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  • Making The Choice Between A Boiler And A Furnace: Factors To Consider

    11 January 2016

    When you have to replace the heating system for your home, you may find yourself faced with one major decision. You will need to choose between a boiler installation and a furnace installation. While both furnaces and boilers will heat your home, they do so in different ways and each have their benefits and drawbacks. As such, it is important to get to know some of the main factors to consider when choosing your system so that you make the right choice for you and your home.

  • 4 Ways Street Sweeping Can Help You

    21 December 2015

    You might think of street cleaning as something that is a bit of an unnecessary expense that you can opt against, but the truth is that street cleaning is more necessary than you might believe. The following guide will show 4 ways street sweeping can be helpful. 1. Curb Appeal Yes, the overall value of your home and neighborhood has to do with your curb appeal. You could do this on your own, but what if you do not have the time?

  • 4 Tests To Determine If Your Window Needs Repaired Or Replaced

    3 December 2015

    Everyone wants to be able to stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer. This is especially true when you are in the comfort of your own home. One of the biggest culprits of inability to keep your home at a comfortable temperature is the windows. Cracked glass, loose panes, and leaky seams just force your HVAC system to run constantly in order to keep your home comfortable. If you are trying to decide whether or not it is time for a new window, there are a few tests you can do to be sure.

  • Problems In Employee Restrooms Can Spell Trouble For Business Owners

    28 October 2015

    One of the areas in your business you may not give a lot of thought to is the employee restroom. You may have hired a professional janitorial service for keeping your employees' restrooms clean, but have not given a lot of attention to possible problems like leaky toilets and sinks. However, while these kinds of issues may seem small compared to your daily routine of production, you should know these small plumbing problems could lead to much bigger problems.

  • Patch A Small Hole In A French Door's Wooden Frame

    13 October 2015

    A small hole in the wooden frame of a French door that leads out to your patio can be repaired with the following steps. After the hole has been filled, add a fresh coat of primer and paint to the patched section so that the damage is no longer apparent. Materials sandpaper electric sander compressed air vinyl tarp mild liquid detergent water soft cloths (lint-free) wood putty thin knife putty knife primer paint thin paintbrush sponge Sand And Clean The Damaged Portion Of The Door

  • Is Your Commercial Parking Lot Terrible? Fix It Before It Costs You

    28 September 2015

    If your staff or customers are griping and angry because the parking lot is so damaged, you may want to get it fixed before you have to pay more money than you want to. Repairing the parking lot before you end up with a bill on your desk is the best way to protect your business, and it's going to improve the value of the property at the same time.

  • Why You Should Not Be Your Own General Contractor

    11 September 2015

    When you are financing a big construction project, paying a general contractor will cost you a significant amount of money. The mean hourly wage for a general contractor is approximately $45.14. You may be tempted to eliminate the position and take over the responsibilities yourself. Although a few people manage to successfully pull off this maneuver, many people struggle with the job. In most instances, you should not be your own general contractor.

  • Choosing Between A Sunroom And A Screened Porch

    24 August 2015

    If you have decided to add more usable space to your home by installing a screened porch or sunroom, then you need to choose which option will work best for your needs and your local climate. To this end, here is some information on each option to help you make this important decision: Sunroom vs. Screened Porch Construction While many people use the terms sunroom and screened porch interchangeably for a home addition where you can enjoy the outside space and avoid insects, the two terms actually refer to different types of structures.

  • Four Entrance Door Options For A Retail Store

    8 August 2015

    The right design for your storefront can mean the difference between an inviting exterior and being overlooked by potential customers. Your entrance doors are a major part of that design, but security is another concern you must also keep in mind. The following guide can help you select the right option for you. Option #1: Standard Glass Standard glass doors are a staple for retail establishments and eateries, since they give the entrance an inviting look while also providing an enticing glimpse of the shop's interior to passers-by.

  • Planning A New Fence? Do These 3 Things First

    7 July 2015

    Putting up a fence can provide privacy and be a nice visual touch for your home. However, if you've decided to put up a fence on your property, it's important to perform some tasks to make sure that you don't have any problems with your fence in the future. Here are some things to do before you start construction on a new fence. Talk to Your Neighbors You might not think you need to check with your neighbors about a fence, but it is a considerate gesture to alert them to construction activity that will be taking place.