2014

5 Tips For Inspecting And Repairing Your Home After A Flood

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Floods are one of the most common natural disasters. They cause devastation as they destroy your home, your belongings and the surrounding area. After the flood waters have passed, it is important to return to your home and inspect it before repairs can be made. Check out these five tips to help you and your home recover after a flood. Do Not Reenter Until it Is Safe Even after the flood waters have receded, it may not be safe to return to your home, so wait until authorities have confirmed it is safe to return and inspect your home.…

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How To Handle A Clogged Toilet Like A Pro (And Avoid Making The Problem Worse)

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There’s nothing like a home plumbing emergency to send the entire family scrambling for towels, tissues, and even old blankets. Having a toilet overflow isn’t just frustrating–it can be devastating for you, the homeowner, especially if it isn’t handled correctly. Some minor clogs can be handled in short notice, while others need the attention of a talented plumber. Learn how to handle a sudden clog in this tongue-in-cheek look at everyone’s worst nightmare, the clogged toilet.…

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Executor Of An Estate? What To Do With All That Stuff

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If you have been named the executor of an estate following the death of a loved one, there’s no doubt you are reeling with the amount of work ahead of you. It’s not an easy job, but one that must be done. Part of your responsibilities is to handle the personal possessions of the decedent, which involves distributing certain items to heirs and liquidating and getting rid of the rest. Here are a few things you’ll need to do.…

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What's Wrong With Your Well? Four Steps For Fixing Your Water Worries

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If you’re having issues with the quality or quantity of water that comes into your home, your well could be the culprit. Depending upon where you live and what type of soil or rock makes up the composition of your yard, your well could be too shallow to perform the way you expect it to. Couple that with one or two dry seasons in a row, and you could have serious water issues.…

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Don't Put Trouble Down Your Drain: Mistakes That Can Cause Clogs

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Moving into your first home with an independent septic system comes with some responsibilities that you may have little experience with. When your home relies on a septic system instead of the city sewer, every time you run water or put anything down the drain, it can affect it. Here is a look at some of the most common mistakes that new septic system owners often make and what they can do to your drains.…

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Lead Contamination In Drinking Water: What Homeowners Need To Know

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Clean drinking water is something homeowners in the United States may take for granted, but it’s important to remember that it’s still possible for contaminants to affect this critical resource. Home builders once commonly used lead materials for household plumbing supplies, and older properties may still have lead pipes. In some cases, lead can contaminate drinking water, and can cause health problems for you and your family. Learn more about the health risks of lead contamination, and what you need to do to make sure your water supply remains pure.…

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The Right Skills To Pay The Bills! 3 Traits Truck Drivers Need To Be Successful On The Road

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Do you think you have what it takes to become a truck driver? Before you quit your day job and look into getting your CDL, it is important to understand the necessary traits you will need in order to endure the rigors of this challenging occupation. Here are three vital personality characteristics you will need to possess in order to make it big in the world of professional trucking.  …

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Cleaning Exterior Windows The Right Way

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Do you ever get frustrated when you try to clean your outdoor windows? Sometimes it can seem impossible to get a streak-free shine! Luckily, it isn’t impossible at all if you know the right techniques. With these helpful tips, you can be on your way to having a perfect window every time! 1. Use a Squeegee, Not Towels Do you ever try to use a towel (either cloth or paper) on your windows, only to leave little pieces of lint behind?…

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3 Important Ways To Maintain Your New Cedar Roof

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Nothing beats the look of a cedar roof, but without the proper maintenance, your new roof may not last as long as you hoped it would. Cedar roofing is one of the more expensive types of roofing materials you can choose, and it can last a very long time if you follow these important steps to care for it. Keep It Free of Debris Depending on where you live and what your yard is like, debris might land on your house regularly.…

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The Dirt On Dirty Furnaces – What Every Asthma Sufferer Needs To Know

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Have you recently experienced more asthma attacks than usual? Perhaps you have suffered from a string of allergic reactions, sinus problems or respiratory infections. Dirty furnace filters and vents may contribute to your widespread health problems. Fortunately, identifying the problems caused by a dirty furnace can help you address them so you can improve the quality of the air you breathe. The Mighty Dust Mite If you are like most Canadians, you likely spend 90% of your time indoors.…

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