No One Should Feel Claustrophobic in Their Own Home

How To Prevent Debris From Bypassing Your Central Air Conditioning And Heating System Filter

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Central heating and air conditioning systems depend on a supply of clean air to keep them operating efficiently and to achieve a long lifespan. That’s why air filters at the intake must be kept clean or regularly replaced. However, in the effort to maintain the filter, it’s easy to overlook the cracks and crevices that exist around the filter. Inadequate sealing around air filters can allow damaging debris to slip into the entering airflow. Read More»

How To Easily And Inexpensively Blue Tempered Steel At Home

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Bluing is an attractive means of decorating tempered steel with a rich, dark blue patina finish. It’s common to find firearms that have been blued, but other items can blued, as well. In fact, practically any tempered steel, from knife blades to wrenches to decorative fittings, can be blued. While there are a number of ways to blue steel, many of them involve the use of expensive chemicals and equipment. However, below is how you can perform bluing at home using relatively low-cost chemicals and common equipment you probably already have. Read More»

Eight Advantages Of Living Roofs

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Living roofs may seem like just the latest green fad in building design and maintenance, but the idea is actually built on age-old concepts that go back at least as far as Babylon’s famous hanging gardens, which were built around 500 B.C. Green roofs have recently come into favor among modern architects and commercial building owners for commercial roofing. If you’re considering replacing a roof on an existing commercial structure or are in the process of planning the design of a new building, following are eight great reasons to consider going green. Read More»

4 Ways To Prevent Frozen Water Pipes To Prevent Water Damage

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You might think that if you don’t live in an area that is prone to heavy rains and flooding that you won’t ever have to worry about water damage or water damage cleanup after a flooding emergency. However, flooding can happen due to personal negligence, and not just due to heavy rains and the whims of nature. One biggest way that floods in a home occur is by freezing pipes that burst, and then flood a home with water. Read More»

How To Stain And Seal A Concrete Patio

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Concrete stain is an excellent way to renew an old patio or add vibrant color to one that is newly built. While many homeowners choose to have a professional apply concrete stain for them, you can save money and have a DIY project to be proud of by staining it yourself. Here is a simple four-step method you can use to stain any patio. Prepare the Patio If you do not thoroughly clean your patio and remove obstructing weeds and grass, the stain will not be applied to every part of your patio evenly and there will be blotches in the patio color. Read More»