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Duct, Duct, Loose: Leaks In Your Ductwork Is No Kid's Game! Learn How To Seal Ductwork And Improve Your Heater's Efficiency

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If you notice that your home isn’t heating as well as it used to, you may be tempted to assume that there is something wrong with your furnace. While that is possible, there is a more likely cause. Your ductwork may be leaking hot air into unused areas of your home. According to ENERGY STAR, you may be losing 20 to 30 percent of the heat forced through your ductwork due to holes, leaks and poorly sealed joints.…

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4 Warning Signs Of A Weak Roof

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Your roof is the overhead support of your house. Without your roof, you would be subject to all sorts of natural maladies. Everything from strong weather to bugs to debris and foliage could make a destructive mess of your house if it were not for your roof! Thankfully, your roof is there, above head, doing its job well. Or is it? It could be the case that you have a weak roof, and that any moment, it could suffer from anything from a leak to that most dreaded of roof problems: total collapse.…

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How Can You Reinforce Your Garage Door Against Break-Ins?

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Whether you’ve recently suffered a rash of burglaries in your neighborhood or your home itself has been hit by thieves, you may be considering your home safety and security options. Although armed security systems can provide you with some peace of mind (as well as a discount on your homeowners insurance premium), the most effective weapon against a would-be burglar is often simply a home that won’t physically allow outside entry.…

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Three Considerations To Help Maximize The Use Of A Street Sweeper On The Job Site

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 A construction site is a dirty, dusty place during much of its evolution from bare ground to finished product. Street sweeping equipment, like that from USA Services of Florida, is excellent for keeping construction debris and dirt from becoming a problem. However, since a construction site offers unique challenges for street sweeping equipment, there are a few things you should keep in mind so their use can be maximized. Below are three particular considerations that can help your sweet sweeper perform to its highest level and give you the most use at your site:…

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What You Can Expect During An Annual Fire Sprinkler Inspection

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Most cities, counties and states require commercial businesses to have their fire sprinkler systems inspected on an annual basis. This helps ensure the sprinkler system is functional should a fire break out. However, if your business has never undergone one before, you may be wondering what will be inspected and why. Here is a bit of information that will help you determine what you can expect during your annual fire sprinkler inspection.…

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5 Animal-Themed Decorations Ideal For French Doors

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Installing new French patio doors to your home adds elegance, natural sunlight, and easy access to the exterior. When you are installing the doors, there are many custom options you can choose that will appeal to your personal interests. If you’re an animal lover, there are ways to infuse your love of animals with a patio door installation. The following five decoration ideas can be blended seamlessly into your patio door setup and create a nice animal theme for your home.…

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Home Safety: Knowing When To Replace Windows

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If you live in a home with old windows that show signs of wear and tear, your residences is at a high risk for burglary. In fact, approximately 60.5 percent of all burglaries in the U.S. involve forcible entry, which means thieves target entry points like windows and doors at a high rate. Even if you have a lock on your window, if there are worn out or rotted parts around the opening, you might as well consider the structure to be insecure.…

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2 Ways To Prolong The Life Of Your Water Heater

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You use your water heater for laundry, washing dishes, or bathing on a daily basis. For this reason, it’s necessary you take time out of your busy schedule to maintain it. If you don’t maintain your water heater, then you’ll soon find yourself in need of a replacement. To ensure your water heater lasts as long as possible, perform these three maintenance tasks: Regularly Inspect and Replace Your Anode Rod…

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Steps To Secure Your New French Doors With A Deadbolt Lock

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French doors are a unique, decorative way to add elegance to your home, particularly when you install them as exterior doors. The glass panels in the doors allow you to take advantage of as much natural light as possible, but they also mean you’ll need to be careful about installing locks so that you don’t damage the glass panels. Some door styles come without a pre-installed lock system, so you’ll have to add a lock to the door before you install them.…

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