• How Firm Is Your Foundation? 4 Signs Your Home Has Hidden Foundation Damage

    If your home isn't sitting on a firm foundation, it could collapse around you. Unfortunately, if your foundation has problems, so does the rest of your house. Foundation problems aren't always easy to identify. Most people look for the usual signs such as crooked doors or cracks radiating from the corners of the door frames. However, those aren't the only signs that point to foundation damage. If you suspect foundation problems in your home, check for the usual signs – doors, windows, and sagging floors.
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  • Understanding The Benefits Of Insulated Vinyl Siding

    The siding on your home is important, especially when you are looking for a long-term, low-maintenance investment. If you've already decided to go vinyl, the next step is selecting the final style. Not only do you need to consider cosmetics, you also need to think about the construction. For example, did you know that there are some styles of vinyl siding that are constructed with additional insulation? Here are a few reasons why you should consider opting for insulated vinyl siding instead of the traditional style.
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  • 5 Problems That Can Cause Short Cycling Issues In Your Air Conditioner

    If you've noticed your air conditioning system turns on and off constantly, then you may be dealing with a short cycling problem. Short cycling is a common HVAC system issue that not only adds excessive wear and tear on your system, but it can also rob it of its energy efficiency. There are many issues that can cause short cycling. The following takes a look at the 5 most common air conditioning problems that can lead to short cycling if left unaddressed.
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  • 2 Common Reasons Why Sewers Back Up

    From a foul smell coming out of your basement to slow draining tubs and showers, there are many signs that your sewer system is backed up. In addition to being very inconvenient, a sewer back-up is potentially dangerous because it can flood your basement with bacteria-ridden sewage. Here are two common reasons why sewers back up and what you can do to fix the problem and prevent a back-up in the future:
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  • Three Unusual Garden Fences You Can Build

    Garden fences keep critters out and add a rustic touch to your garden at the same time, but you don't need to purchase expensive fencing for the garden. You can use a variety of leftover building supplies to create an attractive fence for raised beds or small garden areas. Check out these three quick fence projects you can make in a few hours and enjoy all summer. Garden Hose Fence
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  • What You Need To Know About Commercial Air Conditioning And Your Server Room

    Your company's server room is the heart and soul of your communications and your network. If you want to protect your equipment from imminent failure due to heat overload, you'll need to implement a server room air conditioning system. Keeping it separate from your building's air conditioning allows you to maintain a consistent temperature in the server room without affecting the rest of your workspace. There are several methods for cooling your server room, so here are a few options to discuss with your commercial HVAC technician.
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  • How To Avoid Water Damage In Your Home During Your Vacation

    Coming home from a vacation to find water in your house would be a great way to ruin the excitement you just experienced while you were out of town, but this happens a lot. Water damage often occurs from excessive rainwater, broken plumbing pipes, and leaky appliances, but there are ways you can prevent this. Before you leave on your trip, here are three things you should do to prevent coming home to a water-filled house.
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  • 4 Garage Door Troubleshooting Tips

    Automatic garage doors are one of the biggest conveniences of modern homes. Many people do not realize just how convenient they are until they stop working. While some homeowners will want to call a professional as soon as their garage door stops working, there are a few steps that any homeowner can take to troubleshoot common garage door problems. Garage Door is Noisy A properly functioning garage door should be both convenient and quiet.
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  • 3 Simple Maintenance Tasks To Protect Your Home's Air Conditioning System

    Several important maintenance tasks should be performed on your home's central air conditioning system each year to maximize its efficiency and life expectancy. While a professional tune-up and inspection are critical for proper maintenance, there are other things you can do to ensure your system performs at its peak throughout cooling season. The following three tips offer advice on how to properly maintain your air conditioning system each year. Routinely Replace the Filter
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  • Unique Cabinet Ideas To Make Your Kitchen More User Friendly

    Love your kitchen, but hate your cabinets? If your cabinets are too high, too deep or just too "blah," you may feel tempted to rip them all out and start fresh. A complete kitchen makeover may not be in the budget, but making some changes to your current cabinets, or replacing them with more modern counterparts, can give you a kitchen you'll really love. Here are some unique cabinet ideas that look great, and make your kitchen more user friendly.
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