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What 4 Facts You Should Know About Composite Decking

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A beautiful big deck is a great feature of any home. However, wood decks require a lot of maintenance to keep them looking great. Instead of struggling to keep your wood deck looking good, get a composite deck. They are durable, low-maintenance and long-lasting. If you are considering getting a composite deck, check out these four important facts. Composite Decks Are an Old Concept Composite decks may seem like a new fad, but the concept has been around for a long time.…

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Reasons To Choose Aluminum For Your Deck Rails

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There are many different types of materials used for decking and railings, including wood, vinyl, steel and aluminum. Aluminum is a newer material for railings and decking, but it has quickly earned its place. If you’ve been trying to decide what type of material you want to use for your deck and railings, you should understand the advantages that aluminum has over some of these other materials. Aluminum has many beneficial qualities that other materials just don’t offer.…

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How Should You Dispose Of Home Medical Waste?

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Whether you’ve recently suffered an injury or illness that has left you recovering at home, or are performing personal care for a parent or other relative with medical needs, you may find yourself regularly disposing of medical or biohazardous waste – soiled gauze, hypodermic needles, or unused prescription medications. With the stress of being ill (or the sometimes greater stress of caring for someone who is), you may not feel you have the time to educate yourself on waste management practices or do anything more than is needed to simply get through the day.…

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What You Need To Know About Your Home's Insulation

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You probably don’t think about your home’s insulation often, but if your energy bills are high, you may not have enough insulation. The right amount of insulation allows you to use less energy to comfortably cool and heat your home. If you haven’t thought about your home’s insulation before, check out these five important facts.   Insulation Is Measured in R-Value Just about every material used to build your home has an R-value, including wood, drywall, bricks, etc.…

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4 Things You Need To Know About Fireplaces And Household Safety

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If you’ve never lived in a home with a fireplace before, you’re probably really looking forward to spending time in front of a cozy fire with family and friends. You’re probably also aware of several fireplace safety basics, such as never leaving a fire unattended, having the chimney cleaned on a regular basis, and keeping a fireplace screen securely in place if there are small children in the vicinity. However, there are less obvious ways that you can help ensure that you and other household residents enjoy the fireplace without taking unnecessary safety risks.…

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Find The Plumbing Problem From The Inside Out – Use A Drain Camera!

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Unclogging drains and locating leaks is never a fun task. Couple that with the fact that most pipes disappear underground or into your walls and it may seem nearly impossible to discover what’s wrong without unearthing the entire thing. Thankfully, destroying your landscape or knocking out walls isn’t your only option. Drain cameras are helpful tools in examining your pipes without making a big mess. What Does a Drain Camera Do?…

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How To Remove, Inspect, Clean And Replace Pulse Furnace Spark Plugs

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Different kinds of furnaces from places like Wightman Mechanical are in-use for heating homes and other buildings, but the pulse furnace is a somewhat-unique technology. If you have a pulse furnace, you need to understand the importance of  spark plugs as well as how you should clean or replace them. Below is what you should know: What is a pulse furnace? During World War Two, the German military used the V-1 flying bomb to terrorize the city of London; this revolutionary weapon was powered by a pulsejet engine.…

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Becoming More Like Iron Man By Using Energy Efficient Lighting

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Tony Stark of the avengers has some pretty sweet gadgets, right? But how much energy do you suppose it takes to supply enough power to his tower? Probably enough to light the entire city. So how does he do it? How does Jarvis stay charged without dimming all the lights in a 5-block radius? How does that giant “STARK” stay lit? The answer is simple: energy saving lighting.  Tony carefully consumes electricity by using CFL and LED lighting.…

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What You Should Know When Choosing To Demolish Or Deconstruct That Old House

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In many cases, old houses can benefit from a good remodel. However, when the internal structure of the house is compromised, it is often better to just tear it down and build a new one or sell the land alone. When it comes to tearing down a house, there are two ways: deconstruction and demolishing. If you’re ready to tear down that old house, learn the difference between these two options to help you determine which the best choice is.…

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How Can Advances In Technology Help The Home Purchase, Sale, And Inspection Process?

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If you’re looking to purchase your first home – or are simply trading one home for another – you may feel overwhelmed by the thought of taking weeks or months to peruse listings, visit open houses, and secure financing for your next home. Even after you’ve found the right home, you’ll still have to undergo inspections and appraisals to ensure your financing will remain solid. However, recent advances in technology have made the home selection process substantially easier, even for those with on-the-go lifestyles.…

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