Archive for October, 2016

Hire a Plumber to Help You Cut Down Water Bills and Usage

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Are you noticing an increase in your water bills recently? Are the drip drip drip noises from your faucets driving you crazy? Have you been told that you need to do water line repair or do drain repair? A plumber can help with all these plumbing issues and more! When it comes to plumbing, unless you have prior plumbing experience, it’s best to leave these kinds of matters in the hands of a professional. For every successful DIY plumbing story, there’s horror stories about bigger messes made and the need to call a plumber in anyway to fix an even bigger mistake that’s more costly than the original

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Three Areas to Prepare Your Home for Winter

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There are many ways to prepare for winter and the effect the cold temperatures can have on your home equipment. Three options to look at include the water heater, the furnace, and the plumbing.

Tankless water heaters typically provide water at a rate of two to five gallons per minute. And for homes that use 41 gallons of water or less daily, these tankless heaters can be between 24% and 34% more energy efficient than conventional storage tank water heaters. Old water heaters are known to account for as much as 30% of your home’s entire energy consumption.

Furnaces are another area worth consideration as you plan for winter. Furnaces can cause high heating bills, especially if they are not efficient. Here are some tips to consider when analyzing your furnace:

If furnaces are more than

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Three Reasons Why Radon Testing is Crucial for Any Home

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Many homeowners might not be aware of the importance of radon testing within their home. It?s not something that is frequently talked about, but making sure homes pass inspection for radon is important. For example, out of a random sampling of 15 homes, at least one of those will have radon levels either at or above what the EPA suggests is healthy. Radon has been shown to have a negative effect on health, and is considered the second cause behind lung cancer today, after smoking. With this in mind, home owners should seek out assistance from radon testing companies to ensure their home is not at or above what is considered a dangerous level. Here are three reasons why testing is so important.

Homeowners Cannot Be Sure the Exact Level of Radon in Their Home Without Testing

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7 Tips for Designing Outdoor Living Spaces to Add Value to Your Home

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After you have immensely invested on landscaping and turned you home to a tourist-like destination, you’ll probably need to sit outside and bask to the beautiful theme of your garden. So, why let that enchanting beauty disappear when the night falls and you have to go back to the house? You can create outdoor living spaces that can accommodate your family and friends for a get-together party or the annual festive celebrations. Outdoor rooms is simply an addition architectural feature to an already designed landscape, this can be done by landscape companies.

But how do you come up with an outdoor room?
It quite pertinent to decide which part of your house the outdoor room will be setup, it can either be set up in the front or the back yard but again, space is of concern here. If you have enough space in

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Thinking of Buying a Condo? Read These Pros and Cons First

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For many first-time buyers, purchasing a condo may be an excellent stepping stone to eventual home ownership. Your realtor will tell you that condominiums — like any property — have their pros and cons. For some, the benefits of condominium life far outweigh the disadvantages. For others, condo ownership may not be worth the investment. If you’re looking at real estate listings for condominiums, here are some important pros and cons to keep in mind prior to purchasing.

Pros:

  • Amenities and maintenance
    One of the main reasons buyers love condos? They don’t have to worry about maintaining the property or grounds. When you rent an apartment, your landlord should take care of maintenance and repairs, but it’s not always guaranteed. With a condo, yo

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