Archive for August, 2014

Want to Fight Water Pollution? Use These Tips to Prevent Stormwater Runoff

Effects of sewage pollution

In most cities and towns, drains that collect stormwater are used to transport wastewater and other sewage to a municipal water treatment plant as part of the sewage treatment process. However, some contaminants in stormwater systems can cause serious problems in a water supply, and it’s estimated that 1.2 trillion gallons of untreated sewage water, storm water, and waste are dumped into U.S. waters each year. And when trying to stop pollution, one of the world’s biggest killers, water pollution is sometimes the hardest to prevent.

However, there are plenty of small things you can do around the home and in your community to decrease th

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The Advantages of Hiring a Professional Plumber

Sewer and drain cleaning

When taking care of your home, it is very important that all plumbing needs you may have are met. Often times, plumbing exists as the backbone of any home, and any inconsistencies may lead to problems in all corners of the home. The plumbing industry in the United States currently employs over 700,000 people, and they are all ready to help any home with its plumbing infrastructure. It is important that you know about the importance of plumbing services, and that you know about the little things you can do to make sure that your plumbing remains intact.

First, here are some tips that you could use to keep your home functioning properly and most efficiently when it comes to plumbing. Before potentially spending hundreds or thousands of dollars on repairs and installments, taking a few precautions may s

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Concerned About Water Damage? Follow These Tips for Keeping Your Valuables Safe

Wet basement solutions

Everyone knows that the outside of their house needs to be prepared for the elements. It needs to hold up to wind, snow and rain, making waterproofing the outside of your house essential. Most houses are already fairly waterproof from the outside when you buy them. The inside, on the other hand, may not be quite as ready to face the stormy weather. While the outside of your home can hold its own against the rain, the inside of your home contains many delicate items and structures that can be destroyed by water damage. If you want to make sure that the valuables in your home are safe from the potential threat of water damage, follow this advice:

  1. Battery Backup Sump Pump – Installing a basement sump pump is an effective way to remove water and moisture from your basement, but

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From Power Tools to Bobcats, Equipment Rental is Expanding for Contractors and DIY-ers Alike

Bobcat equipment rental

Did you know that most construction equipment being produced is being rented? It’s true: in the past few years, just over half of construction equipment has bypassed retail outlets and gone right to rental lots. In fact, more contractors find it beneficial to rent equipment rather than buy it, especially if they’re waiting for commercial equipment repairs to be completed. And even homeowners who don’t work in the construction business can benefit from power equipment rental.

It can be difficult, though, to make sense of the various types of construction equipment rentals available, from forklift and Bobcat equipment rental all the way down to renting hand and power tools. No matter what type of project you’re working on, here are some rentals that your job could benefit from:

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The Importance Of Roof Maintenance

Vinyl siding

Routine roof maintenance is an important aspect of home ownership that is often overlooked. By knowing and understanding the signs of possible damage, home owners can save both time and money by avoiding costly roofing repairs. Therefore, roofing companies are raising awareness by urging their customers to regularly inspect the condition of their roof and vinyl siding.

As a roof ages, it may begin to lose its ability to protect the inside of the home from the elements. Roofing companies stress the importance of home owners regularly inspecting their roof for possible damage in order to save money on roofing costs. For example, curled-up edges and missing or worn down granulars on

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