2016

  • Garage Door Tips: Determining If You Have A Force Settings Problem


    When the force settings of a garage door are too low, it won't operate as expected. A common symptom of improper force settings is a garage door that either stops halfway when closing or starts to close and then reverses. This can be quite frustrating. The good news is that all it takes to solve this problem is changing the door's force setting. However, since there are other causes of this problem, the challenge usually lies in trying to determine whether or not tinkering with the force settings is the right move.
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  • Wondering Whether Your New Deck Needs to Include a Roof? What Should You Consider?


    If you've always dreamed of spending evenings and long weekend days relaxing on a wraparound deck and enjoying the privacy and seclusion of your property, you may be ecstatic to finally have this construction project underway. However, if you haven't already made plans for a roof for your deck, you may want to reconsider. In many cases, including a roof with your new addition can help it maintain its value while providing you and your guests with additional comfort.
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  • Eco-Friendly, Non-Toxic Solutions To Clean Your Glass Panes And Vinyl Frames


    Maintaining your home can be challenging, since there are so many chores needed to keep your investment clean and in good condition. From shampooing the carpet and repairing leaky faucets to mowing the lawn and cleaning your gutters, it is easy to see how you may become overwhelmed. Unfortunately, you may not be placing enough time and energy into maintaining your vinyl windows. Energy-efficient, single-pane windows can save you up to $465 per year, so you should focus your efforts on cleaning and maintaining this valuable investment.
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  • 3 Tips For Hot Water Heater Maintenance


    In order to get great performance out of your hot water heater, you will need to take full advantage of the necessary ongoing maintenance. It is important to take great care of your hot water heater so that your home energy use is as efficient as it can be and so that your showers and sinks get hot water quickly. To handle this, follow these three hot water heater maintenance steps for your home.
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  • New To Owning A Home With A Water Well? Here's What You Need To Know


    If you are buying a house that has a water well and you've always had city water, there are a few important things you need to understand about the differences between the two water sources. When you have public water and there is an issue with pressure or water outages, you can call the water company and ask them to send someone out. But since you will own the well, it will be your responsibility to make repairs and/or upgrade to ensure the well provides water for you and your family.
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  • 3 DIY Tips For Cleaning Out Your Gutters


    When it comes to caring for your home's exterior, cleaning out your gutters is probably one of the least popular chores. However, it has to be done. If your gutters aren't cleaned out regularly, they can become clogged. And clogged gutters can overflow, causing water damage to your home's exterior walls or your landscaping. Clogs that remain for too long can also lead to leaks, necessitating gutter repairs or replacements. Take a look at some simple and effective DIY tips for cleaning your home's gutters to avoid these problems.
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  • Renovating A Mortuary? What Special Accommodations May You Need To Make?


    If you've been trained as a mortuary director, purchasing and renovating a vacant funeral home in a town with few mortuary options may seem like a great way to start a thriving business without much of an initial financial outlay. However, the unique variety of activities performed at a mortuary -- from receiving guests to embalming the deceased -- can mean that traditional commercial or residential remodeling plans may fall short. In some cases, you could even be subject to civil penalties if you don't take steps to bring your mortuary into compliance with federal environmental and disability laws.
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  • Four Great Reasons To Consider Fiberglass French Patio Doors Installed In Your Home


    Whether you're seeking a way to increase the visual and functional appeal of your home prior to putting it on the market or simply to provide you and your family with better aesthetics in your home environment, you've probably perused the idea of having French doors installed. Today's material choices are far vaster than they were in the past, when French doors were crafted exclusively from wood, but today's homeowners have other options, including fiberglass, vinyl, and steel.
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  • 5 Tips for Sending a Package to a Hotel


    There are many reasons that you may need to send a package to a hotel that you are staying at. For example, you might want to ship fragile items ahead of you so they are at the hotel and waiting when you arrive. Or you may forget your camera while you are on vacation and have a family member overnight it to you. If you are traveling for work, your local office and your home office may need to send you materials.
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  • How To Remove And Replace A Bathtub Faucet Spout


    You may have never thought much about your bathtub spout, but if your spout is worn, corroded or simply outdated, then it is time to replace it with a new one. Replacement is a fairly simple task for the average homeowner, but as with any plumbing home improvement project, extra care must be exercised to prevent potentially-destructive water leaks. Below is a list of tools and materials you will need, as well as step-by-step instructions on how to perform the replacement:
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