Archive for February, 2015

Why Proper Septic System Maintenance Is Important

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Of all of the cleaning duties one must be mindful of as a homeowner, sewer and drain cleaning is on of the most important. Unfortunately, this is also a task that many people forget about until it is too late. And once it is too late, you will often find yourself with a scope of problems that are messy and can be very expensive. It’s important to pay attention to the proper maintenance of your septic sewer system, to avoid big problems in the future.

Fortunately, sewer and drain cleaning is not a responsibility you need to worry about taking on yourself. There are plumbing companies who know how a septic tank works, and can make sure it i

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Three of the Weirdest Ways Wooden Fences Have Gotten Wrecked

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Most homeowners know that the ice, sleet, snow, slush, hail, and all forms of precipitation, really, are the natural enemies to residential fencing, but they’re not the only things that can destroy house fences. In fact, you might actually be surprised at a few things that can — and have — wrecked homeowners’ outdoor fences. Here are just a few of the most shocking ways homeowners have found their security fences destroyed.

A Tank.

Recently, an elderly couple in Germany found that a British tank had plowed through their wooden fences. According to reports, the tank malfunctioned, causing it to veer off the road and through the couple’s wooden fences. Fortunately, it stopp

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How to Maintain and Fix Wooden Fences

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Many homeowners prefer wooden fencing to metal fencing for their aesthetic quality, but unlike metal fences, wood fences require more upkeep and maintenance. If left to fend for themselves against the elements, wooden fences could begin to rot, fall into disrepair, lose their aesthetic quality, and ultimately need replacing.

Instead of letting that happen, here are a few things homeowners can do to make sure their wood privacy fences are well maintained.

Waterproofing Wood Fences.

Wood is very susceptible to moisture and humidity, which can cause it to crack, warp, or rot, effectively compromising its structural integrity. In order to protect Read more ...

How to Make Solar Panels Work Best For You

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The light shines on every exterior of your business. From the back to the side to the top to the front door. Maybe you’ve never considered solar panels because you just don’t think you could make them cost effective to get them installed in just the right spot. Think again. With the right solar panel mounting kit and solar panel brackets, you could add one employee to your bracket: the sun.
Mounting panels solar panels appropriately is of the utmost importance. Solar panel brackets keep panels in place and protect them for strong winds. They also moderate the heat that accumulated beneath a solar panel to prevent issues and provide air circulation. Based on where you are in the world and what the climate is like, there are all kinds

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Which Mulch is Right for You?

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Using mulch is a great way to make sure any uncovered soil in your lawn or garden is protected from erosion and any plants in the soil are nurtured. Mulch is best applied during early spring landscaping, warming the soil, suppressing the growth of weeds, and retaining moisture in the soil. Garden landscaping companies often have many different types of mulch to choose from, and it is important to know what your options are.

Bark mulches and wood chips are two very popular choices in mulching. Bark is popular because it is attractive, easily available and resistant to blowing in the wind or overly compacting in place. Wood chips are a little less decorative, but absorb water b

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