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Comparing Solid and Engineered Bamboo Flooring

Posted by on Jun 17, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Comparing Solid and Engineered Bamboo Flooring

Bamboo flooring is an alternative to traditional hardwood flooring that provides an environmentally sustainable flooring option coupled with a natural aesthetic. Bamboo flooring can be broadly categorized into two types: solid and engineered. Both types of bamboo flooring are constructed in different ways and as such offer different benefits over each other. Understanding the differences between solid and engineered hardwood flooring can help you decide which one is the best fit for your home’s flooring needs. Solid Bamboo Flooring...

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How To Fix Outdoor Water Supply Issues

Posted by on May 27, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How To Fix Outdoor Water Supply Issues

After a cold Canadian winter, it’s nice to begin planning a garden. However, if your outdoor water supply pipe wasn’t drained and the hose wasn’t removed before freezing occurred, you may be facing a leak from your supply pipe or your outdoor bib (faucet). Either of these can be repaired if the leak is not too severe, but if the supply pipe has burst, or if it leaking from inside a wall, you may need to call a plumbing services company. Repairing a leaking pipe If the supply pipe to your outdoor pipe is leaking, you have a...

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Why Excess Basement Moisture Is A Big Deal–And What To Do When You See It

Posted by on May 14, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Why Excess Basement Moisture Is A Big Deal–And What To Do When You See It

Water, despite being crucial to sustaining life and a mostly harmless presence, can also do a great deal of harm in more ways than you can think of. You may notice condensation on your basement windows and think nothing of it, but what you’re looking at may be the potential cause of severe structural damage to your home and the potential fungal infection in an unsuspecting residence. Or perhaps you dislike damp basements for no other reason than not being able to store belongings down there without them growing mold soon after. You may...

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3 Areas to Add Insulation in Your Home for Increased Energy Efficiency

Posted by on May 8, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you’re tired of seeing your energy bills constantly on the rise, then it might be time to re-assess your home’s overall energy efficiency. While upgrading to more efficient appliances can help reduce costs, one of the best things you can do is to add more insulation to your home. And there are a few areas you may want to insulate that many homeowners tend to overlook. Around Duct Work More than likely, there’s an extensive system of duct work that carries hot and cold air from your furnace or air conditioning unit to the...

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How To Maintain A Window Air Conditioner

Posted by on May 1, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Window air conditioners are small, affordable, and easy to install. They also need to be maintained on a regular basis in order to continue running smoothly. These tips will help you take good care of your air conditioner so it works when you need it. Clean the Inside of the Unit The first thing you need to do when maintaining your window air conditioner is to clean the inside of it. This will involve removing the air conditioner cover. Turn off the unit and make sure it is unplugged. Go outside to where the outside part of the window air...

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Preparing Your Home for Your Elderly Parent: What You Should Know

Posted by on Apr 14, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

When your parent begins to age and have difficulty moving around their home and taking care of themselves, you have several options to consider. But rather than let your parent continue to struggle alone at home or move them into an unfamiliar and expensive nursing home facility, you and your parent decide that they should move in with you. However, your home is not necessarily prepared to accommodate a person struggling with their mobility. As such, a bit of home remodeling will be in order to prepare your home for the big move. Get to know...

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Tips For Home Concrete Cutting

Posted by on Apr 8, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Owning your own home can mean being responsible for a wide variety of maintenance and upkeep tasks that you never anticipated having to be proficient in. Concrete cutting is an interesting example of a task that many people refuse to complete themselves and always hire a professional for, when in reality, it can be safely and efficiently done at home with just a little information. Below, you’ll find a guide to some tips you should follow when attempting your home concrete cutting project. Following these suggestions will promote safety...

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Summertime Air Conditioning Maintenance Tips

Posted by on Apr 2, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

For the average homeowner, the summer season is a period when their air conditioning unit seems to go non-stop. With high humidity levels and extremely high temperatures, your air conditioning helps keep your home comfortable. Given the demands put on your unit during this time of year, it’s imperative that you make preventive maintenance a priority. If you don’t want to end up with a failed air conditioning unit in the middle of the summer, there are some simple maintenance steps you need to perform. Clean the Outside Unit Make...

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Three Ways To Spruce Up Your Chain Link Fence

Posted by on Mar 25, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Chain link fencing is an affordable way to provide security and establish boundaries around your house.  Over time, the galvanized steel can rust and become unsightly.  The wear and tear is exacerbated if the fencing is exposed to frigid temperatures and heavy snow.  Here are a few tips to give your fence a face lift. DEEP CLEAN YOUR FENCE Spring is a great time to give your chain link fencing a thorough cleaning.  As a preliminary step, use a broom to sweep away dust and debris.  Rinse the...

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4 Reasons To Use Seamless Eavestrough On Your New Home

Posted by on Mar 12, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Are you building a new home? One of the final steps in the construction will be to install eavestroughs around the roof. Eavestroughs catche all the moisture that runs off your roof and then guide that moisture to drains around your home. They protect your home’s exterior and foundation from water damage. Not all eavestroughs are the same though. Traditional eavestroughs are attached in sections and held together with joints at regular intervals. Seamless eavestroughs, on the other hand, are custom made to run the entire length of your...

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