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  • Crawl Space Rodent Control: 3 Things To Check For To Prevent Rodents From Nesting


    Regardless of how lovely your residence may be, it may also be home to many small rodents like mice and rats. In fact, nearly one-third of Americans admit that they have a rodent problem at home. To prevent yourself from having to deal with these headaches and nightmares in the future, inspect your home regularly to look for the following 3 features that allow rodents to nest in crawlspaces. You should inspect your crawlspace regularly to avoid any unwanted surprises.
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  • 3 Things Homeowners Should Know About Insurance Claims For Roof Repairs


    Hurricane season starts in the summer and continues through the fall. If you live in an area that may be affected by hurricanes or other severe storms, it's time to start considering how you'll pay for repairs if you need them. Your roof is one of the most expensive parts of your home that's at risk during storm season, so you need to know if your homeowner's insurance will cover damage or leaks if they occur.
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  • Six Ways To Finish A Poured Concrete Patio Surface


    If you're having concrete poured for an outdoor patio surface, it's a perfect time to start thinking about how you want to finish it. With so many options for adding texture and design to the surface of poured concrete, it wouldn't be surprising to find yourself overwhelmed by the options. Here are a few of the most common choices for you to consider and discuss with your concrete contractor. A broom allows you to create a custom bristle texture on the concrete surface.
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  • Three Things To Consider Prior To Installing A Tankless Hot Water Heater


    There is a lot being written about the benefits of a tankless water heater. These heaters are usually small, wall-mounted units that furnish hot water on demand. Not only will they supply an unlimited amount of hot water, but they can also save 30 - 50 percent of your energy costs by not having to continuously heat a tank of water that no one is using. Unfortunately, just like anything else on the market, tankless water heaters are not designed for everyone.
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  • Understanding Tree Canker Wounds


    If you have trees on your property that have protruding and woody growths, then your trees are most likely affected by cankers. These growths may or may not be a sign that the tree needs to be removed. If you are concerned about the growths on your trees, then keep reading to learn about the different types of cankers that may be forming and how you can save your trees from eventual removal.
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  • Understanding The Pros And Cons Of Ductless Heat Pumps


    At one point in time, ductless heat pumps were considered an overseas curiosity. These days, they're an attractive alternative to traditional heat pumps and other HVAC systems. Ductless heat pumps share many similarities with their traditional counterparts while offering a number of notable differences. These aspects can easily make or break your potential purchase depending on your home's overall design and your comfort and performance expectations. The following illustrates some of the benefits and drawbacks of purchasing and installing a ductless heat pump in your home.
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  • Don't Let Driveway Cracks Delay The Sale Of Your Home


    Cracks in an asphalt driveway reduce a house's curb appeal and make it less enticing to potential homebuyers. It doesn't always make financial sense to repair cracks in your driveway before selling your home, though. Here's how to determine whether you should repair your asphalt driveway cracks prior to listing your home for sale. Don't Expect a Financial Return If you decide to repair the cracks in your asphalt driveway, don't expect to recoup the cost of the repairs when you sell your home.
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  • Facing Damage To Your Gutter, Soffit, And Fascia? How Should You Prioritize Repairs?


    If your home has recently weathered a storm, fallen tree, or other natural disaster that has damaged the outermost portions of your roof (like your gutters, soffits, or fascias), you may be wondering about your next steps. After assessing damages and notifying your homeowners insurance company, you'll want to quickly restore your home to its pre-accident condition before future inclement weather causes long-term structural problems. What factors should you use to determine whether these parts need to be replaced, and how should you prioritize replacement?
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  • 4 Easy Ways To Prevent Ants From Taking Over Your Home


    Roaches. Mice. Both of these names can bring fear into the hearts of homeowners all over the world. Both are pesky pests that can ruin portions of your house or apartment. Now go ahead and add ants to the list of pests that can cause you some serious rounds of headaches and damage to your home. There are over 12,000 different kinds of ants, with some posing a serious threat to your home's well being, such as the odious house ant and the ruinous carpenter ant.
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  • 3 Types Of Fireplaces That Work Great For Small Family Rooms


    Would you love a fireplace in your family room but don't feel as though you can afford the space for one? If so, don't give up hope just yet. Fireplace options have come a long way from their big, bold designs of long ago, and nowadays there's a style to suit just about every need. If you've got limited space in your family room but you want a fireplace, here are three ways to make it happen.
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