01.Why Clogs Happen Next to the kitchen sink, garbage disposal, and toilet drains, the tub drain gets the most abuse of any drain in the home. We load it up with hair, soap, and hair care products, along with the occasional razor blade cartridge. Over time, the drain gradually clogs until you find yourself standing […]

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Septic tank maintenance is not just an issue for people who live on a farm or out in the country. You might be surprised to discover how many city dwellers need septic tank maintenance as well. Most folks who live in rural areas probably have a septic system instead of a sewer connection, but septic […]

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01.Types of Residential Heating Systems There are several types of systems used to provide heat in a home, and within each broad type, there are many variations. Some heating systems share components with the home’s cooling equipment, and the term HVAC (heating, ventilation, and cooling) is used to describe the overall climate control system in […]

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01.Reasons for Draining Plumbing Pipes Although not a common task, draining your home’s plumbing pipes is occasionally necessary. Some common reasons for doing this include: Fixing a water hammer problem. Shutting down a seasonal property for the winter. To make major plumbing repairs, like replacing or extending the main plumbing lines. Water Hammer Water hammer […]

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Nothing says home like a wood-burning fireplace. Gas powered and gel fireplaces have their strong points, especially when it comes to ease of use. But only a real wood-burning fireplace, with its deep crackle and glowing orange embers, is capable of sparking such a sense of place in the imagination of homeowners. Yet realism comes […]

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If your garage floor is stained with oil, grease, and rust, you can easily give it new life with some garage floor paint. Latex paint intended for use on concrete floors is relatively inexpensive and easy to apply. Though garage floor paint is available in a variety of colors, you might want to choose a […]

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1.Are Paint Edgers an Alternative to Cutting-In and Taping? Interior painting is one of those home improvement projects that can actually be called fun. With immediate results and dramatic changes, painting is a long-favored activity by do-it-yourselfers. But paint edging isn’t so fun. Bringing paint to the edge of ceilings, trim, or wall corners, all […]

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