Archive for May, 2015

Three Reasons You Need a Water Filter

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Homeowners whose houses use well water need to invest in water filtration systems. It’s as simple as that. Here’s why.

Wells Aren’t Covered by the Environmental Protection Agency.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are more than 15 million U.S. households that get their water from private wells, which aren’t protected by the EPA regulations that protect public drinking water systems. Even though the U.S. has one of the safest drinking water supplies in the entire world, contaminates from chemicals, minerals, local land use practices, and malfunctioning wastewater treatment systems can still get in. Well water filtration systems can take care of these harmful contaminants.

These Contaminants Can Lead to Serious Health Issues.

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Should Commercial Properties Have Fire Rates Windows and Doors? Yes, and Here’s Why

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In most cases, business owners aren’t thinking about security on their property until an incident has already occurred. Whether it’s a fire that breaks out due to an accident or a burglary through an unsecured door, there are several safety hazards that can occur on commercial property. Fortunately, there are ways to lessen the chances of a fire or other incident in a building, such as by installing new commercials doors and windows.

Although it may not sound like a business expense you need at the moment, fire rated windows and doors can help you save lives and keep your business more secure. Here are some of the biggest benefits to getting new steel windows and doors for your property:


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Should You Choose to Hire an Organic Lawncare Company for Your Home?

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Each year, Americans spend approximately $700 million on pesticides for their lawns. Those chemicals not only include substances that get rid of grubs, bugs, and other pests, but they also kill off certain invasive species of plants. However, these chemicals can often have adverse effects on the soil and groundwater, and they may harm other animals in the area. They can even pose a risk for the families that rely on these treatments to keep their lawns looking green.

However, there are other options out there that can improvea lawn without being hazardous to others. Organic lawncare treatments are growing in popularity and have many people switching from the conventional chemicals. Should you hire an organic lawncare c

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When Should You Call an Electrician?

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Chances are you know plenty of reasons to use a professional electrician, but what about when to call a professional electrician? Here are just a few problems you should try finding an electrician to fix.

When Outlets and/or Switches Aren’t Working.

If your outlets and your switches aren’t working, then you should call an electrician. Sometimes they may not provide enough power. Other time they may not work at all. Sometimes it might be one switch, and other times it might all the outlets in a whole room. Whatever the case may be, you need to call in an electrician to take care of it, because this indicates that your house isn’t w

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Slew of New Websites Seek to Make Home Remodeling Go Digital

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For centuries, the home improvement industry has been a fairly straightforward one, dealing with tangible objects and physical labor. Computers and digital technologies have rarely had a role in home remodeling projects.

That’s slowly changing, however, with a slew of new websites and social media platforms aiming to make the $300 billion home remodeling industry go digital during its renewed boom in business.

According to an April 27 NBC News article, an increasing number of home improvement professionals, from architects to plumbers and electricians, are relying on these websites in order to stay competitive in their ever-crowded field.

“Most of us got into this remodeling business because w

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