Owning a Home: Knowing When to Call in the Pros

What Does It Mean If You Can See Granules From Your Shingles In Your Gutters?

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The granules on your shingles play a very important role in your home’s roofing system. By shading your home from damaging UV rays, shingle granules prolong the life of your roof. When the granules fall off the shingles and into the gutters, this could be a sign of bad things to come. Knowing how to recognize warning signs of a problem can help you protect your roof and avoid leaks. Read More»

Important Information About Clogged And Sluggish Drains

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Have you recently moved into a home, only to find out that the plumbing situation is less than ideal? Does draining the bathtub cause the kitchen sink to back up or run more slowly? Clogged drains can be extremely annoying to deal with. If you feel like you’re at your wit’s end when it comes to sluggish or slow moving drains, here are some things you can try:  Flush your bathroom vent stack: Your vent stack is a pipe that runs from your toilet, up through your home and ends above your roof. Read More»

Three Things To Think About When Looking At New And Old Houses

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Are you looking for a house to buy? Whether to buy a new home or one that’s used is a big decision. Both types of houses have a lot going for them, but they also have a number of issues that can make living in them difficult if you’re not ready for them. Before buying a home, consider these three things to ensure that your choice of old or new is best for you. Read More»

How Safe Is Your Garage Door?

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The mechanism that opens your garage door is a complicated set of high-tension springs, steel cables, and pulleys. The design counterbalances the heavy garage door so a small electric motor can open it. If needed, you can even open the door manually. There are safety features built into the mechanism that protect people and property should something go wrong. You should inspect and test these regularly to make sure your garage door is safe. Read More»

Safety Measures For Road Construction Workers

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Working in a road construction zone is a hazardous job. In fact, every year approximately 100 road workers are killed and 20,000 injured during road construction. According to OSHA, these accident numbers are a combination of workers being hit by passenger vehicles and by construction equipment in the work zones. As a road construction worker, you can help accidents by following certain procedures.  Visibility You know that wearing bright colored safety equipment is necessary, but you may become somewhat lax after days on the same job. Read More»