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How To Clean And Maintain Canvas Awnings

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Not only can canvas awnings make your home more attractive, they protect your windows from the sun, rain and other natural elements. Similarly, they protect furniture pieces and other items that rest near windows from sun damage and fading. They also shield your window glass from rainwater spots and destructive hail. And by keeping the hot sun out of your home, awnings can help reduce your electric bills during the summer months.…

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How To Remove Asbestos Siding For Disposal

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If you live in a home built prior to 1970, it likely has asbestos siding. In the 1970s, the EPA banned some asbestos spray applications, but many forms of asbestos are still allowed in construction.  Asbestos siding resembles roof shingles, and it could have a wood grain texture. It is suggested to have the siding professionally removed, but you can remove asbestos siding yourself by following these tips. Prepare to Work…

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Your Asphalt Shingle Roof: Factors That Shorten The Longevity Of Your Roof And When To Choose Repair Over Replacement

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When your home is protected by an asphalt shingles roof, you may not think much about your roof until you have a leak in your home. An asphalt roof will last approximately 15-20 years. To help extend the life of your roof, regular inspections can help identify small problems so that you can get them repaired before they cause bigger issues with your home. If you live in a climate that has harsh winters, or your roof is in hot sun for long periods of time, the shingles on your roof may deteriorate faster.…

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2 Reasons To Hire A Plumber To Clean Your Drains

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Having a clogged drain is a very common and extremely annoying plumbing issue to have to deal with, especially when you consider just how many things can go wrong if you try to clean it yourself. Rather than attempting to fix the drain yourself, it’s probably a better idea to leave the drain cleaning to your plumber, for the two reasons listed below. Some Drain Issues Are Very Hard To Deal With…

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3 Misconceptions About Hot Tubs

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A hot tub is a major investment that some people pass on because of misconceptions about the tubs. The misconceptions could cause you and others to miss out on the many benefits of owning one. If you are unsure whether or not a hot tub is right for you, here are some myths about the tubs and the truths behind them.   Hot Tubs Are High Maintenance The idea of buying another item for your home that requires maintenance turns some potential hot tub buyers off.…

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Two Xeriscaping Myths Refuted

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The condition of your property’s landscaping is an essential factor in determining the aesthetics of the property as well as its value, but conventional landscaping can be extremely water intensive. For those living in arid or drought prone regions, maintaining a conventionally landscaped yard can quickly become very expensive. Sadly, there are some homeowners that are not well-aware of the option of xeriscaping, but having some notions about this landscaping option debunked should provide you with better insight into the viability of this option for your yard.…

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Reasons To Get Home Fire Sprinklers Installed

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Home fire sprinklers may not be a requirement, but they are certainly a great addition to home fire suppression systems. Here are some reasons to install fire sprinklers at home.  Smoke Alarms Are Only the Beginning While many homes already have smoke detectors installed, these aren’t enough to actually get a fire under control; they simply alert the owners that there is a problem. Fire sprinklers are actually a great first step to take in taming a fire and preventing it from escalating.…

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Answers To A Couple Of Common Questions About Water Heaters

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A functional water heater can be an essential appliance for anyone to have in their home. Unfortunately, these are appliances that many homeowners will overlook until serious problems arise. To help you be better informed about this appliance, you might want to learn the answers to a few of the more frequently asked questions about water heaters. Why Will A Water Heater Eventually Need To Be Replaced? It is an unfortunate reality that most homeowners will need to have their water heaters replaced at some point or another.…

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3 Important Things That A Pressure Tank Does For Your Residential Water System

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Having a safe and efficient water system in your home is crucial. You use your water for so many different things on a day-to-day basis, and you need your water to function as it should. An essential item to have installed as part of your water system is going to be a pressure tank. This article will discuss 3 important things that a pressure tank does for your residential water system.…

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Purchasing a Restaurant for the First Time? Learn How to Clean the Grease Trap

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If you are purchasing a new restaurant, it likely has a grease trap. If so, you need to learn how to check the trap in case there are problems with it, and you need to know how to clean it. Below is some information about grease traps and how to clean them. The Grease Trap Restaurants produce a lot of grease, which can be found in the drain lines from sinks, cooking equipment, and dishwashers.…

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