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4 Secrets to a Low-Maintenance Home

One of the primary turn-offs of homeownership is the need to constantly maintain the property. Whether it’s a leak under the kitchen sink or a massive hole in the roof, it seems as if there’s always something to suck up your time and money. But it doesn’t have to be this way.   Upgrade Your Way to a Maintenance-Free Home   For an inanimate object, a house sure does require a lot of attention and daily care. Left to its own devices, it’ll deteriorate and fall apart. However, Read more [...]
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5 Fiberglass Conduit Myths Debunked

There are countless myths going around about fiberglass conduit. These myths might be preventing you from enjoying all the benefits this product provides. Once you learn the truth behind the myths, you’ll understand why fiberglass conduit is such a popular product. Myth 1 – Fiberglass Conduit Isn’t Strong Enough Many people think that fiberglass conduit isn’t strong enough, but that is simply a myth. It’s true that fiberglass conduit is incredibly lightweight. In fact, it’s at least Read more [...]
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Why Most Break-Ins Happen (and How to Prevent One)

A break-in could feasibly happen to anyone, but some homes are more vulnerable than others. If you study how most break-ins and burglaries happen, you’ll notice some common patterns emerge. Thieves tend to be opportunistic, targeting the homes that are easiest to access, and there are common fault points that could render any home vulnerable.   Understanding the common features of break-ins can help you arm your home against them, and keep your family, yourself, and your possessions Read more [...]
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How To Keep Your Home As Clean As Possible Even When You Are Busy

The task of keeping the home clean can be a nightmare especially if you have kids and pets. The tough part of keeping a house clean is that of putting off work until the next day as messes seem to compound. Even with a busy schedule it is more than possible to keep your home in great shape so you can have company over anytime. The best thing that you can do is to take a proactive approach to cleaning as a small mess is easy to clean but a huge mess can take up a better part of a day. The following Read more [...]
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How to Choose the Right MVHR System

Getting the right MVHR system makes all the difference between having something that heats your home adequately and cleans the air satisfactorily, or one that doesn’t. While a qualified team that specialises in mechanical ventilation systems may do a survey to plan what system makes sense, it’s always sensible to have a rough idea what’s required, so you can see if they’re about to make a monumental blunder. Let’s now look at the different MVHR heat recovery units to understand more. Counterflow Read more [...]
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When Is the Right Time to Call a Pest Control Company?

Most homeowners will have to deal with pests at some point. It may be an ant infestation in your kitchen, a mouse running around your living room, or some stranger animal affecting your quality of life. In any case, there are several steps you can take on your own to rid yourself of the problem; in some cases, simple traps or lifestyle changes can get rid of your pests in short order, and in other cases, the problem might be temporary, going away on its own. In other cases, you’ll need to call Read more [...]
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Winter Is Tough On Homes – Is Yours Ready?

The first winter storms hit the United States early this year, and with them came the storm conditions that can wreak havoc on homes – but there’s still time to minimize potential damage. Get your home ready for tough weather in the coming months with these four simple steps. As the saying goes, “a stitch in time, saves nine,” and clean gutters can save a roof. Preventing damage is the best way to protect your home.   Check Your Gutters   During the fall months, leaves, Read more [...]
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Water filters-Saving your family and the Environment

None of us really puts much thought into the water we’re drinking. Here in the United States, our water must be completely clean, right? Wrong. Recently, I have found out just how many nasty chemicals can be found in our drinking water, yuck. Something I found that can stop this is Whole House Water Filter by Clean Air Pure Water. To put it simply, a whole house water filter will get rid of elements like Chlorine, Chloramine and carcinogenic chemicals. Just buy bottled water then, you say. But Read more [...]
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Why you shouldn’t be afraid of House Dust Mites

House Dust Mites are tiny microscopic bugs, measuring at just 0.2mm which live in our homes, mainly in soft furnishings such as carpets, curtains, chairs and our beds. The mites enjoy a life of feasting on the dead skin cells which we shed every day throughout our homes and are, in themselves, harmless to humans. All that feasting, however, does cause waste and the mites can produce up to 200 times their body weight in waste product. Unfortunately, whilst the mites are harmless to humans, their Read more [...]
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6 Garage Design Tips for a Versatile Space You’ll Love

The garage is one of the more integral “rooms” in the modern house, yet it tends to be forgotten about regarding design and organization. If you want your garage to be a functional and practical space, you must be purposeful in how you approach the design.   6 Thoughtful Design and Organization Tips   The garage is designed to be a multifunctional space, but its primary purpose is housing vehicles and protecting them from the elements. Unfortunately, the garage also tends Read more [...]