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3 Questions To Ask Before Buying Your First Wood-Burning Stove

Posted by on Jun 24, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Questions To Ask Before Buying Your First Wood-Burning Stove

Wood stoves are a great source of alternative energy, even for those who have no intentions of living off-grid. Wood-burning stoves can be used for heat in a power outage, for saving money on utility bills, and even for cooking. If you are buying your first wood stove, here are some questions to ask yourself so you know you will get what you need. How Much Space Do I Need To Heat? The size of your wood stove will determine the capacity of heat it can create. Consider the square footage, the climate and the amount of insulation in the area to be heated. The bigger the space, the colder the climate and the lower the insulation value, the bigger the stove you will need to get. Most brand-new wood stoves will have some estimate on the amount of square footage...

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Questions To Ask When Hiring a Snow Removal Service

Posted by on Jun 19, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Questions To Ask When Hiring a Snow Removal Service

It’s never too early to begin planning to hire a snow removal for your home or business, but before you sign any paperwork, it’s important to ensure you have your questions answered. Of course, you might be mainly interested in learning the cost of the service and the length of the contract, but the answers to some other valuable questions can help you not only choose the right company, but also feel satisfied that you’ve made the correct decision. Here are some questions to include in your discussion. What Is Your Minimum Snowfall Rule? You shouldn’t expect a snow removal service to visit your home or business when half an inch of snow has fallen. Virtually all businesses have a protocol about how much snow needs to fall before they start to visit customers’ homes and businesses. Many businesses...

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Where Is the Water in Your Basement Coming From?

Posted by on Jun 11, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Where Is the Water in Your Basement Coming From?

Most waterproofing systems target moisture that comes from a very specific source. For instance, waterproof paints and sealants will typically target ground water that is seeping through the walls of your home’s foundation. Sump pumps on the other hand, will target ground water that is rising up from beneath your home’s foundation. Consequently, selecting the right waterproofing system for your home will first require you to determine exactly where the moisture in your basement is coming from. Thankfully, there is a very simple test that you can conduct on your own in order to get the answers you need. Testing Materials You will require a couple inexpensive materials in order to complete the following test. 5 large sheets of plastic (painting drop cloths work well and are inexpensive) waterproof tape Cover Walls and Floor Begin by covering at least...

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