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  • 5 Add-ons to Ask About Before Ordering Gutter Cleaning

    Experts say that a standard gutter cleaning usually costs between $125-$175. However, this price is dependent on several factors such as the size of your gutter system and the slope of your roof. It is also important to note that different companies include different services in the cost of a cleaning. Below are five services you should ask about when you order gutter cleaning.  Gutter Flow Assessment  One of the main reasons to clean your gutters regularly is to help ensure proper flow of water through your gutters and away from your home.
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  • Debunking Two Common Myths About Sump Pumps

    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?

    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

    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

    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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  • 5 Tips For Preparing For The Arrival Of Your Ready-Mix Concrete

    If you areordering ready-mix concrete for a large DIY project, such as installing a new walkway or driveway, it is important that you are fully prepared when the concrete arrives. This is because concrete, even with additives meant to slow the hardening process, needs to be placed and set soon after it is mixed. Also, most companies charge an extra fee if their concrete mixer stays at your site for longer than a half hour or hour.
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  • Blanket Tank Heater Buying Tips

    If you own a business that stores chemicals, resins, epoxies, or other materials that have strict temperature storage requirements, then you likely will need to invest in some sort of heating for the drums or barrels that hold the materials. Blanket tank heaters are a good option to heat your containers from the exterior. This way, you do not have to worry about the corrosion of anode heaters inside the tanks. If you have never used blanket heaters before, keep reading to learn about a few tips about buying the heaters.
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  • Old Irrigation System Not Working Out For You? It's Probably Your Soil

    If your plants and vegetable gardens died because your current irrigation system doesn't work properly, improve the condition of your soil. Poor soil conditions can drain the life out of your vegetables and flowers over time. Improving the condition of your soil or replacing your old irrigation system altogether may be the only way to save your plants. Here are two things you can do to bring back the beauty of your dying plants.
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  • 3 Mistakes Well Owners Should Never Make

    About 15% of Americans use private wells for their household's water needs, and if you're one of them, you may be making mistakes that can put your health in danger. Here are three mistakes that well owners should never make. Not getting the water tested Municipal water users don't need to test their water because it is the government's responsibility, but when you have a well, testing the water is your job. According to the U.
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