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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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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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4 Ways To Inspect Your Deck For Damages

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If your existing deck is defective, one option is to have the damage to your deck repaired. However, if you aren’t happy with your existing deck, you might want to have it completely replaced through a new deck installation. Before you decide whether to replace your deck, you should look for common signs of defects and decide whether it would be easier to correct these problems or replace the entire deck.…

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Sudden Water Leak? What Should You Do?

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Although there’s never a truly opportune time to discover a leak in your roof, these situations do often seem to spring up at the worst possible moment. What should you do upon finding a sudden leak at night or over the weekend, when few contractors are available? Should you attempt repair yourself, or wait until offices open and you can call a professional? Read on to learn more about what to do in a roofing emergency.…

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Failure To Inspect Your Commercial Roof Comes With Serious Consequences: Learn To Protect Your Business

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Whether you are in the business of selling a product or a service, you undoubtedly worked hard to start your business and you work even harder to maintain it. Don’t let damages from a neglected roof put a damper on everything you’ve worked hard to build. A collapse or a leaking roof can damage important equipment and inventory and even cause you to close your doors while repairs are being completed.…

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Three Choices You Have To Install New Radiant Heating Systems In Your Home

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If you want to have energy efficient heating, radiant heating systems are a great choice. These systems can give you many different options for the type of heating you have in your home. There are steam, radiator and floor and ceiling systems. Each of these systems have different benefits when you are having radiant heating installed in your home. Here are some of the options you have for the radiant heating system for your home:…

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How To Fix A Running Toilet

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If you have a toilet in your home that seems to be constantly running water, it is not only a waste of water but probably an annoying sound to hear. This is actually a sign that your toilet needs repairs, though it might not be a severe repair. You can try fixing it on your own first before calling in a professional. Here are some helpful tips for fixing a running toilet.…

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