construction--contractors

  • Life Without R-22: Your Options for Residential Cooling

    Sooner or later, a new HVAC system will likely be on your home improvement shopping list. The recent industry-wide move away from traditional R-22 or Freon refrigerant is opening up a few possibilities, each offering their own unique pros and cons in terms of performance, efficiency and overall operation. If you're having a hard time choosing with system works best, then this brief guide should help you understand your current options.
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  • Have A Well And Getting An Inspection? What You Can Expect To Happen

    If you have a well at your home, you must get it inspected on a regular basis so you and your family can have safe drinking water. If you have never had this done before, you may not know what the contractor will do. If this is true, below are some things you can expect to happen while they are there. Do a Flow Test The contractor will do a flow test, which measures the water level and output, tank pressure, switch contact pressure, and the performance of the well pump.
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  • Need To Clean Your Drains? 3 Tips To Using Hot Water To Dislodge Obstructions

    In general, you only need to clean your drains on an as-needed basis. This basically means that you really don't have to do anything until you notice gurgling sounds coming from your drain or until you notice your water being drained much more slowly than before. Before calling a professional plumber, you can see whether hot water will do the trick in dislodging whatever obstructions are stuck inside. A combination of heat, pressure and force may be all that you need to clean your drains.
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  • Two Signs That It's Time To Replace Your Windows

    The windows in your home are some of the most important components of the entire structure.  Not only do they allow you to see the outside world, they can also be lifted in the cool weather to let in some much needed breeze.  However, if your windows appear to be in good condition, it's easy to neglect them.  Just like the rest of your house, they need to be maintained and cared for.
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  • How to Repair Hail Damage on Your Roof

    Hail damage can happen to your home in all types of ways. It can break windows, puncture siding, and dent your roofing shingles depending on the size of the hail and the wind speed. If the damage is minimal, you can likely repair it yourself. Roofing damage can vary from stripped or missing granules to dented or missing shingles. See below for tips on how to repair hail damage to your roof.
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  • Need To Have Some Custom Steel Pieces Made? Use These Tips

    As your small business starts to grow, you might become aware that you can have your own custom steel pieces made. This move can give your designers the freedom to make pieces that work best for your business. Getting custom pieces might also save you time and money. However, if you're new to working with a fabricator, it's vital that you consider some of the following tips in order to get what you require.
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  • 6 Efficient Tips To Avoid Walking A Marathon While Using Your New Galley Kitchen

    If you're limited to a galley style kitchen, it's more important than ever that you are able to design an efficient and functional space to work and cook. Galley kitchens come with their own unique challenges, but you can meet them successfully with a little know-how about the design. Here are 6 top tips for making your galley kitchen the best cooking space you can. Locate the Triangle. The so-called "
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  • The Guests Are About To Arrive: 3 Tips To Help You Avoid Plumbing Emergencies

    The holidays will be here before you know it. That means it's time to start planning for house guests and holiday get-togethers. Plumbing emergencies are the last things you want to deal with during the holidays. Luckily, there are some simple steps you can take to prevent some of the more common plumbing problems. Here are just three of the preventative measures you can take to help avoid messy plumbing situations while your guests are over.
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  • Potential Reasons Your HVAC System Isn't Blowing Out Cold Air Or Hot Air

    A central air conditioner system typically has the ability to act as both a cooling and a heating system thanks to the fact that the interior air handler part of the unit is located within the furnace. The dual function system offers convenience from an operational standpoint but can make things more complicated to diagnose when a problem arises. If your air conditioner suddenly stops blowing out cold air, checking to see if the furnace is also experiencing problems can help you diagnose your issue—and vice versa when the furnace stops blowing out hot air.
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