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3 Fixes For Unusual Toilet Problems

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There are some toilet problems a homeowner comes to expect: frequently running water and slow flushing are two of the more common issues. But plumbing is a complicated system that can throw you some unexpected problems from time to time. You should ultimately call a plumber when these occur, but here are the likely causes. Scalding Water: Mixing Valve Issue Is your toilet suddenly filling with scalding hot water? Does your tank look like its sweating?…

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Custom Staircases and Handrails: Three of the Most Difficult Designs to Execute and Why

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Custom staircases and handrails add dramatic or beautiful touches to your home. However, there are some staircases that are difficult to execute, and handrails that are very hard to construct. Here are three examples of the most difficult designs to execute and why. It is worth keeping them in mind when you ask a contractor to build a custom staircase for your home. Tight Spiral Staircases Made of Wood Wood is only as pliable as the heat, steam, or acid bath you dip it in can make it.…

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Why Metal Roofing Is An Environmentally Friendly Choice

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An energy-efficient home is friendly to the environment and also less expensive to operate than an older, energy-guzzling building. There are several things you can do to make you home more energy efficient, but a good place to start is with a new metal roof. There are two main reasons why metal roofs are more earth friendly than other roofing types.  Recycle to Save Earth’s Resources As the human population continues to expand, we consume more and more of earth’s resources.…

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Using Your New Wood Stove: Getting The Best Heat

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When you have a new wood stove installed in your home, you get to enjoy the many benefits of alternative heating. Caring for your wood stove properly is the best way to ensure safe fire burning and proper energy output so your home is nice and warm whenever you use it. Here are some tips for using your wood stove after it’s been placed in your home so every fire you burn is safe and efficient.…

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Got Bed Bugs? 3 Cleaning Strategies That Will Get Rid Of Them And Their Funk

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Bed bugs are everywhere! They have been found on city buses, in hotel rooms, in commercial buildings and in homes all over the country.What’s more, there are more bed bug infestations now than there were 10 to 15 years ago. And they’re very easy to pick up and take home since they like to hitch rides in clothing and luggage. If you have bed bugs, don’t blame yourself. There are countless people living in cities all over the country dealing with the same problem.…

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3 Big Reasons To Have A Home Inspected For Mold Before Purchasing

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Anyone thinking about buying a home should do everything possible to ensure the home is safe to live in. Most lenders require a home appraisal and inspection, but neither of those things will necessarily detect all the problems a home has. Among the things you should have done before purchasing any home is a mold inspection. There are three big problems mold can cause a new homeowner: Mold Damages Surfaces in a Home…

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Common Water Damage Restoration And Repair Questions Answered

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Water damage can cause your home to suffer extreme structural damage, and unfortunately, repairing this type of damage is an urgent problem that you will need to have addressed. Yet, there are many homeowners that are not well-informed about water damage restoration projects, and this can cause them to need a couple of questions answered when they are considering what to do after major water damage has occurred: What Happens If Asbestos Is Discovered During The Water Damage Restoration?…

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3 Mistakes Homeowners Make That Will Lead To Necessary Garage Door Replacement

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You may use it daily without issue, but there is a good chance you will take your garage door for granted until something goes wrong. As a homeowner, it is likely that you do not want to have to shell out the money that it takes to replace your door, and therefore, you should make sure that you do what you can to keep your garage door around for as long as possible.…

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Selecting A New Kitchen Countertop Based On Its Ease Of Maintenance

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If you are planning a major kitchen remodeling project, before choosing your final countertops, consider the maintenance requirements of each material. Each style of countertop requires different care. You may prefer a low-maintenance work surface. Or you may decide you can put in the extra time to keep an elegant countertop looking nice. Here is what you can expect to do to take care of the most popular countertop materials.…

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Make Your Easter Basket Out Of Wire Mesh

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Wire mesh can be used for all sorts of things beyond construction work. If you have a little extra wire mesh from a company like the Hanover Concrete Company left over from a project or are looking for an inexpensive way to decorate for the Easter holiday, you’re in luck! You can take some wire mesh and transform it into a beautiful basket to fill and decorate for Easter. To make a wire mesh basket you will need:…

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