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Take Special Care Of Your Basement Drains

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Your basement drains are probably the last thing you think of when you are doing your regular cleaning routine, but they shouldn’t be excluded completely. While you don’t need to clean out these drains every week, you should go through these steps every month or two. They won’t take long, and they will ensure that you don’t end up with a major problem on your hands. Make Sure the Traps Stay Full Read More»

Winter Is Coming! Follow These Tips To Properly Care For Your Parking Lot This Season

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Your parking lot is an important part of your business. Not only does it give your customers and employees a place to park, but it also plays a role in conveying your business’s image. Keep your parking lot in great shape, and your business will appear conscientious. Due to the wet, cold weather, winter is a season in which parking lot maintenance is especially important. Follow these tips, and your parking lot will continue to look and perform well throughout the chilly months. Read More»

3 Tips For Caring For Your Weeping Willow Tree

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If you’re looking for a shade tree for your property, and you have the space for a large tree, then a weeping willow is an excellent choice for you. This tree provides plenty of shade and also adds an attractive feature to your landscape. Additionally, it’s a fast-growing tree, so you won’t be waiting too long before you have a fantastic tree to throw shade on your property. Like any tree, a weeping willow has its own needs when it comes to care and maintenance, and if you want to keep a willow healthy on your property, you’ll need to know what they are. Read More»

4 Signs Your Water Heater Is Full Of Sediment And How To Remedy The Problem

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Water heaters are crucial home appliances that usually get overlooked until a problem pops up. However, taking a moment to head to the attic or basement to check up on your hot water heater at least once a month can pay off by helping you catch a problem before it leaves you taking cold showers. Watch for these four common symptoms that your tank is full of sediment, then take one of three actions to remedy the issue. Read More»

3 Signs Your Commercial Elevator Needs To Be Serviced

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If you are like most business owners, you might be more concerned about getting to that meeting on time than paying attention to your elevator. Unfortunately, the longer you wait to seek repairs, the more dangerous that moving metal chamber might become. Here are three signs that your commercial elevator needs to be serviced: 1: Jerky, Uneven Stops Does your company elevator make jerky starts or stops? If you notice that fellow riders wince when that lift starts moving, it might be time to get your elevator inspected. Read More»

4 Benefits To Having Your Air Ducts Cleaned

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When it comes to home maintenance and cleaning, there are a number of chores that probably immediately come to your mind. One of the things that gets neglected when it comes to regular home maintenance is cleaning your air ducts. Your air ducts are where the majority of the heated and cooled air comes from in your home. Making sure that they’re properly maintained will ensure that you and your family will live a much cleaner, healthier life and a more energy efficient home. Read More»

Money (And Toxic Chemicals) Going Down Your Drain? 4 Affordable, Natural Options For Removing Kitchen Sink Clogs

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Washing dishes, cooking, and cleaning can wreak havoc on your kitchen sink. Leftover food, grease, dirt, and debris can build up inside your sink drain, leading to annoying clogs, foul odors, and expensive repairs. Considering the average cost to clear a tub, kitchen, or bathroom drain can run between $109 to $214, you may attempt to remove a clog on your own.  Unfortunately, removing the clog with drain cleaning chemicals creates toxic fumes and possible corrosion of your underlying plumbing due to the harsh chemicals. Read More»

Monthly Maintenance Musts You Might Have Forgotten About

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When you own a home, the maintenance required can seem unending at times. During the summer, you need to remember to change your air conditioning filters. In the winter, you should check your oil levels so you aren’t caught unaware with no heat or hot water on a freezing cold day. The lawn needs to be mowed weekly in the summer, leaves raked in the fall, snow shoveled in the winter and weeds pulled in the spring. Read More»

4 Tips To Extend The Life Of Your Pool Plaster

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Pool plaster is essentially the glue that holds your pool together. After the general construction of your inground pool takes place – the drains, the return lines, the in-floor cleaning system – then the pool is shot with gunite. From there, the tiling and stones are placed in the lining of your pool. Finally, it is troweled with plaster. Pool plaster holds together all of these parts and also acts as a watertight sealant so your pool does not leak and waste water. Read More»

How to Diagnose & Fix Your Ductless Heat Pump's Remote Control

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There are plenty of things that you’ll notice about your new ductless heat pump that’s a bit different from a typical central heat pump. Instead of a conventional thermostat, your ductless heat pump is controlled by a handheld remote. In the event that anything goes wrong with your remote control, you can easily troubleshoot the problem with the helpful advice found below. Check Those Batteries First If you’re having trouble out of your remote control, you should check the batteries first. Read More»