Three Alternative Choices for a Modern Septic System for Your Home

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If your home is like many homes, you may not have sewer service. This means that you have to have a septic system installed. Conventional septic systems consist of a tank and a drainage system, but cannot be installed for every home. Due to problems like poor soil quality, you may have to have an alternative septic system installed. This is a system that is designed to process waste before it goes to the drainage system to prevent groundwater contamination.

15 July 2015

Inspection and Maintenance for Air Compressors in Hazardous Areas

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Air compressors are sensitive systems requiring a specific level of air filtering. Unfortunately, the air filtration system itself is fairly sensitive, and can be ruined if not protected. Sandy areas, high humidity, or lots of debris in the area could wreck an air compressor worth thousands of dollars in a matter of hours, but it's not difficult to secure an area for clean operation. To make your air compressor last the longest amount of time, consider a few inspection, maintenance, and area preparation concerns that could mean the difference between a failing filter or years of great service.

24 June 2015

What You Should Know About Protecting Your Home Against Power Surges

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Power surges can be potentially damaging to your residential electrical circuits, particularly when the surges are significant. But, what many people don't realize is that even small power surges can be damaging over time. The cumulative effects of small, repeated power surges can be damaging to your electronics, appliances and the electrical grid in your house as well. Here's a look at what you need to know about power surges and how you can protect your home.

11 June 2015

Tips For Overseeing And Maintaining Your Fire Extinguisher

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Whether you're looking to secure a small home or you're required to provide guarantees to a large industrial complex, a fire extinguisher is a vital part of any safety regimen. However, many people merely assume that their fire extinguisher will be there when they need it, and they consequently don't perform the necessary preemptive tasks to guarantee its effective operation. Below, you'll find a guide to some tips for overseeing and maintaining fire extinguishers on your property.

29 May 2015

Saving Money On Tools For Your DIY Projects

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Are you about to start a home renovation project? Are you trying to save money on fixing up your house? Here are some ideas to help you stay within your budget: Rent tools instead of purchasing them: Some jobs require a specific tool that you may never use again. Although you may have already considered renting gardening equipment, like a rototiller, you may not know that your local hardware store could have a lot more to offer.

23 May 2015

Helpful Accessories To Use When Repairing Your Roof

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After a while, your roof may get damaged. In order to fix the roof in a safe, efficient manner, you can use these things: Roofing Spade If you are removing shingles on your roof, it's important to not do so by hand. Shingles can be sharp, and could potentially cut your hands. Instead, use a roofing spade, which has sharp points on the end. These points make it easy to get underneath shingles.

14 May 2015

3 Ways to Prevent Excessive Damage to Your Yard When Having Pipes Buried

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There are many reasons why you might be having pipes buried on your property; you could be making changes to your plumbing system, for example, or you could be installing a well. Either way, one thing that you might not be looking forward to is the damage to your lawn. It's true that digging up your yard and adding pipes can make a big mess, but your lawn doesn't have to be completely ruined.

28 April 2015

The Complete Beginners Guide To Water Heater Leaks

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If you have discovered a leak near your electric water heater, you should quickly attempt to determine the cause and take steps to minimize the damage. Water, even a slow leak, can cause serious issues if allowed to continue. Read on to learn about how to handle a water heater leak. 1.  Make certain that the moisture is actually coming from your water heater. Water heaters are typically located near other appliances that may leak and in damp areas like basements that are prone to condensation and moisture.

13 April 2015

How To Repair A Leaky Gutter Joint

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As a homeowner, you probably take for granted that some things just work all the time. But at some point, most aspects of your home will need some maintenance or repair. For example, the guttering that you depend on to direct rainwater away from your home could end up with a leaky joint at some point. When this happens, water will run down the side of your house and maybe even begin to pool of around the corners of your home.

31 March 2015

Four Things You Will Want To Consider When Installing Rooftop Decks

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Rooftop decks can be a great addition to your home, but they can also be a source of many problems. For this reason, you will want to make sure that the decks are built right from the start. It is important to check structural loads and have adequate support, as well as ensure that waterproofing and roof flashing is done correctly. If you want to have a roof top deck added to your home, here are four things that you will want to check first:

18 March 2015