2015

  • 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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  • Does Your Air Conditioner Trip The Circuit Breaker? Here's What You Need To Know


    After your thermostat, your circuit breaker is the next likely place you'll look when your A/C system suddenly cuts out. Your first inclination may be to reset the breaker switch for the A/C and go back to whatever you're doing--at least until it trips again. If this has happened to you several times in a row, then it may be time to get to the bottom of the problem. How Your Home's Circuit Breaker Works
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  • Here's How To Irrigate Your Lawn And Still Use Water Responsibly


    Since many areas of North America have started to experience serious drought conditions, the topic of residential irrigation systems has become increasingly politicized. What was once the perfect solution for keeping your lawn looking great, is now frowned upon by many people. However, it is possible to have your green lawn and be responsible too, if you take some steps to use your drip irrigation system effectively. Fix Any Leaks Immediately
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  • Preparing For The Roofers: A Guide For Families With Kids And Pets


    If you are like most American families, you are probably stretched to your limit taking care of kids and pets while trying to keep family life in order. You probably even use it as an excuse on occasion – like for failing to prepare before the roofing contractors arrive. But, your hectic lifestyle is exactly the reason you need to prepare your family and property before roof work begins. Follow these tips to make things go more smoothly.
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  • The Basics Of Iodine Water Purification


    If you live in an area that's been affected by a natural disaster or you plan to spend some time hiking and camping, you're going to want to make sure that you have a plan in place for clean water. Since there is no way to tell if the water source you've found is contaminated with bacteria, you'll need to be cautious and proactive. One of the most convenient ways to treat water in an emergency situation like this is with iodine.
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  • Signs Of Water Damage In Your Basement You Shouldn't Ignore


    Your basement is unfortunately susceptible to water damage. Due to its underground location and exposed pipes, condensation and other types of water damage can happen at any time.  Flood and water damage in this area of your home can lead to mold, mildew, and even issues with your foundation. It's important to understand even the tiniest signs of water damage in your basement so you can make repairs and have professional water damage cleanup performed as soon as possible.
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  • Tips for Ensuring Your Garage Is Secure


    When you own a home that has a garage attached, security isn't something you can afford to underestimate. After all, not only is the pass-through door from your garage to the house your primary means of entry when you park in the garage, it also serves as an access point for potential thieves. Here are a few tips to help you ensure that your garage is secure and protected from potential burglars.
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  • Save Money With A Water-Saving Public Restroom For Your Business


    The cost of public restrooms in a business is high. If a business has 200 male customers per day, that is approximately 18,200 toilet flushes per year. The same amount of males could equal over 127,000 urinal flushes per year. Only 50 female customers per day could equal over 36,000 toilet flushes per year. This isn't counting employees, who would need to use the restroom two to four times during an eight hour work shift.
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  • 4 Home Updates To Improve The Safety Of Your Home


    When it comes to the safety of your home, its best not to take any chances. There are various ways the safety of you and your family can be compromised. Negative events such as burglary, fire, and natural disaster happen at unexpected times and can cost a fortune. No one likes to be in these situations, so it's important to plan ahead. Some of the best solutions to home safety issues are installing impact windows, choosing a good security system, installing and checking up on smoke detectors, and taking advantage of lighting options.
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  • Be Sure Your Air Conditioner's Outside Unit Is Properly Placed And Well-Ventilated


    Drive through almost any suburban neighborhood in America, especially in the southern and western regions, and you will see rows of homes with central air conditioning units at their sides. Unfortunately, many of these outside units are not provided with appropriate care by the homeowners, and this can lead to premature system failure and expensive repairs. That's why you should take some time to inspect your air conditioner's outside unit to be sure it is properly placed and well-ventilated.
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