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Plumbing

Are Garbage Disposals Universal? Differences That Matter

Are Garbage Disposals Universal? Common Differences That May Matter

Garbage disposals have been around for awhile, but many people still lack one in their homes. They’re a great feature to have so you can safely dispose of food waste instead of having to throw it in a bag and let it rot. It can be tough having to dispose of food properly and with a garbage disposal, you can make it so much easier.

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Home Improvement

How To Keep Animals From Coming Into Your Home

How To Keep Animals From Coming Into Your Home

While many animals can be cute and very friendly, there’s many animals out there that can cause a lot of problems to your home. Of course we’re not talking about dogs or cats that tear up your couch or use the bathroom on your carpet. We’re talking more about animals such as raccoons, birds, insects, and other animals in those lines. These types of animals can cause serious problems to your home, by finding a way into your home and tearing up things that are unseen by the homeowner. If you’ve ever experienced animals breaking into your home, you know that it can be stressful and how much damage they can actually do to your home.

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Roofing

How to Make a Temporary Emergency Roof Repair to Protect Your Home

How to Make a Temporary Emergency Roof Repair to Protect Your Home

Having a roof leak on your home can cause all sorts of damage to the inside of your home as well as damage your home furnishings. Most roof leaks occur because of severe storms that damage the roof and then water leaks into the home. When that happens getting the roof repaired quickly can help to reduce a lot of the damage that may occur. Knowing how to make a temporary emergency roof repair for your home can help to reduce this damage. We’ll take a closer look at some things you will want to consider before you attempt this repair on your own.

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Foundation Roofing Siding

Do Houses Need Gutters or Are They Just Another Added Expense That Can be Removed?

Gutters serve a lot when it comes to keeping your home protected. Many homeowners tend to believe they don’t do much but redirect water to keep your yard from becoming a mud pool. While this is true, it’s also not true, gutters redirect water away from your home but for many other reasons as well. If you’re curious do houses need gutters we’ll take a closer look in this post to help.

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Roofing

Tar and Gravel Roof Maintenance Tips to Extend Their Lifespan

Tar and Gravel Roofing

Do you have a commercial building with tar and gravel roofing? This type of roof is popular among commercial buildings and can be expensive to replace. Here are some tips on tar and gravel roof maintenance that can help you get the most from your tar and gravel roofing.

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Landscaping

Top 9 Best Lawn Grub Killer Products

Top 9 Best Lawn Grub Killer Products

Grubs can definitely be scary to have, especially if you take pride into having a nice and well maintained yard. They can be a nuisance and cause chaos to your yard and garden if action isn’t taken. Of course not everyone is keen on using chemicals to kill grubs that nest in your yard, but sometimes it’s necessary for getting them out of your yard. If your yard is starting to show signs of fading colors, loose soil, and other symptoms that may indicate you have grub worms, then action should be taken with the best lawn grub killing product. 

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Roofing

How Often Should Gutters Be Cleaned? [Gutter Cleaning 101]

How Often Should Gutters Be Cleaned

Gutters are essential in having a healthy home that functions properly, gutters are there to help in conjunction with your roof and home’s siding, so if you have problems with your gutter system, expect problems from other aspects of your home as well.

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Roofing Windows

Have a Leaking Skylight in Your Home? Here’s How to Deal With It

Skylights bring a massive amount of benefits to your home, skylights are great for rooms with dark lighting which can be solved by allowing natural light to come in from your skylight. They can also help lower your energy bill by not having to use much lighting and heating or cooling in rooms they’re installed in, all in all they’re a great way to bring lots of great benefits to your home.

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Home Improvement

Best Attic Fan Cover to Reduce Drafts and Save Energy in Your Home

Best Attic Fan Cover to Reduce Drafts and Save Energy in Your Home

Want to save money on your energy costs? One way to do that is by installing an attic fan cover during those months when it’s not needed. But with so many attic fan covers on the market it’s difficult to determine which is best for your home. We’ll take a closer look at what you should look for, how they are installed, and give you our take on the best attic fan cover for your home below.

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Roofing

Gutter Not Draining? Top 4 Problems With Gutter Systems With Solutions

Gutter Not Draining? Top 4 Problems With Gutter Systems With Solutions

A gutter system is often required for every home, since it helps keep water away from important aspects like your homes exterior and yard. When you have a gutter not draining then your gutter system has a problem, there’s room for problems to occur to other things such as your homes roof.

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