Archive for January, 2015

What is a hex nut? Nuts and Bolts 101

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What is a hex nut? Or a cap screw hex head? What about a heavy hex bolt? Or a 12 point flange bolt?

If your head starts spinning when thinking about the vast number of hardware accessories in the world, you are not alone. The industry around screws, nuts, and bolts generates around $27 billion dollars in revenue each year from these items, which will come as no surprise if you have ever stood in the nuts and bolts aisle of your local hardware store or bolt supply business in utter amazement of the sheer diversity of nuts and bolts. Whether you are doing building projects or heavy duty crafts in your home, or you are work with these items for a living, it is absolutely essential that you have the right k

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Pennsylvania Township Considers New Property Management Regulations

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As the housing market has changed in recent years, a number of investors have taken the opportunity to buy rental property and profit from new trends. To best manage their investment, many of these property owners eventually turned to rental property management companies to conduct maintenance, handle repairs and perform other necessary tasks. In many cases, these rental property management companies have been instrumental in helping investors meet local regulations and codes, provide quality accommodations for their tenants, and get the most out of their properties. Now, a number of communities are pushing to make rental prop

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Three Things to Remember When You Hire a Mold Expert

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If you find mold in your home, it’s easy to rush into an agreement with a household mold removal expert without thinking things through. While it’s true that home mold removal is often urgent, you always want to make sure you’re putting it in the hands of someone who proceeds correctly.

Here are some ways you can protect yourself when you choose to invest in home mold removal.

  1. Research Home Mold Removal Experts

    It’s crucial to do your research when you’re hiring someone to look at mold in your home. Check references, referrals, and any certifications your potential mold expert may have. You should also find out what each certification actually means, since some won’t actually reflect

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Three Important Steps to Keeping up With Your Carpet

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Hardwood floors get all the spotlight for being long lasting. Did you know that the oldest carpet is Pazyryk carpet and that it is more than 2,000 years old. How’s that for longevity? Carpet provides a cozy, warm feel that hard wood may never be able to. So, what measures should you take to maintain a clean, healthy carpet? Here’s some tips.
Professional Carpet Cleaning
The Environmental Protection Agency says that carpet can harbor several kids of indoor air pollutants. In addition, a couple pounds of soil get stuck under the average carpet each year. If this isn’t all terrifying enough, viruses like the Norovirus can live in uncleaned carpet for up to one month. Learn more ...

The Benefits of a Well-Landscaped Yard

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Landscaping is becoming one of the most important ways to prepare a home for sale, and a popular way to create a more pleasant living space when a home is lived in. Between 2009 and 2014, the United States landscaping industry has grown approximately 3.7% every year. When surveyed, 60% of home buyers stated that the landscaping of a yard influences their purchasing decisions. According to Money Magazine, a well-landscaped yard can bring a recovery value of 100% to 200% when the home is sold, and it has been shown that the resale value of a house can be raised up to 14% by quality landscaping.

One of the most dramatic ways to landscape a yard is by hardscaping! Wha

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