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An Ounce Of Prevention: Little Ways To Improve Safety At Your Construction Site

Posted by on Jul 2, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on An Ounce Of Prevention: Little Ways To Improve Safety At Your Construction Site

Great care is required to keep a construction site as safe as possible, both for you and your coworkers. If you’re looking for new ways to reduce your risk of accidents and long-term injuries, here are some tips that should help. Avoid Bending Your Wrists When You Work Carpal tunnel has a reputation for only affecting office workers, but it can actually be a serious risk for construction workers as well. When you spend several hours a day hammering in nails or turning screws, your wrist can take a lot of punishment. Unfortunately,...

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How To Assess And Repair A Washing Machine Drainage Problem

Posted by on Jun 17, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How To Assess And Repair A Washing Machine Drainage Problem

Drain clogs are an absolute nuisance, but they are quite common when it comes to your kitchen and bathroom drains. Usually, the quick use of a plunger will help to dislodge the accumulation and you can go back to your usual tasks. On rare occasions, a plumber may be needed to snake the drain. The drains in your kitchen and bathroom are not the only ones that can clog though, and sometimes you will be faced with an unusual issue that turns out to be a clog somewhere else along the sewage or waste water lines. This is often the case when your...

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New Construction Business? 3 Important Tools Often Overlooked When Beginning A Construction Business

Posted by on May 27, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on New Construction Business? 3 Important Tools Often Overlooked When Beginning A Construction Business

If you are just building your heavy equipment arsenal to use in your budding construction business, then you may think you have all the basics. While excavators, bulldozer, and other tools for building, digging, and demolishing are important items to have, you also need items to deal with the aftermath of construction and demolishing. That aftermath is the debris and trash left over, and you must be ready to tidy up on a daily basis during construction. You also need tools to complete remove all signs of building or excavation, so your final...

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5 Tips For Adding Food Images To Restaurant Signs

Posted by on May 8, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Promoting a restaurant can be done in a number of ways, including the storefront just outside the business. Attracting customers and drivers can easily be done through a professional custom sign that highlights the name and features of a restaurant. As you design a custom sign, it’s important to focus on the food elements that you want to showcase. There are multiple ways to feature a variety of foods and menu items on your sign. Use the following five design tips when creating a sign that will stand out and draw attention to your...

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Advantages & Disadvantages Of Insulated Vinyl

Posted by on Apr 15, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

In the 1960’s vinyl siding was introduced to homeowners around the United States. By the time 1995 rolled around, vinyl was on more homes than any other siding material. Since then, another kind of vinyl siding hit the market; insulated vinyl. Here are the advantages and disadvantages of insulated vinyl. What is insulated vinyl? Insulated vinyl is similar to vinyl siding. The difference is that there is a layer of insulation on the back of each piece. Advantages of insulated vinyl Insulated vinyl siding has many advantages. These...

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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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