How Can I Tell If My Pipes Are Frozen, And What Can I Do About It?

Posted on: 9 February 2015

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

Posted on: 4 February 2015

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

Posted on: 29 January 2015

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

Posted on: 27 January 2015

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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