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Electrical Tips All Homeowners Should Know

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Most homeowners do not spend a lot of time thinking about their home’s electrical system. That can be a mistake as electrical fires are very costly. Each year, they cause $1.5 billion in property damage. There were nearly 47,000 home structure fires in the United States that were connected to some kind of electrical problem in 2011. Almost half (47%) of all of the home structural fires that occurred in the country from 2007 to 2011 did involve some sort of electrical malfunction. Knowing a little about your home’s electrical system and when to call a professional for electrical wiring repairs can go a long way in preventing one from happening in your home.

  1. Inspect your electrical system once a year. When you first buy a house, you should learn the exact

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Energy Saving Tips From Your Furnace Repair Service

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Now that summer”s nearly here, it’s time for a quick inspection of home air conditioning systems, to make sure that they’re working right. If any repairs are needed, the company that provides your furnace repair service will be able to do those as well. In fact heating and cooling systems use the same system of ducts and ventilation. HVAC systems simplify the process of heating and cooling homes, but they need regular maintenance to function efficiently over their entire lifetime.

HVAC systems have been around for over a century
HVAC systems have a long history, going back to 1903. That was when the New York Stock Exchange building became one of the first buildings with an air condit

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4 Roofing Tips We All Could Use

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What homeowner really wants to think about roof maintenance? Few, if any. More than 70% of current homeowners report that they would prefer roofing made from materials that do not need a lot of maintenance or any maintenance at all. When asked further, 88% of homeowners say that the number one thing they look for when making roofing decisions, they want their roofs to be durable. About 83% say they want it to last a long time. At the end of the day, however, homeowners do need to think about roofing maintenance.

The next question is, what can you do on your own and what do you need a professional roofer to do?

  1. You can go general maintenance. At least on an annual basis, you should go around your home and clean your ventilation system of all the dust, di

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Four Tips for Completing Your Project With Rented Equipment

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Companies who specialize in equipment rentals offer a good solution to the public. If you like to do your own home projects, or have a construction-related business that needs specific equipment, but not often enough to warrant buying it, renting enables you to get the job done without requiring you to make a huge purchase.

For example, if you have an unusual job that requires ladder scaffolding, using scaffolding rentals rather than purchasing your own scaffolding can save you a huge amount of cash. Scaffolding rentals are inexpensive, especially in comparison to the price tag to purchase. Additionally, scaffolding is an obscure type of equipment that you most likely don’t have on hand, and most likely d

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Warning Tile Floor Restoration and Etching

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Here’s the problem with DIY tile floor restoration, natural stones like marble and terrazzo are extremely vulnerable to liquids with a high acidic content. These materials will leave etch marks on the surface, which will have to be grinded away. That means any acidic material could destroy your expensive tile floor or marble countertops.
Too often, someone embarks on tile floor restoration to clean up the etch marks made by a previous owner’s botched tile floor restoration.
What kind of household goods contain acid that will etch during tile floor restoration?

  • Most hard water and mineral deposit removers
  • Virtually all toilet bowl cleaners
  • Rust removing products
  • Ironically, many tile cleaners
  • Drain cleaners
  • Lemon juice, wine, vinegar, and oth

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