Aug 10

Unknown Sounds

Ever notice those noises during a quiet day or night sounds like water running usually just after a heavy rain, it may continue for a few hours or so. You check around the home for a signs of a leak or broken pipe trying to figure out what that leak is. But you’re unable to …

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Jul 09

Lead Based Paint & You

EPA launches new lead based paint regulations for contractors. The EPA states that any house built prior1978 and needs to be checked for lead before work can be performed. What this means for homeowners is that only a certified lead renovation contractor can perform work on the home so be sure to ask and check …

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Jul 08

Keep Window Coverings Closed

Windows account for 10% to 25% of heating bill. Keeping those blinds and curtains closed will reduce the amount of energy you use. New windows add great value and reduce energy help your widows to maximize efficiency by keeping blind and curtains closed when not needed, especially at night shut them during those times when …

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Jun 15

Jammed Garbage Disposal

Steps to take if disposal hums: Turn garbage disposal switch on and off quickly to see if unit has power. If it makes a humming sound, power is on but the flywheel has become jammed. 1. Make sure switch to disposal is OFF or unplug from outlet below the sink. Try putting your hand down …

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Jun 08

Paint Primer

If you always have pondered do I need to use a primer before painting, or you may be thinking why waste the money I could just buy another can of paint right. Most of us don’t realize the need for a paint primer. You wouldn’t build a house without a proper foundation. A primer is …

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May 19

Remove Old Gas From Lawn Equipment

Most of the time that old gas from your lawn equipment could keep your day from starting much easier, what happens when that old gas sits all winter long it will separate causing improper firing or no firing at all most lawnmower engines need 3 elements to work air, fuel, spark, taking one of these …

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Apr 26

Miter Clamp

Miters are a difficult skill to master. With a little advice and the right tools you too can have beautiful looking trim, miter clamps make light work installing trim. Learning how to make a miter clamp Is easy and cost effective. Learn more>

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Apr 02

Make Your Paint Last

If there is one task that often gets forgotten it’s the primer before paint. Choosing a quality primer will give a long lasting finish you can be proud of. For example if you decide to use a cedar, redwood, or mahogany for a project first of all your wondering why paint that type of wood. …

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Mar 13

Adding Insulation

Unless your home was constructed specifically for energy efficiency, you can always bring the R-value up by adding more insulation. Many older homes have insulation that was installed when the home was first constructed, a lot has changed over the years. Such as the way insulation is installed, types of products used, recent code changes. …

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Feb 03

Local Utilities May Have Rebates

Most utility companies have rebates, whether installing a toilet or water heater from windows to appliances. We just recently learned that by changing a toilet from an old fashioned 3 gallon to a more efficient 1.5 gallon water sense toilet, the local water commission would give a rebate of $100, selected models only. The retailer …

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