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Facing Mold After A Hurricane? What Should You Do?

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If you’ve recently returned from a hurricane evacuation to discover that your home is still filled with the unmistakable smell of floodwater, you may be wondering how to go forward. With many local and even national insurance companies overwhelmed with the number of post-Harvey and Irma claims, getting an answer back from an adjuster may take weeks–and when it comes to mold remediation, you don’t have a moment to spare. Read on to learn more about the mold remediation process and what you’ll need to do to get started. Read More»

Things To Know About Residential Vinyl Lettering

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Vinyl lettering can be a convenient way of ensuring that the address for your home is clearly visible. Without this lettering, you may find that it is difficult to ensure that your packages or other deliveries reach you. When using vinyl lettering, you should be prepared to follow several guidelines to avoid these letters coming loose: Thoroughly Clean The Surface Before Applying The Vinyl Lettering One of the most important things that you can do when applying these letters is to verify that the surface is as clean as possible. Read More»

Making Home Windows More Energy Efficient

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Are the windows the main area in which are seeps in and out of your house? If the problem has led to you paying more for energy costs than you would like to, it might be wise to take steps towards resolving the problem. There are various things that can be done to obtain more energy efficiency from your home windows. For instance, you might want to consider replacing them if it is necessary. Read More»

How To Clean And Maintain Stone Countertops Naturally

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Not only do natural stone countertops look attractive in your kitchen, they’re durable and easy to maintain as well. Countertops are made with a wide variety of stones, such as granite, travertine, limestone, marble, slate and quartz, which each have their own unique look. When  choosing the perfect type of stone countertop for your home, consider your kitchen’s overall design style. If it has a sleek, modern look, you can choose a black, white and grey marble stone. Read More»

How To Prepare And Install Faux Stone Or Rock On Your Home's Exterior

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Installing stone on the exterior of your home is a good way to improve and update your home’s appearance. Using a lightweight or faux stone can give your home the look of real stone, but faux stone is easier to install. Here are some tips to help you prepare and install a stone decorative exterior on your home. Determine Your Stone’s Pattern When you have selected the type of faux stone or rock that you will install on your home’s exterior, you should decide the stone pattern and layout before you begin to install it. Read More»

Why Retractable Awnings Are A Good Investment For Property Owners

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Retractable awnings are a good investment for property owners today. Perhaps you have seen awnings on other properties and wondered if they would be ideal for yours. Awnings can be installed on residential and commercial properties including rental properties. The following are a few benefits you can experience by investing in them. Shade  Awnings offer shade, which can aid in making summers more pleasant. They can be installed to cover play areas, which can protect your precious children from excessive sun exposure. Read More»

Custom Shutters On A Budget: What To Look For

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Whether you want to get exterior shutters to give your home more texture or you want shutters inside to make your living area pop, getting custom designs can help you match your personality with your home’s style more successfully and give your space its own unique appeal. If you are on a budget you can still achieve the window shutter designs you’d like. Here are things to look for when buying window shutters when you don’t have a lot of money to spend. Read More»

Things To Know About Treating Water Via Reverse Osmosis

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Did a test on the water in your house reveal that it is filled with a lot of impurities? If you want to remove the impurities as soon as possible, all you have to do is invest in getting your water treated. Basically, a water treatment system can be installed in your house to make your water more pure. A reverse osmosis water treatment system is one that you should consider for your house. Read More»

Water Damage Restoration To Your Garden Shed: Choosing Repair Over Replacement

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When you have an old wooden garden shed, you know it is susceptible to the elements and to pests. If you do not keep up on maintaining this shed, it may suffer some water damage. Depending on the severity of the water damage, you have two options. Either you can restore and repair it, or you can tear it down, throw it away and replace it. If you choose to restore and repair your wooden garden shed, here is how you should do it. Read More»

Water, Water, Everywhere: Tips To Deal With Foundation Leaks That Flood Your Home

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The waterproofing in your basement is meant to protect your home from flooding, but when it fails, you are going to have a watery mess to clean up. The water problems can be worse during weather that brings a lot of rain. To deal with the problem, you will want to do things like use a submersible pump and ventilate your basement as much as possible. Here are some tips to help you deal with leaks in your basement while you are waiting to get repairs done: Read More»