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How to Maintain a Clean Roof on Your Home

Posted by on Jan 14, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

One part of your home that does not get cleaned too often if your roof. Since it is so difficult to get to your roof, it is common to find algae, moss, and debris on it over time. Follow these steps for giving your roof a good cleaning. Algae Removal When it comes to removing algae, your initial thoughts might be to use a pressure washer. Unfortunately, using a pressure washer could actually cause damage to your shingles and destroy the protective coating on the them. This will void your warranty, which is definitely not good if you recently had a roof installed. Algae is mainly a cosmetic issue, so there is no need to risk damaging your roof to remove it. The black streaking caused by algae is hard to prevent from happening. It forms by feeding off...

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Household Plumbing Jobs You Don’t Want To Do

Posted by on Jan 8, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you’re a handy homeowner, then you’re likely used to doing a lot of home repairs yourself. While putting in a new kitchen faucet or bathroom shower head are straightforward, there are a few plumbing projects you should leave to a licensed plumber. Some of these are dangerous and others will cause a big mess if you do them incorrectly. Here are some projects you should consider having someone else do before you get in over your head. Installing a Utility Sink This may be something you’ve wanted to add to your laundry room for some time. It’s also an example of a project that you should hire a plumber for if you want to be successful. The sink will likely be located close to your washing machine for easy access to the water lines and drain. To make...

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Central Air Conditioning Or Wall Units? Which Is Better For You?

Posted by on Jan 6, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you have considered getting central air conditioning, you may wonder if it will be worth the money. What are the differences that you would have over using standard wall unit air conditioners? Here are a few points for you to consider about the installation of central air conditioning to help you make a decision on whether it is something that you will want to pursue: Installation When installing central air conditioning, it is best to hire HVAC contactors to have the job done properly. Central air conditioning has a lot of duct work that will need to be done and the furnace will need to be converted to be able to force cool air throughout the home. These are things that should be done professionally, as they hold some safety risks if they are installed improperly. Wall units are...

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Signs Of Distress In An Aging Water Heater

Posted by on Dec 29, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

As your water heater ages, it will start to show signs of corrosion and disrepair. Water heaters are good for approximately 10 to 13 years, depending on the brand, type and also luck. When your water heater nears this age, it’s a good idea to inspect your water heater on a regular basis. Knowing the signs of water heater distress may help you avoid a costly disaster: Strange Noises Water heaters make noises, such as the sound of gas flowing through pipes, even in their normal state. However, if your hot water heater has recently begun to make strange noises, like popping and cracking noises, this could be a sign of a mineral deposit build up. Over time, this problem will only become worse, reducing the efficiency of your hot water heater and forcing it to work harder than necessary...

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Signs That It Is Time To Replace Your Home Windows

Posted by on Dec 18, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

As a homeowner, it is very important to make sure that you are doing everything you can in order to keep the entire structure safe and sound, especially when it comes to your windows. It is important to make sure that you are familiar with the signs that tell you it is time to replace your windows. If you need a little help with that, you can check out the following points listed below. Cracks In The Glass Never assume that a small crack in the glass is fine to be left alone, especially if that crack does not seem to go all the way through the glass. No matter how big, small, deep, or shallow that crack is, it means that the window should be replaced. Whether you live in an area prone to hurricanes or you live...

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What Should You Do If You’ve Been Exposed To Asbestos?

Posted by on Dec 16, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Whether you’ve undergone a home renovation project or you grew up in a pre-war building, you may be concerned about your exposure to asbestos—the fire-retardant building material frequently used before the mid-1970s. Although it’s unlikely that exposure (even repeated exposure) to asbestos has caused you permanent harm, quick diagnosis is key to a good prognosis. Read on to learn more about asbestos and what to do if you believe you’ve been exposed. What is asbestos, and why is it dangerous? Asbestos was once prized as a building material for its flame-retardant qualities, and it was used in ceiling tiles, insulation, and other areas where fire was common. When asbestos is simply dormant in a piece of material, it poses no real harm. However, during demolition of asbestos-containing materials, harmful particles are released into the air and can be inhaled....

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