Archive for May, 2016

Home Upgrades to Save You Money

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Home upgrades serve many purposes — namely, to improve your quality of life while living in them. But they also serve a few other amazing uses. One is to really improve the value of your home for when you eventually decide to resell. The other is to save you money on your energy bills while you live there. That’s right — simply by getting better made and more durable housing materials, or even upgrades like vinyl siding repair, you are vastly improving the ability of your home to retain heat and cool air. Check out these three home upgrades that can directly improve your life now and save you tons of money in the long run.

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Is Your Electric Bill Out of Control? New Technology Could Be Overloading Your Home’s Circuits

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Are you starting to feel like your electric bill is taking over your budget? Many American homeowners are starting to notice an uptick in their monthly bills, but which appliance is to blame? Older desktop computers actually use much more electricity than their modern laptop counterparts, but even if you are running several tablets, cell phones, and laptops simultaneously you will not break the bank. Experts say that a typical laptop computer uses less than $20 per year in electricity, but that older homes could have outdated or faulty wiring that is driving residential electric bills past a manageable point.

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How and When to Clean and Polish Terrazo

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Terrazzo can make for a beautiful floor or wall. It’s made out of a combination of marble, quartz, granite, glass plus any other kind of suitable chips. They are poured together into a binder and then cured and ground polished in order to achieve a smooth and uniform surface. Terrazzo floors are not expensive but are extremely durable and very common. It doesn’t need a lot of maintenance but terrazzo cleaning does need to be done just like any other kind of floor. So, what is the best way to clean terrazzo floors? Let’s take a look at some terrazzo restoration techniques and find out how exactly terrazzo should be taken care of.

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Remodeling Your Kitchen Can Actually Increase the Value of Your Home

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Homeowners are constantly updating any remodeling their homes. Home styles quickly go out of style and what was once desired becomes outdated or out of style. When a person purchases a home that had previous residents, they often cannot wait to update the rooms of the home to match their current preferences and styles. The kitchen and the bathroom are probably two of the most remodeled and updated rooms in the home. There are many options when it comes to updating and remodeling a kitchen.

Kitchen remodels vary on pricing, depending on the extent of the remodel and on the specific materials that are used in the remodel. For example, if granite countertops are preferred over laminate, the pricing will g

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Expert Tips to Keep Your Pipes Running Clean and Clear

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You may not think about your plumbing all the time but you should. Not thinking about it, at least every now and again can cost you a lot of money. Commercial plumbers say that nearly 3,000 gallons a year gets lost from leaky faucets that leak at the rate of one drip per second. That adds up and contributes to your water bill. It has been said that all toilets leak some. Some estimates have that between 20 and 35%. When people our fat and oil down their drains it causes nearly 47% of the 36,000 yearly clogs drains in the United States experience every year.

There are things you can do to keep your plumbing healthy and happy. You can prevent needing expensive plumbing repair. Here are some tips from commercial plumbers.

Avoid the horror of frozen pipes. Most homeowners consider these to b

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