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  • Oh Deer: How To Use Fencing To Deter Deer From Your Landscaping

    21 March 2017

    Deer are gorgeous animals, but they can really wreak havoc on your lawn, garden, and landscaping. Many homeowners have taken drastic measures to prevent deer from damaging their property, from diversion tactics to sound repellent. Although these measures can work, a good, solid fence is going to provide much better protection. The following are some things to keep in mind when considering a fence: Taller Is Not Always Better One thing to know about deer is the fact that they can jump many feet in the air and can easily leap over any standard sized fence.

  • Plumbing Leaks And The Importance Of Detecting Them

    15 March 2017

    Plumbing leaks can happen for any number of reasons, from frozen pipes to clogs to rotting pipes. Just because you can't physically see the leak, there may be less obvious signs that you may have a leak. It's important for you to detect the leak if you happen to notice any signs. See below for some of these signs and why it's important to catch the leak as soon as possible and make any necessary repairs.

  • Why You Need a Construction Permit and How to Get One

    9 March 2017

    A construction permit or building permit can save your life and protects the value of your home. This document allows counties and cities to enforce their building codes. Local governments adopt certain codes to make sure that every building meets the minimum structural and safety requirements. Building codes are updated every few years because building materials and methods are constantly changing. Read on to find out what you need to work on a building project.

  • Catalpa On A Crushed Tin Roof: What Happens When Trees Meet Metal Roofs

    6 March 2017

    Most metal roofs are built to last. It takes a lot to damage them. However, they are not entirely nature-proof. That said, if your metal roof has fallen victim to a tornado or a hurricane and a large tree (like a one-hundred-year-old catalpa or redwood) has been dropped on the roof or shoved through it, here is how your roof repair is going to go. Dropped on Your Roof And Crushed

  • Have An Old House With No Security Or Exterior Lighting? Call An Electrician And Make These Changes

    28 February 2017

    If you want to add lighting throughout your property, having an electrician do the work is the best option. If you have a long driveway and a lot of property, you want to know what is going on at all times. All electronic devices aren't made for exterior use, and you want to get an expert in to do an evaluation and to install everything. Here are a few of the things that you want to talk with the electrical contractor about for your home.

  • How To Repair A Water Heater With A Heating Element Leak

    3 November 2016

    As a homeowner, appliance issues are a common concern. If you have a water heater, then the concern may be a leak coming directly from the tank itself. While many leaks cannot be fixed and require you to get a brand new water tank, you probably want to avoid this if you can. After all, a water heater with a tank can cost around $900 to install. If your water heater is leaking water near the control panel of the device, then the device is likely leaking fluid around the heating element.

  • Wired For A Winter Wonderland In Your Own Backyard

    11 August 2016

    Baby, it's cold outside. That doesn't mean you have to be stuck inside. Nor do you have to wait for holiday lights to come out in order to enjoy the beauty of proper illumination and good cheer. Through the everyday magic of electricity, your backyard can be an enjoyable space the whole year round. No, you won't be out there sunbathing. But when you work with an electrician to get safe, sensible outlets and products wired in properly, your backyard can be transformed from a chilly gray space in the winter months.