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  • Common Signs That Your Water Heater Is Giving Out

    Most people don't think about their water heaters until they turn on the faucet to a cold shower. Often, there are signs that your water heater is about to go out. By knowing what they are and inspecting your heater periodically, you can plan for a replacement before you are stuck with nothing but cold water. Check the Warranty The lifespan of a water heater depends on many variables – the specific heater and manufacturer, whether you have hard water, and how much it is used.
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  • A Guide To Buying The Right Surge Protector

    Before using your electrical components, consider investing in a surge protector. Surge protectors are responsible for keeping your electrical devices from experiencing any type of surge in electricity. The following guide will help you choose the right surge protector for your needs. Decide on a Number of Outlets Before purchasing a surge protector, consider how many outlets you need to have. Determine the items you plan to plug into the surge protector and purchase the item with the desired number of ports available.
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  • How to Brace Your Garage for a Storm Attack

    Most homeowners build garages as an extension to their homes. While this may sometimes save on costs and space, it usually puts the home at risk of flooding when a hurricane strikes. The fact that garage doors have hinges and a lot of moving parts, such as track systems, makes them a point of weakness in almost any home. This makes impact-proofing garage doors a necessary step when it comes to minimizing hurricane related losses.
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  • Taking Green Roofs To A Whole New Level: Commercial Roofing That Goes Beyond Recycled Materials

    Grass and trees in large cities are at a premium, unless you live very close to a park. Even then, everything green does not belong to your business, but to the city. When you decide to replace your commercial roofing, and you want a green roof, consider the following possibility. You will not only own a little patch of green, but you will also be helping the environment and the air quality of your city.
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  • Is My Garage Door Safe?

    Modern automatic garage doors manufactured after January 1, 1993 are required to come equipped with an automatic reverse function and a photo lens. These convenient and important safety features can prevent terrible injuries and even deaths. Here's how the features work: Automatic reverse function. When an object is laying in the path of the garage door, the garage door will stop closing if it touches that object. After a moment's pause, the door will reverse course and then open again.
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  • Retrieve Your Key If It Accidentally Goes Down Your Sink's Drain

    If your house key accidentally falls down your sink's drain, remove it with a few, simple steps. Knowing how to complete this task will also come in handy if your drain ever becomes clogged and unclogging agents fail to solve the problem. Use The Following Materials adjustable wrench pliers plastic sheeting or vinyl tarp large bucket scrub brush soapy water garden hose flashlight Remove The Trap The trap is the oddly bent pipe that sits right under your sink.
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  • 3 Security Add-Ons For Temporary Fences

    Whether you are in the process of building a home for yourself and your family on property that you own or are the manager of a commercial construction project, you're probably already aware that construction sites of any type are attractive to vandals and thieves. Many of the materials are worth money on the open market, making stealing from construction sites an appealing way for criminal types to make a few fast bucks.
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  • Why Now Is The Time For You To Install New Windows

    Homeownership comes with a number of responsibilities that usually pertain to house maintenance. For instance, you need to ensure that your plumbing system operates properly, or that your windows are in great condition. Windows are among the house elements to which you should pay special attention since they can directly impact your utility bills. If you've been hesitating to replace your old windows with energy-efficient ones, then now is the time to act.
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  • Pros And Cons Of Urethane Auto Paint

    Urethane auto paint is one of many types of acrylic paints that can be used to paint your car. You should first be aware that in some states, you can't use this product on your own, as it may be illegal. If it is legal to use in your state, always read the directions on the label and follow the manufacturer's instructions for applying it safely. Here are some of the pros and cons of choosing urethane auto paint.
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  • How To Locate A Water Leak In Your House

    The only thing worse than having a leak in your house is not knowing where the leak is coming from, especially when it doesn't seem like the water is showing up in a place where a leak could exist. But sometimes finding a leak can be easier than you might first expect. Once you find the leak, it's only a matter of stopping the leak and then taking care of any damages as necessary, such as mold remediation and removal.
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