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What’s Wrong With Your Elevator? 5 Symptoms To Troubleshoot

Posted by on Mar 31, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you own or maintain a building that makes regular use of an elevator, then you know how frustrating it is when when this essential conveyance starts acting up. Unfortunately, elevator issues often require specialized skills and knowledge beyond the scope of your average handyman. Here are five potential red flags that should prompt you to seek out professional elevator maintenance services from a site like http://www.capitalelevatorservice.com. 1. Unusual Noises Elevators are mechanical contrivances, so even in today’s high-tech...

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Repairing And Repainting A Rust Spot On Your Car

Posted by on Mar 11, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Nothing makes a car owner’s heart sink like the sight of a rust spot. Unfortunately, rust is a common, likely problem for most car owners–especially if they own their car for a long time. When left unrepaired, rust will only continue to spread. To make matters worse, professional repairs can be costly. The good news is that most rust spots, when caught early, can be repaired and repainted at home. If you purchase the correct parts and follow a sound process, your car will be rust-free and looking great in no time. Step 1: Assess...

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2 Cold Weather Construction Issues You Can Solve With Propane

Posted by on Feb 24, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Not every season provides the perfect weather and temperature conditions to successfully do all your home’s outdoor projects. Although weather can change suddenly, you may need to still finish a warm-weather job on time. Here are two home construction jobs you can complete with the right temperature conditions using propane heat. Pouring Concrete Concrete work in your yard needs to be poured and set with the right outdoor temperatures. But, if you plan to pour a concrete driveway or patio and temperatures fall to freezing and below, you...

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4 As Seen On TV Products You Should Never Use With Your Plumbing

Posted by on Feb 17, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

It’s so easy to get tempted by the infomercials and “As Seen on TV” products on display at a local store. While the value and ease of use often makes it easy to pull out a wallet, nothing can truly replace the professionalism and tools available from a real plumber. Only true plumbers can fix a majority of problems that are in your home. Using novelty products can cause additional damage and delay the true repairs that need to be made. Instead of wasting your money and calling a plumber anyway, the following four types...

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The Pros And Cons Of Fiber Cement Siding

Posted by on Dec 15, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If it is time to re-side your home, you may be considering the many different siding options that are out there. One of the newest siding products is a product called fiber cement siding. Fiber cement is siding planks that are made from wood pulp and Portland cement. This siding is also referred to as James Hardie siding, as James Harding is one of the largest manufacturers of fiber cement siding. Learning about the pros and cons of this product will help you decide if it is right for your home. Here are some of those pros and cons. The Cons...

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Getting New Gutters? 3 Reasons To Go Seamless

Posted by on Dec 11, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Are you in the market for new rain gutters? If you are like most people, you might find yourself stumped when your contractor asks whether you would like traditional rain gutters or the seamless variety. Instead of going with your gut, you might be tempted to pick the cheapest option and set up an installation date. However, here are three reasons you should go with seamless gutters, and why you won’t regret the decision later. 1: They Look Better It might not seem like a big decision, but your choice of rain gutter can alter the curb...

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Interior Vs. Exterior Drain Tile: Which System Is Right For You?

Posted by on Dec 10, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If water seems to find a way into your basement or you smell a musty, mildew-like smell in this area, a drain tile system may be beneficial for you. A drain tile system helps gather water and guides it away from your home, helping it to drain where it should. When it comes to drain tile systems, you have a choice to make. You can either install an interior drain tile system, or a system that is installed underneath the floor in your basement. Or you can install an exterior drain tile system, which is a system that is installed near the...

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Finding And Fixing Simple Problems With Your Sewage Ejector Pump

Posted by on Dec 8, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If your sewage has started to back up, you may have a problem with your sewage ejector pump. Before calling and someone else to repair it, try to find out if there is a simple fix you can do yourself. Word About Safety Before you start working on the sewage ejector pump, you should take steps to ensure the job is performed safely. First, turn off the pump and unplug it before you touch it to prevent injury from the pump or shock for a possibly faulty wire. Second, safety should be a key consideration when working with sewage because of its...

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Stop Employee Thieves In Their Tracks With Security Cameras

Posted by on Dec 5, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Most business owners expect customers to steal merchandise, but it’s the employees who steal who do the most damage to a company. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, employee theft contributes to 30% of business failures. The best way to drastically reduce employee theft in your company and ensure success is to install security cameras. As long as you follow your local privacy laws, your security cameras could be your most important business tool. Keep reading to learn more about the different types of security cameras for...

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Budget-Friendly Ways To Improve Your Bathroom

Posted by on Dec 4, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If renovating your bathroom has been an unattainable dream due to your budget, there are a few budget-friendly changes you can make to your bathroom to improve it. Chances are, the reason you want to renovate your bathroom is because of several complaints you have. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to change the layout of your bathroom on a tight budget, but you can deal with other common complaints without spending a fortune. Here are a few ideas for 5 common problems.   Too Small If your bathroom is too small and you have no...

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