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3 Important Features To Consider When Shopping For A Frameless Shower Encolsure

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Once enclosed by curtains and liners, the shower is much more of an openly viewable space in the modern bathroom. This change is in part due to the availability of frameless shower enclosures with glass doors. Picking an enclosure for your shower can be a lot of fun because there are so many options. However, it is also easy to make the wrong decision because you are a little too hasty about picking a certain style based on looks alone. Read More»

Using Brick Pavers To Create A Patio

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A patio created with brick pavers is an inexpensive project for beautifying the land in the front or rear or your home. The idea is simple, but to avoid damage, weeds and further trouble, these pointers should be observed: Use Landscape Fabric No one wants to see grass or weeds peeking up between individual pavers. That can give the patio an unkempt look and it’s not easy to deal with that growth without affecting the bricks. Read More»

Servicing A Multi-Tank Septic System: What's Involved

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There are some very unique septic systems out there that utilize more than just one holding tank. These multi-tank systems have some unique advantages, such as separating solid waste from liquid waste and preventing overflow of any one tank. If you are fortunate to have one of these multi-tank septic systems, it will need to be serviced a little more frequently. Here is what is involved: Dump Tank Assessment The first tank is the “ Read More»

Three Signs Of Fire Damage After A Kitchen Fire

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A kitchen fire can be frightening, but it’s often a relief when it is quickly controlled. It may appear at first as though the damage was minimal. Unfortunately, often smoke and water damage pervades the home, affecting areas well beyond the kitchen. The following are some tips on how to tell if you have more fire damage to contend with: #1: Musty odors Is your nose picking up on musty odors near the kitchen? Read More»

Understanding Advantages And Disadvantages Of A Synthetic Roofing Underlayment

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If you need a new roof and know a bit about asphalt shingle roofing, then you may understand that shingles are not placed directly on the wooden roof deck. They are instead nailed over a protective membrane called a roofing underlayment. Underlayments have traditionally been made from a felt material. Specifically, an asphalt saturated felt product has been used in the vast majority of asphalt roofing jobs. However, there are some other options. Read More»