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5 Signs Your Electrical Wiring Needs To Be Replaced

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When it comes to your home’s safety, you should always be aware of a number of things present in your house. Remember that electrical wiring is one of the most common dangers in your house. It is highly recommended that you have routine inspections performed on your electrical wiring by a licensed, professional electrician, such as one from a company like Advantage Electric. Throughout the course of this article, you will learn of 5 particular warning signs that your electrical wiring needs to be replaced. Breakers and Fuses...

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What You Need To Transform A Shed Into A Woodworking Shop

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Whether you do woodworking as a hobby or as a way to earn money, it’s important to have a good woodworking shop. You need a lot of room and good lighting to do your best work. Because of the mess with sawdust and wood shavings, many people are limited to woodworking in their garages. If this sounds like you, do you dream of having a better area to work in? Maybe you are tired of cluttering up your garage with your woodworking tools? Consider transforming the old shed in your backyard into a woodworking shop. Here’s what you will...

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2 Surprise Garage Door Opener Villains (And The Illusive Problems They Create)

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As a new homeowner, nothing is more frustrating than trying to tackle those first few home repairs. In addition to unpacking and meeting the neighbors, you might find yourself taking apart your garage door opener to figure out why it won’t open or close properly. Although you might mistakenly assume that your entire system needs to be replaced, the issue might be simpler than you think. Here are two surprise garage door opener villains, and the illusive problems they can create: 1: Your Sprinkler System If your home sprinkler system...

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4 Factors To Consider When Choosing Replacement Windows

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You can often fix drafty windows by simply adding more caulking or weatherstripping around their edges. However, there will come a time when your windows have worn to the point that you have no other option than to replace them. Here are four factors you should consider when you are looking for replacement windows. Glass Types Not all window glass is created equal. There are several different types of glass to choose from, and each type has unique benefits. If you are looking to improve the energy efficiency of your home, you should consider...

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Clear Cut Instructions To Plant And Care For Your Crepe Myrtle Tree

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As a homeowner, you most likely understand the importance of landscaping for your home’s value and curb appeal. While a beautiful lawn, colorful flowers, and lush shrubs are appealing options for your home’s exterior, trees offer some surprising benefits, as well. From purifying air and preventing storm water runoff, to providing shade that can cool your home, it is easy to see the importance of landscaping with trees. Of course, choosing the best trees for your yard can be challenging. However, considering the crepe myrtle tree...

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4 Things You Didn’t Know About Caring For Your Windshield

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While it’s a relatively small part of your car, your windshield is of utmost importance when it comes to safe driving. It allows you to see clearly, protects you from flying debris, and it even contributes to the vehicle’s overall structural integrity in the event of an accident. Obviously, making sure that it stays intact and free of flaws or weaknesses is essential for your safety and the safety of your passengers. But how much do you really know about taking care of your windshield? Check out some important information that...

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Four Tuckpointing Mistakes Unwitting Homeowners Approve

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If you own an older brick house, you may notice that the mortar between the bricks wears away over time. Actually, the process is so slow that you probably won’t notice it happening. However, if you compare your current home to pictures of it when it was originally built, you will notice a difference—and you might notice chunks of mortar missing and wonder when it happened. Luckily, it is possible to replace worn mortar without tearing down your walls and relaying the whole thing. This process is called tuckpointing or repointing....

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Pay Attention When Using Drop-In Replacement Refrigerants

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With spring in full swing, now is the perfect time to conduct some well-needed maintenance on your building’s heat pump system. It’s also a great opportunity to make the switch from R-22 refrigerant to the latest environmentally friendly replacement. However, not all replacements are created equal. While some drop-in replacements offer nearly-perfect compatibility with heat pumps reliant on R-22, there are others that could easily place yourself and your system in danger. Read on to learn the dangers of unapproved refrigerants and...

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Tackling Condensate Leaks

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While condensate is a natural byproduct of the air conditioning process, it can be a source of annoyance for the average business owner or facilities manager. Condensate leaks are a common source of trouble for many commercial air conditioning systems. For the average roof-mounted system, an ongoing leak presents a hazard not just to your equipment, but also to customers and merchandise. The following goes in-depth about the most common problems that cause condensate leaks in commercial HVAC units. Clogged Condensate Drains Blocked condensate...

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Avoid Leaks By Being Careful When Changing Your Oil Furnace Filter

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Oil furnaces are usually reliable and operate without much regular intervention other than refilling the oil storage tank. That helps make oil furnaces a popular heating option for individuals who don’t have access to natural gas, but they do require a bit more maintenance than gas furnaces. One area that is unique to oil furnaces is the need to change the oil filter at least once per year. However, done incorrectly, a filter change can lead to frustrating oil leaks. Below is more information about furnace oil filters and how you can...

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