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Gas Furnace Not Coming On? Check The Emergency Power Switch

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If your home feels a bit on the chilly side, you may think that your gas furnace is on its way to breaking down. Although a broken blower fan or another big issue can prevent your furnace from operating correctly, it may not always be the case. Sometimes, simple problems can keep a furnace from putting out warm air, including an emergency power switch placed in the “off” position instead of the “on” position.…

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Spring Into Action: Protect Your Roof Against Spring Storms

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April showers bring a lot more than May flowers – they also usher in a season notable for damaging storms. High winds, hail and especially thunderstorms can suddenly interrupt a sunny, temperate season. These unanticipated assaults can overwhelm a roof already weakened or compromised by structural damage and inadequate drainage. Here are some things you can do to spring into action by “spring-proofing” your roof. Replace Bad Shingles Asphalt shingles have many attractive points, including their agreeable range of style, color and price options.…

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3 Tips To Remember When Buying A Plot For Your New Property

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 Building your own home can be an exciting time, but if you’re new to home construction, it’s important to plan things in advance to ensure you don’t run into common roadblocks. One of the biggest mistakes people make is to overlook the process of buying land for their construction, so here are three tips to remember: Keep an Open Mind One of the main reasons people struggle during the early stages of building a home is because they are not willing to compromise on their idea of the “…

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Important Lake Dock Maintenance Tips

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If you want the most stable dock secured on your lake, then it is wise to hire a marine construction specialist to construct the dock for you. This is important to ensure the stability and security of the driven posts in the lake bottom. While proper construction is key in forming the best dock, you will also need to complete regular maintenance tasks. Keep reading to learn about a few tips to complete the tasks properly.…

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5 Reasons Your Tankless Water Heater Is Losing Water Pressure

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Tankless water heaters can suffer from low pressure output when an undersized model is installed in a home, but sometimes a pressure drop only occurs after the heater has been successfully used for years. Don’t ditch your heater just because its performance is changing. Find out what’s wrong by troubleshooting for these five common causes of tankless water heater pressure loss. Clogged Inlet Screen Some installers add an extra part that fits between the inlet hose for cold water and the heater.…

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Starting A Christmas Decorating Business? You Should Know About The Hidden Cost Of Flocked Trees And Wreaths

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There’s a fairly new service being offered in convenience-loving cities across America. Business-minded individuals who have the skills and patience to dazzle homes and commercial spaces with Christmas splendor are making some quick cash setting up Christmas decorations for those who can’t or don’t want to do it themselves. If you’re planning on joining the ranks of those selling their eye for holiday design, you should know about flocked decorations and how they require special considerations when it comes time for recycling.…

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Tips For Dealing With Ink And Marker Stains On Your New Marble

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Marble is a decorative, elegant addition to any home, whether you use it for counter tops or flooring. The natural differences in stone color and markings makes marble a great way to customize any space. It’s important to understand, though, that marble is porous. That makes it vulnerable to damage from things like markers, ink stains and dyes. The good news is, most of the stains that your marble would be vulnerable to can be dealt with easily.…

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Understanding 3 Types Of Basement Waterproofing

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Every home should have an effective basement waterproofing system. Water that leaks into your basement can create a breeding ground for dangerous bacteria, and can also lead to a dangerous mold problem throughout the entire house. Here is an explanation of three types of basement waterproofing so that you can choose the best options for your home. Interior Wall Sealant Interior basement wall sealants can be found in both epoxy and cement variations.…

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3 Types Of Soil To Consider For Your Property

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If you have a gardening project you want to start, or if you want to level a large space across your lawn, then you will likely need some soil to cover the different spaces across your property. Depending on the size of your project, this may mean ordering soil from a contractor. However, once you contact the professional, you will need to choose the type of soil that you desire. There are actually quite a few different types of soil you can order, so keep reading to learn about a few that may be perfect for your yard.…

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4 Common DIY Tree Installation Mistakes You Should Avoid

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If you’ve recently purchased some young trees to add instant curb appeal to your yard, you may have been able to cut down on costs by opting to tackle the installation yourself. However, planting trees is not as simple as placing the roots in the ground and covering them with earth. Many inexperienced homeowners can end up damaged or limiting the lifespan of their trees by making simple installation mistakes.…

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