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Getting Ready For A Construction Project? 6 Ways Ground Penetrating Radar Can Help

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You’re about to embark on a construction project. Before you start digging, you should know what is buried below the surface. Things like underground utility lines may be present. If you damage them during construction, you may be responsible for the repairs. You also risk serious injury to you – and those around you – if you strike them while you’re digging. That’s where ground penetrating radar (GPR) comes in handy.…

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8 Tips To Maintain Your Septic System

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Your home’s septic system cannot be installed and forgotten. It is up to you and your family to be vigilant about the care of the system to keep it in good working order. Here are 8 tips you and your family can use to maintain your septic system. Keep oils of the system. Oils, such as bacon grease, that are poured down your drains can build up and cause clogs in your system.…

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Four Solutions To Help Integrate Solar Energy Into Your Water Heater

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If you are looking for ways to reduce energy consumption in your home, solar energy can be a great solution. It can be used in many different ways, such as to power outdoor lighting or to provide your home with hot water. It can also be used for complete energy systems to provide your home with electricity. If you are looking for more affordable solutions, here are some ways that solar energy can be used with your water heater:…

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Insulating Your Manufactured Home: Why and How

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When you purchase a manufactured home, you usually think that it is properly insulated for your needs. But especially in older manufactured homes, there are additional energy-saving measures that can help save you money in heating and cooling costs every year.  Why Use Blow-in Insulation in Your Attic? Typically, manufactured homes don’t have a lot of space in the attic. That makes them easier to build and to transport from the factory.…

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How To Replace Filing Cabinet Locks

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Even in an electronic age, filing cabinets are still used to store important documents. When the locks get damaged or you lose a key, you do not have to throw the whole cabinet away. It is also a good idea to replace filing cabinet locks every so often for security reasons. Here are some tips on replacing filing cabinet locks. Tools you need for this project include a screw driver, needle-nose pliers, drill, wrench, goggles, and replacement lock.…

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How To Seal Granite Tiles

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There are many tiles that require virtually no maintenance. Ceramic tiles, for instance, never need to be sealed because they are waterproof. They are made with a thin glaze that protects the tile from scratches and water damage. However, many people do not like the shiny look of ceramic tiles. If you prefer the more muted, Earthy look of natural stones, you should consider investing in granite tiles. This article will explain how to seal the grout and tile, so you granite tile floors can look great and last a long time.…

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Green Roof Battles: Slate Vs. Cedar

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The quest to live life in an environmentally friendly way should begin at home. By trying to use natural resources in a home, you can reduce your energy consumption and help to conserve earth’s resources, but how do you choose between natural materials? Making such a close requires a close look at the facts:  Where Do They Come From? The more there is processing involved in making a product, the worse impact it has on the environment.…

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Three Insurance Tips For Roof Repairs

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If you are dealing with roof repairs as the result of things like hail storms, snowfall or a tree falling, you’ll need to work as quickly as you can in order to keep your home in great condition. However, you must also follow the right insurance steps in order to file a claim and get your house fixed by a qualified, licensed insurance company. Take advantage of these quality insurance repair tips, so that you can take great care of your roof after it is damaged.…

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The Advantages And Disadvantages Of Faux Rock Siding

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Faux rock siding is a type of siding that uses a vinyl base that is then shaped and colored to resemble natural stone. This type of siding provides a number of benefits over traditional vinyl or real rock siding. Understanding the advantages and disadvantages that faux rock siding offers your home, can help you make an educated decision about whether or not it is the right fit for your needs.…

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How To Get Rid Of Mildew On Your Vinyl Fence

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Although you might love the look and easy maintenance of your vinyl fence, there is one thing that you probably don’t love – dealing with mildew. Even though vinyl fences are easy to take care of, mildew can thrive on your vinyl and can make it look old, dated and poorly kept. Luckily, there are a few things that you can do to get rid of the mildew and make your fence look like new again.…

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