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How To Refinish A Parquet Floor

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If you have a faded parquet wood floor, or if it no longer blends with your decor, you don’t have to replace the whole floor. Parquet flooring is made of pieces of wood laid in various patterns, which makes it a challenge to refinish. It still is possible for a beginning DIY enthusiast to refinish parquet floors. Here are some tips to refinish a parquet floor. Prepare to Work For this project, you need:  Read More»

3 Tips For Making A Home In A Hot Climate More Efficient

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When it comes to home renovations, efficiency is in. Not only does making a home more efficient save money over time, it also helps the environment. One thing that homeowners need to know when renovating their homes to be more efficient is that it’s not one-size-fits-all. Homes in colder climates in the US have different needs than homes in hotter climates. Here are three tips for creating a more efficient home in an area with a hot climate. Read More»

3 Tips for Selling Your Home in a Hurry with the Help of Junk-Removal Services

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If your home has been on the market for a long time and has only recently sold, it’s likely that you’re now dealing with all of the stress that can come with moving in a hurry. If you’re worried that you won’t be able to move on time due to the number of items and furniture pieces that will need to be moved, it’s a good idea to rely on professionals for junk-removal services. Read More»

How To Deep Clean Your Wooden Kitchen Cabinets

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Your kitchen gets a lot of use. Think about how often you open and close your cabinet doors and drawers each and every day. Do you always only touch the knobs or do you touch the wood as well? How often do you cook in your kitchen? Grease and other oils from the food you cook can settle onto your cabinets, in addition to the other surfaces of your kitchen. This, in addition to the oils on your hands, can build up on your cabinets and look a little grimy after awhile. Read More»

Dripping Showerhead? Here's What To Do

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Having a dripping showerhead is an annoying plumbing problem — but one that doesn’t exactly fall under the header of “plumbing emergency.” While you can hire a licensed plumber to correct this situation for you, you shouldn’t feel intimidated by fixing it on your own. Even if you don’t have any plumbing experience, this is a job that the average person can successfully tackle — and be proud of the end result. Read More»

Tips For Caulking Cracks In Your Home

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If you are going to be sealing cracks in the walls of your home, you need to make sure that you choose the right type of caulking in order to ensure that you keep water out and that you don’t have to redo this process multiple times. Here are some tips for making sure that you choose the right caulking that will allow you to perfectly seal the cracks, as well as make sure that the process goes as smoothly as possible. Read More»

3 Not-So-Simple Homeowner Tasks That May Be Better Left To A Professional Handyman

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Between always-helpful YouTube videos and a plethora of DIY websites, a homeowner in the modern age is lucky enough to find out how to do just about anything if they have access to the Internet. Unfortunately, the ready availability of information when it comes to household takes is also notorious for giving inexperienced homeowners a boost of false confidence that they can tackle just about anything. While there are some tasks you can manage to do on your own with no experience, there are some household repair projects that are always better left to a handyman who has the right tools and know-how. Read More»

How NOT To Choose Replacement Windows For Your Old House

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The average life expectancy of your window can be anywhere from 10 to 40 years. This, of course, is dependent on proper use and maintenance and does not include those unforeseen damages that can be incurred through accidents or misuse. However, the windows on your old house have just about exceeded that time and you need to have them replaced. Considering that you might need a budget of between $3,000 and $40,000 for a full house replacement of your windows, depending on the structural condition of the frames and sashes, you need to be extremely careful about the decisions that you make while having this done. Read More»

Pruning Your Plums: 3 Things You Should Know Before Trimming Fruit Trees

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Before you head outdoors with the pruners and start trimming your fruit trees, you should know the following 3 things: How you expect your tree to grow The first time you prune any new fruit tree, you must decide which type of growth habit you want it to have. There are 2 choices for a standard tree-shaped fruit tree in the home landscape. “Open center” fruit trees are pruned to limit height by allowing several main limbs to circle the trunk and spread out the branches. Read More»

Mid-Winter Commercial Roofing Maintenance Checklist

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Winter can be one of the most difficult times for your commercial roofing. Between winter’s ice, snow, rain and last year’s autumn leaves, your commercial roof could be struggling to keep up. Cleaning off your roof and ensuring proper drainage is important. At this time of year, it’s a good idea to check your roof and perform these maintenance tasks as necessary. Clean Off the Debris Go up to your roof and look for piles of debris that could have accumulated at the end of the fall or in the beginning months of winter. Read More»