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Important Things To Remember About Your Septic Tank System

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Have you recently purchased your first home? Are you now wondering about the septic tank that your home is using instead of being hooked up to a city sewer system? Septic tanks are a fairly reliable way to dispose of your home’s wastewater. But septic tanks are not mostly maintenance free, unlike the sewer system that you may be used to. In order to care for your septic system, here are some things that you should keep in mind:…

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4 Common Asphalt Patching Techniques For Your Cracked Or Pot-Holed Asphalt Surface

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Asphalt is a mixture which consists of bitumen, sand, and aggregate. It’s commonly used for roads, driveways, and footpaths in both residential and commercial environments. If you have an asphalt surface in or around your home, you may have noticed cracks or potholes developing on the surface. There are four asphalt patching techniques which are commonly utilized to fill cracks, pot-holes, or other damage to pavement.            Technique One The “throw and roll”…

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3 Features To Look For In An Environmentally Friendly Roof

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One of the biggest considerations to keep in mind when building any addition to your home is making it as environmentally friendly as possible. Listed below are three features to look for when trying to select an environmentally friendly roof. Cooling Capability One of the best features to consider when looking for an environmentally friendly roof is cooling capabilities, mostly because this feature can not only benefit the environment but also save you quite a bit of money over the life of the roof.…

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Getting Your Home Ready For Sale: Investments That Are Worth Making To Update Your Home

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When you want to increase the value of your home, there are a number of investments that are worth the money. While you may not recover money you spend on high end appliances in your kitchen, a bathroom remodel can improve your home’s value tremendously. If you are trying to get your home ready for sale, a new bathroom can make a big difference in your listing price. When you want to make your home look great for potential buyers, it’s important to know where to spend the money and where you should leave things alone.…

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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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