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Do you have a sewer in your back yard? If yes, do you know what might cause an overflow? If not, here are some helpful tips they will help know what to look for to prevent overflow. First, know that sanitary sewers are a small part of a larger treatment system for waste. That means the undergroun...
10/14/2008
Do you have concerns that the home you are getting ready to purchase has an underground heating oil tank? Are you concerned that it may leak? Do you know how to test for such leakage? As a home buyer, it would be prudent for you to have the tank tested to check for any leaks before purchasing the...
10/10/2008
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Q: How can I have safe drinking water at home? A: One solution is reverse osmosis. You can install a pump/filter to your sink and have safe, clean, sodium-free, refreshing drinking water at your disposal. Q: What should I do before I leave our summer house for the season? A: You should turn off t...
10/08/2008
Asbestos is a naturally occurring, fibrous silicate mineral which is mined for its usefulness in thermal insulation and its high tensile strength. Asbestos is commonly used in fire proofing and other building materials. There are still many products that are used today which contains asbestos. Th...
10/01/2008
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Does your house smoke? Or does it at least smell as if it smokes? If you are looking to buy a home, but the one you really like smells of smoke from the previous owner, don’t discount it completely. There are ways to get rid of the smoky smell, if you are willing to put a little effort behind you...
09/29/2008
By Anna Jamison of Kharisma Design Nearly 200,000 people are injured annually in their bathroom, according to statistics from the National Safety Council. The most common accidents are slips, falls and scalding from hot water. Although not all accidents will ever be eliminated, the National Kitch...
09/17/2008
One of the major complaints and issues that I have seen in working with concrete floors, is the ugly black carpet glue left behind from 10 years ago. To hide it, one would put down more carpet, or try to cover it with tile, or linoleum. But some, wanted the concrete floor to be part of their déco...
09/16/2008
Even with the best intentions and the most skilled stainer, concrete has a mind of its own, and sometimes, that does not show through until the sealer goes on. We scraped the concrete, we put stain remover on the concrete, we grinded it, we hand sanded it, and all looked well. The stains were out...
09/15/2008
So you want to install a new concrete driveway because you are tired of looking at your “bumpy” asphalt. You have noticed that over time, your asphalt keeps breaking up and your tree keeps growing bigger roots that are cracking the driveway. You think, “I will dig up the asphalt, cut the tree roo...
09/15/2008
Here are a few tips to look for when you are having concrete poured for a patio, walkway, etc. 1. Usually a 4” depth is used when pouring concrete. A frame is laid to hold the concrete until it sets. Four inches is usually used when pouring a walkway or patio. If a driveway is poured, then make s...
09/10/2008
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