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  • Take Care Of Your Garbage Disposal During Your Barbecue This 4Th Of July


    Your garbage disposal is going to have a big job during your upcoming 4th of July barbecue. Many foods that people prepare while grilling can cause disposals to clog. Knowing how to prevent clogs and what to do in the event that a clog occurs can help you take care of your garbage disposal and avoid inconvenient plumbing problems over a holiday. The following tips will help. Clean Beforehand Cleaning your garbage disposal before the 4th of July can help prevent clogs and plumbing emergencies.
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  • Five Important Landscaping Trends In 2016


    If you're getting ready to update your outdoor living space for the season, you'll be glad to know that this years important landscaping trends are designed to make your life easier as well as more relaxing. Following are five of the best yard and garden trends for 2016.  Low Maintenance Plants Fussy landscapes featuring large lawns and other time-and-money-consuming features are giving way to outdoor environments crafted with sustainability in mind.
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  • How To Install Accordion Hurricane Shutters


    If you live in an area prone to heavy storms, consider installing accordion hurricane shutters. A hurricane shutter can spare you from serious injury and save your home from damage. Accordion shutters also provide additional privacy for larger windows such as picture windows. Here are some tips to install accordion hurricane shutters. Prepare to Work For this project, you need: ladder safety goggles an assistant tape measure screwdriver carpenter's level screwdriver cardboard handsaw planer (wood shaping tool) sandpaper drill with drill bits wood shims wood stain(optional) foam brush (optional) accordion shutters Check local building codes to find out what strength of hurricane shutters are recommended, and if you need a permit to install them.
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  • Need New Windows? Consider Vinyl


    There are many materials to choose from when investing in new windows. Many people prefer the look of wooden windows, but don't realize how much maintenance they require. In the long run, most homeowners prefer material that is easy to maintain. Wooden windows need to be constantly refinished and stained to withstand moisture. This is just one of the reasons that people are choosing vinyl instead of wood. This article explains the best features of vinyl windows and why they are a great alternative to wooden fixtures.
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  • Toilet 101: Replacing A Worn Or Broken Handle


    By and large, toilets don't require a whole lot of maintenance. Yet over the years, certain problems can develop--especially where the handle is concerned. If you have a toilet handle that is broken, rusty, or damaged in some other way that necessitates replacement, read on. This article will guide you through the process of installing a new handle. Prep Work The first thing you'll need to do is take off the lid of your toilet's tank.
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  • Swimming Upstream -- 5 Ways To Build A Beautiful Pool On A Slope


    Do you want a swimming pool but don't think you can have one because of your sloped yard? There's good news! You can often have that dream pool with a little creative adjustment for your particular terrain situation. Here are 5 ways to do it. Grading.  If your yard is uneven or has a gentle slope, it can often be graded to create a flat area. A landscaper or general contractor may be able to flatten the uneven parts and ensure that your pool space has proper drainage.
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  • Got Junk? 3 Things Junk Companies Do That You May Not Know About


    If you have a lot of junk sitting around, it is much easier to contact a junk removal company to take it away for you than trying to do it yourself. You may not realize it, but many junk companies offer many other services to their customers. Below are three of these services. Items That Can Still Be Used You have probably heard the saying "one man's trash is another man's treasure.
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  • How To Paint Ceilings With Ease


    Painting interior walls is usually one of the easiest home improvement jobs you can do. If you have a home with textured drywall, it is a project that you can do even if you have little training. That is not to say that the job does not require a fair bit of patience, physical effort and time. One of the hardest parts of painting interiors is doing the ceilings. Painting the ceilings, can be stressful on your body, especially your neck and arms.
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  • Holiday Decorating Ideas For Your Overhead Garage Door


    Garage doors are like big, blank canvasses that can be decorated in any way you want at the holidays. Garland, ribbon, wreaths and lights are excellent decorations that will make your garage door more festive at this joyful time of year. When decorating, it's important to follow certain precautions that will ensure your garage door is not damaged during the process. These tips will help you decorate your garage door safely, without causing mechanical problems.
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  • The Most Likely Suspects: Finding That Leak In Your Roof


    It can drive you crazy when you know that water is leaking through your roof somehow, but you have no idea how. You might notice damp carpet spreading out from no easily identifiable point, for example. Here are some of the more probable suspects that are letting you down and allowing water into your sacred abode, including how to check each one in turn. Chimney Anything that goes through your roof is a likely candidate for hosting a leak, and if your house has a chimney, this is one of the first places you should check if you're stumped.
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