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  • Three Ways To Bring Worn Slate Roofing Back To Life

    Slate roofing is a material that can last for many years, but can eventually become worn and need repairs. Some slates may need to be replaced, cleaning may need to be done, or you may need to have the entire roof replaced. Some slate roofing materials may be hard to replace, which is why many people choose to have slate roof restoration done to keep the original slate that was used on their roofs.
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  • Calming Your Child's Allergies: Start At Home

    If your child has mild allergies and you don't want to put them on a daily prescription medication, there are things that you can change with their daily habits and around your home to help reduce symptoms. A lot of the allergy issues may be around them all year round, and not just seasonally. It's important that you take care of your home properly, especially where they sleep, to help prevent symptoms for the problem.
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  • Anthracnose: A Disease Every Tree Owner Should Know About

    While many tree diseases, such as Dutch elm disease and walnut blight, are species-specific, anthracnose is a disease that can affect many different types of trees and shrubs. If you have trees of any sort on your property, knowing a little about this common fungal infection can help you prevent, identify and treat it as needed. What causes anthracnose? Anthracnose is caused by four different species of fungi. Different species of anthracose fungi affect different variety of trees, but the symptoms are similar regardless of the species.
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  • 3 Fun Ways To Paint Your Baby's Nursery

    Preparing your baby's nursery is one of the best parts of waiting for them to arrive. You get to choose everything from the rugs on the floor to the paint on the walls, and all of the decor in between. One of best ways to personalize your baby's nursery is going to be to paint the walls. This will likely determine the whole color scheme for the room, and will allow you to tie everything together.
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  • Tips For Preparing For A Plumbing Emergency

    As any homeowner knows, many problems can arise around the house as things wear out and break. But few problems are as stressful as a plumbing emergency.Whether you are dealing with water leaking everywhere or a disgusting overflowing toilet, plumbing emergencies can be expensive to fix and a huge mess to clean up. You can't ever pinpoint when a plumbing emergency will occur, but you can use the following tips to help yourself prepare:
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  • How Can I Tell If My Pipes Are Frozen, And What Can I Do About It?

    Pipes usually freeze when temperatures drop into lows well below freezing. Knowing how to identify whether or not your pipes have frozen will help you to resolve the problem appropriately. Many homeowners can thaw their own pipes without calling a plumber for help.   Signs of Frozen Pipes If the outside temperatures where you live have recently dropped below freezing, then your pipes may have frozen. Look for frozen pipes in unheated and uninsulated parts of your house, like the attic, basement, garage and inside cabinets.
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  • How To Lay Mosaic Tile On A Floor

    Mosaic tiles allow you to create extravagant and luxurious patterns on your floors. The tiles come in many different colors, sizes, and designs that you can arrange to create the look you want. You'll want to take the time to properly lay out your design and carefully install the tiles. Here is how you can lay down mosaic floor tiles. You Will Need: Mosaic Tiles Thin-set Mortar Grout Tape Measure Carpenter Pencil Five-Gallon Bucket Trowels Tile Saw Tile Nippers Tile Sealer Measure Room
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  • How To Solve 2 Common Chimney Problems

    Two of the most common chimney problems faced by homeowners are a build-up of creosote and water leakage. Besides being a nuisance, these two problems can cause a host of other issues, ranging from minor wallpaper damage to a major chimney fire. The following guide explains possible causes for your chimney problems and ways to solve them. Problem #1: Creosote Build-Up A build-up of creosote deposits inside your chimney is a common, but potentially serious problem that should never be ignored.
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  • 8 Tips For Saving On Crane Services

    When hiring a crane service, you can take steps to keep your costs low. Preparation not only saves money, but it can save time on your project. Here are eight ways to prepare ahead for crane services.  Arrange a survey. An on-site survey of the work that needs to be done can help cut expenses. The crane operator can give you a solid estimate of what you will and will not be charged for while the crane is on-site.
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  • 3 Ways That A Self Storage Unit Can Be Beneficial For Independent Roofers

    As an independent roofer, you probably don't have access to the building space that larger roofing companies enjoy.  This means that you have to find alternative holding places for your inventory and materials if you don't wish to have to carry them around in your vehicle.  Leasing a storage unit may be the perfect solution for you because it allows you to have additional space without having to rent out a building.
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