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Enclosing Your Deck: Choosing The Right Railing Option For You

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If you have a deck that has either recently been built or simply has not yet been enclosed for one reason or another, you may have decided that now is the time to finally enclose your deck. The problem, of course, is that it can be difficult to determine which type of enclosure is best for you, your deck, and your home as a whole. In order to make the best choice for you and your home, get to know more about some of these options that are available to you.…

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The Modern Home: Awesome Ways To Implement Ornamental Iron In Your Interior Design

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As a homeowner, there are few things quite as exciting as getting the chance to do a makeover and give your house new and attractive features. Whether you are planning an all-out overhaul or just the reconditioning of a few rooms, there are good reasons why stopping in at the local iron working shop is a good idea. While ornamental iron was only considered an exterior embellishment in the form of fences and railings for a lot of years, recent decades have brought this versatile and beautiful material indoors.…

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Having Air Conditioner Shutdowns? You Have A Dust Problem

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There are times when an air conditioning system simply stops working. One of the most common causes of such shutdowns is air conditioner water leaks. And since dust accumulation is a common cause of air conditioner water leaks, you are likely dealing with a dust problem. Here is what you should know. Dust accumulation and condensate drainage system clogging When dust particles get into an air conditioning system, they usually settle on the surface of its parts.…

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Your Well Water And E. Coli: Three Things You Should Know

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Escherichia coli is a type of bacteria that lives in mammals’ and birds’ intestines, and it’s found in the fecal matter produced by these animals. If fecal matter gets into your well, you could ingest E. Coli and get sick. Here are three things you should know about your well water and E. Coli. How does E. Coli get into wells? E. Coli can get into groundwater in a variety of ways.…

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Step-By-Step Refrigerator Diagnosis For Homeowners

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A refrigerator is one of the electrical appliances that are best handled by professional electricians whenever they break down. However, even if you don’t have the foggiest idea on refrigerator operations, there are a few things you can check before calling the electrician. Here are three examples of common refrigerator issues and the checks a typical person can perform before calling an electrician: Refrigerator Doesn’t Power On At All If the refrigerator doesn’t even turn on, then you need to confirm whether power is reaching the refrigerator.…

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Decreasing Humidity And Removing Moisture From Your Basement

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If you own a home that has a basement, and you find the area suffers from high humidity or excessive moisture accumulation, you are most likely concerned about the growth of mold and mildew inside. Failing to tend to a basement with excessive moisture can also lead to drywall deterioration, wood rot, and damaged personal items. Here are some tips you can use to help reduce the amount of humidity and moisture present in your basement to prevent damage to the basement’s structural components and belongings you keep in the area.…

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Fill A Couple Large Cracks In An Asphalt Patio And Protect The Surface With Sealcoat

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If you purchased a piece of property that has an asphalt patio with a couple large cracks in its surface, fill them by completing the following steps. Add sealcoat to the asphalt to give it a uniform appearance and to prevent cracks from becoming an issue again. Supplies Needed stiff-bristled broom wire brush water hose bucket commercial detergent long-handled scrub brush bucket of cold asphalt patch trowel putty knife vinyl tarps bucket of sealcoat mixing stick paint roller extension handle roller frame squeegee  ​Sweep The Patio And Remove Loose Pieces Of Asphalt And Stains…

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How To Match New Shingles With Existing Ones

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One of the annoying parts about replacing shingles is that the shingles may not match. If they don’t match, it will be noticeable that you had shingles replaced and the result will be less attractive. Even if you use the exact same shingles and paint as you used originally for your roof, shingles fade and the new shingles will stand out. Use The Extra Shingles Your roof will likely come with extra shingles that are designed to replace shingles that have become damaged.…

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Tips For Controlling Land Erosion For The Inexperienced Homeowner

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Whether you are completing a small home landscaping project or you are giving your land a major facelift, you will want to be well aware of the various tips for erosion control. Even with little experience, you will be able to protect your land from erosion with the following tips. Spread The Steps Out If you are planning on taking out a hillside and doing some other things while you are at it, you might want to consider phasing all of that work out over several weeks instead of doing all of it at the same time.…

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Tired Of Wasting Rain Water? 3 Steps To Create The Perfect Rain Garden

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If you live in an area that experiences a significant amount of rainfall each year, you might be wondering how to get the water that flows off your roof back into the underground aquifers. This is particularly true if you’ve watched torrents of water rushing from your gutter downspouts. Instead of watching the water get wasted, you can use your landscaping to help it replenish the underground water supplies. Rain gardens are the perfect way to save rain water from being wasted.…

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