• Are You Installing Laminate Flooring in Your New Home?

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    Why doesn?t someone tell you these things? You have recently returned from a visit to a high school friend?s home. She and her family live in a beautiful house in the country outside of Belair, Maryland, and you were only in her home a few hours when you noticed a very important bathroom design detail.
    In fact, throughout her home you noticed several laminate floor edging ideas that simply aren?t used in the Midwest. Instead of wood trim baseboard pieces separating the laminate floor from the painted wall, her highest humidity rooms actually had additional bathroom tile. This would have been a great idea to know before you built your home. The wooden baseboard pieces at your home continue to warp and chip paint, and som Continue Reading

  • Do it Yourself Home Improver? Find Tips Here

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    When you are a homeowner, you take pride in the way your home looks. You also want to ensure you’re keeping everything up to date so you can save money, keep your home in good shape all while making it look great in the process. Home improvement can be done by yourself or by home improvement professionals. Some of the most important aspects of improving your home are updating your siding, decks, windows and roof.

    Upgrading your home can be done for a variety of reasons. Whether you just want to improve the look of your home, reinforce older parts or you’re working on repairing property damage, home improvement services can help you out.

    Perks of Upgrading Your Home

    While everyone loves owning an eye appealing house, there are many other perks to updating parts of your h Continue Reading

  • Here’s What You Can Do To Combat Household Pests

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    Of course, you will need to employ professional pest control services on a regular basis to prevent the development of major problems. But here are some simple household pest control tips you can put to use between treatments as additional protection.

    The best defensive step you can take against mice and rats is to look for possible entry points and seal them. But if you suspect that a mouse has found its way inside, simple rodent control methods such as the glue boards available in stores can be very effective. Use more than one, and bait them with bacon. Remember to place the boards along Continue Reading

  • Appliance Repairs – What To Expect And What It Will Cost

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    Part of being a homeowner is knowing that eventually those appliances you count on day in and day out are going to break down and need some kind of professional attention – hopefully just a simple repair. When it happens, it’s always a surprise, and we don’t have any choice except to get it fixed as quickly as possible. And one of those labor-saving devices that is in almost constant use is your dishwasher. How often can you expect to face having to pay for dishwasher repairs?

    If you’re lucky, your hardworking dishwasher should last you about nine years, on average. But about 20% of them break down in the first three to four years. So dishwasher repairs may be in the forecast even if your unit is new.

    Perhaps because of how hard they work, the expected lifespan of a typical dishwasher is sho Continue Reading

  • Are You Worried Your Home Has Bed Bugs?

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    If you live in the Garden State of New Jersey, it should probably come as no surprise that you could have bugs. Extermination in NJ is a priority for many home owners and business owners. Rather than fear an outbreak of cockroaches, ants, or silver fish, many Garden State residents are proactive and schedule monthly exterminator visits.
    It is pretty alarming to know that even though cockroaches are insects they can travel as far as three miles in a single hour. This means that their six little legs are spreading germs and bacteria on their speedy little mission throughout your home. Left unchecked, these bugs can create a dangerous and unhealthy situation. Adults and children with asthma are especially susceptible to remains left by a hidden cockroach colony.
    While cockroaches are large and Continue Reading

  • Is Your Sewer Line Over 40 Years Old? It’s Time For An Inspection!

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    When’s the last time you thought about calling for sewer replacement services? While it doesn’t sound like fun, statistics showing that sewers over 40 years old are at a higher chance of clogging and even breaking sounds like even less fun down the road! Calling for a quality inspection can pinpoint common problems, such as invasive tree roots or eroded materials, and help increase efficiency in your appliances while saving money on your energy bill. New technologies have also developed to assist not only in quality service but reducing the damage that can be caused by traditional repair services.

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  • Fencing In and Ways to Do it

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    When making home improvements do not forget about the exterior of your home. Bathroom and kitchen remodels and redecorating is all well and good but the outside might need some updating also. Sometimes, the outside of your house is just as important as the inside. It is the first impression and we all know how important first impressions are. The modification does not need to be extravagant or expensive, it could be something as easy as new fencing.

    Having a fence is important to your home. It can mark the property lines between you and your neighbors, give you privacy by not allowing passersby to see into your house and it can provide a safe boundary for children when they are playing outside.
    When we think of fences, we ca Continue Reading

  • How to Unclog a Clogged Drain

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    Having a clogged up drain is never fun to deal with and it’s even worse to actually take care of. Here’s what you’re going to want to know.

    Diagnosing the problem. - First of all, you should be sure that a clog is the problem. If it is, then water will be backing up out of the sink, pooling around the drain and clearing out slowly, bubbling in the toilet when you run the sink, gurgling as it drains, and puddling around the floor near the tub or the sink. There may also be a rotting food smell from the kitchen.

    Unclogging the drain. - When dealing with a clog, you can go to the store and pick up special chemicals that should do the trick. That being said, these chemicals can damage your pipes. Plus, there are home remedies you can use that cost l Continue Reading

  • 3 Reasons to Invest in Plumbing Repairs

    toilet repairOwning a home, while it seems like a dream for many, can be a difficult and stressful endeavor. There are so many things you need to keep track of in order to keep everything in working order, and to make sure different members of the household have what they want and need. Taking care of things before they become a huge issue may seem more difficult, but the truth is, it makes things a lot easier on you. This can certainly be said of plumbing repairs. Plumbing problems often arise when there is a lack of maintenance, or when you don’t pay attention to warning signs. Read on for a few reasons why you should be doing preventative repairs.

    Save Money
    When an issue arises suddenly, and you need something like toilet repairs done quickly, emergency plumbing services may cost you more. In addition, consider the fact that 30% of indoor water use is attributed to toilets, and household leaks account for more than one trillion gallons of wasted water in America each year. Fixing those leaks will save you 10% on your water bills.

    Keep Things Working
    It’s simple: you need things like the kitchen sink and toilet in working order, especially if you have a family. It isn’t really an option for you to have things out of commission. Toilet repairs take time that you may not have.

    Prevent Replacements
    Every single appliance in your home has a shelf life. No one product can last forever; it’s just a fact. But the thing is, you can lengthen the life of appliances by taking good care of them. Preventative replacements mean less wear and tear over the life of a product, which ultimately extends its life!

    Do you believe in keeping up on preventative repairs? If you do already, how has keeping up with them changed your home? Your bills?

  • A Few Cool Facts About Carpets and Flooring

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    Carpet installations probably aren’t something that you think about often, but you might just be surprised by how influential this industry is and how interesting some of the trends are in flooring plans and carpeting ideas. Take a quick look at some of the facts below, and you’ll see what we mean!

    • Carpeting is probably the most common type of floor covering in the U.S. today — in fact, it’s estimated that carpeted floors make up 70% of all flooring in residential and commercial buildings.
    • If you have respiratory concerns or allergies, however, you might want to stay away from carpet installation Continue Reading
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