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2015

Gutter Cleaning Tips

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You never hear anyone say “I can’t wait to clean my gutters!” Nobody wants to clean out their gutters, but it’s a chore that needs to be done in order to keep your home maintained. Clean gutters doesn’t just keep rainwater from overflowing and possibly getting you wet. It also keeps rainwater off of your roof. When water accumulates in your gutters, it can cause water damage to your roof and possibly a leak in your home, so cleaning out your gutters is a must. Read More»

3 Ways To Keep Your New Boiler's Condensate Pipe From Cracking

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A condensate pipe connected to a condensing boiler transports water left over from the heating process to a drain outside your house. Since a crack that leads to the structural failure of the condensate pipe could prevent your boiler from working at all, it’s important to both use high quality materials and pay attention to where exactly you place the pipe. Specifically, consider these three ways to keep your new boiler’s condensate pipe from cracking. Read More»

Preparing For And Dealing With A Planned Power Outage

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Power outages are never fun, but sometimes electricians actually have to temporarily and purposefully cut power to a wide range of houses. These planned power outages, though rare, can be rather confusing and upsetting if you aren’t properly prepared. Thankfully, it shouldn’t be too hard to get everything in order. Talk To Your Power Company About The Outage If you’ve received a letter from your power company or electrician regarding a planned outage, it’s actually worth calling them up to talk about it. Read More»

Replacing A Custom Glass Pane

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If you have had an incident occur where a custom glass window pane has broken, you will want to take the necessary steps in replacing it as soon as possible to help avoid injury. Often custom glass panes are relatively small in size, using several panes to make a pattern in a window. This type of pane replacement may be done on your own if you have the proper tools. Here are some instructions to follow when doing a small custom glass window pane replacement yourself. Read More»

3 Repair And Maintenance Tips To Get More Life Out Of Wood Windows

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There are many choices of materials for the windows you have installed in your home, but wood is still the most popular. This is for performance and durability, among other reasons. Wood windows can last for many years with the right care and maintenance, but they can also need repairs. If you want to get the most out of your wood windows, here are some tips to help make them last longer: Read More»

Is Your Furnace Going? Ask About A Geothermal Heat Pump And Save Big

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If you need a new furnace and an HVAC contractor, such as Lowry Services: Electric, Plumbing, Heating & Cooling, thinks you should consider installing or replacing your air conditioning system, ask about a geothermal heat pump instead. Not only is the geothermal heat pump going to help with heating, but you can use it instead of an air conditioning unit to keep your house cool. Get quotes for both a new furnace, central air system and a geothermal heat pump. Read More»

Shrink Your Construction Budget: How To Source Signs From Derelict Business Buildings

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Building materials and signage for new businesses can make your construction budget swell up like a puffer-fish, but there are ways to cut costs back down. One way is to take advantage of locally available materials. Specifically, taking old signage from worn-out business offices can save you a pretty penny on your new building’s decorating costs. Check Your Municipal Planning Report Municipal governments usually make a regular public report for local citizens to read. Read More»

New Homeowners: Understand How Your Asphalt Shingle Roof Is Constructed

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As a new homeowner, it is your responsibility to take care of all aspects of your home. One of the biggest parts of your home that you are now responsible for taking care of is your roof. In order to take effective care of your roof, it helps to understand how your asphalt shingle roof is constructed. This will help you more easily understand any roofing care articles that you read or any advice that your roofer provides you with. Read More»

3 Reasons To Set Up A Pallet Rack System For Your Small Business

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If you own a small business where you sell physical merchandise to either the public or a large client base, chances are you probably have some sort of inventory warehouse set up for your employees to store unsold items. Seeing your business start to grow can be a great feeling, but it can also cause you to realize that you will need a better method of organization for your products if you want everything to keep running smoothly. Read More»

Three Tankless Water Heater Maintenance Tips

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When hot water is delivered to your kitchen, bathroom or other area of the home, the efficiency by which it does this depends largely upon the condition of your water heater. If you are like many of today’s homeowners, you want to find ways to save energy in your home, while also getting the absolute best performance out of your appliances. Tankless hot water heaters are among the newest energy efficient home appliance offerings, so you may not be fully aware of the best ways to care for it. Read More»