Common indicators that you need to repaint your home

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The outward appearance of your house is the first thing people, notice. Preserving the beauty of a house is important in making the house feel like home. Every homeowner has a responsibility to take care of their houses, as soon as the paint starts to discolor, get new paint and rejuvenate your homes youthfulness. Most people wait for the opinion … Read More

What are Some of the Signs of a Potential Sinkhole?

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What are Some of the Signs of a Potential Sinkhole?

Before the strike of natural disasters, there are always signs pointing to the possibility of that catastrophe. Whether a sinkhole occurs naturally or through human-made ways, there are potential signs that warn people of the impending danger. Sinkholes can be very dangerous. A small sinkhole may not be a significant threat but can still claim lives and buildings. A massive … Read More

Why the Shape of Your Roof Matters

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Why the Shape of Your Roof Matters

Many people do not know this, but the shape of your home or roof can protect you from heavy winds and hurricanes. According to researchers, certain roof shapes can better resist the winds and make the house stronger to withstand extreme weather conditions. When choosing a new roof for your home, consider the kind of weather the area experiences and … Read More

What Causes Sinkholes?

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What Causes Sinkholes

There are two main types of sinkholes which occur differently. Natural sinkholes occur due to natural causes like the presence of underground water or soil erosion. Human-made sinkholes occur due to activities of man. A sinkhole does not just happen in a day, the process is gradual, and there are tell-tale signs before one appears. A sinkhole can develop for … Read More

Should you opt for asbestos siding?

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So many people are afraid of asbestos, citing that it is a health hazard. Most people pass this judgment even before understanding how and when asbestos is dangerous. The truth is, asbestos is a health hazard when exposed or disturbed, it is also the best siding ever to exist. If you are a skeptic and still consider it dangerous, by … Read More

How to identify symptoms of radon gas poisoning

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Radon gas is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that poses a grave threat to human health. The gas enters into homes from the ground and also through drinking water from wells. Radon has no color, odor or taste which makes it very hard to detect. The gas forms as a result of decaying uranium which makes it available in many … Read More

How to address fireplace soot

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Soot is not an attractive look on any fireplace or house. Sediment removal is a tedious process, but once it’s all out, you get to appreciate the results. Avoiding the formation of soot is almost impossible, it is, therefore, prudent that you practice soot removal regularly to prevent the accumulation of many layers. There are many easy and pocket-friendly ways … Read More

Dangers of fireplaces without vents

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A fireplace without a vent is a hazard. While many people may disagree and rush into embracing the Vent-free fireplaces phenomenon, they are putting their lives in danger by ignoring the risks associated with vent-less fireplaces. The most attractive thing about vent free fireplaces is the fact that you do not require to have a vent installed. It is, however, … Read More

How Often to Clean a Septic Tank

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Septic tank, How Often to Clean a Septic Tank

According to many septic tank owners, they do not deem it necessary to clean it unless the system has issues. The problem with this logic is that the owner ends up paying heftily for not maintaining their system. Regular pumping of the system removes the solid materials that begin to form at the bottom of the tank. If the solid … Read More

Green Murky Pool Hazards

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Green Murky Pool Hazards, Stomach infections , Urinary tract infection, Drowning, Eye and skin irritation

Murky pools are a danger to your health and life. Itchy red eyes and irritation on the skin are just a few of the hazards that await you in a dark green pool. All pool owners have a responsibility to ensure the safety of their pools and pool water by regularly cleaning and changing the water. There is so much … Read More

Hazards Associated with Electrical Extension Cords

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Hazards Associated with Electrical Extension Cords

Close to 90% of homes would be dysfunctional without electricity. As technology introduces more electrical home appliances and people keep embracing them, extension cords are necessary evils in modern homes. Extension cables are very helpful, but people do not realize just how dangerous they are. They can cause many fatal accidents around the house and in offices especially where children … Read More

Electrical Safety: Are Power Lines Near Trees a Concern?

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If you have trees growing near power lines, consider it a significant risk. When it comes to electrical safety, it is important to explore all angles because electricity is both useful and lethal. Trees or any vegetation that grows high enough to reach the power lines is a hazard. Over 20% of power outages are as a result of trees … Read More

How to Avoid Common House Foundation Problems

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How to Avoid Common House Foundation Problems, Draining any water near the house, Plant trees away from the house, grade well, clean gutters, Extend the downspouts

Many people ignore the house foundation the moment they move in. A neglected foundation will fail and start to have problems which will cost more to repair. The foundation holds together the whole house, and if it fails, then you have no house. Proper foundation care is easy and painless as it does not cost much, repairing the cracks is … Read More

How to Clean up Mold in Your Home

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Mold cleaning, How to Clean up Mold in Your Home, Vinegar, baking soda, Hydrogen peroxide

Mold clean up takes many forms and techniques. Some people employ cleaning crews; others use chemicals to kill off the mold while many others opt for a non-toxic way of getting rid of mold. Cleaning up mold is one step towards getting rid of it entirely. After cleaning, you need to prevent the return of mold by identifying the causes. … Read More

How to Maintain Underground Plumbing Systems

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How to Maintain Underground Plumbing Systems, Daily maintenance tips, Weekly maintenance tips

Should your plumbing system malfunction, everything in your home comes to a standstill, and you have a huge mess on your hands. A functional plumbing system is essential. Many people opt for underground piping since there is less risk of interferences. When you have an underground plumbing system, you still need to take care of it for smooth running. Your … Read More

How to Renovate an Old House

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How to Renovate an Old House, Inspect the house , budget, Start with the roof and windows

Any work put into an old home requires careful consideration. When you decide to renovate an old house, you need to exercise caution and moderation. Many people make the mistake of overly planning and picking out things they want in the house before calculating the risks and practicability of what they want. Old houses should be treated as rare gems … Read More

Why You Need a Permit for a Water Well

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There are many types of wells, and they all require permits before construction. Your private well requires that you get a permit in accordance with the law and to ensure that you follow all the requirements for the building of the well. These guidelines are in place to ensure the safety of people and the quality of water that the … Read More

Common Causes of Roof Leaks

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A leaking roof is a headache that will cause you sleepless nights, cost you money and compromise the structural strength of your house. Many people believe that a leaking roof is an indication of poor installation. There are many causes of roof leaks which you can quickly fix to avoid further damage to the house. The most common causes of … Read More

Essential Masonry Chimney Height Rules

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Essential Masonry Chimney Height Rules

There are many building regulations put in place, all to protect you. Some people find these masonry chimney height rules are bothersome. However, you should follow them. One of the things whose conditions you need to regard seriously is the chimney. The size and placement of the chimney determine whether or not it is safe to light any fire in … Read More

House Attic Insulation Cost

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House Attic Insulation Cost

When it comes to house attic insulation cost, you have a lot of choices depending on what you want. However, it is important that you focus on the best methods for durability and efficiency. Batts, blown and spray foam insulations are the best and easiest to install attic insulation. Out of the three house attic insulators, you get to pick … Read More

How to Check the Structural Integrity of Your House

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Check the Structural Integrity of Your House

The structural integrity of your home is essential. Regularly checking your house for any signs of structural problems helps prevent severe damage that may cost more to repair. Many structural problems in homes result from the poor material selection. When the wood on the sides of your house begins to rot, it compromises the walls, rotting shingles and roof tiles … Read More

Best roof shingles in the Market

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Judging roofing materials is easy when you know what qualities you want in a roof. Consider the best qualities of the materials before you look at the cost. Once you have all the qualities, check them against the set budget and pick the best roof shingles. Roofing shingles are very popular. They are durable and affordable and cater to most … Read More

Causes of Water Stain on Ceiling

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From the moment you spot that unpleasant, brownish water stain on ceiling, your mind starts plotting the fastest ways of getting rid of it. Addressing the water stain could help solve the problem momentarily, but the ugly stains will be back until you fix the problem at the source. Water stain on ceiling result from several causes, most of which … Read More

Metal Roof Leaks and Roof Problems

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Metal Roof Leaks

Metal roof leaks are nightmares to some. The metal roofs come in various shapes, textures, and materials. There are steel, aluminum, copper and alloy strips of metal roofs. Each texture and material come at a different cost; copper is more expensive than others. Most people prefer copper because it acquires a greenish layer that people like. Most people prefer metal … Read More

Wood Rotting Guide and the Causes of Wood Rot

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Wood Rotting Guide and the Causes of Wood Rot

Wood rotting is a major problem for the structural integrity of your house. When wood becomes too wet, it begins to rot. Wood rotting is always an indication that the moisture levels in the house are too high. There are three main types of wood rot. 1.    White rot White rot is mainly evident in hardwoods. When you begin … Read More

Well Water Problems- The Dangers of Gases and Metals in Water

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Gases and metals in water

Well water is laden with many contaminants some of which are harmful metals that pose many risks to human health. The metals in water pose various dangers. The well water problems are numerous. Every metal found in water has unique symptoms, which enables you to get treatment. Some, of the dangers, can be long-term and even lead to death which … Read More

The Ultimate Guide to Baby Proofing Your Home

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Baby proofing your home

Learning the basics of baby proofing your home is important even before you are expecting a little one. Prior preparation is more important and organized than the last minute rush that most people find themselves in. You should not consider baby proofing when your baby begins crawling around the house. There are so many areas to consider when baby proofing … Read More

How to Get Rid of Radon in Water

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Dayton Ohio Radon Test Illustration

Do you know the how to get rid of radon in water? You may not know but you are ware radon gas is a hazardous. The radioactive nature of the gas poses many health risks. It accounts for close to 1000 deaths every year. Many people know of radon gas being in houses, and they have tests to determine the … Read More