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5 Tips For Shoveling Snow

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Removing snow from your driveway or patio can be daunting. Plus, if it is snowing a great deal, it can become frustrating to have to clear the snow on a daily basis or even twice a day. Here are five tips to make shoveling snow much easier: Prepare: Before you go out to shovel snow, you want to be sure that you are prepared for the job in the right way. Read More»

How To Make Your Family Room Into An Entertainment Center

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Are you turning your family room into an entertainment center? That’s what a lot of people are doing today, so join the crowd! More and more people are opting to stay home rather than go to the movies. It has just gotten to be very expensive, as ticket and concession costs are sky high. Besides, there’s something special about sitting in your own home with your family and friends as you curl up with pop corn and your favorite soda. Read More»

Getting Your Toilet To Flush

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If your toilet has unexpectedly become clogged, you will want to go through a series of steps in an attempt to get the contents to go down. Here are some methods for you to use to try to unclog your toilet without needing to call a plumber. Turn Off The Water Start by turning of the water supply so you will not have a chance of an overflow. This is usually located on the back wall behind your toilet. Read More»

5 Tips For Moving From A Warm Climate To A Cold One

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Are you planning a long distance move from a warm climate to a cold one? If so, there are a few additional steps you should take to prepare for the move. Here, you will learn those steps. Hire a Moving Company Since you are likely an inexperienced truck driver, it would be best to leave the moving truck driving to the professionals. When you leave your home, the weather could be warm and sunny, but by the time you reach your new home, the weather could be cold, snowy and dangerous to drive in. Read More»

Does My Basement Need Waterproofing? Three Ways To Tell

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Before you turn that unfinished basement into a new family room or before it becomes a den complete with pricey home office equipment, you should consider having it waterproofed. Basements that exist below the water table or that are a part of homes that were improperly graded are prone to moist, damp walls. And unless you want to work or play downstairs in a cold, wet space, waterproofing is a good idea. Read More»

The Differences Between Wood And Vinyl Windows

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The one decision most homeowners need to make when having brand new windows installed is if they want to go with wood or vinyl. Since each window type has different benefits, it is important to understand what they are in order to make an informed decision. Price Differences One main factor that many homeowners consider when buying windows is price. Wood and vinyl windows can actually vary quite a bit in terms of cost. Read More»

Get Your Garage Door Ready For Winter

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Winter is on the way and there are a number of things that you can do to prepare your garage door for the upcoming season. From performing important maintenance to installing beautiful holiday door decorations, there are many ways to attend to your garage door in the coming weeks and months.  Clean and Maintain the Weather Stripping The weather stripping is the gasket around your door that prevents the cold air from leaking into your garage. Read More»

Identifying The Three Most Common Tree Diseases And How To Properly Treat Them

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Trees are susceptible to diseases just as humans are. If you do not properly care for your trees they can fall victim to illnesses which can spread to the rest of your trees and plants, putting your entire yard at risk. Inspect your trees and plants daily. If you notice that your trees are not looking as healthy as usual, you will want to treat them right away to prevent death of the tree roots. Read More»

Looking For A Trendy New Way To Finish Your Floors? Acid Stain The Concrete!

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When you are looking to refinish the floors inside your home, you have many, many options to choose from. Homeowners commonly choose carpet, tile, or laminate, but they rarely consider decorative concrete — until recently. Today, there are several decorative options for indoor concrete, one of the most unique being acid stain. What is acid stain? Acid stain is a chemical coloring process used on concrete. A combination of water, mineral salts, and muratic acid is applied to the surface of the concrete, and over several hours a chemical reaction colors the concrete without the help of any dyes or pigments. Read More»

The Top 4 Appliances To Gift This Holiday Season

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With the holiday gift-giving season in full swing, you have to ask yourself if you have finished your gift list. If the answer to this is no, consider gifting someone with an appliance. Gone are the days when appliance gifts meant tasteless toasters and basic blenders. Today’s appliances make great gifts — here are just a few examples. Dairy Whisk Who doesn’t want a cappuccino with a little bit of extra froth in the morning? Read More»