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Why You Should Choose Ceramic Porcelain Tile Flooring In Your Forever Home

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Whether you have recently moved into a home that needs a lot of fixing up or you are beginning to make some changes to the home you intend on living in forever, it is likely that changing the flooring is one of your biggest priorities. While hardwood and carpeting can look nice, nothing matches the quality and benefits of ceramic porcelain tile flooring. Instead of writing it off due to the cost of time needed for the installation, consider the following benefits that you will enjoy with newly installed tile floors.…

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Live On The Beach? Choosing The Right Roofing Material

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If you live on the beach, you need to use a different type of roofing material to keep your house protected from water and wind damage you may receive. Follow the tips below so you can worry more about swimming in the ocean than your roof. Choose a Metal Roof Instead of the traditional asphalt shingles for your beach house, consider putting a metal roof on it. A metal roof is sturdy, and it is also resistant to termites, water, wind, mildew, and rot.…

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Well Water Woes: Protecting Your Well Water after a Flood

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Floods can create real problems with both bored and driven drilled wells. After a flood, it can be difficult for owners to disinfect these wells. First, you must inspect the condition of the well before proceeding with a treatment plan. Furthermore, you should always have a test kit to periodically check the quality of the well water regardless of whether there has been a flood. If you believe the water in your well is contaminated (or if you have any reason to suspect it is), you should only drink stored or bottled water until you are sure it is not contaminated anymore.…

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How To Stay Safe When Using A Propane Heater In A Construction Zone

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If you are in the construction business, there are probably a lot of things that you love about your job. One thing that you probably don’t love, however, is working in unheated homes and other structures that are being built in the wintertime. A good solution is to bring along a propane heater to keep you warm, since they’re easy to transport and can provide a good amount of heat. However, you have to stay safe when using a propane heater.…

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Using Shade To Improve The Function Of Your AC Unit

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An active cooling system uses electricity to provide cooling for your home. An AC unit is an example of such a system. While active cooling can be highly effective, it can also cost a lot money. A passive cooling system will help to keep your home cool without the need to pay a utility bill from month to month. One of the best ways that you can use passive cooling to keep your home cool is to use shade to your advantage.…

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Home Changes That Can Aid Sleep

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Falling asleep and staying asleep are two things that many Americans find difficult. Around 48% of Americans have occasional insomnia while 22% report insomnia every night. Some of the factors that can prevent a good night’s sleep include too much light, noise, and not enough temperature control. For anyone who has difficulty falling or staying asleep, changes can be made to the home in order to make sleeping an easier task.…

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Replacing Garage Door Springs: Tips To Make Your Life Easier

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Poorly maintained garage doors are noisy. They are also more likely to cause accidents. Doing things like lubricating your garage door, cleaning it, and replacing any worn-out or broken parts is therefore a must for drama-free garage door operation. Garage door springs make closing and opening garage doors easy. However, if they wear out or break, they can turn a friendly-to-operate garage door into a nightmare. What this means is that if your garage door starts acting up, it is likely an indication that you have garage door springs that need replacing.…

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How To Remove Smoke, Heat, And Water Damage From A Wooden Chair After A House Fire

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Fire, smoke, and water damage wreaks havoc on wood furniture during house fires. Here is how you can salvage a wooden chair that has been in a house fire, but hasn’t been directly burned by the flames. You Will Need: Restore Wood Finish Product Ultra-Fine Steel Wool Wood Furniture Wax Rags Apply Restore Finish You need to remove the dirt and soot from the surface of the wood to see what type of damage has actually been done to the chair.…

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4 Problems Your Garbage Disposal Might Have

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Garbage disposals are a handy tool to have in the kitchen. Nothing can be more annoying when it suddenly stops working or doesn’t work properly. Here are four common problems your garbage disposal may have and how to troubleshoot them. It’s Clogged This is one of the most common problems people have with their garbage disposal. Most people reach for the phone to call a repairman, but you may be able to fix it yourself.…

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Cool Tools For Any Home Enthusiast's Tool Box

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If you want to enhance your ability to complete routine chores and projects around the home, there are a few specialty tools that will prove worthwhile investments. The cost to purchase these items is a mere fraction of what you would pay if you hired someone to complete tasks and home maintenance chores, and these tools are widely found at your favorite home improvement retail venues. Supplement your tools and supplies with some of these practical suggestions.…

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