Debunking Two Common Myths About Sump Pumps

Posted on: 5 April 2016

A sump pump can literally save your home when floods strike. Yet many people hesitate to invest in a sump pump, simply because they hold erroneous ideas about this beneficial appliance. If you would like to get your facts straight about sump pumps, read on. This article will debunk two of the most persistent myths about sump pumps. Sump pumps are complicated machines. This myth owes its existence to the fact that many people fail to understand how a sump pump works.
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Considering a Water Recycling or Collection System? What Are Your Best Options?

Posted on: 1 April 2016

Whether you live in a drought-prone area and are required to ration water during hot weather or are simply trying to reduce your home's water consumption to lower your utility costs, you may be considering installing a water recycling and rainwater collection system in your home. With the average American family using 400 gallons of water each day, reducing your water consumption by installing water-efficient appliances and reusing your "grey water"
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Vinyl Or Wood? See How These Two Common Privacy Fencing Materials Compare

Posted on: 22 March 2016

If you're looking for a sturdy fence to enclose your yard and enhance your property, you have several choices. Two of the most common privacy fence materials are wood and vinyl, largely because it is easy to make a solid structure out of these materials. Both vinyl and wood have their pros and cons. Here's a look at how the two compare when it comes to common fencing features and considerations.
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Spring Cleaning Time—Spalling May Cause You Squalling If You Don't Take Care of Your Concrete and Brick Surfaces

Posted on: 22 February 2016

The winter months can be very harsh on the exterior surfaces of your home. Freezing and thawing can be especially brutal on your concrete sidewalks, pool and patio decks, and driveways. Then there are the de-icing chemicals, which can potentially save your bones from a nasty fall but also wreak havoc on concrete. Severe winter weather can also take its toll on your brick surfaces, including your chimney. Unfortunately, ignoring damage caused during the winter months could end up costing you a lot of money in expensive repairs down the road.
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