Archive for February, 2015

Three Ways Your Thermostat Might Be Messing With Your Home Heating System

Hot water heater replacement

When you get that first energy bill and you realize that you’re paying way too much money to heat your house, your first thought is probably that something must be wrong with your home heating system — particularly your furnace, or maybe the air ducts in your house. While broken furnaces and clogged air ducts are often the major causes of a malfunctioning home heating system, there’s another tiny factor that could be causing a lot of trouble: your thermostat.

Before calling up your local furnace repair or HVAC repair services, take a look at these three points — and then take a look at your thermost

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Three Questions Every Homeowner Should Ask Before Getting a Fence

Fence repairs

Wood fences, aluminum fences, privacy fences, vinyl fences, wrought iron fences — with so many different types of custom fencing out there, it can be difficult to find the one that’s just right for your home. Here are a few questions you can ask yourself, which will help you determine which type of fencing is right for your yard.

Why Are You Getting the Fence?

The type of fence you get can depend greatly on the reason you’re getting it. Wrought iron house fences are best for boosting the curb appeal and property value of a house. Wooden house fences are best for adding some pr

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4 Awesome Tips for Choosing a Toilet that Everyone Should Know

Finding efficient toilets

Anyone who is interested in remodeling their bathroom should consider the important element of purchasing bathroom equipment and how this ties in with your overall decorating plan. Even more important than walk in bathtubs or shower bases is your choice of the perfect modern toilet that will reflect your commitment to unique style and bathroom design. The kinds of toilets available to us today are great, but we didn’t always have the great options that we do now. The first modern toilet was installed at the Richmond Palace during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, around the year 1600, but she wasn’t a fan. She refused it because it was too noisy and didn’t fit the somber, quiet tone of her style and bathroom design.

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Why You Should Protect Your Travertine From Water

Florida general contractor

If you’re thinking of building a retaining wall, considering different patio designs, or looking for an interesting stone to use in your kitchen or bathroom, travertine might be the perfect choice for you. This type of limestone is favored by many designers and builders because it comes in a wide variety of colors, ranging from white to brown, and is more durable than other building materials. This makes travertine the perfect option for any number of different projects around your home. Before you call in the travertine pavers, however, there is one thing that every homeowner should know: if you ar

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Top Three Common Causes of Sewer Back Up

Tric trenchless m100 system

One of the worst things that can happen at your home is a sewer back up. This can cause foul smells, overflowing drains, and a yard saturated with raw sewage. There are a bunch of factors that play a role in the longevity of a sewer system, but experts say that any sewer over 40 years old probably needs replacing. When there’s a sewer back up, you’re inevitably going to need to invest in sewer line repair or replacement. Part of preventing sewer back ups is knowing what causes them. Here are three of the most common causes of sewer back ups.

1. Tree Roots
The most common cause of sewer back ups in homes built before the 1970′s is tree roots in sewer lines.

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