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  • Not Happy with Your New Home Construction's Electrical Components? Hire a New Contractor!

    If you are nearing the completion of the building phase of your new home construction and are concerned about the quality of the electrical components and/or the skills of the project manager, you may be wondering what your options are. Fortunately, you do have some options as the owner of the house that is being constructed. Here's what you need to know.  Creating a punch list When you are building a home, a walk-through will be necessary at the end of the construction phase. [Read More]

  • Alternative Ways To Keep Your Shower Doors Clean

    When you install a frameless shower door, you will be benefiting from the modern, open look they provide. However, that clean, crisp feeling can go away rather quickly if you allow buildup to accumulate on your shower door. If you want to keep your shower space looking as good as the day it was first installed without ordinary chemical cleaners, you should check out some of these alternative solutions.  Self Cleaning Glass  [Read More]

  • How To Help A Loved One With Hoarding Cleanup

    Most junk removal teams have seen and done it all, and cleaning up a hoarding site is just another day on the job for some of them. For the people facing down a compulsive hoarding problem and their families and friends, though, it is anything but business as usual. The process of having a home cleaned up is trying on everyone involved, but there are ways you can help the process go more smoothly. [Read More]

  • 4 Ways To Reduce Common Pool Dangers

    Enjoying your pool on a hot day should be an opportunity for fun and relaxation, not a serious risk for accidents. There are several ways that you can minimize some common pool-related injuries by knowing the riskiest areas of your pool. Cover Pool Suction The suction in your pool is used to help keep your pool water filtered and free of larger debris particles. Since many filtration systems require some suction to keep the water moving, you need to ensure that the suction device is kept covered. [Read More]

  • How To Improve Your Attic Ventilation When Getting A New Roof

    When the time comes for you to get a new roof, you may want to talk to the roofers about roof vents. These vents are used to improve the circulation of air inside your attic, and they offer benefits for you as a homeowner. You may want to begin by learning about what roof vents are and the benefits they offer, and you can then ask your roofer to install them for you. [Read More]

  • Piecing It All Together: How Modular Buildings Work—And Why They're Attracting So Much Interest

    Over the past few years, innovations in modular construction techniques have helped to revolutionize the future of construction. Today, modular and prefabrication technology is helping cut down on the cost, time, and environmental impact of construction altogether. The following will illustrate how modular construction works and outline the impact it may make on the way both companies and civil engineers may build in the future. How Modular and Prefab Construction Works [Read More]

  • 6 Ways To Troubleshoot A Sticking Glass Shower Door

    Whether you choose a glass shower door that slides along a track or pivots on a hinge, sticking can set in after only a few years of use. Sticking shower doors are the bane of the busy homeowner trying to get to work on time. If you're tired of struggling with a sticky door, complete some basic troubleshooting steps on your own before calling for professional repairs. Clean the Tracks [Read More]

  • 3 Reasons Why It's Time To Take Your Commercial Building Solar

    If you're a commercial building owner, paying for a new roof probably isn't your idea of a good time. However, a roof is an important investment into your building, and if it's time for a new one, then you're looking at a terrific opportunity to make a great investment with more return than the average roof can give you. If going solar was already on your list of things to do, it just makes good financial sense to do it when you have a new roof installed, rather than adding solar later. [Read More]

  • What Setting Should Your Air Conditioning's Fan Be Set To?

    Even a very simple, old style thermostat can be difficult to use if you are unsure of what settings to use. Temperature and hot or cold air are relatively straightforward, since they do exactly what you think they do. While the fan settings either have the fan run only when you need it or all the time, it is far less obvious which setting will work best for your home. [Read More]