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  • Vinyl Versus Aluminum Gutters - Which One Will You Choose?

    9 June 2016

    If you are getting ready to put rain gutters on your home, you will find that you have the choice of several materials. The materials you choose will affect the look of your home, the durability of your gutters, as well as what you pay out of your pocket. Although you will find copper and stainless gutters are priced much higher than other materials, both vinyl and aluminum gutters will come in around the same price range.

  • How To Remove, Clean And Replace Dirty Or Worn Load Wheels On A Manual Pallet Jack

    9 June 2016

    Manually-operated pallet jacks are the workhorses of many warehouses, stock rooms and receiving areas, and they function with quiet reliability day in, day out. Though these simple and rugged pieces of equipment need little maintenance, the wheels that bear the brunt of the loads, known appropriately as load wheels, will occasionally need cleaning, or they will wear out and need replacing. Cleaning or replacing these wheels is a simple task, and almost anyone with basic tool skills can do the job in just a few minutes.

  • No Yard? Could A Rooftop Pool Be An Option?

    9 June 2016

    If you live in a neighborhood where most homes (including your own) are of the zero-lot-line variety, leaving you and your neighbors so close you can nearly touch each other by reaching out the window, you may assume that any swimming pool larger than an inflatable one is out of reach. However, lazy summer days spent lounging in your own full-sized pool may be no further away than your own roof.

  • 4 Mistakes You Might Make When Installing Your Own French Drain System

    8 June 2016

    Are you having drainage problems around your home and planning on installing a French drain system to help keep your yard and basement dry? If so, here are 4 common mistakes to avoid when doing the job yourself. 1. Not Calling 811 Before Starting Your French Drain The average French drain system should be buried at a depth of 8 inches to 2 feet. If you happen to hit and damage a water, electrical, or gas line that's buried within the ground while digging your trench, you could put yourself and your neighbors in danger and face steep fines and repair costs.

  • How To Perform An Annual Cleaning Of Your Ductless Heat Pump's Outdoor Condenser

    8 June 2016

    Your ductless heat pump is a low-maintenance component, but an annual cleaning of the outdoor unit's condenser coils and exterior cabinet will provide increased efficiency and a longer unit lifespan. Below is a step-by-step guide to cleaning your ductless heat pump's outdoor unit: Tools and materials needed Nut driver set Phillips screwdriver 2-gallon pump utility sprayer Garden hose and spigot Shop towels Mold inhibitor solution Grease-cutting dishwashing soap Shop vacuum Paste car wax Wax buffing pad Step-by-step procedure

  • Tips For Taking Care Of Drought-Affected Trees

    8 June 2016

    With the summer heat comes drought concerns in many parts of the country. If you live in an area that's experiencing drought problems, you might wonder about how best to handle tree care on your property. After all, trees can suffer significant drought damage,. You might wonder if you should be pruning your trees to minimize the water demand or how you can ease the burden on your trees in the drought conditions.

  • Have Room At Your Home's Front Entrance? Create A Porch Enclosure

    7 June 2016

    Making improvements to your home is a great way to gain more pride in homeownership. While you can certainly invest in upgrades, you should think also about adding new features to your home. If you already have an open porch with concrete around the front entrance, you can turn it into an enclosed porch. Perfect Place to Relax in the Morning It is not always feasible to spend time on your porch, but enclosing it will allow you to spend more time there.