2014

  • Sustain The Planet By Greening-Up Your Carpet Routine


    If you're trying to live in a more eco-friendly and sustainable manner, you're probably already shopping with reusable shopping bags, recycling your cardboard and plastic, and trying to purchase more items made from recycled materials. When you're ready to take green living to the next level, just look down -- at your carpet. Whether you're thinking of replacing your carpet, having new carpet installed for the first time, or simply adopting greener practices when it comes to caring for your carpet, these tips will point you in the right direction.
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  • 3 Tips For At-Home Workers To Save Money On Heating Oil This Winter


    One of the easiest ways to save money on heat in the winter is to turn the thermostat down or off while you're away at work – that's eight to ten hours a day that you don't need heat, which can make a big difference in your bill, right? But that commonly given piece of advice doesn't take into account the growing number of at-home workers that aren't leaving their homes for half the day, and who need to stay warm and comfortable in order to be productive.
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  • The Awesome Benefits Of Clay Roof Tiles


    If you have been thinking about calling in your local roofer to have your roof repaired or replaced, before you do you should think about roof options other than standard asphalt shingles. Clay tiles are a roofing option that provide a number of great benefits when they are used on the roof of your home. Unmatched Durability Clay tiles were first manufactured in the Neolithic Era, allowing improvements in clay tiles to be made over thousands of years.
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  • Car Repairs You Should Not Put Off


    You've heard the adage, "why put off until tomorrow what you can do today?" If you're a bit of a procrastinator, you might live by the opposite of this credo! As you have undoubtedly learned at some point through the School of Hard Knocks, sometimes putting off a task can lead to a big headache. When it comes to car repairs, it's always best to err on the side of having them done immediately, even if you don't think it's serious.
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  • 3 Cheap, Temporary Fixes For Your Home's Cracked Windows


    If you have house windows that have several cracks in them, you may be planning to have the glass replaced. However, if the job cannot be completed in the near future, you may be searching for cheap, temporary fixes for the cracks. Below are simple repairs you can perform using items you already have or can easily find in a hardware or department store. Spread Clear Fingernail Polish Over The Cracks
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  • Is It Time To Replace The Wax Ring Under Your Toilet?


    The toilet is one of those appliances that nobody really thinks about until things start going wrong. If you notice a growing dark spot around the base of your toilet or it's leaking for no apparent reason, it may be time to replace the wax ring underneath it. Here are step by step instructions on how to complete this simple do-it-yourself project. Signs The Toilet Wax Ring Needs Replacing The toilet wax ring is a soft, flexible doughnut that seals the space between the base of the toilet and the drainpipe.
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  • 3 Surprising Things That Can Interfere With Your Garage Door Function


    Most garage door problems are simple to spot and fix. If your garage door opener won't operate, but the button on the wall works, it's probably just your garage door opener's battery. If the garage door won't operate with either the remote or the hardwired button, then chances are that the power is disconnected or the motor needs to be repaired or replaced. But what if the door opens and closes on its own, or stops and reverses itself before lowering to the ground, or otherwise behaves unpredictably?
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