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Reasons to Invest in Solar Panels for Your Florida Home

Posted by on Jul 6, 2017 in Repair & Maintenance | Comments Off on Reasons to Invest in Solar Panels for Your Florida Home

If you’re living in Sunshine State, you have probably wondered whether the advantages of solar energy could outweigh its costs? Since this sustainable energy source was first introduced, the interest in solar panels has been increasing. While costs of solar energy installations have dropped significantly, the number of solar panels installed has drastically increased. Should you join this fast growing trend? Here are some reasons to invest in solar panels and use the solar power of Florida in your home. Solar panels provide energy reliability. Whatever happens, the sun will rise and set and, although cloudy conditions might be less predictable, more-less your home receives similar amount of sunshine each year. For these reasons, solar power presents a very reliable energy source. Even though electrical power is rather available, occasionally there are power outages. Solar panels provide energy security...

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Reasons to Repair and Refinish Wood Floors

Posted by on Jul 3, 2017 in Repair & Maintenance | Comments Off on Reasons to Repair and Refinish Wood Floors

Wood floors add warmth, splendor and beauty to our homes and they also increase the value of any property (which is quite beneficial if you’re selling your home). Although it’s crucial to maintain them properly, sometimes damage is impossible to prevent. I’ve talked to experts who are responsible for beautiful wood floors in NJ to find out why it is recommended to repair and refinish wood floors or when these beauties are worth saving. Here’s what I’ve found out! 1  Perfect option for wood floors than need a simple “face lift”. A skilled contractor can salvage and refinish almost any wood floor. If you have a few boards that are infested by insects or damaged by termites or if your floor is squeaky, there’s no need to invest in completely new flooring. The damaged parts can be replaced, whereas...

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Hand Tools You Should Have in Your Home

Posted by on Jul 3, 2017 in Repair & Maintenance | Comments Off on Hand Tools You Should Have in Your Home

If you want to live in a beautiful house, it comes for a cost. I am not talking about the cost you paid while buying your home. After you buy it, decorate it and start living there, problems start. Wires cross, toilets clog, pipes burst, appliances stop working and so many such problems arise. If you are all ready to tackle with these problems with an enthusiasm and a right kind of toolkit, your stay in the home can be happy, because when you deal with the problems on time, they are prevented from becoming big. Here are some tools that you SHOULD have in your home so that you can tackle with the small home problems on time. If you spend some time at a brick-and-mortar or online hardware store like Proferred.com, you will find that there is...

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4 Great Tips to Choose the Best Plasma Cutter

Posted by on Jun 28, 2017 in Repair & Maintenance | Comments Off on 4 Great Tips to Choose the Best Plasma Cutter

Plasma cutters are a clean, simple yet efficient tool to cut metals safely. They are especially practical for large cutting projects because they don’t need a pre-heating procedure, cut a wide range of metals and cut with a small kerf (the area that is cut) so as not to damage or warp the metal. The only big drawback for a plasma cutter is its high cost. Therefore you should plan your purchase carefully, ensuring the best choice possible. 1. Types   What are the applications of a plasma cutter is a basic question that will make a considerable difference while you shop for the best plasma cutter. Portable units are meant for home use and can be moved around by hand. The other type is meant for shops or garages which need a cart or wheeled table to move...

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How to Increase Attic Insulation-Efficiency

Posted by on Jun 26, 2017 in Repair & Maintenance | Comments Off on How to Increase Attic Insulation-Efficiency

Do you have high home heating and/or cooling cost? Is your attic properly insulated? If you’d like your home to be more energy- and cost-efficient, consider a better attic insulation; it will make your home cooler in the hot summer days and warmer in the cold winter months. According to statistics, almost 90% of a house’s heat loss happens through the attic space. If your home’s built before the early ’70s, it probably wastes energy and your money too. R-value of a material shows how much of an insulation it provides; the higher the number, the better insulation. For buildings built before the early ’70s, the average R-value was 11 or even less, whereas contemporary standards insist on 38 or higher, based on the location of the buildings. Between the ceiling joists of some buildings, there’s gray material. In older...

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Top 6 Tips to Repair Water Damage in the Basement and Prevent it from Happening Again

Posted by on Jun 24, 2017 in Repair & Maintenance | Comments Off on Top 6 Tips to Repair Water Damage in the Basement and Prevent it from Happening Again

Unexpected water in your basement can damage walls and floors, destroy carpeting, ruin furniture and lead pretty quickly to mold. One of the most common sources of water damage is water leakage in a basement. On the bright side, basements prevent the top of the house from flooding by providing a place for the water to go. Water problems are common for houses with basements, but often the issue isn’t discovered until it causes some serious damage. When you’ve got a flooded basement, don’t panic. There are certain steps you can take to remove the water and restore the space to its pre-flood state. A new technique used for water damage is to install sensors for monitoring. Some sensors can turn off power and shut off leaky valves when they’re tripped.   1. Check Walls and Windows   If...

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