Archive for September, 2014

Why Your Home Needs Accordion Storm Shutters

How to get ready for a hurricane

If you live in hurricane-prone coastal areas ranging from Texas to Maine, covering your windows is one of your first lines of defense in preparing your home for a hurricane. Covering your windows will protect your home from flying debris and strong winds, which depending on the strength and severity of the hurricane, and cause extensive damage and even injury.

Many people ask themselves, “How can I prepare for a hurricane?”. Hurricane home preparation begins on the outside, and securing doors, windows, and other points of entry are a must. Accordion storm shutters are a cost-effective, hassle-free, and easy to use means of protecting your home and family.

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Three Times You Need to Leave Your Plumbing Up to the Professionals

Sewer drain snake

These days everyone wants to be a do-it-yourselfer. There’s a certain feeling of accomplishment and self sufficiency that comes with upcycling materials into something usable again or gathering some beer caps to make a really cool new tabletop. The trouble with do-it-yourself projects is that many people take them a step too far and try to do serious repair projects in their homes, and one of the worst things you can do is to try and repair your own plumbing. Here’s some of the best plumbing advice you can get: do not do it yourself. Here are a few examples of when you need to leave your plumbing up to the professionals.

Leaky water faucets

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How to Choose an Aesthetically Appealing Chain Link Fence

Home protection

Believe it or not, there are actually several different types of chain link fence types. The reason few people know this is because all chain link fence styles feature the standard woven framework fixed to anchored, iron stakes.

Though most think that chain link fences are less than aesthetic in comparison to other types of fencing, like a picket fence, but there are actually several different styles that can turn a stark looking fence into a gorgeous landscape addition.

Netting Size.

Galvanized steel chain

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The 3 Types of Automotive Springs

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The automotive springs that are the most important part of your car’s suspension system have quite a bit resting on them, both literally and figuratively. Far from simply supporting your vehicle’s weight and maintaining the proper ride height, they also prevent every bump on the road from being felt by passengers and contribute to handling.
There are three major types of automotive springs, and understanding their differences can help you decide which to buy for your next auto project.

  1. Coil Springs
    Coil springs are generally helical, and designed to resist compression along the axis of wind. When used in a suspension, they therefore prevent every facet of the road surface from h

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Three Telltale Signs of a Home Infested with Toxic Mold

Side effects of black mold

Every year, according to the National Weather Service, flooding causes more than $8 billion in property damage across the United States. With the weather expected to become only more severe as the climate continues to change, climatologists with FloodSmart.gov write, dangerous, life-altering flash floods are expected to increase in frequency in all 50 states.

Luckily, these flash floods cause mostly property damage, though they do take no fewer than 89 American lives every year, at least directly. Indirectly, however, the issues leftover by severe flooding can be no less dangerous. Of these, toxic mold infestation must be said to be the most perilous.

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