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Three Tips For Securing Your Construction Site

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Your construction site is probably pretty secure when your crew is hard at work, but what can you do to make sure it doesn’t get robbed or vandalized at night? There are several steps you can take to secure the area and prevent losses on your job site. Use these ideas the next time your firm begins a project. Install Security Lights Just as with home security, lights can deter criminals and vandals at construction sites.…

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The Differences Between Vinyl And Aluminum Windows

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There are many reasons to invest in new Andersen windows for your home. There are countless different materials that window frames can be made out of. Most homeowners are looking for a material that is practical, stylish and affordable. Aluminum and vinyl are two of the most commonly installed window frames. This article will explain the main differences between the two materials. Aluminum Windows Aluminum windows are among the most common in tract homes.…

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2 Ways To Make Your AC More Functional

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Is your AC not quite as cold and powerful as it used to be? There are many possible reasons why your AC unit might not be producing as well as it used to be. Most people assume that the problem is with the actual unit. In reality, there are many other factors that could affect the effectiveness of your AC system. Luckily, you can make a few repairs on your own that could make your system more efficient.…

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How To Troubleshoot A Window Air Conditioner

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When you don’t have central air in your home, a window air conditioner is the next best thing. It provides cool air in the room it is installed in, and often times can provide cool air to nearby rooms as well. If you are having trouble with the appliance, it is time to do some troubleshooting. Here are some common problems with these A/C units and how to address them.…

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Like Shooting Fish In A Barrel: Heaters That Help Concrete Contractors Help Hatcheries Too

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Barrel heaters are usually used by concrete contractors to keep their concrete from freezing, drying out and cracking. However, barrel heaters can have other applications. Fish hatcheries, for example, rely on heated tanks to hatch eggs and grow little fish into bigger fish before they are released back into the wild. Hatchery farming raises “domesticated” fish for food. In the event that your tank heaters fail, you can use a barrel heater in the following ways.…

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3 Things You Should Know Before Building A Custom Home

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Building a custom home is a very exciting time. For many people, this means that they have finally achieved a life long goal of having the means and the ability to build their dream home. However, if you aren’t prepared you can make some costly mistakes that can make your home building experience miserable rather than positive. Here are some things you should know. 1. Don’t Act As Your Own Contractor…

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4 Ways to Reduce the Amount of Moisture in the Basement

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A large amount of moisture in the basement is common since the basement is the lowest part of the home and sits underneath the soil. The basement also makes the perfect environment for excessive moisture buildup since it can be difficult to air this space out. With excessive moisture comes the potential for water damage as well as mold growth, which is why you want to know these four ways to help reduce the amount of moisture in your basement:…

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Why Is My Bath Water Never Hot Enough?

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There’s nothing like a hot bath to soothe sore muscles and help you unwind, but a bathtub that’s too cool is anything but relaxing. Depending on your hot water heater, you may find yourself settling for a luke-warm bath, even on days when you’ve used very little hot water throughout the home. Fortunately, these four easy fixes can help keep the hot water flowing to ensure you get that hot bath you’ve been craving.…

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A Short Guide On Testing Your Well Water For Contaminants

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You are personally responsible for making sure the water you use is safe when you rely on a well on your property. There are a number of contaminants that can enter the well through groundwater and runoff from rain and snow. You should have your water checked periodically by a reputable water testing service to see if your well water is safe to drink and use in your home. Here is a quick guide on how to test your well water.…

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Use A Hook, Not A Strap, To Replace A Broken Slate Roofing Tile

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Slate is a beautiful roofing material, and although it can hold up well to the elements for centuries, a falling limb can break tiles and cause problems. If you want to get as much life as possible from your roof, it is necessary to replace any damaged tiles as quickly as possible. As long as you are careful with how you walk on your roof, you should be able to make repairs on your own.…

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