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A Quick Homeowner’s Guide To Maintaining A Septic Tank

Posted by on Nov 20, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Maintaining your septic tank is necessary in order to protect your home and the ground around your tank. Unfortunately, many homeowners neglect the care of this tank and don’t have it cleaned often enough. Consider a few simple tips to maintain your septic tank and keep it operating smoothly. 1. Be careful what you flush Because a septic tank is more sensitive to clogs than standard plumbing pipes, you want to be careful what you flush. Never put into the toilet anything that belongs in the garbage, such as hair, facial tissue, kitty...

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How To Avoid Clogged Drains In Your Home

Posted by on Nov 19, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

A clogged drain–whether it be in your sink, shower, or tub–can be a real hassle. Not only can a clogged drain lead to stagnant water, but drain clogs can also cause damage to your home’s plumbing. Fortunately, if you have a clogged drain, you can always hire a professional plumbing service to take care of the problem quickly. However, in the future, there are also some steps you can take to avoid more clogs. Don’t Pour Fat or Grease Down Your Garbage Disposal Your garbage disposal is a great place to dump some food...

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Signs You Have A Sneaky Plumbing Leak

Posted by on Nov 17, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Reach in your pocket, take out three $20 bills and flush them down the toilet. Sounds crazy, right? Well according to Sustainable Earth, that’s how much a single leaky faucet costs you a year in lost water. If you have a significant leak in your walls or basement, needless to say the cost goes up a lot more. Discover sneaky plumbing leaks before they drain the money out of your pocket. Musty Smell Just like clothes that were put away slightly damp, wet boards start to smell musty after accumulating water for a while. If you notice a...

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How To Prepare Your Furnace For Winter

Posted by on Nov 17, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The fall season is the best time to ensure that your home heating system is not only working properly, but efficiently. This is the time of year for maintenance, tune-ups and cleaning, which can help keep up your furnace’s reliability while keeping heating costs low: Get a Professional Inspection While there are some things that you can — and should — do yourself, getting a professional inspection once a year can help you make sure that everything is working correctly and that there aren’t any imminent problems. An...

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4 Common Garage Door System Failures

Posted by on Nov 15, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Having a garage door is a convenient addition to any home, but when it breaks down, the entire repair process can be quite a hassle. Some garage door systems are fairly straight forward, but given the complexity of some of the parts, the job might be more than you’d like to endure. You could hire a garage door specialist from your local yellow pages, but doing so could be costly depending on what’s wrong. Even if you do hire a repair man, it’s probably a good idea to be acquainted with your garage door system (and how it...

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3 Things To Do Before Adding The Home Addition

Posted by on Nov 14, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

You might be incredibly excited to get started on the addition for your home, however, you have to be careful to make sure that you are not skipping any vital steps in the process. By taking a look at the following three things that need to be done, you will have a much easier time getting the entire project completed without any major complications getting in your way. Hire A Land Surveyor If your home addition is stretching out anywhere near your property line, it is important to make sure that you are hiring land surveyors. Even if you had...

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How To Prevent An Ice Wall From Forming On Your Roof

Posted by on Nov 14, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If your home is located in an area that experiences a brisk winter season, you are no stranger to the issues snow and ice can cause for your home. One big problem is the formation of an ice wall along the edge of your roof. This ice wall forms when the snow on your roof melts and drips down the edge of your roof. It happens when the air is so cold that the melting and dripping snow freezes and turns into icicles hanging from your roof. It is vital for you to keep an eye on your roof and watch for this ice wall to form. The question is: what...

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Signs And Effects Of Slab Leak In The House

Posted by on Nov 14, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If one of your plumbing pipes is leaking under the foundation or concrete slab, then you have what is called a slab leak. Such a leak can cause considerable damage so you should be on the lookout for its signs, which include: Sounds of Running Water The only time you are supposed to hear the sounds of running water is if one of the taps is open; for example, if somebody is taking a bath. If you can hear these sounds when all the taps are closed, then you probably have a slab leak somewhere in the house. Hot Spots on the Floor If the slab leak...

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Two Things New Landlords Should Always Keep In Mind

Posted by on Nov 14, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Renting out an apartment or house can be a complicated task. There are many different legal requirements on both the tenant and landlord that must be met. Unfortunately, you may not realize all of your responsibilities when it comes to your tenants. In particular, there are two things that you should keep in mind when you are dealing with people living in your units.  There Are Time Limits For Requested Repairs It is an unavoidable fact that your building will probably encounter some type of problem. When this happens, it is the...

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How Modern Thermostats Save You Money On Your Heating Bill

Posted by on Nov 14, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The old thermostat with a dial that gets adjusted by every family member that walks by it is fading away. New digital designs give you better control of your home heating, even while away from home. Upgrading your old thermostat is an easy way to save on your home heating bill. A licensed heating service can replace your old thermostat with one of these new models quickly so you can begin your energy and cost savings. Saving Money with Your Thermostat The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that you can save up to 15 percent on your home...

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