How To Prepare And Paint Your Home's Wood Exterior

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When it is time to repaint the wood exterior of your home, the right preparations and steps can help your new layer of paint look nice and last many years. Here are some steps you can take to help you repaint your home's exterior. Wash Your home's exterior can become dirty from weather, mildew, and bird droppings. To wash it clean, use a power washer with a yellow-colored, 15-degree nozzle tip.

21 September 2016

Window Replacement Questions You May Need Answered

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The condition of your home's windows is a critical factor for both the value of your property as well as the comfort of the home. Unfortunately, there are many people that may not have much experience when it comes to maintaining or replacing their windows. If this is the case, you may appreciate the following answers to some common questions about this routine property upgrade. What Are The Early Warning Signs That You Will Need To Replace Your Windows?

30 August 2016

Output And Longevity: About How Long Will Your Hot Water Heater Last?

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Purchasing a water heater for your home involves several important considerations and some informed comparison-shopping. One of the most important aspects to consider when shopping for a water heater is the longevity of the unit. Longevity can have a couple of different meanings: the output of the water (or how much hot water the unit can put out at the peak usage time of day) and the actual average lifespan of the unit (or how long you have until you will need to buy a new unit).

9 August 2016

Well Acting Up? Step-By-Step Instructions For Troubleshooting Your Pump

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If you receive your residential water from your own well, you have the benefit of controlling your own water supply. That means that you're safe from rate hikes and municipal water contamination. If you turned on the faucet and nothing came out, you might have a problem with your pump. Here's a step-by-step guide to help you troubleshoot your pump troubles. Start at the Power Supply Before you panic, take a moment to check the power supply.

7 July 2016

Can You Install A Gorgeous Window In The Bathroom Without Exposing Yourself?

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A bathroom without natural lighting can feel dark and confining. It may even make it difficult to find the bathroom relaxing. The question is – can you install a window in your bathroom without exposing yourself to your neighbors? Fortunately, you do have a few options if you need that natural lighting for your bathroom to be perfect. Use Different Sized Windows and Open Up the Sky A skylight is a great option if you want natural lighting, but are worried about someone peeping into your window while you are showering.

6 July 2016

3 Popular Homemade Cleaning Products That Should Never Be Used On Travertine Tile

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Travertine tiles are made from natural stone with a porous structure, so you need to take extra care when cleaning your floors, shower surround, or kitchen backsplash. Many people make their own homemade cleaning products to save money and reduce exposure to harsh chemicals, but most of these mixtures aren't safe for using on natural stone. Avoid these three popular homemade mixtures to prevent serious damage to your travertine tile.

27 June 2016

3 Reasons To Use Plaster To Line Your Swimming Pool

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One of the most important considerations when building a swimming pool is determining which type of material to use for lining the interior of the pool. While this may sound pretty simple, it can actually be a bit difficult because there are a lot of different lining options available that can each provide their own unique set of benefits. Listed below are just a few of the reasons to consider plaster when picking a material for your swimming pool.

22 June 2016

How Do You Know If Your Sump Pump Needs To Be Replaced?


A sump pump is part of a water removal system in your home. According to Wikipedia, most homeowners have a sump pump in their basement if the basement is below the water table level. Water can accumulate in a sump basin for several reasons including natural rain or ground water runoff and perimeter drainage. Keeping the pump in good working order can save you the headache of unwanted water damage. 3 Signs the Sump Pump Is Dying

2 June 2016

Land Surveys: Are They Necessary?

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In the past, banks and mortgage companies often required land surveys before your mortgage would be approved. That practice changed in the last decade, and, as a result, many buyers do not bother to have their new property surveyed. This oversight can be incredibly costly, both financially and emotionally. If you want to save yourself a great deal of grief, hire a land surveyor. Boundaries Getting along with the neighbors means that you have clear boundaries, both in behavior and in property lines.

20 April 2016

Installing A New Rail-And-Post Fence? Avoid Making These 3 Mistakes


If you are on a budget and need to install a fence, you may be tempted to do the job yourself instead of hiring a fencing contractor. While it's possible to pull it off without any problems, it is also possible that you'll make some mistakes that will cause your new fence to not look so great. When installing a rail-and-post style fence, be sure to avoid making these 3 mistakes.

25 March 2016