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How to Keep your Family Safe from Asthma and Allergens

Posted by on Sep 17, 2015 in Home Cleaning | Comments Off on How to Keep your Family Safe from Asthma and Allergens

In Australia, owning a home is a big part of its culture. In ways, home ownership exemplifies the saying “a man’s home is his castle”. The popular image of a castle is one made of thick concrete, sturdy wood and surrounded by a moat populated by giant, hungry alligators. While Australia is known for its Outback, its homes certainly do not have moats and man-eating alligators swimming around! The imagery is to evoke the symbol that a home is there to protect the family. It provides shelter from the elements, protects the members from animals on the prowl and keeps everyone safe from unsavory characters preying on innocent victims. But most home owners are unaware their own beloved home is being invaded by deadly, unwanted creatures that can cause illness and serious health complications every single day. They don’t...

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Tips on Autumn Swimming Pool Maintenance

Posted by on Aug 29, 2015 in Exterior, Repair & Maintenance | Comments Off on Tips on Autumn Swimming Pool Maintenance

Even though utumn is just around the corner, most people are not looking forward to pulling out their boots and sweaters. Luckily, there are still many warm days left, ideal for using a swimming pool. And, if you own a pool heater, you might be able to use your swimming pool even when the leaves begin to change color. Nevertheless, the way you maintain your pool depends on the season and some things do change. Here are several tips on autumn pool maintenance! During summer, swimming pools need more chemicals due to evaporation, swimmer load and use. As the temperature lowers, it’s alright to use fewer chemicals, but you should have to check the pool chemistry one a week. One of the main characteristics of autumn season is certainly fallen leaves. And, unfortunately, they will more than likely fall...

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Safety Tips on Using Table Saw

Posted by on Aug 28, 2015 in Repair & Maintenance | Comments Off on Safety Tips on Using Table Saw

So, you’ve purchased BOSCH or DEWALT table saw for some serious woodworking around your house? Good for you! Table saws are probably the most widely used machines in woodshops, and for reason. However, these devices are also the most dangerous tools among woodworking machines. We’re not suggesting you shouldn’t use your new table saw, but we want you to make sure you’re using it properly and in a safely manner. Here are some safety tips you should keep in mind before and while using your beloved woodworking power tool. Safety equipment is a must when using any power tool. Jewelry and loose fitting clothes should be avoided when using a table saw. As a woodworker, you should always wear appropriate clothing, hearing protection and safety glasses. Keeping the table and surrounding area clear of excess sawdust, cutoffs and stock is important while...

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The Neeed for Pre-purchase Building and Pest Inspections Before You Buy a Home

Posted by on Aug 10, 2015 in Home Inspection | Comments Off on The Neeed for Pre-purchase Building and Pest Inspections Before You Buy a Home

Your decision not to hire pre-purchasing building and pest inspection service can turn out to be an expensive one. For several-hundred dollars, and we’re talking about a several-hundred-thousand dollar investments, you can avoid nasty little surprises which come with unchecked homes. Well, not really little surprises, since you might even face an unexpected bill of more than $30,000. Although more than 70% buyers intend to have a pre-purchase inspection done, only about 30% really has it. So, why should you hire building and pest inspection service before buying a home? In general, pre-purchase building inspection is a visual inspection of the entire place, inside and out, which identifies anything from minor defects to major structural falts, safety hazards and maintenance issues. Not only do these inspections identify defects and faults, but they also offer suggestions on how to remedy...

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When to Call a Plumber

Posted by on Apr 19, 2015 in Bathroom, Home Inspection, Repair & Maintenance | Comments Off on When to Call a Plumber

Even though there are many plumbing projects that you can do yourself with the help of online guides and tutorials, there are times when it’s better to call a professional plumber. In my opinion, some seemingly easy projects cannot be handled by an amateur. So, for the following (and similar) plumbing projects, it’s recommended to call a professional and save yourself time, effort and even money. Learn more on Richardson Plumbing Service if you’re in need of experienced and skilled plumbers. Although everyone has lived with a dripping faucet at some point, it’s something that should not be overlooked. If you don’t fix it, this slight leak can lead to a lot of wasted water. What’s worse, that dripping can be an indicator of a bigger plumbing issue. It’s alright to try fixing this problem yourself, but if you...

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