2015

  • 2 Things You Need To Know About Water Damage

    Regardless of whether you woke up to water on the floor or you returned home to find your basement flooded, you need to do something about it right away. You don't want to let the water pool on the ground or anywhere else any longer than necessary. While it might not seem like that big of a deal, water can do more damage than you realize. Even a small pool of water can be devastating to your home.
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  • How To Easily Fix Water Damaged Ceiling Plaster

    If the plaster in your ceiling has been damaged by water, you need to act quickly to fix the damaged. You don't want your ceiling falling in because you failed to repair the damaged area in a timely manner. The Cause Of Water Damage To Ceiling Plaster The most common cause of water damage to ceiling plaster is water has leaked in through your roof. It may have leaked into your house because you have a crack in your roof.
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  • Stop!!! These DIY Gutter De-Icing Methods Can Ruin Your Gutters

    If you live in an area that experiences harsh winters, you have likely experienced snow and ice build-up at some point. Some ice formation may seem harmless, and but other situations such as ice dams may accumulate to a thickness that causes concern for property owners. The latter may lead some people into trying to de-ice their own gutters, which can cause problems. Others may make the mistake of allowing the ice to sit and thaw on its own, which can also be problematic.
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  • Understanding The Pros And Cons Of Waterproofing Paints

    A flooded basement is a nightmare. Basement waterproofing is an important step in protecting your home from this type of damage. Waterproof paint is a popular protective addition. Waterproof paints are designed with a concrete, oil or latex base that works as a barrier to prevent water seepage and excess moisture out. It is installed much like a traditional paint coat and lasts a considerable amount of time. Familiarizing yourself with the pros and cons of this waterproofing technique can help you determine if it's right for you.
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  • Come Home To A Flood? Here's How To Clean Up The Watery Mess

    You have a little one who likes to flush toys down the toilet. Usually, you're able to catch them before the bathroom floods. You didn't catch it this time. Unfortunately, the toy was flushed before you left for the weekend. Now you're home and you're faced with a flooded mess. Here are the steps you should take to remove the water and restore your home to its dry condition. Put on Protective Clothing
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  • Creating A Therapeutic Spa In Your Bathroom

    It's a fact that spending time at a spa can be therapeutic. Relaxing massages and other treatments can work wonders for relieving pain and stress. Unfortunately, spas aren't cheap, and the average cost of spending a day at a spa is about $450 or more, depending on which treatments are chosen. Luckily, there is a way to create your own spa-like environment at home by making a few changes to your bathroom.
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  • The Dos And Don'ts Of Restoring Old Wooden Furniture

    You've probably heard the saying, "one man's trash is another man's treasure," and this often rings true of old furniture. If you have a knack for DIY work and some free time on your hands, you can find cheap, old wooden furniture at your local antique store or even for free on the side of the road. And with the right knowledge, you can restore that old wooden furniture and either sell it for a profit or adorn your own home with it.
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  • 3 Ways To Change The Look Of A Plain Exterior With Modern Siding Systems

    If you have a home with a plain look to it, you may want to renovate it with a new siding finish. There are systems available today that can provide you with an affordable solution to get any look you want for the exterior of your home. These systems can give you different siding looks, masonry and even contemporary styles for your home. If you want to change the look of your home, here are some of the ways you can do it:
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  • Debunking Two Common Water Damage Misconceptions

    Every year there are an almost countless number of homes that are stricken with some degree of water damage. Unfortunately, this damage has the potential to render your home unsafe for occupation. While it is possible to have this damage repaired, homeowners need to be properly informed about this threat and the repairs it takes to be able to make smart and informed decisions for their home. After dispelling the following two myths, you should find yourself in a much better position to have this type of damage to your home addressed.
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  • How To Restore Photographs After A Fire

    A household fire is devastating. Even if you were home and had time to grab all of your photographs, they may have sustained some damage from the smoke or fireman's hose. Your precious family photographs may need to be restored after a fire. But all is not lost. There are professional services that can handle this for you, which is recommended for any antique or extremely delicate photographs. But there are also things you can do on your own to save your pictures.
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