Archive for April, 2015

This Extra Addition Ads to Home Value and Cool Factor

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In a competitive home market, it’s hard to set yourself apart. In a neighborhood where everyone has granite countertops, wood floors and a lovely fireplace, what is a seller to do to make their home stick out? Until recently, only a corner lot could do the trick. But luckily for home buyers, innovations in green home technology have made it that much simpler to get ahead of the pack. Installing a sun tracking solar panel is a great addition that attracts home buyers on three levels.
Level 1: Cost Savings
Sure, they may pay more to purchase your home. Buy each month, your buyers will enjoy a lower electric bill than anyone around them. Solar panel systems can be installed for less than 1 penny per watt! Plus, Read more ...

Why Trenchless Sewer Repair is the Best Bang For Your Buck

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Many homeowners and landlords have to face the possibility of replacing their sewage pipes. It’s not the most pleasant thing in the world to think about but the fact remains that a house’s piping system is essential for a variety of (rather obvious) reasons. Piping experts recommend that sewage pipes older than 40 years should be inspected. It is around that time that sewage pipes fall into disrepair due to rusting, pressure, and general wear and tear that decades of operation can do.

Still, sometimes homeowners are reluctant to have their pipes replaced, even if they need to be. Why? Because under conventional pipe replacement methods, large trenches must be dug in a resident’s yard, front or back (if not both), in order to reach them. Sewage pipes are buried deep underground and until recently have

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Three Tips for Finding a Reputable Residential Roofing Company

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One of the things that every homeowner should do in the spring is make sure that their roof is in good repair and that it didn’t incur any damage over the winter season. If it did, the best thing to do is get it repaired as soon as possible, so that the damage doesn’t get any worse. The hardest part about getting a roof repaired is finding a residential roofing repair company to do the job. Roof repair companies are common fronts for scams and swindles, so here are a few tips for finding a company that’s legit.

1. Ask to see examples of previous work.
When you’re interviewing the company, ask for examples of previous jobs. A reputable and legitimate company should have a few thin

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What You Need to Know About Choosing Garden Hose Fittings

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If you’re a contractor installing an outdoor water system for a client, then one of the seemingly basic — but actually surprisingly complex — parts you’ll need is a hose fitting or two. Even general consumers are probably acquainted with the most basic hose fitting, a quick-connect fitting that allows the hose to be easily unscrewed and attached elsewhere. But as a professional in the industry, you should know that there are other options, too:

Sizes of Garden Hose Fittings

When it comes to choosing the right valves and fittings for a project, this is the easy part. Since garden hoses tend to be a bit larger than hoses in most plumbing applications, for example, you’ll probably see diameters listed in fractions of an inch (1/2, 3/4, 5/8, etc.). Just be sure you’ve selected a

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Four Types of Fastening Nuts and their Uses

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Nuts and bolts are common fasteners used in a variety of household and industrial facets. Though they may appear insignificant, fasteners are no small part of the manufacturing and repair industry. In the United States, the screw, nut and bolt industry employs around 119,000 people. Although the majority of homeowners in the United States consider their skills at fixing things around the house to be average at best, many people are looking to improve their repair skills to become more self-sufficient. Over 60% of women homeowners report to finding home repair projects enjoyable. People looking to increase their skills for basic repairs around the house may want to fa

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