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Common Causes Of Asphalt Driveway Subsidence And Sinking

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A sinking asphalt driveway shouldn’t be something you have to live with as a homeowner. A permanent repair is possible, but pinpointing the cause is the key to making sure it doesn’t return. There are several possible reasons why an asphalt driveway would subside, and some of the most common causes are explained below. Poorly Compacted or Unprepared Base As with any building project, a driveway must have an adequate base of support to maintain its integrity for the long-term. Read More»

Is It Safe To Clean Up Overflowing Or Flooding Toilet Water?

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If your toilet clogs up and floods your entire bathroom tile flooring, you may wonder if it’s safe to clean up the mess yourself. If the water doesn’t contain body waste like feces, you may be able to clean it up yourself. But if the water does contain human waste, you need to hire a water removal contractor instead. To help you decide if it’s safe to clean up your flooded bathroom or hire someone else, here’s more information about the water in your toilet and bathroom. Read More»

A Guide for Choosing Fencing for Your Tortoise or Turtle

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Tortoises and turtles can make excellent pets—and under the right conditions, they can live outdoors. Outdoor living is suitable for these reptiles; they can establish a more diverse and natural habitat in your yard than they ever could indoors. One of the most important aspects of building a successful tortoise enclosure is choosing the right fencing. Here are some considerations you should make as you design the best fence for turtles and tortoises. Read More»

Is Your HVAC Frozen? Get Answers To The Questions You May Have

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Believe it or not, but a frozen HVAC is a problem that is fairly common and can occur even during the summer months. But if you walk outside and notice ice on your HVAC system, you may have many questions, especially if this is your first time encountering this problem. Getting answers to the questions you have can help you to understand what causes the ice to build up, how to correct it and what can be done to prevent this problem from happening in the future. Read More»

Simple Solutions To Create Shade Around A Sunny Patio

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Outdoor living adds appeal and value to your house, so focusing time and energy into your patio is a worthwhile investment. Unfortunately, if your patio receives an overabundance of sun, spending the day relaxing and entertaining outdoors can be uncomfortable. Adding shade around your patio will reduce your exposure to the sun, making your time outdoors more enjoyable. Of course, you may not know where to begin. Using these simple solutions, you can create shade around your sunny patio to make your outdoor space more appealing and comfortable. Read More»

2 Things To Consider When Selecting A Country Lot For Your New Home

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Are you getting ready to have your dream home built by a professional contractor? Do you have your floor plans all drawn up, and are you now just looking for the perfect country setting before giving the okay for your contractor to start work? If so, here are 2 things you should be aware of before agreeing to any land purchase in rural America. 1. Conservation Easements Conservation easements are parcels of land that are protected by the Nature Conservancy. Read More»

Gas Furnace Tips To Retain A Strong Pilot Flame

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If you have a natural gas furnace in your home, then you want to make sure that the pilot flame inside the heater burns strong. This flame is responsible for lighting the burner when gas is forced into this part of the system. The burner then heats air that is moved through your vents with the help of the blower. Without the pilot light, the rest of the heating system cannot work properly. Read More»

How To Fix A Garage Door That Only Closes Partially

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If you have an automatic garage door opener connected to your garage, then you rely on the motor of the door as well as the various other moving parts so you can get your car out of your garage. While your garage door is likely to work quite well for some time, it will break down eventually. A typical garage door will last about 30 years, and the opener will last between 10 and 15 years. Read More»

4 Specialty Plumbing Tools That Streamline Your Workday

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When it comes to completing plumbing jobs, the clock starts ticking as soon as your clients pick up the phone. If you arrive onsite with a toolbox full of basic equipment, the requested repairs may take longer than expected. You can speed up the repair process by investing in a set of specialty plumbing tools that make quick work of previously tedious tasks. In addition to saving you time and effort, specialty tools ensure you do not cause any damage to the finish of plumbing fixtures you remove and install for your clients. Read More»

Work At Home? How Circadian Rhythms & Dehydration Can Affect Your Productivity

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In 2010, 13.4 million people worked from their home at least one day a week, which was a 35% increase from the previous decade. Several of the things that an at-home worker needs to be productive are self-motivation and self-control. However, there are a few other essential things that can severely affect production, especially when at home—circadian rhythms and hydration. Here’s what you need to know.  Circadian Rhythms  Circadian rhythms are changes in your body that are affected by the environment you are in. Read More»