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Chipped Floors? 4 Steps To Fix Small Cracks In Your Tiled Flooring

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Tiled flooring looks good if maintained well and can last for a long time, but small chips and cracks will cause your floor surfaces to look unsightly and shabby. Replacing a tile or a whole set of tiles may seem expensive, especially when a simple fix is possible for the do-it-yourself homeowner. This guide will help you undertake simple steps to fix small cracks in your tiled flooring. Gather Your Crack Repair Materials Read More»

Basic Plumbing Supplies Every Homeowner Should Have

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There is nothing worse than dealing with a plumbing emergency but having to wait for your emergency plumber to make their way to your residence. Unfortunately, plumbing systems are quite intricate and they tend to succumb to wear and tear over time. As such, it is not unusual to find yourself needing to repair a component relating to your plumbing at one time or another. To make these situations less stressful, it would be best to have some basic plumbing supplies in your home. Read More»

Painting The Nursery: Two Tips To Make Sure You Don't Overdo It

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Getting the nursery ready for your first baby is such an exciting time. Putting together the new furniture, deciding on a theme and getting sucked into decorating the room is a lot of fun. However, all pregnancies have good days and bad, so it is important you take care not to over-exert yourself while you are getting this room ready for the new arrival. Keep these points in mind before you pull out your painting clothes so you can be sure the room gets prepared without putting your body under extra pressure. Read More»

How to Prevent Gearbox Problems as You Change Lubricants

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Heavy machinery gearboxes carry heavy loads and work for long hours. This can predispose them to developing problems if the process of changing lubricants isn’t well managed. This article discusses some useful tips that will help you to preserve the condition of the heavy machinery gearbox as you change the lubricant. Avoid Solvent Flushing Compounds Some people use gearbox-flushing compounds to remove any trace of the degraded lubricant that they are replacing. Read More»

Put A Lid On It: Choosing Moisture Resistant Materials For Your Shower Ceiling

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Damp, mould and mildew are the eternal nemeses of any bathroom, and no part of your bathroom is more vulnerable to the deleterious effects of excessive moisture than your shower ceiling. Showers produce large amounts of airborne moisture which can quickly leave an unsuitable shower ceiling damp and mouldy—to make matters worse, shower stalls, shower curtains and splash guards all act as barriers to contain this moisture and reduce air circulation. Read More»

Reducing stress when building a house

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Building a new house can be a stressful event, as there is so much riding on the outcome. You want to get into the new house as quickly as possible to limit the time and expense of living somewhere else, but you still want the house to turn out perfectly. Here are some things you can do help make this time a little less stressful.  Schedule some time with the building supervisor Read More»

What to Consider Before You Rent a Bobcat for Home Use

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Renting a bobcat can mean being able to manage your own excavation for a new well, underground water tank, septic tank, and the like. Many places rent bobcats; you may even be able to get one from a local hardware or home improvement store. They’re also somewhat easy to use and easy to manage, even if you’ve never had training for such equipment before. However, consider a few things before you rent a bobcat, so you know you’re making the right choice and will know how to handle it properly. Read More»

House Demolition: Simple Tips on Mitigating Potential Liability

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Demolition is a critical process if you are planning on building a new house in place of your old one. You can also perform partial destruction during major renovations. There are different demolition methods that you can select for your project. The common options are mechanical demolition and deconstruction. Basically, the former involves using heavy machinery like crane and wrecking ball, bulldozers and pusher arm equipment for the destruction process. On the other hand, deconstruction involves systematic disassembly of the structure using handheld tools. Read More»

4 Tips for Landscaping Your Commercial Property

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If you have commercial property, it is important that you present the property in an attractive way. This begins with how you landscape it. Here are some tips for landscaping your commercial property. Plant Low-Maintenance Lawn One thing to keep in mind is that not only do you want an attractive and appealing landscaping design, but you also want something that is low-maintenance. Even if you have a professional landscaper to maintain the lawn and plants, you don’t want to deal with constant watering, fertilizing, and taking care of dead spots. Read More»

Why It's Best to Call an Electrical Contractor for All Residential Electrical Jobs

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As a homeowner, you may be eager to tackle as many home repair and updating jobs as you can on your own, so you can save money and avoid the hassle of calling around to different contractors. While you may be able to hang drywall or put down floor tile by yourself, there are some very good reasons to always call an electrical contractor when the work involves wiring of any sort. Read More»