Archive for August, 2014

One Important Thing You Need to Do to Prepare for Winter

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The summer season is quickly coming to an end, and that can only mean one thing. Winter is coming, and quickly. Now is the time to start preparing your home and property for winter weather and the ice and snow that will inevitably be blanketing a good portion of the U.S. One of the most important things you can do outside of your home is getting your asphalt driveway resurfaced. Asphalt resurfacing basically protects your driveway from damage due to snow and ice.

Asphalt driveways that are not protected can form cracks and holes that water can seep into. This water then freezes, expands, and creates a larger hole or crack. Melt. Repeat. Come spring, you might need to invest in more extreme asphalt driveway repairs, so making sure that you make repairs before the snow flies is essential. Sealcoating

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Easy Tricks For Keeping Water Out of Your Home

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When water finds its way into your home, it can mean bad news. Water can cause major damage to many different parts of your home, and can often lead to expensive home foundation repairs. Luckily, there are quite a few things you can do to prevent water leaks. While many people might think that they need to spend a lot on basement sump pumps, installing a French drain system or interior and exterior basement waterproofing ,there are actually a few cheap and easy things you can do to keep your home and everything inside it dry.

  1. Move Expensive Items – It is a w

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How to Properly Maintain Your Septic System

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Did you know that garbage disposals can double the amount of solid items in septic tanks? Septic sewer systems can sometimes be a burden, especially if they overfill too quickly, but properly maintaining them will keep them working properly for years to come. Fortunately, there are two effective septic maintenance options available, and both will help you avoid costly repairs.

- Hire plumbing services. Plumbing maintenance companies are trained to safely and efficiently preserve your entire septic sewer system. For example, plumbing services will pump your septic tank whenever necessary, which is crucial because septic tanks contain harmful germs and bacteria, meaning you should never att

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Renting Luxury Units Becomes Increasingly Popular Alternative To Home Ownership

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The good ol’ American dream has dramatically changed, as Americans are taking initiative and and creating their realities. The American dream used to consist of a home in the suburbs with a white picket fence, a dog, and 2.5 kids. However, that dream is becoming a distant memory.

In the ongoing rent vs. own debate, renting is winning as Charlie Sheen would say (in fact, he rents a luxury apartment in Manhattan). There are plenty of reasons why people are flocking to metropolitan areas, such as Philadelphia, New York, and Chicago and others in order to rent luxury loft units

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Three Fall Fire Safety Tips You Need to Know

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The days are getting shorter; the breezes are getting cooler; and pumpkin flavored foods are beginning to pop up everywhere you look. Fall is fast approaching, and it’s definitely a good idea to brush up on what fire safety tips you’ll need to know to stay safe this season. Here are just a few!

Park Away From Piles of Leaves.

The fire protection handbook advises against parking your car or truck near a piles of leaves, since the heat of your vehicle’s exhaust system or catalytic converter could potentially set the piles ablaze

Take Stock of Your Fire Protection Equipment.

It’s a good idea to get in the habit of reviewing your fire suppression equipment around the same time every year, and what better time to do that than when the leaves start fa

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