Tips For Cooling Your Attic

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If you are a homeowner, you likely want every part of your house to be usable. However, during the summer, your attic might not be usable due to the fact that it is so hot. In order to ensure that you are maximizing your use of your home’s square footage, you will need to rectify this situation. Here are some tips for cooling your attic so that you can use it as a bedroom, a study, or for any other reason.…

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3 Natural, Nontoxic Solutions to Remove Clogs from Your Kitchen Sink That Doesn't Have a Garbage Disposal

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From cooking and cleaning to washing heavily soiled pots, pans, and dishes, the uses for your kitchen sink are an imperative part of your home and family’s needs. While many homes do have garbage disposal systems that effectively eat up food and residue, your sink may lack this innovative feature. Unfortunately, without a garbage disposal, your kitchen sink may be at a higher risk of developing clogs. These clogs may be easy to remove with drain-cleaning solutions, but the ingredients in these liquids can be too harsh and toxic for your plumbing system.…

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3 Areas Where Custom Glass Will Give You A Truly Unique Home

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If you are looking for a unique feature that will make your home stand out from your friends’ and neighbors’ homes, then you should consider the unique ways that you can use custom glass in your home. While almost any application of custom glass makes your home more unique, there are few areas where glass is seldom used and can be integrated in a way that will make your home stand out from the rest.…

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Five Features That Give Your Pool A Mediterranean Vibe

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If you want a dip in your backyard pool to feel like a visit to a real retreat, you may want to consider designing your pool with a Mediterranean vibe in mind. Natural colors and materials, plenty of plants, and simple geometry can come together to create a pool setting that will remind you of Tuscany or a small Greek village. While there are many different features to that will add to this unique look, here are five basic ones to start with.…

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5 Ways To Make Your Garden More Eco-Friendly

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Growing a vegetable garden can add a lot of enjoyment to your life and home. When you plant and care for a garden, you get to enjoy the sunshine and fresh air, gain a sense of pride and accomplishment from growing food from scratch, and enjoy a bounty of delicious and free fresh produce. If you also care about sustainability, it’s important to know that some gardens are more green and eco-friendly than others.…

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Is It Time To Replace Your Plumbing?

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Like most things in life, plumbing doesn’t last forever. With the passage of time, you’ll find that your plumbing tubes and drains will wear thin and old. They’ll succumb to rust and breaking. You might know that your plumbing needs to be replaced eventually, but you probably don’t know when the best time to replace your plumbing is. There are a number of signs that point to the fact that its time to replace your plumbing, certain situations where your plumbing should be replaced immediately, as well as good reasons to re-plumb your whole house.…

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How To Keep Your Water Heater Free Of Legionella Bacteria

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As a homeowner, it’s your responsibility to ensure that your appliances aren’t posing a threat to the well-being of you and your household members. When it comes to your water heater, ensuring safe operation isn’t very easy. Not only do you have to ensure that your relief valve is releasing excess pressure, but you must also ensure that your water tank doesn’t serve as a breeding ground for Legionella bacteria.…

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Discovering Ant Colonies: 3 Tips On How To Find The Ant Mound

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Ants are like the body builders of the insect world. Despite their miniature size, their muscles are thicker than any animal, and they are capable of carrying objects that are 50 times their own body weight. Scientists estimate that there are at least 1.5 million ants for every human alive, which makes it no wonder that they are considered the number one nuisance pest in the U.S., with over 56% of homeowners who were surveyed claiming that they had a problem with ants in the past year.…

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Money-Saving Projects That Don't Work: 3 Reasons To Not Build Your Own AC

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If your air conditioning system fails every summer, it may tempt you to build your own cooling system to save money on a new installation. But it may not be the best idea for solving your dilemma. In fact, you may end up hurting yourself or endangering your health. Before you attempt to follow one of those DIY build-an-AC projects online, keep these three reasons why you shouldn’t build your own AC in mind.…

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3 Reasons to Clean Your Air Ducts this Winter

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As a homeowner, you maintain various systems throughout your home. You most likely clear out clogged drains, repair your appliances, and replace your burnt-out light bulbs—but have you cleaned out your air ducts since you moved into your home? Here are three reasons to have your air ducts cleaned before you begin running your forced-air furnace all day and night: Mold Growth Over the years, moisture collects in your air ducts and creates an optimal environment for mold growth.…

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