2015

  • How To Strip Paint From Furniture And Hardware

    Painting over a stained piece of furniture isn't unheard of. It can be a beautiful look, but what do you do if you want that painted piece of furniture to have a stained wood look again? You'd need to strip down all of that paint and the stain to get your piece of furniture back to it's natural beauty in order to re-stain it. See below for helpful tips on how to strip down furniture and hardware (because sometimes hinges and knobs get painted over too).
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  • A Guide To Troubleshooting Your Ventilation Blockage

    Ventilation plays a pretty big role in your home if you use an air conditioner or central heater, but it is often an element that is overlooked. After all, your ventilation system is almost entirely hidden, except for a few openings scattered throughout the home, so it's easy to forget that it even exists. However, problems with your ventilation can lead to massively reduced heating/air conditioning efficiency, which means that you should make it a top priority to keep your ventilation in pristine condition.
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  • What Can You Save After A Household Flood?

    You come home from work to find that the storm sewer has backed up into your house and your basement is flooded. The personal items that you can safely salvage depend on the source of the floodwater and the length of time the items have been under water. Here is what you need to know before you wade into that flooded basement to retrieve those old family photos. Contaminants in the Water Affect What You Can Save
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  • Unusual Reactions To Moisture Every Homeowner Should Be Alert To In Their Home

    It is no big secret that water inside of the home can be one of the biggest enemies of any homeowner and cause great amounts of damage. However, most homeowners assume that signs of water making its way into the home would be easy to spot, but the truth is, water may not always be as conspicuous as you think. In fact, moisture could even show up in your home, create damage, and leave you scratching your head, puzzled about what the problem even is.
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  • Five Prevention Steps To Do During A Fire Restoration

    After a fire, there are many facets to fire restoration that will get your home back to a livable condition. But for added protection, you should always consider these steps for preventing fires from recurring in the future. Check Your Wires After a fire, one of the things that can lead to fire recurrences quickly is faulty wires. The cables may be visibly melted after a fire, but this doesn't need to happen for electronics to become a fire hazard.
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  • 4 Reasons To Invest In A Mold Inspection Before Buying A Home

    If you're looking to buy a new home, you're likely looking forward to this big change in your life. It can be fun choosing the perfect home and imaging your new life there. While it can be exciting to purchase a new home, you shouldn't rush through the home buying process. It's recommended that you consider investing in a mold inspection before finalizing the purchase in order to protect yourself. Take a look at the following information to better understand the reasons as to why you should have a mold inspection before buying a property.
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  • Revamping An Old Wood Table

    If you have an old wood table that you do not use in plain view within your home because it isn't aesthetically pleasing, consider trying to restore it into a pristine condition that would be admired. Restoring wood furniture is not that difficult to do on your own if you have the proper tools and a bit of time. Here are some instructions you can use to turn an old wood table into a furniture masterpiece.
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  • What Is Going Wrong With Your Washer And Dryer?

    If you don't think your washer or dryer is working the way that it should be, you could have an issue that could be easily resolved. Troubleshoot the problem, and contact washer and dryer retailers for parts and support as needed. You may find that changing the way that you wash your clothes, position your appliances, or maintain your machines makes a huge difference in the outcome of your laundry.
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  • 3 Common Problems That Can Cause Moisture And Water Damage In Your Home

    Your basement suddenly feels like a sauna and there's a faint scent of mold permeating through your home. You may have a moisture problem hiding somewhere in your home. Unfortunately, that moisture problem could be signaling the beginning of even bigger problems. Before you brush it aside, you should know that moisture build-up in your home can lead to severe problems, Including foundation damage and wood rot. Here are some common problems that can lead to moisture build-up and water damage in your home.
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  • How To Help Your Neighbor After A Tornado

    If there was a tornado in your area, it likely left behind a lot of damage. If you were lucky enough to avoid this damage, you can still help out with your neighbor if their home was hit by the tornado. Below are two things you can do that they will appreciate. It is very important that you make sure the home is safe to go in before you start doing anything:
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