Home Repairs: Avoiding Injuries While Fixing Your House

Part of our responsibility as homeowners is to maintain the proper function of our homes. One of the ways to do it is to repair any broken part. Many individuals try to go the do-it-yourself route and work on fixing problems on their own, sometimes resulting in injury. Fortunately, getting hurt is a mostly avoidable

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Four Steps to Start Controlling the Level of Allergens in Your Home

In recent years, millions of Britons have reported suffering from various forms of “home fever”. This includes a list of symptoms commonly traced to the presence of allergens inside the home. Pollen, mould spores, and dust mites are a few of these particles which may be present in your home and causing individuals to exhibit

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Heating Systems: Luxury or Necessity?

Although armed with complex systems, the human body can be vulnerable to environmental factors outside its control. For instance, exposure to extreme cold can significantly affect our well-being. This is why it goes without saying that keeping the temperature in our homes warm is highly important. Throughout human history, people have tried varying ways to

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Damaging Duo: 2 Things That Can Ruin Your Car

A car is more than a machine; it’s also a source of pride. Its model, speed, and machinery all contribute to give the driver their prestige. A car is the culmination of a century of technological development made to satisfy the need for speed. One of the best features a car can showcase its power

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Hello, Spring: Eight Springtime Home Improvement Projects

After hibernating during the winter, your home is due for a fresh start. After all, with spring comes new beginnings; along with the blooming buds come fresh ideas for home improvement projects that will not only add to your home’s resale value but also get it ready for some summer fun. Upgrade Your Deck Decks

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Protecting Fresh Concrete Structures from Weathering

Though durable, concrete structures are at high risk of developing cracks and fractures when exposed to extreme weather and pollutants. Weathering denotes the effect of these elements, the leading one being the premature deterioration of concrete structures. The most affected parts of concrete structures are the top structures about 60cm from the ground, including cornices,

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Worth It: Remodeling Projects that Actually Matter to Buyers

An overwhelming 90% of homeowners plan on remodeling their home at some point, according to a recent survey by listing website Trulia in collaboration with The Harris Poll. This is a 6% increase from last year’s results. The site also noted, in their article, “Remodelling on the Rise,” that over two-thirds of the people who

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Dishwasher Problems that You Shouldn’t Repair Yourself

Many would say that having a dishwasher is considered a luxury, after all, you can wash dinner and kitchenware by hand. However, for some it is a necessity, reducing the time it takes to wash, soap, and dry dishes and utensils. Regardless if you’re using a dishwasher as a luxury or a necessity, it is

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3 Practical Ways of Improving the Efficiency of Your Gutter System

Gutter systems are often installed for two main reasons: rainwater collection during rainy periods and drainage purposes. Whichever the reason is, a gutter system ought to be properly installed if it is to serve its purpose accordingly. Faulty gutters often result in leaking, which may put your house at risk of water damage. A leaking

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How Much Should You Pay a Contractor to Repair a Concrete Patio?

Most repairs for residential patios involve cracks, sinking concrete slabs, and damaged pavers among other usual wear-and-tear problems. A minor fix should cost between $660 and $2,000. Homeowners in Utah could file an insurance claim to cover the expenses, or their homeowner association may foot the bill in certain cases. Whether or not you will

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