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3 Tips For Checking Your Seattle Home’s Crawl Space For Signs Of A Termite Infestation

Posted by on May 25, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Tips For Checking Your Seattle Home’s Crawl Space For Signs Of A Termite Infestation

If the rainy season in Seattle, Washington, has been extra wet, you may be concerned that the extra moisture in your crawl space has attracted a termite colony. If so, use the following three tip to check the space for signs of a termite infestation. Look For Swarmers Around The Crawl Space’s Entry In the early stages of development, worker termites have wings. Called swarmers, these insects are sometimes mistakenly called “flying ants” since they look like ants with wings. The presence of these swarmers usually means that a nest is nearby. When you go to inspect your crawl space, look around the entryway for signs of these swarmers. You can usually see them come out when the sun shines after a rain storm. Especially if you see them, you need to look deeper into your crawl space to...

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How To Prepare For A House Fire

Posted by on May 20, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How To Prepare For A House Fire

You are paying a lot of money for your home, and it is something that means a lot to you. Most people will find that they install an alarm system because it gives them the peace of mind of knowing a burglar is not going to break in. One thing that is not utilized like it should be is fire protection. Unlike a burglar, a fire does not just go after the materials that have a high price tag. When a fire hits a home, it is absolutely devastating because it can take out an entire home. In fact, a fire can consume an entire room in a matter of minutes. Here are a few things that you can do to prepare for a house fire. Fire Sprinklers When you go to a commercial building you will see that...

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3 Ways To Avoid Mistakes In Constructing A Commercial Building

Posted by on May 12, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Ways To Avoid Mistakes In Constructing A Commercial Building

Investing in commercial real estate can pay off. However, if you and the contractor make mistakes during the construction of the building, you can start your business endeavor at a great advantage. To avoid this scenario, here are some tips  for avoiding mistakes.   Choose Customizations in the Early Stages  Some investors make the mistake of waiting until their buildings are nearing completion to consider customizations. Although the decision to select customizations at that point is yours to make, it could delay the project and lead to unexpected costs that could greatly inflate the costs of completing your building.   You can avoid those surprises and delays by making decisions at the start of the project for customizations. The contractor will have time to look for a solid deal on the materials needed and he or she can ensure they are on-site when...

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3 Reasons To Consider Clay Tiles For Your Roof

Posted by on May 3, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Reasons To Consider Clay Tiles For Your Roof

Clay roofing tiles are a fantastic option to consider when you are looking to replace your current roof or build a roof on a new home, mostly because they have a lot of advantages that most other roofing materials on the market would be hard-pressed to match. Here are three reasons to consider clay roofing tiles for your home. Better Insulation One of the best reasons to consider clay roofing tiles is the fact that they can provide better insulation than other roofing materials. The shape of the clay roofing tiles allows airflow both above and below the roofing tile, which creates a heat transfer barrier. This heat transfer barrier helps to keep your home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer, which has the effect of making your home more comfortable during those seasons while also...

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How To Landscape To Help Improve The Water Runoff Around Your Home

Posted by on Apr 26, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How To Landscape To Help Improve The Water Runoff Around Your Home

Keeping your home’s exterior well-landscaped can help improve its appearance and improve your home’s value. Well-planned landscaping around your home can also help keep your home’s foundation and basement dry and safe from moisture problems. Here are two ways you can accomplish this in the landscaping around your home. Build Up Foundation Soil Raising the bedding soil of any landscaped areas next to the foundation of your home not only creates visual interest, the sloping soil also helps keep water flowing away from your home’s foundation instead of toward it. One expert recommends when you build up the soil around your home’s foundation or basement to create a slope of at least six inches within the first ten feet away from your home. This slope allows the water to flow the pathway of least resistance, which is away from...

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Floor Cleaning 101: 3 Helpful Tips For Removing Stains

Posted by on Apr 21, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Floor Cleaning 101: 3 Helpful Tips For Removing Stains

Your home flooring is resilient. However, it is not stain-proof. Even with regular care and cleaning, one spill can stain your beautiful flooring. This may be frustrating, especially if you have guests arriving. Luckily, you can clean most floor stains yourself with a bit of effort. A good cleanser and these three tips will have your floor looking as good as new: 1. Always Perform a Test Before you begin cleaning a large stain on your floor, make sure you perform a test in a hidden area. This might sound odd, but it is very important. Scrubs and harsh chemicals may leave an even worse stain. So always apply and wash away the cleanser in a small or hidden area before you take on the big stain. This will ensure that your flooring won’t look worse or encounter other...

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