Frequently Asked Questions about Frozen Pipes

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When the temperatures outside dip below the freezing mark, the water inside of your pipes can freeze. This can cause a significant amount of damage. As the water freezes, it expands. This can cause tiny cracks to form in the pipe, which can lead to leaks, or it can cause the pipe to burst, which can lead to a flood when the water thaws out. Regardless, both issues need to be fixed, which can be costly.

19 January 2016

Electric Furnace Failure? Proactive Steps Homeowners Can Take While Waiting For Repairs

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Whether it is coming home to a cold house after work or waking up shivering in the middle of the night, furnace failures can create conditions that range from unpleasant to unsafe, depending on other factors, such as exterior temperatures and the amount of insulation your home offers. If you experience a furnace failure this winter, the following guide can help you take proactive steps to relieve the discomfort of the situation.

23 December 2015

3 Ways To Help Correct Your Leaking Home Foundation

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If you are dealing with a leaking foundation and a wet basement, you need to correct the problem as soon as possible to avoid mold and mildew growth in your home. Here are three options to help you correct your home's foundation leaks. Install Exterior Drain Tile To repair a leaking basement foundation, you can install an external drain pipe buried around your home's foundation. There are several benefits to installing an exterior drain.

11 December 2015

3 Things To Consider Before Installing A Wood Fence

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A new fence can add tremendous value to your home. And the kind you get will be determined by a number of variables. If you're leaning towards a wood fence, you certainly have a plethora of options when it comes to style. But when weighing the pros and cons, here are three major factors that may affect your decision before beginning the project. Neighbor Etiquette. If you have neighbors, the first thing to do is notify them of your plans to install a fence.

19 November 2015

Shopping For Your Waterfront Dream Property? What You Should Know About Shoreline Stabilization

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Even though the purchase of a waterfront home hold many similarities to the purchase of most other houses, there are a few key differences of which buyers must be aware. One of these differences is when both the terrain and the proximity of the home to the water require a protective seawall or some other type of shoreline stabilization feature to prevent erosion and lessen the risk of flooding or any other water-related damage.

24 September 2015

4 Major Factors That Can Affect the Life of Your Asphalt Surface

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For many businesses, an asphalt parking surface can be a sizable investment that needs to pay for itself over time. Given constant and timely maintenance, the average asphalt parking lot can last for 15 to 20 years before it needs to be completely rebuilt. However, there are plenty of factors that could lengthen or cut short this estimate. If you want to get the most out of your investment, then it's important to understand the factors that can affect the life your asphalt surface.

14 September 2015

Child Proofing Your Garage Door

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When it comes to dangers that can befall your child, there are numerous things lurking within the confines of your house. The first thing that comes to mind is making sure electric sockets are childproofed by placing hard plastic covers over unused outlets. Other examples abound, such as making sure all hazardous materials are stored in a place where your children cannot reach them. However, many people tend to skip over garage door safety, but there are a number of things  you can do to childproof your garage door to ensure your kids stay safe.

11 August 2015

When Your Plumbing Springs A Leak: 5 Quick Fixes Until The Plumber Arrives

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Many things in life tend to follow Murphy's Law and break at the most inconvenient times. Your plumbing is no exception. If you suddenly discover leaks in your pipes and need to wait for the services of a plumber, there are ways to make temporary repairs to get you through that long holiday weekend or until your plumber is back from vacation. Try these tricks to seal leaks in your pipes until you can get a permanent repair.

14 July 2015

First-Time Home Buyer? Here's What You Can Do To Make Sure A House's Plumbing Is Sound

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The process of buying a home can be incredibly hectic, especially if you've never done it before. Homes are enormous investments, and one mistake in bargaining or inspecting the house could cost you thousands in repairs. Plumbing is one of the most common parts of a house to have hidden problems, like decaying main lines or limescale buildup in pipes. If you aren't sure how to get the scoop on a potential home's plumbing status, here are a few tips.

24 June 2015

What To Consider When Replacing Your Asphalt Shingle Roof

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No roof lasts forever, so if you're asphalt shingle roof is on its last legs, it's time to replace it. However, before you do, check out these six important facts. They'll tell you all the important things you need to know about replacing your asphalt shingle roof. You Could Choose an Overlay An overlay is a fast, and less-expensive way to improve your roof. Instead of ripping off all the old shingles, roofers simply place a new layer of asphalt shingles over the old layer.

9 June 2015