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How To Know If It May Be Time To Replace Your Home Windows

Posted by on Jul 12, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How To Know If It May Be Time To Replace Your Home Windows

As a homeowner, it is vital to make sure that you are well aware of when it is time to have the windows in your home replaced. To help you know when that is, you will want to check out the following signs of window trouble. You Notice Condensation Building Up You should not see condensation building up on the interior of your windows if they are in good condition. If you are noticing that there is a build up of water droplets or that there is frost on the inside of the window during the winter months, it is time for a replacement. Eventually, that moisture can seep into your window seal, window frame, or into the drywall or plaster that surrounds the window. This can cause mold to grow, which is a health hazard and it can...

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5 Pieces Of Safety Equipment You Need When Constructing A Metal Building

Posted by on Jun 29, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 5 Pieces Of Safety Equipment You Need When Constructing A Metal Building

Metal buildings are often less expensive and easier to put up than traditional stick-frame buildings, but erecting a metal building still involves work. It’s just as important to keep yourself and everyone else involved safe when erecting a metal building as when building a non-metal building. Here are five pieces of safety equipment that will help you keep everyone safe. A Forklift or Crane You’ll need a forklift on-site to unload all the components of the building. They’re too heavy to unload by hand or with dollies, even if you have a bunch of people ready to help out. Of course, the person operating the forklift should be licensed to do so. If there are beams that are too large for a forklift, or if you’re erecting the building in a place that a forklift can’t access, then you’ll...

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Create A Home That Fits Your Needs When You Are Wheelchair Bound

Posted by on Jun 8, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Create A Home That Fits Your Needs When You Are Wheelchair Bound

When you have a handicap, day to day life can be more difficult for you if you do not have a home that accommodates your specific needs. If you need to use a wheelchair to get around in your home, consider having a custom home built that will suit your specific needs perfectly. The guide below walks you through a few features to consider for your perfect custom home. Consider the Height of the Countertops The first thing you need to consider when having a custom home created is the height of the countertops. You need to be able to do all of your meal prep at the countertops so having them built to a height that allows you to easily access everything from your wheelchair will make the preparation simpler. Consider the Bathrooms in the Home Next, you...

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Staying On Top Of Your Elevator Maintenance

Posted by on May 24, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Staying On Top Of Your Elevator Maintenance

When your elevator isn’t working properly, your customers will experience quite an inconvenience. When the elevator is out of order it might cause your building occupants to become trapped. To prevent this from happening, you will need to proactively look for problems to repair and understand the condition of your elevator. Performing Regular Maintenance If you do not perform regular maintenance on your elevator, it will eventually have to be placed out of service. The best way to predict maintenance problems is to have your elevator inspected periodically by an elevator contractor. Elevators require that parts be examined, lubricated, and adjusted so that the elevator can operate safely. Other necessary steps include the following: A copy of the elevator inspection certificate must be posted The elevator must include a certificate of inspection, a serial number, and a signature of...

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Soil Building And Why It Is So Important To A Healthy Landscape

Posted by on May 6, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Soil Building And Why It Is So Important To A Healthy Landscape

The quality of your soil is the most important element in how well your landscape plants grow. Preparing the soil ahead of time for planting is a must, but the mistake most homeowners make is not regularly continuing the practice.  Healthy Soil is Rich in Humus Humus is the organic matter in your soil. Unfortunately, humus breaks down over time to where it no longer does its job. Once humus is gone, plants are less able to extract nutrients from the soil, meaning you must continually add more fertilizer. Instead of pouring chemical fertilizer into your soil, add more organic matter on a regular basis.  Healthy Soil has Healthy Beneficials The worst thing you can do to your soil is to kill everything in it. Non-discriminant use of pesticides and herbicides render your soil essentially dead and unable to...

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Strengths That Could Steer You Toward A Career As A Home Inspector

Posted by on Apr 19, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Strengths That Could Steer You Toward A Career As A Home Inspector

A licensed home inspector plays a pivotal role in the process of a house being sold. When a prospective buyer is enticed by a property, it’s often not until the home inspector has thoroughly investigated the house that the buyer can feel comfortable moving forward with the purchase. If you’re contemplating following a new career path and the vocation of home inspector has occasionally entered your mind, it’s important to evaluate your personal strengths and skills and see if they’re in alignment with this career. Here are some such strengths that could help you succeed in this type of career. Enjoyment Of Physical Work While a home inspector does spend time writing up the report to present to the prospective buyer and real estate agent, his or her job involves anything but sitting in an office all day. If...

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