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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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Have Centipedes? Then You Might Have More Dangerous Pests In Your Home

Posted by on May 29, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Have Centipedes? Then You Might Have More Dangerous Pests In Your Home

You may find centipedes to be very unappealing, but centipedes are not very harmful. Even if you are bit by one, the bite is about as serious as a bee sting. But having a lot of centipedes in your home can be a sign that you have more serious pests nearby, such as cockroaches, houseflies and bed bugs. Therefore, you will want to focus on these pests more so than trying to eliminate the centipedes themselves: Go Through Your Home Systematically There might be a part of your home you often do not pay attention to that could be a hiding place for pests, may be a source of moisture or might have a convenient food supply, such as meatball that rolled underneath the refrigerator. Go through your home and search for any signs of a pest infestation, such...

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No Drought About It! Water-Friendly Landscaping

Posted by on May 14, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on No Drought About It! Water-Friendly Landscaping

Droughts are becoming more and more common as the climate has been changing. In California, for example, lack of rainfall has prompted the government to step up water conservation methods. One of the first things to go once people start scrimping on water is lush, green lawns. But not being able to water your lawn doesn’t mean that you can’t have a beautiful yard. Certain landscaping techniques will help keep your home lovely and drought-resistant. Give up the Grass Grass has been the king of lawns for decades, now. But thick, green grass just isn’t feasible in dry climates. Try other types of ground cover that grows naturally in dry climates. There are green plants and even plants that flower in all the colors of the rainbow. One such variety is Bee’s Bliss, according to California Las Pilitas Nursery....

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Home Foundation Damage From Rainwater: Why Land Grading May Be Necessary

Posted by on Apr 28, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Do you have foundation damage from rainwater running off the hills in your yard and resting by the house? Before getting the foundation repaired, you may want to invest in land grading to level out the yard and prevent the problem from happening again. In this article, learn what you should know about land grading to determine if you want to pay for it to be done. What is Land Grading? Land grading is a technique that can be used to remove dirt from the hilly areas of your landscape to either level land out or readjust the slope. When the hills in your yard are positioned in a way that causes rainwater to accumulate against your house, it is important for the hills to be readjusted. For instance, a contractor can remove dirt from the hilly areas and...

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3 Tips for Making Your Renovation Project Eco-friendly

Posted by on Apr 13, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Now more than ever, people are interested in being eco-friendly and choosing green products for use in their every day lives. If you have an interest in protecting the environment you may be interested in knowing that there are a number of eco-friendly building materials that can be used for your next home renovation project. Not only will your renovation improve the appearance and function of your home, you can also rest assured that you made a responsible choice by choosing earth-friendly materials. Use the following tips to stay green with your next project: Recycled Materials Recycled materials are becoming increasingly popular for all types of home projects. Technology is improving every year, and there are some truly amazing recycled materials on the market that are durable and aesthetically pleasing. You can buy roofing material made from recycled polymers...

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