Archive for March, 2017

Securing Against Burglary is the First Step

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There is a sad but true fact that affects both residential and commercial properties, alike. It seems that it doesn’t matter whether you live in the city or work in the suburbs, whether your business is in the heavily populated communities or in the rural landscape of our great country. That sad but true fact is that burglaries take place every day in the United States.

In 2013, for example, almost 60% of all burglaries were the result of a forced entry. This means that thieves are breaking locks on doors and windows, robbing the owners of these locations of important and precious valuables. Some of these places have locks on them meant to keep burglars away, but if they have a commercial door lock on them, they are a great deal less likely to experience a burglary.

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Four Ways to Save Big Bucks on Cabinets

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You don’t have to be a home expert to know that cabinet components ain’t cheap. In fact, they’re the opposite of ain’t cheap. Buying cabinet components for just one kitchen can easily run into the tens of thousands of buckaroos. Talk about ain’t cheap.

However, having nice-quality cabinets is a big part of having a nice kitchen. And having a nice kitchen is a big part of having a nice house. In fact, if you are a home expert, you know that the state of the kitchen is one of the biggest selling factors of the entire home.

So what’s a person to do if their cabinets badly need to be replaced but they don’t have the denaro to pay full price for nice cabinet components? You’ve come to the right plac

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Ask Your Local Air Conditioning Company About Energy Star Certified Systems

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Do you live in a home that was built back in the 1980s? While not all homes built during those years had air conditioning units, many did. It’s interesting to note that approximately 20% of these homes still have their original air conditioning units in place.

In order to keep homes cool during 2006 to 2010, American households used the following methods:

  • Air conditioning without heat pumps: 79.1 million
  • Central air conditioning: 55.5 million
  • Room air conditioners: 23.6 million

Currently, 2/3 of all homes in the United States have some form of air conditioning system. In order to keep these units functioning optimally, it’s necessary to have regular maintenance at least

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Five Clues it’s Time to Pump Your Tank

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No one likes to think of having problems with your septic tank. But all too often, there are signs that indicate it may be time to empty that little underground tank or risk charging a much higher budget for septic tank repairs. Here are five signs to indicate pumping your septic tank might be a good idea.

  1. Backed Up Sewer
    By far the most noticeable and nastiest indicator is if your sewers start to get backed up. It’s a good idea to check drains in the lowest part of the house first to see if there is any blockage. If there is, you need to call a septic tank service right away.
  2. A Lawn that Looks a Little Too Good
    While we all want a nice, healthy lawn, if you notice the ground over your ta

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The Basics of Hardscaping

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If you’re thinking about selling your house, you may not realize how important it is for your home to have a good level of curb appeal to potential buyers. The best way to do this, aside from making improvements to your home’s exterior, is to invest in landscape design and lawn care. A study by RealEstate.com suggests that landscaping and hardscaping can deliver a return on investment as high as 150%.

Hardscaping refers to the man-made features used in landscaping and architecture. Rock walls and brick foundations are just a few examples. Landscaping with man-made materials is often more efficient and requires le

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