Owning a Home: Knowing When to Call in the Pros

Don't Turn Off Your Heater! How You Can Blast Your Heater, Yet Retain Your Skin And Respiratory Health

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Central heating is quite possibly the most wonderful invention you can turn to in the chilling winter months. Yet, it gets a bad rap for causing health problems. Here are reasons why you should fully enjoy your central heating services system, and what you can do to mitigate any negative effects. Your Skin Central heating is often blamed for dry skin. True, the air that a heater pumps out might be dry, but that is not the only culprit for dry skin. Read More»

4 Signs That It's Time To Remove A Tree

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If you’re like many people, you probably love the trees on your property. However, there are times when trees are more trouble than they are worth; this is when it’s best to have them removed by a good tree service. If you’re battling with the idea of getting rid of a tree that is on your property, consider these signs. If you are dealing with any of them, then it’s probably best to have the tree removed before it causes any problems. Read More»

Break It To Me Gently: Are Glass Shower Doors Safe For Children?

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No one blames you for wanting one of those sleek glass shower enclosures that you’ve swooned over in hotel suites and envied in friends’ master bathrooms. The installation of a frameless shower door instantly seems to double the visual size of smaller bathrooms. In larger bathrooms, the effect can make the room seem vast and lavish. But how safe are they for your kids? You’ve heard some of the stories and it makes you really anxious about choosing glass for your home’s shower. Read More»

Improve The Appearance Of Your Existing Asphalt Driveway

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An asphalt driveway is cost-efficient and sturdy, but not always the most attractive looking option. If you’re looking for something with a little more curb appeal, turn to some common methods of improving the appearance of an existing asphalt or concrete driveway. Engraving Engraving is the existing-driveway answer to stamping. Your asphalt paving contractor will clean and patch your driveway to prep the surface. An acid etching solution might be applied if your driveway has a hearty sealant that might prevent the stain color from taking. Read More»

Dishwasher Dynamics: Installing A Three-Way Valve In Your Kitchen Plumbing For A Dishwasher

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Installing a dishwasher can save you a lot of time spent at the sink washing dirty dishes by hand, but it can also be costly to install. If you’ve decided that you want to do the work yourself, you will need to start by making sure that your existing plumbing under the sink will support it. For example, if you don’t already have a dishwasher installed, you’ll want to upgrade your two-way stop valve to a three-way valve on your hot water line under the sink. Read More»