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  • Air Quality & Spring Cleaning Tips

    My Home Life | Decor, Design and DIY
    My Home Life Mag
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:10 am
    By Drew Mills At this time of the year, everything seems to be coming back to life. Some of these things; however, you don’t want around such as allergens. For the things you do want though, you need to make room by clearing out the old.  Inside the house, you’d think you could get away from outside allergens like pollen and mold.  But, somehow they still manage to infiltrate your home. Make sure that your windows and doors are sealed correctly and consider purchasing a draft stopper to keep outside air out. Also, be sure to replace air filters to ensure that the air in your home is…
  • How to Buy a Carpet Like a Pro

    Cleaning House Tips
    Emma Wilkinson
    5 Nov 2013 | 6:39 am
    Improving the look of your home is important. You should definitely do it in every three or four years. Full home renovation means not only better and more modern look but a chance to reach otherwise unreachable places and clean them. Agree or not, some areas in the house are only available for cleaning when […]
  • Dirty Carpets? Learn All You Need To Know About Hiring A Carpet Cleaning Company With These Great Tips

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    Carper Cleaning
    15 Mar 2014 | 7:02 am
    What really catches your eye when you walk into a room? If carpets are what you said, you may have an issue. You should realize that great carpets help improve your decor. If your carpets jump out at you as soon as you enter your home, you probably need to have them cleaned. Here are some things you can do to accomplish this. Just because carpet cleaners use some famous products doesn’t mean that they’re more reliable and experienced than other companies. Look to see that any company you use has the right certifications. Double check on your own, but also just ask them about their…
  • Ways to add nature into your interiors

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    15 Apr 2014 | 4:11 am
    Natural elements have been popular always with homeowners owing to the reason that decor inspired from nature’s organic appeal creates a welcoming and calm atmosphere. If you are planning to change the interior design of your sweet home, why not look upon nature for inspiration. You can think of rich woods, rustic old timers, stonework, ...
  • Keep Your Home Clean and Healthy

    Domestic Cleaning Tips
    Bred Gardner
    27 Mar 2014 | 1:16 am
    Maintaining a clean living space can be a very tedious chore, but, it’s absolutely important to maintain your home as a clean, peaceful and quiet sanctuary for relaxing with family and entertaining guests. Staying on top of keeping your house clean and organized will allow you to achieve a more enjoyable living space, which will [...]
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  • Secure Your Gutters by Contacting Gutter Helmet Now

    Chelsea Welsh
    11 Apr 2014 | 4:13 am
    Last winter, your home was likely exposed to harsh conditions and might have incurred damage from water and ice. With spring quickly approaching, you ought to identify these issues quickly because things like clogged gutters will take their toll in the event of heavy rainfall as falling debris like twigs, flower petals, and leaves will get more common. However, homeowners ought to do some serious de-clogging and this task can be very difficult, especially for those with limited physical capacity; and hiring someone to clean up your gutters regularly can be very expensive. An article on Yahoo…
  • Enjoy A Stress-Free Spring: Gutter Covers Got You Covered!

    Chelsea Welsh
    8 Apr 2014 | 8:01 am
    Spring rains can be pleasant, but over time, they can cause damage on your property. The main issue with rainfall is that you do not want it to find its way into your home.Also, you do not want the soil around your house to get saturated because this would weaken the foundations, which is responsible for holding up your home’s weight. Weakened earth could lead to gaps in your walls and even affect the stability of the entire structure. This season, like every spring, most homeowners have a lot of household projects demanding their attention. One thing that often gets overlooked is gutter…
  • Do Away with Gutter Cleaning and Secure Gutter Protection from Gutter Helmet

    Chelsea Welsh
    4 Apr 2014 | 8:47 am
    Cleaning gutters is not an easy task but it’s important to extend their use. Leaves and other debris can clog the water flow, which can result in the formation of rust, while objects jammed inside can become a fire hazard. Meanwhile, stagnant water will encourage pests that will eventually invade your home. Worst of all, if left unattended, the water will eventually endanger the home’s overall foundation. To prevent serious problems like these from happening in the future, homeowners should install dependable gutter protection. A gutter guard is like an insurance policy; a one-time…
  • Prepare Your Home for April Showers: Safeguard Your Gutter System

    Chelsea Welsh
    2 Apr 2014 | 4:49 am
    Spring has arrived, and soon, April showers will be heading your way. Now would be a great time to carry out some basic gutter system maintenance tasks. You’ll want to check and make sure that all things are in perfect order and that your gutters are well able to divert water properly. Getting a move on with gutter maintenance is vital in preventing worse forms of damageto your home. Clogged, sagging, and leaking gutters are the most common problems and the ones you should do everything to prevent, especially in areas like Chicago, where rainfall and storms are expected this season: For the…
  • Never Worry About Clogged Gutters Again with Gutter Helmet®

    Chelsea Welsh
    31 Mar 2014 | 3:16 am
    For a gutter system to continue functioning well, it should always be free of clogs. Leaves and other debris can get stuck in your gutters, preventing them from driving water away from your house’s foundation and walls. While you can clean the gutter yourself, it can be a dangerous job and having someone regularly do the dirty work for you is not a very cost-effective solution. Thankfully, you can choose to get a gutter leaf guard. Gutter guards are devices that help to prevent gutters attached along the roofline of homes from becoming clogged with debris. An effective gutter guard makes it…
 
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  • How to Give Your Guests a Hotel Experience in Your Home

    Roland McDonald
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:46 am
    If you have stayed in a four or five star hotel before, you will know all about the high standards of decoration, service and cleanliness that are associated with them. It is something that you expect as soon as you enter in through the lobby, and if it doesn’t reach the levels you anticipate, it [...]
  • Simple and Affordable Changes to Make Your Home Look Brand New

    Janet Bradford
    13 Apr 2014 | 11:47 pm
    If you’ve been living in your home for several years or even decades, it can get a little dull even if you have the cutest and well decorated living spaces. One of the most basic necessities in life is a good shelter, as a good place to live can actually add to a great quality [...]
  • Keep Your Home Clean and Healthy

    Bred Gardner
    27 Mar 2014 | 1:16 am
    Maintaining a clean living space can be a very tedious chore, but, it’s absolutely important to maintain your home as a clean, peaceful and quiet sanctuary for relaxing with family and entertaining guests. Staying on top of keeping your house clean and organized will allow you to achieve a more enjoyable living space, which will [...]
  • 6 Steps For A Cheap Living Room Makeover

    Roland McDonald
    24 Mar 2014 | 3:33 am
    Who says home improvement has to be a costly luxury? If you’re on a budget in times of a financial crisis or concerned about your employment, then interior renovation will probably be among the last things on your mind. But to give your living room a makeover would be a pleasant distraction from everyday headache-giving [...]
  • What Is It that Attracts Spiders to Your House?

    Petar Bo
    10 Mar 2014 | 3:38 am
    If I had a penny for every time somebody asks what it is that attracts spiders into a house, I’d have enough to fund a research program dedicated to answering the question once and for all. The approximate answer, though, is hardly a surprise – spiders will make a home for themselves anywhere that they [...]
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  • Incorporating Wrought Iron Staircases, Doors and Fences To Improve The Quality, Value, And Comfort Of Your Household

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:04 pm
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo Several builders today are constructing the least expensive possible houses, and completely forgetting about the style and longevity of the home. This, obviously, is because buyers are demanding the most achievable square footage, at the least expensive feasible rate. This is a pattern that is changing considerably as home buyers are seeking more inspired features […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • Which bamboo finishing products should I use for my project?

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:02 am
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo We’re often asked which products to use for their bamboo finishing. So here we have a guideline for you to follow when finishing your bamboo countertop or bamboo plywood project. Preparation Preparation is always the most critical step in any bamboo finishing application, get that wrong and the quality and durability of your finish is […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • How to incorporate bamboo into your kitchen remodeling project

    Brendan Bailey
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo Although bamboo products are as strong and durable as wood, bamboo is actually a member of the grass family Poaceae. One of the fastest growing plants in the world, some varieties can renew themselves in a single growing season. Incorporating bamboo into your kitchen remodeling project is an eco-friendly way to give the heart of […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • Kitchen Remodeling Design Ideas

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:01 am
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo Gone are the days when kitchens were strictly employed for cooking.  Nowadays, the kitchen is not only a place for preparing meals; it’s now most often the place where the family bonds and interacts. A kitchen for that reason serves several purposes. A well thought out plan for the kitchen needs to aim at making your […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • Bamboo sinks for the bathroom & kitchen

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    15 Apr 2014 | 3:01 pm
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo We’re always telling everyone how tolerant our bamboo boards are of water. Well here are some real world examples … One day I was telling a client about the merits of bamboo boards, and told him that bamboo is exceptionally moisture tolerant, “in fact, more so that most other timbers”. His response was great! “Really”, […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
 
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  • All Sorts of Oven Types

    Emma Wilkinson
    26 Mar 2014 | 2:15 am
    Have you ever thought about how different ovens can be? What can differentiate one oven from another? Is there anything, even small one, which can wake our curiosity towards ovens? The short answer is yes. Some facts about ovens. So, what is the biggest oven in the world? As long as i know, one of […]
  • Kindness and Care for Your Pet | How to Take Care of a Kitty

    Carolyn Straw
    13 Nov 2013 | 3:22 am
    A few days ago my daughter brought home a small kitty. It’s cute and playful but it is too small and needs a lot of care. Of course, my kid isn’t able to deliver the care the way it’s really needed so today I’m the one whose responsibility the small cat is. This whole unexpected […]
  • How to Buy a Carpet Like a Pro

    Emma Wilkinson
    5 Nov 2013 | 6:39 am
    Improving the look of your home is important. You should definitely do it in every three or four years. Full home renovation means not only better and more modern look but a chance to reach otherwise unreachable places and clean them. Agree or not, some areas in the house are only available for cleaning when […]
  • How to Live With Tenants

    Emma Wilkinson
    24 Oct 2013 | 5:07 am
    You may think living with other people isn’t different compared to living with your family, but you would be wrong. We all have various perceptions about the surrounding environment. The way we see and digest the world around us is based and provoked by our education and previous experience. So, what should we know about […]
  • Why is Education So Important

    Emma Wilkinson
    18 Oct 2013 | 6:22 am
    Rome was one of the greatest empires ever created. The people of Rome achieved immense development in spheres like law, politics and culture. The engineering marvels made at that time are still visible today and even more, some of them are still used – 2000 years later. Obviously, the great potential of human civilization was […]
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    My Home Life | Decor, Design and DIY

  • Backyard Entertaining Guide

    My Home Life Mag
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:38 am
    By Paige Willis As you enjoy the warm weather and vibrant landscape of spring, your backyard becomes an ideal setting for a get-together with loved ones. Relaxing scenery, easy clean-up and fresh air lure you in, yet the threat of stress keeps you at a safe distance. It’s time to bid your worries goodbye. We’ve come up with tips to help you throw a backyard bash without the stress. Preparation is key. Arrange and setup decorations the day before the party. If any problems arise, you’ll be able to solve them in a timely manner without losing your cool. Then, when party day comes,…
  • What to Plant in April

    My Home Life Mag
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:31 am
    By Katie Koleas Once the winter frost melts and the sun begins to warm the garden soil, it’s time to start planting. April is one of the best times to plant most vegetables, fast growing flowers, shrubs, and annuals, especially if you missed the early spring planting period. Annuals are plants that come up from a seed and flower in one growing season. Summer-blooming annuals such as, sunflowers, zinnias, marigolds and cosmos are easy to grow and quick to bloom. They are a fast way to fill empty flowerbeds and ensure a luscious and vibrant garden by summertime. Fast growing bare root…
  • Air Quality & Spring Cleaning Tips

    My Home Life Mag
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:10 am
    By Drew Mills At this time of the year, everything seems to be coming back to life. Some of these things; however, you don’t want around such as allergens. For the things you do want though, you need to make room by clearing out the old.  Inside the house, you’d think you could get away from outside allergens like pollen and mold.  But, somehow they still manage to infiltrate your home. Make sure that your windows and doors are sealed correctly and consider purchasing a draft stopper to keep outside air out. Also, be sure to replace air filters to ensure that the air in your home is…
  • How to Pack the Perfect Picnic

    My Home Life Mag
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:23 am
    By Kellie Pearson Nothing beats warm sunshine on your skin, a nice breeze and some great food! Picnics have been popular for centuries and are still held with as much endearment today as they were in the past. A classic pastime, it’s a favorite for families to have some quality time outside their normal routine. What better time for this fun memory-making event than springtime? The birds are chirping, flowers blooming, and everything is all-around beautiful. Of course, no one wants their picnic to be a flop! Want to create the perfect one? Follow these guidelines below and you’ll have a…
  • Feel the Need for Spring

    My Home Life Mag
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    By Paige Willis With flowers in bloom and birds singing tunes, we can finally revel in the splendor of spring. Your yard gets more beautiful each day; it’s time to make the inside of your home a worthy opponent. Don dressers, tables and counters with festive, spring-themed décor this season. Whether it’s a whimsical attempt to tap into your inner interior designer or a simple addition of spring hues, we’ve come up with some tips that will make sure spring flair is in the air.  Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Ideas don’t need to be complex to be praised. Spring flowers, pillows…
 
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  • Incorporating Wrought Iron Staircases, Doors and Fences To Improve The Quality, Value, And Comfort Of Your Household

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:04 pm
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo Several builders today are constructing the least expensive possible houses, and completely forgetting about the style and longevity of the home. This, obviously, is because buyers are demanding the most achievable square footage, at the least expensive feasible rate. This is a pattern that is changing considerably as home buyers are seeking more inspired features […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • Which bamboo finishing products should I use for my project?

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:02 am
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo We’re often asked which products to use for their bamboo finishing. So here we have a guideline for you to follow when finishing your bamboo countertop or bamboo plywood project. Preparation Preparation is always the most critical step in any bamboo finishing application, get that wrong and the quality and durability of your finish is […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • How to incorporate bamboo into your kitchen remodeling project

    Brendan Bailey
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo Although bamboo products are as strong and durable as wood, bamboo is actually a member of the grass family Poaceae. One of the fastest growing plants in the world, some varieties can renew themselves in a single growing season. Incorporating bamboo into your kitchen remodeling project is an eco-friendly way to give the heart of […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • Kitchen Remodeling Design Ideas

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:01 am
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo Gone are the days when kitchens were strictly employed for cooking.  Nowadays, the kitchen is not only a place for preparing meals; it’s now most often the place where the family bonds and interacts. A kitchen for that reason serves several purposes. A well thought out plan for the kitchen needs to aim at making your […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • Bamboo sinks for the bathroom & kitchen

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    15 Apr 2014 | 3:01 pm
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo We’re always telling everyone how tolerant our bamboo boards are of water. Well here are some real world examples … One day I was telling a client about the merits of bamboo boards, and told him that bamboo is exceptionally moisture tolerant, “in fact, more so that most other timbers”. His response was great! “Really”, […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
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  • Heat Pumps vs. Hybrid Heating in Cincinnati

    admin
    11 Apr 2014 | 10:02 am
    Heat pumps act as a viable alternative to more traditional heating systems like boilers and furnaces. They use the same principles as air conditioning: circulating refrigerant gas through a series of valves and coils that alternative heat and cool the air. They are easy to use and very efficient. In some cases, heat pumps can be connected to a smaller furnace for use as a hybrid heating, which makes a lot of sense in our part of the world. Here in Cincinnati, heat pump technology most often appears as a part of a hybrid heating system. Why? Here’s the breakdown on heat pumps vs. hybrid…
  • 3 Boiler Problems You Should Check For

    admin
    4 Apr 2014 | 10:05 am
    Winter is finally receding and spring is in the air. That means it’s a good time to check on your boiler for any problems that might have arisen over the past few months. It can be tough to schedule repairs when winter snows are falling – especially if the repair in question isn’t dire. But now that spring is here, you have a lot more flexibility in planning your boiler repairs, and can do so with confidence and convenience. This is a particularly good time because things still aren’t too hot outside, which means your air conditioning system won’t become a priority for another…
  • Factors to Consider When Installing a New Furnace

    admin
    28 Mar 2014 | 12:42 pm
    With the arrival of spring comes a chance to assess your old furnace and decide if it’s time to install a new one. When a furnace is ready to go and you don’t replace it, it can cost you a great deal in monthly energy bills just to keep it running. A new furnace will ultimately save you with those monthly costs, as well as improving the resale value of your house if you choose to sell. Heating installation in Montgomery is a common service offered by many HVAC companies, but before you pull the trigger you need to properly prepare. Here are some factors to consider when installing a new…
  • What to Expect with Geothermal Drilling

    admin
    21 Mar 2014 | 10:19 am
    Geothermal heating systems take an innovative approach to warming your home. They run coils through the ground, which doesn’t change temperature no matter what the weather is like outside, then pump a mixture of water and antifreeze through them to facilitate a heat exchange. It saves a lot of money in monthly costs and provides a reduced carbon footprint for the environmentally minded. But installation can be an undertaking, especially since it involves drilling into the ground. Here in Hyde Park, geothermal drilling can be conducted by professionals with experience in setting up these…
  • How Heating Maintenance Can Help Prevent Repairs for Your System

    admin
    12 Mar 2014 | 10:31 am
    Heating repair in Milford can handle all kinds of issues that your furnace or heating system may suffer from. But far better than repairing those problems is preventing them in the first place by scheduling periodic maintenance sessions from a qualified professional. Maintenance session aren’t the same as repairs. Rather, they involve a lot of little steps such as cleaning internal components and tightening loose screws to help keep your heater running as smoothly as possible. They also can help spot signs of trouble early on, allowing you to schedule a repair session and fix a big problem…
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  • Prolong Your Air Conditioner’s Life with These Steps

    Stephen Andrews
    11 Apr 2014 | 11:31 am
    Part of saving money with your home’s central air conditioning is ensuring that you receive the longest life possible from it. Nothing wastes money faster than investing in an air conditioner, only to have it fail a few years later… a decade before it should. Although we cannot control all the factors that can lead to the premature demise of an AC, we can still control most of them. The following tips will help you prolong your air conditioner’s service life so that it reaches it manufacturer’s estimated lifespan—and possibly beyond. You will need the assistance of professionals,…
  • Why Is the Water from My Water Heater Not Warm Enough?

    Stephen Andrews
    7 Apr 2014 | 10:52 am
    You depend on your hot water heater in Atlanta, GA every day: for cooking, washing, and cleaning. If something goes wrong with your heater and you find that the water flowing from the tap is only lukewarm, you’ll need to contact professionals to inspect the unit, discover the problem, and find how to fix it. Cool Air Mechanical has skilled technicians who can solve your water heater malfunctions fast and right the first time. They’re standing by 24/7, so don’t hesitate to call whenever you start losing your hot water. Reasons for a loss of heat in your hot water supply…
  • The Importance of Spring Duct Cleaning

    Stephen Andrews
    4 Apr 2014 | 8:35 am
    With spring arriving in Georgia, we’ve reached the conclusion of the heating season. Our furnaces and heat pumps will go into hibernation (with maybe a few days return to work) and the air conditioners will start their regular hum keeping homes cool. We hope you have scheduled maintenance for your AC—it should be done every spring. However, have you also considered having a thorough cleaning of the ductwork your air conditioning system uses to distribute cool air? Right now is an ideal time to schedule duct cleaning in Atlanta, GA. It’s a more important service than many people realize.
  • How Indoor Air Quality Assessment Works with Mold Testing

    Stephen Andrews
    28 Mar 2014 | 11:01 am
    Nobody wants to hear that they have mold or other forms of biological growth developing in their home’s ductwork. However, it’s important that you find out about any mold growth in your house so you can have professionals remediate it. Mold can cause a sharp decline in a home’s indoor air quality, and exposure to mold can lead to breathing trouble, skin irritation, numerous cold- and flu-like symptoms, and dangerous respiratory problems. Studies by the EPA have shown that mold can have a large negative impact on a family’s health. Because mold usually develops in moist, dark places…
  • Why a Faulty Thermostat Calls for Heating Repair in Atlanta

    Stephen Andrews
    21 Mar 2014 | 5:53 am
    One of the more common problems that can affect a home heating system is trouble in the thermostat. Because a thermostat fault affects the general performance of a heater, it’s often hard to tell from the start that the thermostat is what’s causing the trouble. But with the assistance of professionals in heating repair in Atlanta, GA, you’ll get to the root of the problem quickly. Here are some of the issues that a faulty thermostat can cause your heating. For all of these repair needs, you can contact Cool Air Mechanical for fast, professional service. Heating problems from a faulty…
 
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  • Importance of Florida Pest Control

    Brian Reynolds
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:56 am
     Florida Pest Control Importance Florida Pest Control: The vast majority of people think that pests are harmless, think again.  Pest cost billions of dollars every year in property destruction, devastation to plants, as well as the food industry.  Many have the preconceived notion that pest control is an unnecessary preventative service.  Just like having preventative maintenance […] The post Importance of Florida Pest Control appeared first on Pest Control Port St Lucie Florida | Reynolds Pest Management, Inc..
  • Termite Control | Port St. Lucie, Stuart, Vero Beach, Jupiter, Palm Beach

    Brian Reynolds
    18 Mar 2014 | 3:16 am
    Suspecting termites in your home? Nationwide, termite control and avoidance of subterranean termite infestations prices about $2 billion each year. Subterranean Termites Reynolds Pest Management, Inc. is accredited to inspect, secure, and eliminate termites from your residence or business in St. Lucie, Martin, Indian River, Broward and Palm Beach regions. Termite control and assessments our […] The post Termite Control | Port St. Lucie, Stuart, Vero Beach, Jupiter, Palm Beach appeared first on Pest Control Port St Lucie Florida | Reynolds Pest Management, Inc..
  • Nuisance Wildlife Management | Port St Lucie, Stuart, Jupiter, Palm Beach, Vero

    Brian Reynolds
    31 Dec 2013 | 1:43 am
    Nuisance Wildlife Management by Reynolds Pest Raccoon, Opossum, Armadillo, Squirrels, Rodents Wildlife animals and rodents can do extreme damage to a home or business in a short period of time. Wildlife and rodent damage caused by animals can be in many forms ranging from electrical wiring damage to structural weakening and soiled drywall, flooring, and […] The post Nuisance Wildlife Management | Port St Lucie, Stuart, Jupiter, Palm Beach, Vero appeared first on Pest Control Port St Lucie Florida | Reynolds Pest Management, Inc..
  • Reynolds Pest Management | Port St Lucie, Stuart, Jupiter, Palm Beach,Vero

    Brian Reynolds
    19 Nov 2013 | 6:49 am
    Reynolds Pest Management, Inc. Reynolds Pest Management, Inc. offering Florida with respect to Pest Management, Landscaping Management, Pest Animal Control, and also Wood Destroying Insect Management Since 1991! Many in the Sunshine State know about pest control. Customers are concerned about safeguarding their households and houses against pests and physical health troubles that they may […] The post Reynolds Pest Management | Port St Lucie, Stuart, Jupiter, Palm Beach,Vero appeared first on Pest Control Port St Lucie Florida | Reynolds Pest Management, Inc..
  • Pest Control Fort Pierce | Reynolds Pest Management (772) 334-7007

    Brian Reynolds
    20 Oct 2013 | 3:40 pm
    Reynolds Provides Pest Control Fort Pierce It’s Reynolds’ sincere pleasure to provide pest control Fort Pierce, the “Sunshine City” home of the revered “Highwaymen” artists! Give us a call and let us prove it to you! Indian River State College, the 1923 Sunrise Theater, The Fort Pierce City Marina, The St. Lucie County International Airport, […] The post Pest Control Fort Pierce | Reynolds Pest Management (772) 334-7007 appeared first on Pest Control Port St Lucie Florida | Reynolds Pest Management, Inc..
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  • How to make your own home surveillance system

    Instamedia Content Writing
    19 Apr 2014 | 4:50 am
      Home security cameras have become imperative for creating round-the-clock surveillance for homes. With the reduced cost of technology and many other advances, surveillance cameras have become accessible even to those without deep pockets. If you are a DIY enthusiast, you can fashion your own surveillance system for the house using your camera and laptop. ...
  • Give your home sophisticated feel with innovative glass products  

    Instamedia Content Writing
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:45 am
    Glass products, namely splash back panels, shower doors and shower screens among others are becoming all the more popular in modern homes. These products serve the twin purpose of practicality and aesthetics, and thus work wonders to revamp any room in your house. Using glass products is always in. Today several homeowners are choosing sliding ...
  • Ideal methods of gathering rainwater

    Instamedia Content Writing
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:44 am
    To conserve water and being environmentally friendly, we must collect rainwater and using it for various purposes in the house. With the decrease in water year by year the world over; collecting rainwater has become an outstanding method of being kind to our Mother Earth along with being environmentally responsible. Below are a few suitable ...
  • A guide to Scandinavian interior design

    Instamedia Content Writing
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:11 am
    A Scandinavian interior is a simple, clean and beautiful design that is inspired by nature as well as the northern climate, available to all. These interior designs are available in many guises ranging from the classically elegant interiors through midcentury modern and industrial to super-stylish futuristic digs. A Scandinavian design provides the impression of airiness ...
  • Ways to add nature into your interiors

    Instamedia Content Writing
    15 Apr 2014 | 4:11 am
    Natural elements have been popular always with homeowners owing to the reason that decor inspired from nature’s organic appeal creates a welcoming and calm atmosphere. If you are planning to change the interior design of your sweet home, why not look upon nature for inspiration. You can think of rich woods, rustic old timers, stonework, ...
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  • A slow start to 2014

    29 Mar 2014 | 2:00 am
    When we bought our house in 2012 there was no stopping us whatsoever, we had picked up the keys on the Friday and by the Saturday morning the demolition had begun. Whilst the boys were ripping down walls the girls were busy moving boxes from our old house into the new one. When I say new, I guess I should really say old house/building site. It was a shock to the system moving from a new build home to something built nearly 90 years ago with prehistoric electrics and no heating. I was suddenly wondering what we had let ourselves in for but luckily my other half and his dad were working at the…
  • Decorating homes in Cornwall

    21 Mar 2014 | 1:54 am
    We are very excited to be guesting on A Little Cornish Home. Home decor is a passion of ours at Decorate my Sett. Making a house a home is an instinct I think we all have deep down. We just love looking at good design, be that in architecture, furniture, home wares or soft furnishings. There are some great local businesses that have a gorgeous selection of designer brands. A favourite of ours is Just Fab Design in Launceston, right on the Cornwall, Devon border. They are actually the largest showroom of designer fabrics and wallpapers in the South West and they are like a treasure…
  • Thinking about the bedrooms

    22 Jan 2014 | 10:39 am
    Now that Christmas is well and truly a distant memory thoughts turn back onto the house and in particular the bedrooms and how we are going to decorate them. Just before Christmas we spent our time removing the bedroom walls and restructuring the upstairs to how we wanted it.Now it's time to think about getting these rooms plastered and then decorated. I actually feel a little bit sad that these are the last rooms that need decorating as I've enjoyed putting my personal stamp on the rest of the house. The second bedroom, the spare room from a very early stage already had it's colour theme…
  • Work begins in 2014

    18 Jan 2014 | 3:14 am
    For the last few months leading up to Christmas we have worked so hard getting the house ready for the festive period and the visit from my parents, working every single night and all weekends for the last few months has been hard. We have missed festive drinks with friends and avoided Christmas shopping all together to get the house ready.Once the family arrived tools were officially put down and they have stayed down until today. We enjoyed a nice two week break from Christmas into the new year and going back to full time work was definitely a shock to the system. Now we are nearly three…
  • Work stops to celebrate Christmas

    30 Dec 2013 | 1:46 am
    When we bought our house in October 2012 we thought it would be a brilliant idea to invite my family down from Essex to spend Christmas 2013 with us. As the months of renovation went by the house was getting more and more like a home and ready for my family but it was hard work. We were grouting the bathroom the night before they arrived and working right until they knocked on the door. But once they arrived they downstairs was looking good but the upstairs still needed work but this had to be ignored and we were to ignore the plasterboard bedroom walls and lack of carpet and hope that some…
 
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  • Finsa Features at Surface Design Show in London and Santiago Workshop

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    16 Apr 2014 | 3:17 am
    The Finsa Global Colour Research team have presented their colour trend themes for Spring/Summer 2015 at the Mix Magazine Surface Design Show in London. Held at the Business Design Centre in Islington, the event is now in its eleventh edition and has really established itself as a high-quality forum for architects and interior designers to network, share ideas and discover new materials. One of the most popular features at the event is always the Mix Trend wall, an exciting and inspirational display of real material samples, colour palettes and images that give insight into future trend…
  • 8 Gadgets That Your Kitchen Must Have

    Matthew Crist
    31 Mar 2014 | 7:00 am
    There’s something cool about gadgets in the home. Kitchen gadgets specifically seem to capture the imagination more than any other room in the house. Maybe it’s the fact that they can make even the most mundane job exciting? Or is it that they can help to make those tricky and time consuming tasks just that little bit easier? Whatever the reason, here’s a look at some of the most interesting, as well as the most functional products on the market for the most important room in your home. 1. Meat Carving Rack Make one of the most tricky jobs easy next time you have a roast thanks to this…
  • Finsa Home sponsor Wirral Landlords Forum

    Matthew Wood
    21 Mar 2014 | 9:45 am
    Finsa Home sponsored Thursday’s Landlords Forum organised by the Landlord Accreditation Scheme of Wirral Council. The event, introduced by George Davies – Wirral’s Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods Housing and Engagement – ran a number of seminars to update local landlords on changes in legislation on Housing Standards and on dealings with difficult tenants. Mr Davies highlighted the ongoing work of the council, monitoring housing standards when it comes to rented accommodation. He shared his worry on recent survey figures showing that one third of tenant-occupied…
  • 10 Things Your Home Should do in 2014

    Matthew Wood
    20 Mar 2014 | 7:21 am
    Losing weight, giving up smoking, finding a new job; sick of the same old resolutions every time January comes round? Well, why not think of your home for once when planning ahead for the New Year? You spend most of life there, so now is the time to look around you and decide on those little changes that might just make a big impact on your living space. So think a little closer to home and consider these resolutions for 2014 and beyond. 1. Keep it green Leaving your heating on when it’s not needed doesn’t just waste energy, it costs you money too. Installing a programmable thermostat in…
  • The Home of Tomorrow; Today [Infographic]

    Matthew Wood
    18 Mar 2014 | 8:48 am
    Technology has changed the way we go about our daily lives. iPods for when we are going for a run, Kindles for the commute to work and, of course, the smartphone for staying in touch with friends and keeping up to date with pretty much everything else. We carry around so much digital capability when we’re on the go; it’s no real surprise that we now demand the same intelligence from our own living space. But is it asking too much for a few modern day home comforts? Besides, many technological advances have lead to greener and more energy efficient abodes. From our friends at EuroFit…
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  • Spring Air Conditioning Maintenance

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    1 Apr 2014 | 9:02 am
    In a recent blog post, we discussed the importance of end-of-season furnace maintenance. What’s the flip side of making sure your furnace is in good condition before shutting it off for the season? Making sure that your cooling system is in good working order – just in time for spring! (And particularly here in Northern Virginia, where the spring and summer months can be rather uncomfortably warm.) What are some things you can do to make sure your A/C is ready to handle the heat? Here are some tips. read more
  • Why You Need a Working Sump Pump

    admin
    1 Apr 2014 | 9:02 am
    It’s been a very wet winter here in Northern Virginia (who would have thought we’d get snow in mid-March?), and extended forecasts call for a rainy spring. read more
  • Just doing a little (non-hvac) maintenance!

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    1 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    We're getting our blog set up with Technorati to make it easier for users to find the articles that we post here at SSI.  Please pardon the code:  TFNUF2R6PTF3 We'll be back with a helpful new post on hvac and plumbing services shortly!  
  • Commercial Heating in Northern Virginia – Special Considerations for Local Businesses

    admin
    10 Mar 2014 | 2:36 am
    As a local business ourselves, SSI HVAC understands the challenges associated with running a commercial business successfully – specifically with regard to your HVAC solutions. Some of the heating, cooling and plumbing service issues that your company faces are a little different than the ones that residents face. Because while everyone will agree that HVAC problems are a hassle, in a business environment they can take on a whole new significance. read more
  • This Winter in Virginia – What it Means for Our Heating Company

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    28 Feb 2014 | 7:01 am
    There’s no doubt about it – this winter has been snowy, icy, and COLD in Northern Virginia. While the snowfall amounts haven’t quite reached the levels of 2010, with its famous “Snowmageddon”, the area has seen quite a bit of the white stuff over the last couple of months. read more
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  • Enjoying Your Roof’s Sunburn: Solar Panel Advice

    18 Apr 2014 | 1:44 pm
        Think about it—the sun warms the width and length of your home everyday. But who benefits from that all that heat? Maybe your attic, in the summer. In the middle Tennessee area, we get a fair amount of sun each year, and if your electric bill is $200 a month or higher, it may be time to harness all that sunlight for your benefit.   Types of Solar Panels There are a handful of solar panel types—called photovoltaic or PV systems—on the market today. They include monocrystalline, polycrystalline, and thin-film. All solar panels are made of some form of silicon, whether…
  • Home Buyer Beware: Checking Out Your New Home

    11 Mar 2014 | 9:09 pm
        After years of counting your pennies to save for a down payment, you have finally been pre-approved for a mortgage. You’ve spent hours touring homes with a real estate agent and have fallen in love with the natural light in the kitchen of your potential new home. But before you start dreaming of decorating and arranging furniture, you need to spend some time inspecting the house you are considering. Purchasing a home will be one of your largest investments, and before you sign on the dotted line, you need to be sure everything is as good as it seems.   Get a General…
  • Why Keeping Algae Off the Roof Is So Important

    18 Feb 2014 | 11:22 am
        Despite living under it everyday, most people never think about their roofs. Even when spending time outdoors, you probably don’t really look at your roof. However, if you’ve ever had a new roof installed, you’ve probably gone through an extreme case of sticker shock–that feeling you get after spending a whole lot of money. After all that expense, you’ll want to ensure your investment goes on protecting you from the elements for many years. Proactively taking care of your roof can extend its life and keep you from another case of sticker shock for a very long time.
  • “Winter is Coming” – Is Your Roof Ready?

    1 Nov 2013 | 9:32 am
      No, I’m not of House Stark. And no, we’re not talking about Game of Thrones. But the answer to your final questions is, yes. I am that big of a dork. Nonetheless, the words are as true now as when Eddard utters them in the first episode of GoT. Albeit less dramatic, winter is coming and when winter weather hits, the last thing you want to worry about is your roof. Taking some time before the cold and snow arrives to do some preventive maintenance can save you a lot of time, headaches and hassles later; not to mention money.   Winterizing Your Roof Gutters Clean your…
  • Quick Call the Doctor! Signs and Symptoms Your Roof Needs an Immediate Checkup

    28 Sep 2013 | 11:28 am
        Annual checkups or physicals from a doctor or eye care professional are like second nature to people, but that roof above your head could be in need of an immediate checkup from a different type of professional – a roofing contractor. Roofs are not designed to last a lifetime. Unfortunately, homeowners tend to turn a blind eye to considerable warning signs that a roof needs to be replaced. This often results in the belief that a roof replacement magically happens overnight. An annual checkup/inspection from a roofing professional can help spot potential problems and help…
 
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  • The Top Five Spa Resorts in Australia

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    18 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    For time-poor business owners, executives and stressed out parents, there’s nothing better than stepping away from technology and responsibilities for a weekend. Here are five delightful and soothing spa resort experiences that you can enjoy across Australia. I’ve attempted to select some of the best spas in every state. Don’t have the time? Then simply make some. Give yourself permission to wallow in a state of non-doing for a change – your mind body and spirit will thank you for it!  A 2012 survey of 6,000 travellers conducted by Hilton Hotels and Resorts, revealed…
  • Why Mixing Chlorine Can Have Explosive Consequences

    admin
    11 Apr 2014 | 4:05 am
    Here’s a scenario – you’ve just got your pool installed and in an enthusiastic attempt to get it up to swimming conditions, you have mixed the chemicals in a quick and slap-happy way. Stop and hold the phone right there – that’s how accidents happen. Don’t believe us? Well here are two recent chlorine accidents in Sydney to give you pause for thought. One happened in a backyard and the other happened at a public venue. Don’t wait until the proverbial hits the fan. At the end you will also find a handy guide to chlorine safety. Clinton Maynard’s Story…
  • How to Treat Your Pool After A Bushfire

    admin
    4 Apr 2014 | 3:30 am
    As we begin to see the tail-end of bushfire season in Australia, it seems that for many Australians living in rural or semi-rural areas, that the clean up is only just beginning. So how can you salvage and clean a pool or spa that’s taken a direct hit from the fires; or alternately has been in the pathway of ash and debris? Well there are a number of different things you can do. To help, here’s some handy advice from our partners at Splash Magazine Image Source   Minor Debris and Ash   If you were lucky enough to be out of the direct pathway of the fire, you still have…
  • Ten of the Best Places to Swim Around the World

    admin
    28 Mar 2014 | 2:30 am
    Some swimmers are also devoted daydreamers who long to be whisked away to the most beautiful blue bolt-holes in the world. Some of these ten bodies of water are secrets, too obscure to be tourist destinations. Others are sadly discovered. However for your sensory pleasure and hopefully to encourage you to pack your suitcase, here are ten scrumptious swimming locales based somewhere on this big blue planet.   1. Ik Kil, Cenote, Mexico   A bewitching blue sink hole with deep cavernous waters and creeping vines dangling from the cliff tops, that are designed to tempt travellers into…
  • Seven Fascinating Facts About Your Air Conditioner

    admin
    21 Mar 2014 | 2:30 am
      January is normally the hottest month of the Aussie calendar. So your air conditioning is most likely getting a work out this month. Here are some fun facts about this quiet wonder of modernity. After this, you may want to kneel down and pray to the stainless steel god that is making your life a more bearable experience at the moment!   Some of the more vocal proponents of air-conditioning and HVAC technology would say that the air conditioning unit is the single most useful innovation of the 20th century. And there’s plenty of reasons to agree. It has affected agriculture,…
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  • Feng Shui in Interior Design

    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    24 Mar 2014 | 4:46 am
    Feng shui is the art of organizing spaces to increase positive energy or Chi in our environment. Feng shui pronounced "fung shway" originated in China. Feng shui means wind and water in Chinese. To create a healthy, wealthy, and balanced interior design environment you should use the five feng shui elements of nature (water, fire, earth, wood, and metal) in different combinations and form
  • Eclectic Interior Design Style

    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    28 Feb 2014 | 9:31 am
    Eclectic interior design style is a mixture of styles, textures, colors, and style periods in the same room design. Eclectic designs create an atmosphere that is charming, unique, irregular, creative, and fun because they combine at least two different styles in the same room.  Line, mass, texture, color, and form are the five basic principles to keep in mind when designing and
  • Traditional Interior Design Style

    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    4 Feb 2014 | 2:38 pm
    A traditional design style feels comfortable for any age group. It makes a space feel timeless, calm, and classic. This style is quite flexible and can be mixed with other interior design styles to create a unique look. It is luxurious comfort. Traditional and formal design styles have some similar characteristics; the two styles use symmetrical and vertical lines in the design layout. The
  • Nursery Design Safety Tips

    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    20 Jan 2014 | 6:40 am
    Safety is first when you are designing a nursery room for your baby. Here are some tips for designing a safe baby nursery room: Finish designing, renovating, and painting your nursery at least eight weeks before the baby is expected to arrive. This will allow the room to air out and be free of any odors.  Review and inspect all nursery furniture and products before buying them; safety
  • Nursery Design Ideas

    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    3 Jan 2014 | 7:18 am
    Are you planning to design a baby nursery room? Start by designing a baby environment that is calm, functional, comfortable, and organized.  Here are some tips for designing and decorating a baby nursery room: Choose a room that is close to your bedroom so you don’t have to walk far at night. Design your baby’s room with a style that is harmonious with the design style of your home.
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  • Spring Clean your Bifold Doors

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    31 Mar 2014 | 8:55 am
      In comparison to their timber counterparts, aluminium bifold doors need very little maintenance. They don’t require sanding, varnishing or painting and they have an incredibly long lifespan.   By performing regular checks on your bifold doors you can ensure that they will continuously function well. Bifolding doors in marine, industrial or highly polluted environments will need regular cleaning to prevent dirt building up, but in most cases once a year is plenty to check and clean your bifolds – and what better time to clean than spring!   Bifold frames One ……
  • Will Aluminium Overtake uPVC in the Fenestration Industry?

    Bifold Network Expert
    27 Feb 2014 | 7:36 am
      For those of us old enough to remember, at one time aluminium was the leading material for use in the fenestration industry. During the 60s and 70s, nearly all new windows and doors installed were fabricated with aluminium, until uPVC frames burst onto the scene as a more insulating profile.   In recent years, however, aluminium profiles have advanced substantially and now beat uPVC in terms of strength, security and aesthetics, while developments in thermal break technology means that it rivals uPVC in terms of energy efficiency. This is especially the … Continue readingThe…
  • 10 Surprising Facts about Aluminium

    Bifold Network Expert
    25 Feb 2014 | 4:04 am
      Programmes about home renovations and self-build projects feature aluminium glazing products, so many people are already well aware of their benefits. However, the idea of ‘metal’ doors and windows still scares many homeowners who might imagine draughty single glazing in rusty steel frames.   Often people are surprised to learn that double glazed windows and doors are available in aluminium, rivalling uPVC in terms of energy efficiency and beating it hands down in durability and attractiveness.   Aluminium is a fascinating material. Shatter your misconceptions and impress…
  • 43 Selling Points of Aluminium Bifolds

    Bifold Network Expert
    30 Jan 2014 | 3:56 am
      As a sales professional in the glazing industry, you’re bound to have done your homework. There’s nothing you don’t know about bifolds, and you have plenty of sales literature, brochures and case studies to show your prospective customer.   But so has every other bifold installer.   Now that the home improvement market is picking up and nearly every window and door installer now offers bifolds as part of their range, how do you ensure you and your product stand out against the competition?   Sales sheet for aluminium bifolds   … Continue readingThe post…
  • 5 Ways to Boost Bifold Sales in 2014

    Bifold Network Expert
    14 Jan 2014 | 5:05 am
    For a good start to your bifold sales business in 2014… One of our New Year’s resolutions at the Bifold Network is to make this year the most successful and profitable to date for our network of installers. We have plenty of ideas to help bifold installers’ businesses grow substantially in 2014, but what can you do to give yourself the best start to 2014? Here are five resolutions you should make to boost bifold sales this year.   1. Join our network of installers By becoming part of our installer network, … Continue readingThe post 5 Ways to Boost Bifold Sales in 2014…
 
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  • Best Bed Bug Spray

    Admin
    4 Apr 2014 | 9:29 am
    Bed bug infestation can be devastating to a homeowner for a few reasons: It is very expensive to get professional treatment It is hard to be certain that all bed bugs have been eradicated You end up replacing and throwing away a lot more than a mattress Many ask what the best bed bug spray is on the market, because they think these are just like ants, mosquitoes, or any other bug that you can simply spray away. Unfortunately that isn’t always the case. That said, if you simply can’t afford a professional bed bug treatment then your quest for how to kill bed bugs yourself should…
  • Best Roach Killer Comparison Chart And Application Tips

    Admin
    14 Mar 2014 | 10:46 pm
    Perhaps you are reading this because you just discovered a cockroach at your house for the first time. It’s a crisis, right? Nobody would argue that they are creepy and disgusting to look at, but another reason to get rid of roaches from your house is the fact they they can carry bacteria and even make your allergies worse – according to research at the University of Kentucky. We’ll explain more about methods for effectively getting rid of roaches, and then provide a comparison chart to help determine the best roach killer available to the public. For some more gory details…
  • Homemade Bug Spray: Spray Away those Pests!

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    7 Feb 2014 | 1:44 pm
    You are sharing the house with some unwanted visitors. You need to find a way to get rid of them. No, they aren’t your in-laws. They are much worse and much more numerous than them. They are BUGS! Cockroaches, ants, centipedes. You name it, you’ve got it. So, why not make some homemade bug spray to repel those pests? In this article, we will talk about the individual bugs that need to be repelled, and then get into all-inclusive repellents. Centipedes You probably already know, but centipedes are the seemingly thousand-legged creatures that can crawl very quickly through your house. They…
  • How to Kill Wasps: Effective Methods for Warding Off Wasps

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    5 Dec 2013 | 8:44 am
    By: Laura Silvashy Maybe you recently had a picnic in your backyard that was plagued with wasps. Maybe you are noticing more wasps than usual around your house. Maybe you’ve even been stung by a wasp! If you’ve found your way to this site, you probably have a wasp problem. These insects can be dangerous, so you need to know how to kill wasps. By reading on, you will learn the indications of wasps, the reasons to get rid of them, and the methods of how to kill wasps. Wasp Detection Wasps are insects that usually have wings to fly around. They have the capability to sting people. Most wasps…
  • Hornet Nest Removal: What You Should Know

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    26 Nov 2013 | 7:00 pm
    Hornet nest removal can be a tough process that is highly dangerous without extra precautions. But do not fear! Any adult who has read this helpful guide and follows a few simple steps can accomplish hornet nest removal without a problem! Where are Hornet Nests Located? A hornet begins a nest for one main reason…to nest her eggs. Just like we have a home to protect our children from harm, a hornet keeps her young in a nest for safety from the outside world. Depending on the size of the colony, a nest can be as big as a soccer ball or as small as a golf ball! According to the UK Entomology,…
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  • Expert Tips from a Plumber

    Anne Reagan
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Plumbing issues happen to even the newest of homes and every homeowner should know what to do in the event of a plumbing emergency. Aside from keeping your appliances well-maintained, it’s a wise idea to place sensors at each water point in your home (like the Wally product). Very often leaks happen without homeowner’s knowing – slow leaks can wreak havoc on your home. We interviewed several professional plumbers to find out the best steps to take to prevent, or deal with, common plumbing issues. Remember to call a professionally licensed plumber if you feel that your…
  • Would You Buy One Home, Or One Thousand?

    Tim Ellis
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    In real estate news this week, the most expensive home ever sold in the United States sold this week in Greenwich, Connecticut for a cool $120 million. In order to get a better sense for just how much money $120 million is, we took the median price of homes sold recently in each of the 50 biggest cities in the country to see how many median-priced homes you could buy in each city for the price of this one Connecticut home. The winner by a longshot is Detroit, where you could buy 3,141 homes for the price of that single estate. Cleveland comes in second, where $120 million gets you 2,090…
  • Meet Wally: Protecting Your Home From Water Damage

    Anne Reagan
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Water damage inside the home should never be ignored. Whether it’s a slow and steady leak, from a toilet for example, or a sudden burst, from a broken washing machine valve, water can contribute to costly damage. According to Roto-Rooter, only 8% of residential flood claims are due to weather, 30% are caused by appliance failure, and a whopping 62% are caused by plumbing failure. And filing your insurance claim can be a major headache as some insurance policies do not cover slow and steady leaks that could have been prevented. “Most accidental flooding is caused by worn washing…
  • How to Fix a Toilet

    Anne Reagan
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Plumbing is an interesting part of DIY home improvement. Sometimes the fix is so easy just about anyone can do the necessary adjustments.  Sometimes you will need the help of a licensed plumber. In many cases, a non-flushing toilet can be fixed without calling a plumber. Here are some common toilet issues and how to fix it. Your toilet does not flush when you depress the flush handle. If you depress the handle and you can tell that the handle seems not to be connected, or you push, but no flushing occurs, it is probably the fault of a component in the tank. Take the lid off the water tank.
  • Attic Conversions: Do You Need a Permit for Your Washington, DC Home?

    Anne Reagan
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    You have crunched the numbers and you are ready to convert your attic into a bedroom. The space is technically already constructed, you just have to fill it in. But, before you start hiring the contractors and getting bids, did you look into permits? You’re Required to Get a Permit It doesn’t matter if you’re doing slight modifications or just adding a few walls, Washington, DC requires a permit for any modifications to your property. You can get a permit by visiting your local Department of Consumer Regulatory Affairs office. Some permits can be applied for online, but there is a…
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  • Travertine Pavers: A Cool Choice for Your Pool Deck

    Mat Jobe
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:26 am
    What makes a perfect pool deck? Most people look for qualities like durability, a non-slip surface, and perhaps most important of all, attractiveness. That probably explains why travertine pavers have become such a popular choice – they rate highly in all three categories, while carrying a price tag that fits within the budget of many pool owners. As a bonus, travertine is known for being easy on the toes. The porous stone doesn’t absorb heat as readily as other deck materials, saving your feet on sizzling hot summer days. In other words, going with travertine is literally one of…
  • Sit, Stay, Swim! Making Your New Pool Pet Friendly

    Mat Jobe
    4 Apr 2014 | 8:20 am
    Whether you find it cute or gag-inducing, the term “fur baby” perfectly describes how many of us feel about our pets. But while people often love their animals like children, they don’t always watch over them as closely. For swimming pool owners, that can lead to tragedy. Statistics on pet drowning are hard to come by, but based on anecdotal reports from veterinarians and other professionals, it’s a problem that should concern every dog and cat owner with a pool. Contrary to popular opinion, animals don’t instinctively know how to swim or handle themselves around…
  • Public Pool Urination: It’s Worse Than You Thought

    Mat Jobe
    17 Mar 2014 | 8:00 am
    Need another excuse to get your own private swimming pool? According to a recent survey, about one in five people admit to peeing in a public pool. Yes, maintaining your own pool may be a hassle, but at least you generally don’t have to worry about people using it as a toilet. But it gets worse. Far from being a harmless (if disgusting) fact of life, public pool urination could actually pose a health hazard. That’s the conclusion of a new study, which found that urine mixed with chlorine can result in harmful chemical reactions. The Findings Scientists at China Agricultural…
  • 7 Smart Pool Renovation Ideas That Won’t Break the Bank

    Mat Jobe
    6 Mar 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Feeling a little dissatisfied with that old backyard swimming pool? Maybe you moved into a house that already had someone else’s idea of a dream pool. Or perhaps you installed the pool years ago when styles and standards were different. Maybe you never got the pool you really wanted because your installation budget was limited. Whatever the case, the cost of a major pool renovation is probably more than you want to pay (unless you like spending oodles of money). Fortunately, it’s possible to make some dramatic changes to your pool without spending a fortune. In fact, some updates…
  • Building a Pool EVERYONE Can Enjoy

    Mat Jobe
    24 Feb 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Everyone loves swimming pools, but not everyone can use them safely and easily – at least, not without a little help. That thought has probably occurred to any parent of young children who has pondered building a pool in light of the awful drowning statistics that come out each year. It’s also a reality for many adults with mobility issues, who often have trouble getting in and out of a pool using standard equipment. Fortunately, there are lots of ways to make a backyard pool safer and more accessible for people of varying ages and abilities. You can start by choosing the right…
 
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  • Comparing the Best Teak Garden Benches

    Admin
    19 Apr 2014 | 4:58 am
    A teak bench is one of the most popular types of outdoor furniture for the garden or patio. A nice solid wooden bench has a kind of timeless quality to it. It gives your outdoor living space a certain charm and also invites you to stop and sit down—to relax and enjoy the fresh air. When shopping for a new teak garden bench, you basically have three things to consider: quality size design You could also probably include “price” in this list, but generally, price and quality are two sides of the same coin. There is a lot of truth to the old adage: “You get what you pay…
  • Vimanmek Teak Mansion in Bangkok

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    17 Apr 2014 | 8:59 am
    You might already know that teak is the best wood for outdoor furniture. Teak’s natural resistance to water damage also means it has historically been one of the preferred woods to use in shipbuilding. But did you also know that there is a long history of using teak for building construction in Southeast Asia? In Thailand in particular, teak has always been a valuable wood to use in the construction of homes and temples. It was also used in the construction of a royal palace, the Vimanmek Mansion. King Rama V Vimanmek Mansion, also known as Vimanmek Palace, has quite an interesting…
  • Why it’s Important to Kiln Dry Grade A Teak for Furniture

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    17 Apr 2014 | 5:50 am
    Close-up view of the grain in teak wood You’ve probably heard that the best quality teak wood for outdoor furniture is grade A teak. This of course is the timber taken from the mature heartwood of the teak tree. This wood is naturally high in oil content, which protects it from various forms of damage such as termites and other boring insects, mold, mildew, and various types of fungus growth. Freshly cut logs of grade A teak But did you also know that there are differences in quality even among grade A teak? These differences come from the wood’s moisture content due to the…
  • Compare and Choose: Reviewing the Best Teak Outdoor Dining Sets

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    2 Mar 2014 | 9:30 am
    It’s been a long cold winter, but with spring now just around the corner it’s time to start thinking about how to enjoy spending time outdoors in the warm weather. If you’ve found this article, you’ve no doubt already come to the conclusion that a teak patio set would be a great investment to make for your home. Now you just need to pick the right set for you. We’ll help you choose new patio furniture by reviewing some of the best outdoor teak dining sets available and giving you a great tool to comparison shop. As you probably know, teak is the highest quality…
  • Extending Teak Patio Table vs Fixed-length Dining Table – Pros and Cons

    Admin
    13 Dec 2013 | 6:43 pm
    If you’re thinking of buying a new teak patio table for your backyard, one of the biggest choices you need to make is whether to go with a fixed-length dining table, or one that has extensions. You’ll need to think about balancing forma and function. You want a table that looks beautiful since it will stand out on your patio. And yet you want to be certain to have enough seating for the number of guests you can commonly expect to have over. A table with extensions may be what you’re looking for in order to give yourself flexibility, so let’s consider the pros and cons…
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  • A History of Interior Design: from 1152 to 1914

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    17 Apr 2014 | 4:01 am
    A History of Interior Design: from 1152 to 1914 – An infographic by the team at Creatively Different Blinds Embed A History of Interior Design: from 1152 to 1914 on Your Site: Copy and Paste the Code Below A History of Interior Design: from 1152 to 1914 – An infographic by the team at Creatively Different Blinds
  • Think Creative and Win – Over £1000 in Prize Money to Be Won in the Creatively Different Interior Design Awards

    admin
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:12 am
    We have some really exciting news from the Creatively Different headquarters: we’ve collaborated with the National Design Academy to launch “Think Creative. Think Creatively Different Interior Design Awards”; a competition open to all aspiring interior designers (students, the newly qualified, and keen amateurs all welcome) who have a creative eye and a love of designs that are that little bit different! We’re asking budding designers to create a domestic or commercial room set that incorporates any blind from our product range. Entrants choosing to design a domestic room set are…
  • Lights, Camera, Action…Stylish Slapstick on a Printed Blind

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    1 Apr 2014 | 2:18 am
  • Win a £250 Voucher to Spend On Your Choice of Natasha Bacca Blinds!

    admin
    25 Mar 2014 | 7:12 am
    Here at Creatively Different we are big fans of Natasha Bacca and her stunning contemporary photography – if you haven’t seen her work before, be sure to check out her website as well as all of her images we have available for printing on our blinds. To celebrate her fantastic work we are offering one lucky winner a £250 voucher to spend on their choice of blind featuring one of Natasha’s fantastic photos! To enter all you need to do is head over to Facebook and ‘like’ both Creatively Different Blinds, and Natasha’s Facebook pages, then leave a comment on this post to let us…
  • Who Says Home Decor Has to Be Serious?

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  • The iRobot Roomba 770 Review: The Vacuum Cleaner That Cleans by Itself

    Jessica
    22 Mar 2014 | 6:42 pm
    If you ask anyone who is in charge with cleaning their home what the best vacuum cleaner is, they’ll automatically respond that it’s the vacuum that can do the job on its own. A decade ago, it was a good joke. Nowadays, it’s not a joke, or something you only see in science fiction movies, because there are vacuum cleaners that do the job on their own. When they first came out, they weren’t all that effective or efficient, but technology is constantly progressing and that means that these robotic vacuums are now just as good as standard vacuums. In fact, you could say…
  • The Miele S2121 Olympus Canister Vacuum Cleaner: Uncomplicated yet Effective Cleaning

    Jessica
    22 Mar 2014 | 6:32 pm
    The Miele S2121 Olympus Canister Vacuum Cleaner is the best vacuum cleaner for anyone who needs a vacuum that’s not complicated but effective at heavy-duty cleaning. I’m a fan of canister vacuums and I have to say that I like this unit. I like it a lot. It might not look like much, especially when you consider the price tag is around $300, but it really does its job well. A Little More About Miele Miele is a well-known and highly prestigious German appliance manufacture. They specialize in high-end appliances, and all their products are engineered to last. They claim any Miele…
  • The Dirt Devil Simpli-Stik: The Lightweight Cleaning Assistant No One Should Do Without

    Jessica
    22 Mar 2014 | 6:23 pm
    At first glance, the Dirt Devil Simpli-Stik Lightweight Corded Bagless Stick Vaccum seems like a joke. I know, it might sound strange, but it’s under $30 so you can’t help but think it’s a joke. At least that’s what I thought when I first saw it. But it turns out it’s quite a nifty little vacuum cleaner that you’ll have a tough time doing without once you get used to it. So, let’s look at what this little devil can do. The Dirt Devil Simpli-Stik: Features The Dirt Devil Simpli-Stik is a two-in-one unit, meaning that you can convert it into a hand…
  • A Review of the Hoover WindTunnel T-Series Rewind Upright Vacuum

    Jessica
    16 Mar 2014 | 8:10 pm
    The Hoover WindTunnel T-Series Rewind Upright Vacuum is a lightweight upright vacuum cleaner that features WindTunnel Technology, which will supposedly ensure the unit never loses suction power. Before we look at whether or not it’s the best vacuum cleaner on the market, let’s take a closer look at its features. The Hoover WindTunnel’s Features According to the website, this vacuum cleaner is light weight, has five position height adjustments, a nozzle that’s 13.5 inches wide and has a bumper to avoid scuff marks. It has a cord that’s 27 feet long and a filter…
  • Introducing the Dyson DC65 or the Futuristic Vacuum Cleaner

    Jessica
    15 Mar 2014 | 3:14 am
    When it comes to Dyson, I have to come clean and tell you that I’ve always loved how these vacuum cleaners look. There’s just something so futuristic and beautiful about them. But it’s not just the looks that have me hooked on Dyson vacuum cleaners. They promise to do a great job and they deliver. Please keep in mind that I’m not talking about the stick versions here, though, as those aren’t that impressive. However, the Dyson DC65 hits it out of the ballpark because this machine is a monster at cleaning. The Dyson DC65: Features and Overview Dyson touts the DC65…
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  • Ensuring Your House is Free of Pests

    John Liverstone
    27 Mar 2014 | 12:39 am
    Pest control issues are an important concern for any resident or property owner. Taking steps to prevent an infestation, arranging for a professional service to assess your property or environment for signs of a problem and knowing where to find the best extermination services and options can all be essential to the success of your efforts. Even the most dedicated efforts to keep your home and interior environment pest free may not always be enough. Making arrangements with the pest removal services that will be able to ensure early detection of a problem as well as providing you with more…
  • Benefits of Modern Lighting

    John Liverstone
    6 Jan 2014 | 2:46 am
    If you love the look of modern lighting, you may be facing something of a conundrum because you do not have a modern home. Unless you paid to have your own home designed and built to your specs, you probably own a house that was built in a different decade, with a different set of ideals and stylistic choices. For example, while modern homes tend to have open flood plans, many houses that were built in the 1940s have separate rooms for everything. This makes them feel a lot smaller inside because there are simply more walls, even if the size of the two houses is really the same. What you will…
  • Time Saving Tips for a Glorious Garden

    Callan verney
    13 Nov 2013 | 3:56 am
    You may think that having a glorious garden is only possible if you have time to dedicate to it. To a point you are right, there are gardens that do require plenty of attention and in your busy life it may be impossible to achieve. Thankfully there are plenty of short cuts and tricks that will allow you to achieve the perfect outdoor space. The Floral Dream If you love flowers and want to provide a haven for insects you can do so without having to spend all of your free time tending to them. Choose annuals that will grow without you have to dead head them or spend time removing the flowers in…
  • Choosing the Right Paving for Your Project and Your Pocket

    John Liverstone
    11 Nov 2013 | 6:39 am
    Whether you are designing a new garden, or updating the one you already have, your choice of paving stones can really pull the finished look together. There are so many products on the market that the choice can seem bewildering. However, if you establish exactly the look and purpose of the required paving stones and a budget to work within, you should find that things become a lot clearer. Character Your choice of paving stones can either fit in with the age of your home, or contrast with it. You could enhance a Victorian brick built property with paving of a similar style or colour.
  • Top Five Tips for Keeping Your Workspace Healthy and Clean

    John Liverstone
    11 Nov 2013 | 5:40 am
    Keeping your workspace healthy and clean will boost productivity, make it easier for you to concentrate on the task at hand, and it will even reduce the frequency of colds and flues. It seems incredible that the simple act of keeping your desk neat and organized can do all of that, but it’s true. Here’s how to get started. Use a System To Manage Paper Paper is becoming less common in the workplace, but it’s still there. You just cannot have a paperless office yet. There’s always the physical memos, the government forms, the internal policies, and customer requests that…
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  • Best Whole House Air Purifier Systems and Reviews 2014

    D stone
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:33 am
    This post is from www.VIPairpurifierreviews.com.Pin ItWhole House Air Purifier Reviews 2013 – 2014 This post is for best whole house air purifier systems and reviews, you could also find more home air purifiers here and some top air purifiers 2013 – 2014 here. Why do we choose a whole home air purifier?    Whole house air purifiers can be used [...]The post Best Whole House Air Purifier Systems and Reviews 2014 appeared first on http://www.vipairpurifierreviews.com/.
  • Holmes Air Purifier Reviews and Ratings 2013 – 2014

    D stone
    11 Apr 2014 | 8:36 pm
    This post is from www.VIPairpurifierreviews.com.Pin It Reviews for Holmes air Purifiers 2014 This post is for Holmes air purifier reviews, you may also would like to check more home air purifiers reviews here and some best air cleaners here. With air purifiers being the most important products, Holmes is one of the leading companies in the electronic product market. [...]The post Holmes Air Purifier Reviews and Ratings 2013 – 2014 appeared first on http://www.vipairpurifierreviews.com/.
  • What is Air Quality?

    D stone
    9 Apr 2014 | 11:44 pm
    This post is from www.VIPairpurifierreviews.com.Pin ItThe Definition of Air Quality The air quality is the level of cleanness of the air that surrounds us. A high quality air is the one that is not polluted at all and it is clear and clean. On the other hand, the quality of air can become low because of a series of [...]The post What is Air Quality? appeared first on http://www.vipairpurifierreviews.com/.
  • What is Second Hand Smoking?

    D stone
    7 Apr 2014 | 11:30 pm
    This post is from www.VIPairpurifierreviews.com.Pin It  What is Second Hand Smoking? Second hand smoking is also called as passive smoking. It is an activity of smoke for non-smokers to inhale the smoke produced by other smokers. Most people usually don’t have intention to inhale this smoke. This situation may occur when the tobacco smoke permeate to the environment. This [...]The post What is Second Hand Smoking? appeared first on http://www.vipairpurifierreviews.com/.
  • Best Air Purifier for Asthma 2013 – 2014

    D stone
    5 Apr 2014 | 7:22 pm
    This post is from www.VIPairpurifierreviews.com.Pin ItBest Air Purifier for Asthma Review 2013 - 2014 This post is for best air purifier for asthma info, you may also like to check more best air purifier reviews here and best air purifier for allergies and asthma info here. What is asthma? Asthma is a disease that can be inherited genetically. People who have an asthma [...]The post Best Air Purifier for Asthma 2013 – 2014 appeared first on http://www.vipairpurifierreviews.com/.
 
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    Goedeker's Home Life

  • Top 4 Reasons Not to Convert Your Garage into a Room for Your Home

    Sarah
    19 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Photo by Flickr user Salim Virji. These days fewer and fewer homes tend to have garages. It seems that the average homeowner would much rather have an extra room in their home than a space to park their car, and so they often target their garages and convert them into guest rooms, studies, or dining rooms. But if you’re thinking of doing the same then you should think twice before you go ahead: garages actually have a lot of benefits over regular rooms in your home and there are tons of great reasons to keep them. Read on to find out just a few of the compelling arguments for keeping a…
  • Featured Brand Friday: Premier

    Liz
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    BRAND BASICS Brand Name: Premier Brand Type: Electric & Gas Ranges Year Started: 1912 Website: www.premierrange.com Photo from Premier. Located in Belleville, Illinois, Peerless-Premier Appliance Co. began as two separate companies, Premier Stove and Peerless Enamel Products. Both companies were in the electric and gas range business. In 1975, big changes came when Peerless purchased all capital stock of Premier. For several years, Premier Stove Company operated as a subsidiary of Peerless. In 1982, the companies combined to form what is now known as Peerless-Premier Appliance Co.
  • We’ve Been Gold Digging! 27 DIY Projects

    Liz
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Every day, fellow writer Sarah and I peruse craft, art, and design blogs, and we couldn’t help but notice this trend: Gold is everywhere! It’s taken over the blogosphere! So we decided to do a DIY round-up! We’ve picked our favorite gold DIY posts and compiled them here, so take a look! Magnetic Letters | Inspired By Charm Who said magnetic alphabet letters were just for kids? This do-it-yourself is fun and fast! Put them on the fridge or file cabinet. You’ll have a razzle-dazzle way to leave messages for your roomies, family, or co-workers! Gold Metallic Table Redo | DecorChick!
  • Bosch, LG, and Samsung Win 2014 ENERGY STAR Awards

    Liz
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Every year, the Department of Energy (DOE) and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) honor organizations that have made impressive contributions to fostering environmental protection through energy efficiency. The 2014 ENERGY STAR awards ceremony will be held April 29th in Washington, DC. Three of our manufacturers have been awarded with top honors. BOSCH: Partner of the Year-Sustained Excellence Bosch Home Appliances was awarded for their persistence and commitment to efficient product design, obtaining ENERGY STAR certification for all its manufactured appliances, and promoting the…
  • Color, Color Everywhere! The New 5k Fad

    Liz
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Photo by Flickr user, Scooter Lowrimore For several years now, 5k runs (3.1 miles) have been sweeping the nation, but there’s one that seems to rise above the rest. The Color Run is the self-proclaimed happiest 5k on the planet, and from the look of its participants, it must be true. Color runs aren’t about competition. They’re about having fun with friends. They foster community and togetherness. Everyone is fist-bumping and high fiving! What’s the color? Imagine dashing through a dust cloud of rainbows. Essentially, that’s what a color run is. As participants run each…
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  • A Detailed Guide to Roof Slates Prices and Costs

    Bill1234
    19 Apr 2014 | 6:56 am
    This article was originally published at HomeImprovement-quote.comIn case your slate roof is damaged or leaking, perhaps you’ll notice that replacing roof slates resolves the problem. You’ll notice that roof slate cost is more expensive than other roofing materials; however, since they’re extremely hard-wearing and long lasting, they will probably outlast alternatives such as clay tiles. Roofing Slates Prices Roofing slate costs differs according to the type of slate you choose; some are superior quality than others. For instance, imported slate roofing from Spain is more expensive.
  • House Extension Cost – How Much Does A House Extension Cost

    Bill1234
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:31 pm
    This article was originally published at HomeImprovement-quote.com  If you like having more rooms in your house and don’t want to change location, why not extend your house and stay in your favourite suburb. You can have additional rooms, another bathroom, bring in more light and have a bigger kitchen; all of these will add value to your home. This home extension may cost beyond your expectation but with careful budgeting and having rough idea of the actual amount, you will soon have that extra room you need for your growing family. Adding an extension to your home requires meticulous…
  • How To Find A Good Kitchen Fitter To Help You Plan or Redesign Your Kitchen

    Bill1234
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:47 pm
    This article was originally published at HomeImprovement-quote.comGetting a professional kitchen fitter to deliver and set up your new kitchen is something that is vital. Among all rooms in the house the kitchen is probably the most essential ones, it needs to have the wow factor and remarkable usability. Questions to ask yourself before a kitchen remodeling An outstanding kitchen fitter can certainly manage the planning for you. When choosing to swap your existing kitchen for something newer you don’t just want to proceed to do a straight swap like for like. It is rather beneficial to…
  • Asian Bathroom Design and Decor Ideas Gallery

    Bill Kyriakakis
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:41 pm
    This article was originally published at HomeImprovement-quote.com The post Asian Bathroom Design and Decor Ideas Gallery appeared first on HomeImprovement-quote.com.
  • Rising Damp – Causes, Effects, Prevention & Solutions

    Bill Kyriakakis
    6 Apr 2014 | 10:23 am
    This article was originally published at HomeImprovement-quote.comYour home is a place that you would want to be clean, comfortable and attractive. But sometimes, that may not be the case. There are common problems that may arise and deprive you of that comfort and beauty that your home should have. One of the problem that commonly arise is “Rising Damp”. What Causes Rising Damp Many people often wonder the cause of rising damp. Rising Damp can be attributed to quite a number of things. The major cause of this, is the failure or inability of your Damp Proof Course (DPC) to perform its…
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  • Boston Marathon Security: Do These Numbers Add Up?

    Cara Giaimo
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:16 am
    Main blog image caption:  Open road... watchful eyes. The Boston Marathon organizers have that tough, very American job of balancing security and liberty. Here's how they'll do it. The Boston Marathon is one of the most storied athletic events in America — it's the nation's oldest marathon, and one of the best-known races in the world. But after last year's tragic bombing attacks, it's also an especially tough security challenge. After a year of preparation, which has included working with crack security teams in New York City and London, Marathon Director Dave McGillivray has promised…
  • Credit Card Scamming: The Heartbleed Of Physical Retail

    Cara Giaimo
    11 Apr 2014 | 8:07 am
    Main blog image caption:  Your own cards, turned against you... Since you can't bandage your wallet... here's how to keep your cash from bleeding out! The recent reveal of the catastrophic Heartbleed bug has left the internet in a (justified) tizzy. In case you haven't read up on it yet, here's a quick rundown: sites that secured themselves using certain versions of a popular software called OpenSSL were actually not secure at all — they were vulnerable to a particular hack that could potentially allow hackers access to all kinds of user data. Even worse, this particular hack was…
  • Burglar Turns Out To Be A Quack

    kevin raposo
    7 Apr 2014 | 11:35 am
    Main blog image caption:  In fairness, ducks are terrifying Ever hear a thump in the night? Could it be a burglar, an intruder, or a duck? This past weekend, a woman in our home state of Massachusetts was enjoying a quiet evening in her bedroom when she suddenly heard banging noises coming from downstairs. What did she do? What any of us without a home security system would do — she assumed someone was breaking into her home, and hastily called the police. read more
  • INTRODUCING: ShampliSafe Home Security

    Cara Giaimo
    31 Mar 2014 | 1:54 pm
    Main blog image caption:  For all your sham security needs. "Installation is performed by a mostly-trained team of elephants." CAMBRIDGE, April 1st, 2014 -- Tired of providing smart, sane, affordable solutions in a traditionally backwards industry, the company formerly known as SimpliSafe Home Security is proud to announce a complete overhaul of their brand, business plan, product array, company ethos, and name. Now known as ShampliSafe Home Security, the company hopes to do the exact opposite of everything they did before. read more
  • A Great Weekend Project That Will Leave Your Valuables Way Safer

    Cara Giaimo
    28 Mar 2014 | 10:08 am
    Main blog image caption:  I bet you have even more than this... (via Sannah Kvist) Everyone from police to insurance experts recommends you do this now! Quick! Make a list of everything valuable in your home. Electronics, instruments, pieces of art. That ugly but priceless necklace you got from your Aunt Ethel. That expensive crockery set your spouse insisted you put on your wedding registry. That fly fishing rod you bought off Amazon in a fit of inspiration and that now lives, unused, in the garage. Overwhelmed yet? I thought so. And I bet you forgot a few things, too. read more
 
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    Kitchen Design Ideas and Inspiration

  • Buy Chef’s Choice 675 International Cordless Electric Hot Pot

    admin
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:58 am
    List Price : $80.00 Price : $59.12 Saved Price : $20.88 ASIN : B0000667GU Category: Small Appliance Sets Brand: Chef’s Choice Chef’s Choice 675 International Cordless Electric Hot Pot Product Description About EdgeCraft Committed to serving customers with reliable quality products, EdgeCraft continues to inspire everyone from professional cooks to the at-home chef with innovative technology from a trusted brand. Founded in 1984, EdgeCraft Corporation introduced the Chef’sChoice brand with the debut of its first electric knife sharpener in 1985. EdgeCraft continues to…
  • Best Buy Marquis by Waterford Vintage Martini Pitcher with Stirrer

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    14 Apr 2014 | 9:12 am
    List Price : $209.42 Price : $69.99 Saved Price : $139.43 ASIN : B000066B9Z Category: Carafes & Pitchers Brand: Waterford Marquis by Waterford Vintage Martini Pitcher with Stirrer Product Description Vintage has been a growing collection in the Marquis line and now offers sleek designs for updated consumers comfortable with casual entertaining settings. The smooth shapes are perfectly balanced, lightweight and exceptionally pleasing to the eye. Developed with wine, specialty spirits and cocktail enthusiasts in mind, Vintage is both stunning and functional, providing the perfect solution…
  • Best Buy Global G-16 – 10 inch, 24cm Chef’s Knife

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    14 Apr 2014 | 8:24 am
    List Price : $169.00 Price : $168.95 Saved Price : $0.05 ASIN : B00005OL4O Category: Chef’s Knives Brand: Global Global G-16 – 10 inch, 24cm Chef’s Knife Product Description Precisely balanced, the Global 10 in. Chef’s Knife is the choice for cooks who want to test it, day in and day out, by handling everything from frozen beef to fresh tomatoes. The high-tech, CROMOVA 18 stainless steel blade retains its sharpness. With its modern look, the knife handle has excellent ergonomic design. It is well balanced, and is easily gripped when wet. Hand wash only. Blade made of…
  • Best Deal Cuisinart DFP-14BCN 14-Cup Food Processor, Brushed Stainless Steel

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    14 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    List Price : $325.00 Price : $208.88 Saved Price : $116.12 ASIN : B0000645TW Category: Food Processors Brand: Cuisinart Cuisinart DFP-14BCN 14-Cup Food Processor, Brushed Stainless Steel Product Description The Cuisinart DFP-14 Custom Food Processor has an extra-large feed tube that holds whole fruits and vegetables. Features a 14-cup work bowl, 4mm stainless steel medium slicing disc, stainless steel shredding disc, chopping/mixing blade and dough blade. Includes a spatula, how-to DVD and recipe book.A perfect gift for new homemakers, the food processor has become an integral part of modern…
  • Buy Rival FD300D 3-Quart Fondue Pot, Black

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    14 Apr 2014 | 4:29 am
    List Price : $60.69 ASIN : B00005OTYR Category: Fondue Brand: Rival Rival FD300D 3-Quart Fondue Pot, Black Product Description No more tricky sterno cans to deal with when you use this Rival electric fondue pot. The handy pot offers all the fun of traditional fondue cooking without the hassle of lighting sterno. Ample 8″ diameter pot is great for cheese, meat or chocolate fondue. Or use it for heating oil. Set includes steel fondue pot, electric burner and 8 fondue forks. Featuring black cool-touch handles, pot is safe and easy to transport to the serving table. No. FD300. Imported.
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  • Carpet Cleaning Companies: Choose The One For You

    Carper Cleaning
    29 Mar 2014 | 10:59 am
    If your carpet is no longer as clean as it used to be, you can restore its looks by hiring a company to come clean it. Once you have the work done, you can be surprised by how much it makes you feel better! Use the information shared here to learn the right way to get your carpeting cleaned. When you need to vacuum a carpet, divide it up into various sections so that it’s easier to handle. This will ensure that you don’t go over the same area twice. If the rooms are square, the cleaning process can be split into four quadrant areas. Don’t use a lot of heat when you need to…
  • Cleaning Carpets Ideas – Trouble Getting Those Spots Out?

    Carper Cleaning
    28 Mar 2014 | 6:30 pm
    Clean carpets are a must in any home. If you want to hire a carpet cleaning company, try to find out exactly what they do and how they do it. This article will help you do just that. Make sure that you thoroughly understand the pricing structure for your professional carpet cleaning and be wary of cold calls. The reality is that room sizes can differ dramaticially. The pricing arrangement should reflect the actual amount of space cleaned. You should inquire about other services your carpet cleaning company provides. They can also clean furniture, so look into this if it is a service that you…
  • Carpet Cleaning Advice – Getting Your Carpet Clean As New

    Carper Cleaning
    22 Mar 2014 | 8:24 am
    Do you have carpets in your house that have bad stains that you can seem to make disappear? Some stains are impossible to remove with the products available to the homeowner. Professional carpet cleaners can help. This article will show you how a carpet cleaner can benefit you, and how to find a local cleaner that is reputable. Investigate the reputation of the carpet cleaning company before you hire them. There are many companies that are more reputable than others. Talk to your friends and family to get some references and also look for reviews online. This will give you the best chance of…
  • Fix Your Carpet Cleaning Problems Thanks To This Article

    Carper Cleaning
    21 Mar 2014 | 11:35 am
    A lot of people do not take the time to keep their carpet clean, mostly because they are not sure how to clean it. Many people believe carpet cleaning is complex; in reality, it is not. They could not be more wrong. The article that you’re about to read will help you to learn what you need to know about carpet cleaning. Before hiring a potential company to clean your carpets, it’s wise to research the reputation of this business. There are plenty of companies, and there are some more reputable and knowledgeable than others. Ask your family and friends if they can provide a…
  • Dirty Carpets? Learn All You Need To Know About Hiring A Carpet Cleaning Company With These Great Tips

    Carper Cleaning
    15 Mar 2014 | 7:02 am
    What really catches your eye when you walk into a room? If carpets are what you said, you may have an issue. You should realize that great carpets help improve your decor. If your carpets jump out at you as soon as you enter your home, you probably need to have them cleaned. Here are some things you can do to accomplish this. Just because carpet cleaners use some famous products doesn’t mean that they’re more reliable and experienced than other companies. Look to see that any company you use has the right certifications. Double check on your own, but also just ask them about their…
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    Strategies Online

  • Painting Secrets a Pro Wants to Share with You

    Erin Emanuel
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:47 am
    A seasoned painter has way more experience than an average homeowner or newbie painting service contractor. We have a few tricks up our sleeves and some unique basic techniques that make us better painters. But let me cut the suspense and share some tips that I have picked up, after having supervised both residential and commercial painting projects in Auckland for over a decade. If you are looking for tips to cut down painting time, you will sadly be disappointed. When we paint an average room, we take two to almost four days to finish the job. Painting walls, roofs or anything else is much…
  • The great benefits of using wall stickers and decals

    Erin Emanuel
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:14 am
    These days, the removable wall stickers are getting faster recognition in homes, private clinics, apartments and so on. On the other hand, the popularity of removable wall decals is fast developing because of its great aesthetic, cost effectiveness apart from easy application and purposefulness. Why they are so demanding across the globe? The foremost benefit of these wall stickers is affordability simply because they are designed removable. Have a realistic view Now if we compare the cost of these decorative items to traditional designing and decorative overheads including painting of a room…
  • Why should we build an Eco-Friendly House?

    Erin Emanuel
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:58 am
    Eco friendly means not harmful to the environment and eco homes are homes which are environment friendly. Nowadays people have more interest in building and buying eco-friendly homes, mainly because of the benefits it provides. People of today are well aware to keep the earth more and healthier and nourished, by not damagingits resources. Also the tremendous change in environmental and weather conditions increases the need for eco-friendly homes. Let’s look at some of the factors which lead people to build an eco-friendly home. Use of Natural Materials Eco-friendly homes are built with…
  • Time to Build Your Dream Home: Four Tips for making it Financially Possible

    Erin Emanuel
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:45 am
    Everyone has a certain home that he or she wishes to own someday. Perhaps your ultimate dream is to live in a beach house so that you can hear the ocean waves every morning. Maybe you want to stay cozy in a snow cabin during the winter months. Whatever your dream may be, it can be possible if you decide to build your own home. Building your own home may be a great way to save money and live in an amazing location. Here are three financing options that you can consider to make your dream home a reality. 1. Consider using a construction loan to build your dream home. You may want to apply for a…
  • Protecting Your Home: Top Ways of Preventing Nature Caused Damages to Your Home

    Erin Emanuel
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:35 am
    Many different forces of nature can damage a home. Some problems like earthquakes are localized to certain areas. Other problems like flooding and hurricanes are much more widespread. Homeowners can take several proven steps to prevent damage to a home from natural causes. Add a Sump Pump to the Basement Flooding is a problem that affects many homes across the country. A sump pump is a device installed in a basement that can move water out of the house as soon as it starts collecting. Sump pumps activate automatically. The pump usually sits in a below-grade well and connects to an outside…
 
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    Home Comfort Blog

  • Keeping Your Home’s Air Ventilation Clean

    Andrew Webb
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:05 am
    When you walk into your home, you may not always note if the air in your home is clean and fresh. A visitor may remark that your home either smells great, or smells poorly. If it’s the latter, then you may have a home ventilation issue to contend with. A poorly-ventilated home may also have contaminants that we cannot see affecting air quality. It’s considered part of the overall Indoor Air Quality (IAQ ) of a home or building’s interior space. Some research shows that indoor air can be up to 5 times more polluted than the air outside. A building or home can have excellent air quality,…
  • Product Spotlight: Home Comfort Zoning Products by Honeywell

    Andrew Webb
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:02 am
    In this Product Spotlight video, Andrew Webb, Business Development Manager at AC Pro, demonstrates the features and benefits of the Home Comfort Zoning System by Honeywell. Transcript: Hi this is Andrew with AC Pro and this is a product spotlight. You know with all the advances in technology in recent years, it’s easier than ever to be more comfortable in your home. Why don’t we step inside and let’s take a look. Let’s take a look at the zoning options available from Honeywell. First off, what is zoning? Well, zoning allows you to create individual comfort zones within your home for…
  • Home Automation Systems and Your Air Conditioner

    Andrew Webb
    10 Apr 2014 | 8:10 am
    Advancements in technology connecting the Internet and our mobile devices are transferring to real-life uses in our homes. Home automation systems, for example, give us the luxury of performing tasks remotely with few taps and swipes on our phones. We now can control functions like our home’s heating and cooling systems—anytime, anywhere—with our mobile devices. When used properly, home automation systems can help you save money on yearly utility bills, home insulation, air conditioning and more. Read on to find out more. Home Automation Explained Home automation is the process of…
  • Eco-Friendly Materials For Your Home

    Andrew Webb
    8 Apr 2014 | 8:31 am
    Using eco-friendly materials both inside and outside of the home is catching on as the recession’s woes ease. More Americans are finding extra money to upgrade and outfit their interior and exterior living spaces with environmentally friendly construction materials like bamboo and hemp to add to wood and glass. Much of this has to do with lessening a person’s carbon footprint or reducing energy output, while at the same time providing enhanced aesthetic appeal. From endeavors such as limiting the amount of electricity used to small updates like installing LED light bulbs, there are…
  • Over 100 Unlicensed Contractors Arrested

    Andrew Webb
    4 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    Last week, the Contractors State License Board arrested over 100 people who are suspected of operating without a contractor’s license. We strongly recommend you watch the following video before continuing with our post for today.Arrests Made In Statewide Sting Operation For Unlicensed Contractors Did you know you, according to the Contractors State License Board, homeowners could be held liable and even arrested for using an unlicensed contractor? It’s a sad yet true reality. In California and Nevada as well as any other state that requires licensing, hiring an unlicensed…
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    TriCounty Exteriors |

  • How To Extend The Lifespan Of Your Roof

    John
    18 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    What do all living human beings have in common? They all have to breathe. There will be no attempt here to try and prove that your roof is alive, but it does need to breathe. Proper home ventilation is a vital aspect of the design of your home. When done properly, It will significantly extend the life of your roof and make for a healthier environment inside, due to the reduction of mold and mildew which is a result of warm moist air not having a way to escape. Yet, attic ventilation is overlooked many times in new home construction. This is usually a result of the builder cutting costs. At…
  • Outdoor Patio Furniture Trends For 2014

    John
    14 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    Image via Wikimedia Commons As the weather starts to warm up more and more people are getting out their outdoor patio furniture or buying new furniture for their decks, patios and porches. Outdoor furniture is great for relaxing and entertaining guests and there are colors and prints to make everyone happy. If you are planning to buy new furniture this spring or want to give your old furniture a makeover, you may want to let one of the 2014 patio furniture trends inspire you. Furniture Pieces This season, outdoor sectionals and conversation sets are more popular than ever. These pieces are…
  • Enjoy spring on a new porch

    John
    11 Apr 2014 | 2:24 am
    More and more home owners are using their front porches for traditional outdoor purposes and enjoying the increased interaction this creates with their community.(Photo: Getty Images / iStockphoto) Outdoor living spaces are one of the most popular design trends of the past few years in both new home construction and remodeling, and it’s a trend that looks like it’s going to be around for many years to come. Judges for the recent Best in American Living Awards, an annual National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) competition, noted outdoor spaces as an essential design trend that has…
  • What’s up with those colorful roofs?

    John
    4 Apr 2014 | 2:38 am
    When a 2011 storm destroyed their black shingle roof, Carol and Ray Knoff of Vinton, Iowa, opted to replace it with a roof in vintage Victorian colors: a claylike red and gray. Victorian homes typically had red slate roofs, which weathered gray over time, so the blend worked, says Carol Knoff. “It took Vinton a while to like it,” she says, but the neighbors have since come around. The 1901 house is among several Victorians built when Vinton housed one of the world’s largest canneries. Many homeowners these days are shunning monotone roofs of brown, black and gray and perking things up…
  • Composite Decking For Your Outdoor Living Needs

    John
    24 Mar 2014 | 2:26 am
    When building any type of deck, the choice of decking materials is an important variable in the equation. In recent years, engineered wood products such as composite decking have become increasingly popular as an alternative to pressure-treated lumber. Manufactured from a mixture of plastic and wood, composite planking is a revolutionary building material that’s changing how homeowners look at deck construction. In many ways, it’s the ultimate solution to a wide array of problems associated with deck construction. The Advantages of Composite Decks Composite deck building materials…
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  • The Four Types Of Stain You Can Use For Your Cedar Siding

    Matt
    19 Apr 2014 | 7:02 am
    If your home’s exterior is made up of cedar siding, you should make it a point to stain it. Basically, staining helps protect your cedar siding against moisture, insects and harsh weather condition. In addition, it enhances the natural beauty of the lumber, which can greatly boost your home’s curb appeal. With all that in mind, it very essential for you to use a good wood stain for your cedar siding. Choosing the best stain for cedar siding, however, can be a tall order, especially if you are new to building woodworking projects. As you probably know, there are a number of stain brands…
  • Things You Should Know When Staining Your Cedar Siding

    Matt
    10 Apr 2014 | 4:40 am
    Adding a well-toned and warm cedar siding stain to your outdoor deck can greatly benefit you in a lot of different ways. With a cedar siding stain, you get to preserve the cedar’s natural oils. This, in turn, will keep the lumber safe from insects and fungi as well as give the siding a unique scent. Furthermore, staining can bring out the texture and depth of your property’s cedar siding, especially when you are using stains with wide range of shades and tones. Applying a stain to your cedar deck can be rather easy and simple, even for someone who has little to no experience in…
  • Things You Should Know About Wood Shed Siding Options

    Matt
    28 Mar 2014 | 5:23 am
    From fiber cement to galvanized steel, there are tons of shed siding options that a DIY woodworking enthusiast or a homebuilder can choose from. If you ask a dozen builders which type building is ideal for your shed, you’ll probably get twelve different answers. While their answers may vary, they will definitely agree that wood is one of the best and most popular shed sidings options today. If you are looking for the best shed siding options for your project, it would be ideal for you to go with the real stuff and forget the synthetic imitations. With wood as your shed siding, you get to…
  • How To Build A Cozy Cabin Without Spending A Fortune

    Matt
    21 Mar 2014 | 5:45 am
    A cozy cabin is a terrific project that will put your carpentry and construction skills to the test. While its design looks simple, a log cabin is a complex structure to build, even for a DIY handyman who has a great deal of experience in building cabinets and other woodworking projects. But with the right materials and planning, a log cabin can become a relatively inexpensive, easy and quick construction project. To build a cabin, first you need to choose a site on which you would like to build your log cabin. In this case, the site must be level as well as free from clay and rocks.
  • How To Buy A Good And Affordable Siding Material

    Matt
    11 Mar 2014 | 10:39 pm
    Refinishing your home’s siding exterior can be an exhausting, costly, and time-consuming endeavor, especially if it is your first time doing it. With so many siding options available today, it can be a bit overwhelming for anyone to find an ideal siding material for his or her property. But luckily, you can simplify the entire process by taking note of these tips and suggestions: Set a budget When looking for a siding material for your home, the first thing you have to do is to set a budget for your home refinishing project. Basically, your budget will become your main constraint, as you…
 
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    Green T Pest Control

  • Preventing Pests in Your Home this Spring

    admin
    3 Apr 2014 | 9:34 am
    The spring season has finally descended on the Chicago area with outdoor life starting to stir once again.  However, this also means that common household pests are coming out of their overwintering sites to look for food and water which may lead them inside your home.  It is recommended that as the weather gets warmer, homeowners should pest proof their homes inside and out to avoid unwanted infestations.  By following these pest proofing tips, you can keep common pests such as ants, roaches, termites, stinging insects, and many others from invading your home. Pest proofing should occur…
  • Checking your Home for Termites this Spring

    admin
    13 Mar 2014 | 12:54 pm
    Termites are a potential threat to homes all across America and they cause much of their damage in silence because signs of their presence are not always visible.  As the spring season nears, it is important for homeowners to be able to identify termite infestations and their warning signs to take action before they cause extensive damage.  It is estimated that termites cause over $5 billion worth of damage per year in the U.S. which makes it important to identify them as quickly as possible. There are more than 2500 species of termites in existence worldwide with subterranean and drywood…
  • It’s the Time of Year for Camel Crickets

    admin
    20 Feb 2014 | 3:25 pm
    The winter is finally showing signs of slowing down with the spring season quickly approaching and while many of us are happy about the milder temperatures, we should also be weary of pests that start appearing as a result.  One common pest that invades homes during the change in seasons is the camel cricket.  These types of crickets are found all over the United States and they can cause several problems in and around the home.  The following is a guide for identifying camel crickets with a few tips for keeping them out of your home. Camel crickets look similar to other cricket species…
  • Firewood Pests

    admin
    14 Jan 2014 | 1:04 pm
    The Chicago area is experiencing one of the coldest winters in years and many area residents are staying warm anyway they can.  Fireplaces provide homes with extra warmth and are perfect for use in extreme winter conditions such as the polar vortex.  However, as more homeowners are using their fireplaces to help warm their homes, they could be bringing pests inside that are harbored in their fire wood.  It is important for homeowners to inspect their firewood before bringing it inside to check for wood-destroying pests such as termites and carpenter ants as well as other insects that could…
  • Widespread Rodent Problems in America

    admin
    7 Jan 2014 | 9:09 am
    Throughout every season of the year, American homes in all areas of the country are vulnerable to infestations from various pests but few are as widespread and as common as small rodents such as rats and mice.  According to a recent online survey conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), over 29 percent of American homes have had a rodent infestation at one time or another.  The data gathered from this survey was presented by the NPMA as an infographic to make Americans aware of how widespread rodent infestations are and help them prevent…
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    Green T Carpet Cleaning

  • Why Regular Carpet Cleaning is Beneficial

    greenadmin
    8 Apr 2014 | 9:11 am
    Very few furnishings around the home experience as much day-to-day contact as the carpet and as a result, the carpet collects dirt and other debris that may build up over time.  As this debris accumulates within the carpet fibers, it can cause the carpet to start deteriorating and even create an unhealthy environment within your home.  It is important to regularly clean your carpet by vacuuming at least once a week and having it professionally cleaned at least once a year to eliminate this dirt buildup.  Maintaining your carpet on a regular basis will greatly extend its life and help…
  • Effective Upholstery Cleaning Tips

    greenadmin
    10 Mar 2014 | 2:39 pm
    The upholstery on your furniture experiences more direct contact with people than any other home furnishing and as a result, it should be cleaned quite often.  Dirt and other allergens that get trapped in the upholstery could lead to mold formation and abrasive soil particles can cause damage directly to the fabric.  It is important for homeowners to keep their upholstery well maintained to preserve the life of the fabric and make sure that the furniture is healthy for you and your family to use.  The following tips will help you keep your furniture and upholstery properly maintained.
  • Tile and Grout Cleaning Pointers for Homeowners

    greenadmin
    6 Feb 2014 | 3:45 pm
    The bathrooms and kitchens of most homes often feature tile and grout for the floors and walls  because it is a very stylish option and its durability is ideal for use in these rooms.  Tile walls and floors are also pretty low maintenance as they can typically be cleaned with common household cleaners and a damp cloth or mop. However, there may be instances in which the tile and grout require a deeper clean than just simply wiping it down with a cloth.  The moisture of a kitchen or bathroom leaves tile and grout susceptible to mold and mildew as well as staining.  The following tips will…
  • Care Tips for Oriental Rugs

    greenadmin
    20 Jan 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Rugs are a very common floor covering that can be used throughout a home and the right rug can really enhance the look of a room.  Oriental rugs are an especially popular choice because of their beauty, durability, and versatility in style, yet they must be properly maintained in order to maximize their longevity.  Professional carpet cleaning companies such as Green T offer cleaning services for all types of rugs, but they should also be maintained between professional cleanings.  The following are guidelines for providing proper care for your oriental rug. Vacuum The most important step…
  • Treating Common Stains on Natural and Synthetic Carpet

    greenadmin
    6 Jan 2014 | 12:53 pm
    The number one enemy to any type of carpet is stains and when a stain occurs, it is crucial that you act immediately to remove it.  There are many ways to remove stains yourself using common household items but the type of carpet you own may determine which materials and methods are the best to use when removing a stain.  This post explains the best ways to eliminate dirt and food stains from natural fiber rugs and carpet as well as those made from synthetic fiber. Dirt Dirt is the most common type of stain to find its way on household furnishings, especially carpeting, and it seems like no…
 
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    Jane's Best Vacuums

  • Eureka 3670G Mighty Mite Canister Vacuum Review

    Jane McCafferty
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:12 pm
    The Eureka 3670G Mighty Mite Canister vacuum has been reviewed by nearly 1,000 customers on Amazon, averaging a customer rating of 4.22 stars out of 5. It retails for around $57, and is one of the best vacuums for pet hair that you can purchase today. Eureka 3670G Mighty Mite Canister Vacuum Cleaner Features The Eureka 3670G Mighty Mite is a canister vacuum that is ideal for quick and efficient cleaning either in your home or for your car. It has a lightweight design and is powered by a  12 amp motor to safely and completely cleans bare-floor surfaces and any pet hair around the home. It…
  • Hoover Linx Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner Review

    Jane McCafferty
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:28 pm
    The Hoover Linx Cordless Stick vacuum has been reviewed by more than a whopping 3,100 customers on Amazon, averaging a customer rating of 4.34 stars out of 5. It retails for around $189, and is one of the best pet vacuums that you can purchase today. Hoover Linx Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner Features The Hoover Linx Cordless Stick vacuum is a Cordless and bagless stick vacuum cleaner that features Hoover’s WindTunnel Technology. It sports an interchangeable 18-volt Lithium Ion battery and auto height adjustment. Its motorized power brush turns off with a flip of a switch for hardwood…
  • Hoover Platinum LINX BH50030 Review

    Jane McCafferty
    14 Apr 2014 | 4:35 pm
    The Hoover Platinum LINX BH50030 has been reviewed by nearly 275 customers on Amazon, averaging a customer rating of 4.22 stars out of 5. It retails for around $170, and is one of the best pet hair vacuums that you can purchase today. Hoover Platinum LINX BH50030 Features The Hoover Platinum LINX BH50030 is a compact, lightweight, cordless handheld vacuum that excels at cleaning up pet hair around all areas of the home. It features a Pet Upholstery Tool that offers a three blade design for pet hair pick-up. The Platinum LINX vacuum offers a Lithium-Ion interchangeable battery that…
  • Bissell Pet Hair Eraser 33A1 Review

    Jane McCafferty
    12 Apr 2014 | 1:39 pm
    The Bissell Pet Hair Eraser 33A1 vacuum has been reviewed by more than 1,100 customers on Amazon, averaging a customer rating of 4.38 stars out of 5. It retails for around $25, and is both one of the best hardwood floor handheld vacuums  and pet hair vacuums available today. Bissell Pet Hair Eraser 33A1 Features The Bissell Pet Hair Eraser 33A1 is the low-end price-point option if you want to tackle your pet hair problems on hardwood floors without shelling out a lot of money. It will run you around $25 on Amazon, and boasts a couple of nice features. It’s a handheld vacuum, so it’s…
  • Miele S2121 Olympus Review

    Jane McCafferty
    9 Apr 2014 | 3:23 pm
    The Miele S2121 Olympus canister vacuum has been reviewed by more than 450 customers on Amazon, averaging a customer rating of 4.39 stars out of 5. It retails for around $330, and is one of the best hardwood floor vacuums available today. Miele S2121 Olympus Features The Miele S2121 Olympus is a canister vacuum that boasts a six-stage suction that is easily adjustable on a rotary dial so you can select whichever power level you find necessary. Its telescopic, stainless steel wand has an operating radius of 29.5 feet for effortless reach to hard-to-reach areas such as curtains and…
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    Protect Your Home

  • Infographic: The Top 10 DIY Home Security Projects

    Admin
    10 Apr 2014 | 9:07 am
    As technology has advanced throughout the ages, so has home security. We now have access to home automation systems, which we can monitor remotely from our mobile device, tablet, or desktop, and security systems in homes are commonplace. While all of these technological advances are beneficial, some of the simplest methods for hiding your valuables... Read more »
  • 5 Great Smart Home Technology Innovations

    Mike Ball
    10 Mar 2014 | 9:03 pm
    A century and a half ago, the World’s Fair offered a compelling glimpse into what our lives would look like in the 2000s, and while flying cars have not yet come to pass, the technology that has would leave even the most fanciful imaginations of the 1850s in awe. Ubiquitous home monitoring and automation have... Read more »
  • Home Invasion Checklist: The Steps You Need To Take After A Break-In

    Mike Ball
    9 Mar 2014 | 8:59 pm
    Whether we like it or not, disaster can strike, but some of the worst disasters are man-made, not naturally induced. A burglary is a traumatic event in the life of any homeowner, but few know how to process the events or proceed with recovery. In times of dire need, a little knowledge will go a... Read more »
  • The Future of Home Security Technology

    Mike Ball
    5 Mar 2014 | 11:23 pm
    Burglars are always on the move, learning the latest in security technology in order to get a leg up on the common man. It’s an unfortunate reality, but those who currently help keep our homes safe are hard at work on the next revolution that’ll help safeguard you and yours. From smartphones to biometrics, security... Read more »
  • Should You Invest In a Nanny Cam To Keep Your Belongings Safe?

    Mike Ball
    3 Mar 2014 | 11:22 pm
    Allowing a stranger into our homes is a troubling prospect. Even if that person is in our employ, putting our valuables, and especially our children, at their disposal means taking a risk. In this way, a nanny cam is much like a home security system: even if we trust our neighbors, a level of verification... Read more »
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    Home Value Digest

  • 8 Cool Attic Playrooms For Kids of Every Age

    admin
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:07 pm
    Many people use their attics for storage, but the space can be used for so much more. More and more often people are remodeling their attics and turning this area into a spare bedroom, office, workroom, or playroom for the kids. An attic playroom is the ideal way to use the space, and here are some cool attic playrooms that will get your mind thinking about all the great things you can do with the space in your attic. Source: Architectureartdesigns.com 1. Bright and Airy This attic playroom is bright and airy. There is plenty of space for running around, and also comfortable couches for…
  • Why Buy the Bar When You Could Bring It to Your Basement?

    admin
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:21 am
    Many homes nowadays are built with an unfinished basement. This allows the owners to customize a part of the home to fit their unique needs. What could be better than putting a bar in the basement. Take a look at some of these stunning basement bars and begin planning your basement remodeling project. Source: Hgtvremodels.com Italian Style Bar This Italian style bar is reminiscent of a bistro in Venice. The brickwork gives it a warm, classical feel while the stools are distinctly modern. This clash of styles makes this bar a unique and eclectic mix. Nothing would be better than relaxing and…
  • 4 Easy DIY Home Improvement Tricks to Keep Money In Your Wallet

    admin
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:02 am
    Setting up a system for organization and then sticking to it is no easy task, especially if your home does not have much room for storage. One way to solve this problem is to create your own storage areas. Not only will this make it easier to put things away, but it will also help to make your organizational system more tailored to you and your needs. Check out some of these easy DIY home organization ideas. Source: DIYnetwork.com 1. Create your own baby changing table Keeping everything organized for a baby is almost impossible, but this creative baby changing table does the job. Inset…
  • 5 Simple Storage Tricks for a Kids Bedroom

    admin
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:25 am
    Every parent knows that organizing a kids bedroom is a challenge. There are countless toys to put away, and a wardrobe that changes all of the time since kids grow so fast. This means that trying to find space for everything is almost impossible. With some clever tricks, however, you can easily organize your kids’ rooms so that they not only look great, but also function better as a space. Source: Bhg.com 1. Hidden bins Sometimes cleaning up a kids room is as simple as piling everything into a bin to be put away. Of course, then you have the issue of the bins not having a place to go.
  • 3 Secret Passage Bookshelves You’ll Find in Batman’s Home

    admin
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:12 am
    Who hasn’t dreamt of finding a secret passage in their home? For some very lucky and creative people, this dream is a reality. More and more people are adding secret room into their homes when they remodel, and one of the most popular and classic ways to do this is by hiding a room or space behind a bookshelf. Bookshelves are perfect for turning into doors and creating secret spaces. One of the best things about using bookshelves as secret doors is that you get extra space while still being fun and creative. Not only do you get to reveal a whole room that was previously hidden, but you get…
 
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    Best Maids

  • How to Clean your Copper Cookware

    Paul Cook
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:03 am
    In most of the kitchens, copper pans are used as important kitchenware while in others they are kept to enhance the look of the kitchen. Cooper is extremely toxic and it can show reaction when exposed to the food items which are cooked in it. When used for the purpose of cooking, there are some important precautions which need to be followed in the cleaning process. Here are some effective techniques to keep your cooper cookware clean in most effective and safer ways - No matter what kind of cooper cookware you are using, it is always recommended to wash it immediately after cooking. Try to…
  • Bicycle Cleaning Tips

    Paul Cook
    7 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    When you run on pedal power of bicycle instead of gas power, you definitely need to put some extra efforts to drive yourself to the destination. Apart from this, there are some important things you have to look after in order to maintain your bicycle in proper condition. Here are some vital bicycle cleaning tips which will help to keep your bicycle’s spokes constantly whistling while moving its key components smooth. Use proper cleaning tools: If you have right kind of tools in hand, you can definitely utilize them in effective way during your bicycle cleaning program. Lint free rags,…
  • Uses for Salt Inside and Outside of your Home

    Paul Cook
    26 Mar 2014 | 10:46 pm
    Salt is considered as a natural preservative as it restricts the growth of yeast, bacteria and mold in your home. Because of its no-toxic property, it can be used in several different ways in both inside as well as outside part of your home. Salt alone has a capability to clean different items in your house. But in several different cases, it works more efficiently when you add lemon juice or vinegar solution to it. Go through following points to know about how salt can keep both inside and outside part of your home clean. • You can make a paste of salt along with vinegar solution and…
  • A Comprehensive Guide on Upholstery Cleaning

    Paul Cook
    19 Mar 2014 | 10:42 pm
    Furnishing items look impressive when you purchase them at first instant – everything looks extremely clean and bright. But over the period of time, your home upholstery starts picking up grime which make it appear extremely monotonous and weary. Here are some effective upholstery cleaning tactics which will not only boost the life of your furniture but it can also add lot of finishing to it. • Don’t expose your furniture to direct sunlight. As sunlight may fade the quality of your furniture fabric which will eventually affect its life. Try to turn loose the cushions of your…
  • How to Clean Vinyl Windows

    Paul Cook
    12 Mar 2014 | 10:39 pm
    Vinyl windows are extremely popular among most of the homeowners as they are very easy to maintain. When it comes to cleaning, they can be easily slid out from their frames. However, they are more likely to suffer from scratches if proper cleaning solutions are not used in the cleaning process. Go through following list of useful tips which will help you to clean vinyl windows of your home in most effective way. • Wash windows with the help of soft cloth and mild detergent. Don’t clean vinyl windows with a washer of high pressure. The high pressure of spray may damage the caulking…
 
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    Home Decor In Bangalore

  • Bling It On! A Touch of Sparkle To Your Home

    Henna Kalro
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:56 am
    Bling is in. No escaping it. Occasions and events require a touch of bling to bring out their import. The bling factor can extend from your personal attire and accessories to your home and more specifically to your dining table when it is a dinner or lunch!   You can go all out and include a lot of blingy, sequenced or shiny stuff to create a whole look. Sequenced or fringed curtains, cusion covers etc to all the different elements on the table! Table settings can have a touch of co-ordinated bling. This look will work well for a dinner, under not-too-harsh lights. The danger is in going…
  • All you need to know about Towels.

    Henna Kalro
    13 Apr 2014 | 11:43 pm
    Did you know May 25th is celebrated as Towel Day? I am serious! Apparently, it’s a dedication to author Douglas Adams in memory of his life-changing best seller ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy!  Chapter three describes the psychological and practical advantage of a traveller carrying a towel! Personally and in a more Indian context, the celebrity connection would be Salman Khan  (Oh Oh Jaane Jaana) and Saaawariya Ranbir Kapoor! Towels are a very important part of our grooming and bath rituals and the hardest working garment in use! How much thought do you put into selecting…
  • 7 Easy Steps To Make Your Bedroom Shout Romance!

    Henna Kalro
    10 Apr 2014 | 11:03 pm
    This one is gonna be a little more risqué than the previous blogs! The topic warrants that! Colour Me Love The first thing that popped into your head when you read the title was the colour red right?? You are on the right track but lets get a little less clichéd? Red is the obvious colour of passion and all things lusty, but the correct shade of pink (not too girly, but deeper and more solid) can work just as well! Have you tried black? Works brilliantly in making the bed the focal point of the room. And that is the aim right? Feels So Good The fabric of the sheets is also absolutely…
  • 4 Quick Ways To Dress Your Home In Denim!

    Henna Kalro
    6 Apr 2014 | 10:24 pm
    Denim is an all-season, all-weather fabric. It’s almost like a second skin to a lot of us. While some may avoid it in summer, there is no reason you can’t introduce it into your soft furnishings at home! The Denim look in home décor is very unconventional. It is a more rustic, countryside one. It also goes very well with a minimalistic, casual but contemporary look. Used smartly, Denim goes with just about everything and can be dressed up or dressed down. (Think your pair of jeans!) Loom has just introduced a denim line in table accessories. We have chosen the indigo denim colour since…
  • Things to do for Spring Summer in Bangalore

    Henna Kalro
    28 Mar 2014 | 2:33 am
    So, in India we don’t really enjoy the season Spring. What we do have is a Winter that goes from brrrr cold to pleasantly cool, followed by a not too hot to a too hot to handle summer followed by the monsoons. This stage of not too hot to handle can pass off as our Spring. Especially in Bengaluru, what with the lovely breezes we enjoy in March. So let’s do some things people do in Spring!  Spring clean the house! Clear the clutter!  Pack away the woollies and knits!  Get the bicycles out!  Bring out hats, caps, and shorts!  Load up on naryal paani (coconut water) and nimbu…
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    Green Deal Central News

  • Clean energy market hots up as UK launches world first Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)

    Louise Whittland
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:20 am
    The domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is the world’s first long-term financial support programme for renewable heat, and it was launched in the UK domestic housing market last week. The RHI scheme offers homeowners payments to offset the cost of installing low carbon systems in their properties and is offered by Green Deal Providers. “This is the first scheme of its kind in the world – showing yet again that the UK is leading the way in the clean energy sector,” comments Minister for Energy Greg Barker following the announcement. Whilst this is a win-win situation for homeowners…
  • Green Deal reform to boost uptake, industry expert report reveals

    Emily Taylor
    3 Apr 2014 | 2:47 am
    An industry leader survey released in March reveals “six-point” plan to give a Spring boost flagship housing energy efficiency scheme the Green Deal. The Green Deal is the Government’s flagship energy efficiency scheme driving a nationwide retrofit programme, to help crack down on fuel poverty in the UK . There are also ambitious plans for the Green Deal to substantially cut the country’s growing housing carbon footprint. And according to last month figures, alongwith the Energy Company Obligation (ECO), the Green Deal programme of energy efficiency advice and retrofitting helped…
  • Record high for Green Deal Assessments logged

    Emily Taylor
    2 Apr 2014 | 1:16 pm
    Boost in Green Deal Assessment’s and Energy Company Obligation (ECO) activity means Government is set to meet targets for reducing heat loss in UK homes. “The Government is halfway to achieving a million warmer, more energy efficient homes by April 2015,” according to the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC). The Green Deal and partnering Energy Company Obligation (ECO) have helped 517,000 households improve their homes to make them more energy efficient, latest DECC figures reveal. And this is over half way to the government’s target of one million homes being upgraded…
  • The Green Deal and “green” quantitative easing

    Emily Taylor
    31 Mar 2014 | 2:00 am
    Whilst the Green Deal, offering pay-as-you-save lending and expert advice to households making vital energy efficiency improvements, is offering its own ‘green easing’ to housings, the Bank of England could be set to invest in low carbon infrastructure too. Mark Carney, the governor of the Bank of England, has hinted in the Financial Time (FT) this month that his institution could invest a programme of “Green Quantitative Easing”. The aforementioned Green Deal is a different type of unique “green finance” which is currently already available. It is the UK Government’s…
  • Commitment to decarbonisation, confirms 2014 budget

    Emily Taylor
    25 Mar 2014 | 1:54 am
    Government remains committed to overall decarbonisation plan, reveals the Chancellor in the 2014 budget speech. A major tool in the Government’s low-energy arsenal is the Green Deal scheme, which gives UK households advice and financial support for vitally needed energy efficiency improvements. Over xx Green Deal Plans are now live and protecting households from the harmful ongoing trend of rising energy bills. Households with a Green Deal Plan are ready to ride the storm and have future-proofed themselves from fluctuating global carbon markets, as was also mentioned in the Chancellors…
 
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    Painters in Indianapolis from Greenwood to Fishers IN

  • Can I Use Self Priming 2 in 1 Paint On New Drywall

    Grant Barnard
    27 Mar 2014 | 7:25 pm
    Using self priming paint is certainly not the best idea but it can be done in a pinch. However, don’t expect the best results. In need of an Indianapolis painter? Grants Painting is in Indianapolis and ready to help you with your… Read more › The post Can I Use Self Priming 2 in 1 Paint On New Drywall appeared first on Painters in Indianapolis from Greenwood to Fishers IN.
  • What Type Of Caulk To Use – And Why

    Grant Barnard
    27 Feb 2014 | 10:10 am
    There are many different types of caulk that are available. Some are listed by use, while others are listed by type. All of them have crazy guarantees that tout 45 or even 60 years! No caulk will last you 60… Read more › The post What Type Of Caulk To Use – And Why appeared first on Painters in Indianapolis from Greenwood to Fishers IN.
  • Contractors Extra Charges Fair? What Should Be An Extra Charge

    Grant Barnard
    1 Feb 2014 | 11:26 pm
    Extra charges from contractors, typically called change orders, are a big issue between homeowners and the contractors that they trust to do the work on their home. Some extra expenses are warranted IF there are unforeseen circumstances. However the issue… Read more › The post Contractors Extra Charges Fair? What Should Be An Extra Charge appeared first on Painters in Indianapolis from Greenwood to Fishers IN.
  • Average Cost Of Exterior Painting

    Grant Barnard
    9 Jan 2014 | 10:13 pm
    Exterior painters all charge different amounts for exterior home painting. The variance in exterior painting quotes is not always based on the actual cost of the painters labor and the paint products. We figured these numbers on a two coat… Read more › The post Average Cost Of Exterior Painting appeared first on Painters in Indianapolis from Greenwood to Fishers IN.
  • Average Cost Of Interior Painting

    Grant Barnard
    7 Jan 2014 | 11:48 pm
    Interior painting costs varies between different painters. While some painters are more expensive due to a higher overhead, others are just simply higher priced just because. Some interior painters have lower costs due to efficiency and/or quality planning and good… Read more › The post Average Cost Of Interior Painting appeared first on Painters in Indianapolis from Greenwood to Fishers IN.
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    Precision Carpet & Upholstery Care

  • 4 Ways to Keep Your Furniture Looking Its Best

    Precision Carpet & Upholstery Care
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:20 am
    There is nothing quite like bringing home a piece of new furniture to spruce up your home’s look. Whether it is a new sofa, chair, or foot stool, new furniture makes an outdated room look new again. To keep that new sofa or chair always looking its best, there are four tips you should follow […]
  • Hiring a Professional Carpet Cleaning Company

    Precision Carpet & Upholstery Care
    2 Apr 2014 | 5:36 pm
    If you have carpet in your home, it’s a good bet that it needs cleaned. Even with weekly vacuuming, most carpets can trap and hold not only dirt but allergens that your vacuum will never reach. The best way to keep your home clean and your family healthy is with a professional carpet cleaning. Remove […]
  • Spring Carpet Cleaning Tips

    Precision Carpet & Upholstery Care
    12 Mar 2014 | 8:19 am
    It’s that time of year again, spring cleaning! Every season when the weather finally breaks, homeowners are excited to air out their house and perform a thorough cleaning. Unfortunately, proper rug and carpet cleaning is often overlooked or avoided by homeowners during the spring cleaning process. Whether you avoid this chore due to the back-breaking […]
  • Tips On Buying A Home With Water Damage

    Precision Carpet & Upholstery Care
    30 Jan 2014 | 11:09 am
    Should You Buy A House with Water Damage? Buying a house with water damage can be a risky investment, but knowing what precautions to take helps limit your potential loss. The presence of water problems does not always mean that the property is undesirable or that the deal is unworkable. Purchasing a water damaged property […]
  • Carpet Cleaning Tips to Keep Your Family Healthy

    Precision Carpet & Upholstery Care
    6 Jan 2014 | 2:08 pm
    Proper Carpet Cleaning Carpets are a fertile breeding ground for dust and other allergens like fungi, mold and dust mites. Though some families avoid carpet because they don’t want their kids to inhale dirty air particles, proper carpet cleaning alleviates many of these dangers. Clean carpets also look better, smell better and last longer than […]
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    Remodeling Cost Calculator

  • 25 Facts about Windows Energy Efficiency

    Leo B
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:41 am
    Choosing windows for a home can be a complicated task because there are a number of factors that need to be considered to find a perfect balance between style, quality of materials, durability, maintenance, energy efficiency and price. Energy efficiency of windows is a very important consideration that needs to be researched before purchasing a window product. Depending on the energy efficiency of your windows you will either be loosing or saving money throughout the year. Another important factor is the environment- by choosing energy efficient windows, you can contribute your part to saving…
  • Benefits of Energy Efficient Windows

    Leo B
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:43 am
    Are you looking to replace your old windows or install new ones and are not sure which product to choose? Today, homeowners have the luxury of choosing from a wide variety of window styles, shapes, sizes and materials that fit any budget. One important thing that you need to keep in mind when shopping for windows is that regardless of what product you choose, it should be energy efficient. These windows are not only environmentally friendly, but will also save you money during the heating and cooling seasons, while improving the comfort of your home. Understanding energy efficiency and its…
  • Roof Replacement Calculator

    Leo B
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:35 am
    While a roof does not have a high “resale value”, if it is leaking, you gotta replace it (or repair it, but that is only a temporary solution). If you don’t, it will cost you dearly. This calculator will help you estimate roof replacement cost, including materials and labor by a qualified, licensed and insured contractor. You can also input your location to get a more accurate “local” price. The best thing – unlike most other “similar” tools, you do not need to provide any personal information – just enter your house ground dimensions,…
  • Home Depot vs Lowe’s – Price Matching

    Leo B
    14 Apr 2014 | 5:59 pm
    As you know, most big stores have a “price matching” policy, and so do Home Depot and Lowe’s. But the catch here is that these two (as well as most other stores), carry different brands or the same brands with different SKU’s, so that when you do find the same or very similar item, they compare the SKUs and decline the price match. So here is what happened to me. In 2013, I was remodeling my second floor apartment, after the tenants moved out. I went to Lowe’s (as it’s the closest home improvement store to me), and found this $119 Aqua Source Dual Flush…
  • DIY Bathroom Shower Valve Replacement

    Leo B
    11 Apr 2014 | 11:57 am
    Sometimes when “remodeling” a bathroom, you want to leave most fixtures intact, unless they are broken or are in poor shape. It’s costly and time consuming to change plumbing / electrical fixtures, and many homeowners are unable or should not do it themselves. Here is what happened to me: I was replacing shower liners, and the old valve handle was frozen to the valve – I could not remove it. So I used Sawzall to cut it in half and finally took it off. So now, I had access to the valve, and could install the wall liner. But, I noticed a small drip from the valve. I…
 
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