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What You Can Do To Keep The Oxidation Process From Breaking Down Your Parking Lot

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The oxidation process can, over time, destroy your parking lot paving. It’s not a process you can completely stop, but it’s one you can slow down. By slowing down the process, you add years to the longevity of your parking lot paving. What Is Oxidation? Oxidation occurs when a substance loses an electron to the oxygen around it. It occurs all the time and to just about everything. It’s the reason iron rusts and food spoils.…

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What Does Your Garage Door Tune Up Include?

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If you have ever considered having a tune up for your garage door, you have likely considered the overall quality of your door. Is it worth it to replace the door entirely? If not, a tune up is probably in the cards. If you are considering a tune up for your garage, you can expect a technician to come to your house and provide a thorough inspection. These are the key elements that a garage door repair technician will look for:…

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Plastic Pipes Rattling When You Flush The Toilet? They May Be Loose

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When you flush your toilet, do you notice a rattling sound beneath you? If so, there’s a good chance the plastic pipes underneath your toilet are a little loose and need to be stabilized. One of the easiest ways to do this is to use spray foam insulation. This substance can not only stabilize your pipe, but also protect it from weathering damage. Checking If The Pipe Is Loose Go down into your basement and locate the pipes underneath your toilet.…

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Plan To Fix Your Stuck Garage Door Yourself? Here's Why You Shouldn't

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If your garage door sticks and won’t open or close all the way, you may try to repair it yourself to save time and a few dollars. Although some DIY garage repairs are simple, such as oiling your squeaky springs or sealing a leaky window, some garage door repairs can be dangerous. Stuck garage doors can have problems with their springs or lifts. Because springs hold a lot of tension, they can break loose and injure you.…

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Fireplaces Without The Fireplace Mess: How Electric And Gas Fireplaces Work

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Who does not love the beauty and warmth of a good fireplace? The problem is, if you have one, it can be quite messy and difficult to keep clean. If you do not have one, they are very messy to install in your home. When you want a fireplace, but do not want the mess, you can utilize a gas or electric fireplace. Here is how these work. The Portable Models …

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3 Creative Landscape Design Ideas

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If you’ve just bought a new home, consider hiring a professional residential landscape design company to make the most of your outdoor spaces. No matter what size your yard is, you can transform both the front and back areas into ideal spaces for entertaining, relaxing and gardening. The landscape architects will access your yard and recommend the best designs for your space, climate, and native plants and foliage, such as cactus or palm trees.…

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Troubleshooting A Gas Hot Water Heater: What To Do Before You Call A Plumber

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Losing hot water can be frustrating, but there are some things you can do to troubleshoot your gas hot water heater before you call a plumber. Use this simple guide to look for basic issues you can fix, and consider calling a licensed plumber to handle the more difficult problems. Water Is Not Hot Enough Your water heater may be working, but it isn’t delivering water at the right temperature. To fix this problem, you’ll need to adjust the temperature on the hot water heater.…

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Disconnected Vacation Homes: Three Tips for Using Gutters and Rain Collection for Potable Water

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If you have a vacation property, you may choose to have it completely disconnected from the outside world. This can include having systems for electricity like solar panels and other things that give you the small comforts of home without the need to connect mechanical systems. You will also want to have a source of potable water. This can be a well, but a well may not always be practical. Installing gutters and using a rain-collection system can be another great source of potable water for your home.…

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3 Unsuspecting Places That Mold May Be Hiding In Your Home

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Have you been noticing a musty smell in your home that does not go away? This is due to moisture somewhere, which can be addressed with improvements like better ventilation, waterproofing or crawlspace encapsulation if needed. The moisture may be coming from a hidden problem in your home, and in addition to the musty smell, there may be a mold problem somewhere. Here are some of the unsuspecting places that you may want to investigate for potential mold problems that need to be addressed in your home:…

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3 Bathroom Upgrades For Highly Reactive People

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For people who are highly reactive to environmental factors, the bathroom can set off a barrage of allergic symptoms. The combination of mildew and VOCs (volatile organic compounds) that leach from plastic, vinyl and other man-made materials in the enclosed space of the bathroom can send allergies, breathing problems and even headaches into high gear. If you react strongly to mildew, musty odors or that chemical smell from manufactured products, here are four bathroom upgrades that can help reduce the effect.…

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