve the problem.
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  • How To Prep And Sandblast Stucco Walls

    Stucco is an extremely durable exterior siding material. It is also very versatile because it can be applied over different types of sidewalls and it can be painted any color. This durability only poses a problem if you decide that you want to remove it from your sidewalls. It won't just scrape off with ease. You can rent a simple sandblaster and remove stucco on your own. The job is messy, but it is really the best way to remove stucco and expose the sidewall.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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