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Inheriting Your Childhood Home? Proactive Reasons To Consider An Electrical Upgrade

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Inheriting your childhood home can be a dream come true. Not only does it allow you to relive pleasant memories from your past, but it also gives you an opportunity to share those memories with your children and grandchildren. Unfortunately, however, your childhood home may be hiding one or more dark secrets within its walls that could turn your dream into a nightmare, especially if it has not undergone electrical upgrades to make sure it conforms with all current safety codes.…

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Air Conditioning 101: Troubleshooting Your Ductless Heat Pump's Remote Control

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Instead of using a centralized thermostat, a typical ductless heat pump relies on a handheld remote for fan speed and temperature control. From time to time, you may find the remote non-responsive to your desired inputs. Whenever this happens, you’ll want to track the problem down with the following troubleshooting tips. Check the State of the Batteries As you troubleshoot your remote control, make sure you check the batteries first. Many problems that have occurred with ductless heat pump systems have turned out to be a simple case of the remote control’s batteries dying unexpectedly.…

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5 Tips to Make Your Garden Flourish

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Gardening can be tough work, and if you are just starting a garden you might be hesitant about your ability to make your garden flourish. However, if you follow a few simple steps you can have a flourishing garden in your yard in no time. Ensure You Have Enriched Topsoil Top soil is the topmost part of the soil in which your plants will grow, and it is important that you have the right topsoil for your plants to grow properly.…

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Can Your Fire Detection System Smell Smoke?

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The best fire sprinkler system in the world is one that never has to be used. This is because if your system is connected to an appropriate smoke detection system, you should be able to detect any problems before they become a major event in which your fire sprinkler will be activated. The key to the success of this plan is to have a fire detection system installed that will be able to not only discern smoke at the earliest levels, but will also be able to differentiate smoke from dust, as well as other air particles that can trigger false alarms.…

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Putting In A French Drain? Complete These Preliminary Steps Before Digging Begins

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If you’ve decided your home needs a French drain, you may be itching to start digging right away. Before you get going, though, you’ll need to handle a few important tasks to help the installation go smoothly. Here are some vital steps for planning out your drain project. Getting The Necessary Permissions While it’s fine to do the occasional digging in your garden, big projects like placing a French drain will require government permissions before you can get started.…

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Garage Door Stuck Open Or Shut? 2 Tips For Finding The Problem And Fixing It

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A garage door that won’t open or won’t close is a huge problem. Many people store valuable items in their garages that could be stolen when the door won’t shut. You may also feel less secure in your home when you don’t have the added level of security of a locked garage door. A door that is stuck shut can be even worse, as you may have a vehicle inside it that you need access to.…

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5 Features Your Retail Shop's Custom Signage Shouldn't Be Without

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People are more likely to buy from places they are familiar with, and signs offer the perfect opportunity to introduce your retail shop to the community and create brand recognition. But simply posting the name of your company in front of your store won’t garner the attention you are looking for. Here are five features your retail shop’s custom signage should never be without: A Unique Logo Branding your business is one of the most important things you can do to gain trust within your customer base and to ensure that you’re recognized as a leader within your industry.…

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Use Caution When Closing Heating Vents In Unused Rooms

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It’s no secret that heating your home in the winter can be costly. Many make the mistake of closing the vents to all unused areas of the home thinking it will save both money and energy. Surprisingly, that isn’t always the case and can even lead to further problems with your furnace. To understand why, you will need a basic understanding of how your furnace and ductwork work together to heat your home.…

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Preventing Falls: Basic Ladder Safety In Construction Zones

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Each year, more than 300 people die due to fatal falls in the construction workplace. 23.6% of these fatal falls are caused by falls from ladders. Ladder safety is often overlooked in the workplace. They are not often very tall, and they are so ubiquitous to all construction jobs that many people simply take it for granted that contractors know and practice proper ladder safety. However, because the number of injuries and deaths from ladder falls is the second highest in the industry (falls from roofs are the first), it is clear that ladder safety needs more emphasis.…

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4 Costly Masonry Mistakes To Avoid

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Bricklaying can be one of the most satisfying DIY projects to complete. However, there are a few common pitfalls that you need to avoid if you do not have experience with bricklaying. Here are four of the most common masonry mistakes, and what you can do to avoid them. Choosing the Wrong Mortar Not every mortar is compatible with every type of brick. This problem usually presents itself when you decide to repair or add a new section to an existing brick wall.…

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