Tips to Prevent a Flooded Septic System

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A septic system requires a bit more mindfulness than simply using a municipal sewer source. While many homeowners are aware that certain detergents and food items can damage their septic system, they may not be aware that water itself can pose a risk. The problem is that too much water in a septic tank essentially floods it, which doesn't allow the bacterial processes that break down the waste to occur as they are supposed to.

1 February 2017

Three Things to Consider When Having a Fireplace Built in Your New Home

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If you are building a home and think that a fireplace is ideal for your new place, there are a few things to take into consideration. You want to be sure that it creates the exact look that you want and serves the purpose you want for it when everything is said and done. The guide below walks you through the things you need to consider when choosing the fireplace you want for your home.

1 February 2017

Septic Systems And Problems With Solid Waste That Cause Costly Repairs

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The tanks of septic systems hold solid waste that needs to be broken down into a liquid effluent. When solids fill up the tank, it causes problems with the plumbing in your home, the tank, and the drainage field. Identifying these problems will help you avoid some of the costly repairs associated with septic tanks. Here are some of the things that you will want to know about dealing with the solid waste in your septic tank:

24 January 2017

Winter Care Tips For Wood Siding

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The winter season can be hard on your siding, especially is you have wood siding. Temperature fluctuations, snow, and ice can all lead to permanent damage if you aren't careful. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to minimize the chances for damage. The following tips can help you keep your siding in good condition.  Tip #1: Check your gutters Believe it or not, your gutters are a vital component in ensuring the safety of your wood siding.

9 January 2017

Getting The Most Out Of Your Garage Door Repair With Responsible Maintenance And Care

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The garage door of your home needs maintenance to ensure repairs are minimal. Eventually, there may be some repairs needed due to common wear issues. When you have your garage door repaired, you can also have improvements and maintenance done to reduce these problems. Here are some tips to help with improvements when you have garage repairs done: 1. Maintenance and Balancing to Prevent Most Common Garage Door Problems

13 December 2016

Your Furnace Is Likely Cycling Frequently Because Of These Three Simple Things

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If your furnace starts to act strangely in the winter, you might get scared about whether or not it will need to be replaced before the end of the winter. This is an expense that many people are not prepared for. Frequent cycling is a furnace matter that causes alarm for some people. The following are three common reasons that this phenomenon occurs.  Efficiency Issues If you rent your home or your furnace was already installed in your home at the time of purchase, it is possible that you are experiencing cycling issues because of the age of your furnace.

22 November 2016

You're Full of Hot Air! How to Solve Common Issues with Forced-Air Heating Systems

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Forced-air heating is a very common type of heating system in North American homes. This is partially because furnaces tend to be less expensive than boiler systems and also because forced-air systems are typically easy to repair and maintain. In fact, there are some common forced-air heating issues you can probably solve yourself without having to call your HVAC tech. Here's a look. A slight burning odor when you turn the furnace on.

12 October 2016