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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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How To Replace A Defective Well-Pressure Switch

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If your home’s water supply is from a well onsite, and you are experiencing difficulty with your water pressure, then the first thing you should do is check the water-pressure switch. This component is prone to wearing out over time and will need to be periodically replaced. Fortunately, replacement is simple and doesn’t cost much. Below is a step-by-step guide to replacing this all-important component. Materials Pipe wrench or adjustable wrench Pipe thread tape Screwdriver Voltage detector Brass wire brush Step-by-step guide…

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Tips To Help You Make The Right Choices Between Cedar Shingles Or Shakes For Your Roof

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Homeowners considering cedar roofing materials for their homes may have a tough time deciding which kind to put on. The cedar roof style you decide on is determined by the overall decorative appeal you want for your home. The impact your roof has on your home’s overall exterior design is great. Follow these tips for making the best choice between cedar shingles or shakes for your roof. Cedar Shake Roofs Are More Rustic And Woodsy…

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Steps To Maintain Your Asphalt Driveway

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Asphalt driveways offer durability and good looks, but there are a few things you need to do to keep your driveway in great shape throughout the years. Your asphalt paving contractor can help with your routine maintenance, and there are some steps you can take on your own as well. Here are some helpful tips for maintaining your asphalt driveway. Edge Your Lawn Overgrowth of grass and weeds can lead to deterioration and cracking in the asphalt.…

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Thinking About Finishing Your Basement? Factors To Consider

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When you are a homeowner with an unfinished basement, you may be torn about what to do with that space. On the one hand, your unfinished basement is a convenient storage space for the items you are not using on a regular basis. On the other hand, it may feel like wasted space and square footage in your home that could be put to better use. If you are thinking about finishing your basement, you should make sure you consider all of the important factors before you get started on your home renovations.…

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