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Soggy Backyard? How Can You Improve Drainage?

If you find that you’re reluctant to entertain guests in your backyard or even spend much time outside for a few weeks after a rain, you may be dealing with poor drainage. Wet lawns can attract mosquitoes, ticks, and a variety of other pests, and may even cause your tree roots to rot due to […]

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How To Use A Slate Ripper To Remove Damaged Slate Shingles

Slate is one of the most durable, long-lasting types of roofing materials, and its life expectancy in some American homes is estimated to exceed 200 years. However, as durable as slate is, it is somewhat brittle and can crack or break. A cracked or broken slate shingle is then likely to become a source of […]

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How To Eliminate A Leak Within A Compression Fitting On A Copper Water Line

If you have a leak in a connection between a copper water line and a sink, dishwasher or icemaker, then chances are likely that it is a failed compression fitting causing the trouble. While tightening other types of fittings can often resolve a leak, continuing to tighten a compression fitting is useless and may even […]

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Flying Debris: 4 Random Falling Objects That Can Damage Your Roof

The roof on your home is sturdy enough to protect you from everyday things like rain, sleet, or small branches, but sometimes the unexpected object could make a crash landing on your home. When something smashes into your roof, it’s important to hire roof repair as soon as possible. Roof damage opens up your home […]

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Don’t Forget To Install Security And Fire Protection In Your New Mansion

You’ve selected the granite for your kitchen and bathroom counters, pretty tiles for your backsplash and decided on hand scraped wood flooring for your new mansion or luxury home. Every detail of your new house has been carefully planned and thought out, except… you haven’t given any thought whatsoever to the security and safety of your […]

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3 Common Dishwasher Problems You Can Fix Yourself

According to HUD’s 2009 American housing survey, 66 percent of homes in the United States have a dishwasher. You rely on your dishwasher to work properly so you have more free time to do other activities. But, when your dishwasher breaks down or doesn’t work, you will need to hire an appliance repair service like Appliance […]

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Warm Toes Without Leaks: 5 Reasons To Choose Electric Underfloor Heating Over Hydronic Systems For An Existing Home

Since heat rises, putting a heat source under your floors gives you a warmer room and eliminates the pain of putting bare feet on icy tiles or hardwood. There are two main systems for delivering underfloor heat, and they offer different benefits to the homeowner trying to save money while staying comfortable. Learn how electric […]