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Understanding How to Resolve Sparking Outlet Problems

Posted by on Mar 13, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Understanding How to Resolve Sparking Outlet Problems

If you have recently started noticing sparks coming from your home outlets, then this may be an issue that needs to be addressed by a residential electrician. However, the problem also may be one that can be fixed fairly easily by you if you have some DIY skills. Keep reading to learn about what you need to do to resolve the issue. Identify Ordinary Sparks Some outlet sparking is normal, especially if you have not used an outlet in some time. If this is the case, then you will notice a spark as soon as you plug in a light, appliance, computer, or other object. In this case, the spark is one that develops due to the fast moving electricity that surges through the outlet and into the plug. Basically, the electricity moves faster than your hand and a...

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5 Reasons To Choose A New Construction Home

Posted by on Mar 7, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 5 Reasons To Choose A New Construction Home

When you’re ready to purchase a different house, you may have the option of looking at existing homes vs. new construction homes in a brand new community. It is not surprising that many people prefer purchasing a newly built home. There are a number of reasons to choose new construction homes, such as: Make Your Home Your Own One of the best things about purchasing a new construction home is the fact that you will have the opportunity to help design your future home. Most builders allow the buyer to select the flooring, countertops, and appliance packages that they prefer. That means that you get exactly what you want when you move in — no need to worry about spending more money to make changes or start remodeling projects after closing. In addition, in many cases, when you buy...

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Compare and Contrast: Impact and Double-Pane Windows

Posted by on Mar 2, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Compare and Contrast: Impact and Double-Pane Windows

If you are considering updating the windows in your home, two popular choices are double-pane and impact windows. However, they each provide unique benefits and are not necessarily equally appropriate for every home in every area. Therefore, it is a good idea to be aware of the following information about those options, so that you can be sure that you have made the most appropriate choice for your needs.  Understanding the Double-Pane Window The double-pane window is often well known because of its ability to provide extra insulation to the home. It is important to note that they do provide some extra resistance to high winds or flying debris because they are thicker than the standard single-pane windows many homes still have. However, they are not appropriate or legal in some areas that are prone to hurricanes or other severe...

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Fixing Puck Dents in Your Garage Door

Posted by on Mar 1, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Fixing Puck Dents in Your Garage Door

Any parent with a child that loves to play hockey knows that stray pucks are bound to find their way to a closed garage door. If shot with enough force, a stray puck can easily create a dent in the surface of your garage door. If you notice some puck damage on the surface of your garage door, here are three simple tips that you can use to help you fix these dents.  1. Pound out the dent. Small dents can sometimes be pounded out with the help of a rubber hammer. Close the garage door and locate the dented area on the inside of the door. Place a small block of wood over the dented area, then pound this block of wood with a rubber hammer. The wood block helps to absorb the blow of the hammer and...

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Dealing with and Preventing Frozen Concrete in Your Concrete Pump Boom

Posted by on Oct 18, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Dealing with and Preventing Frozen Concrete in Your Concrete Pump Boom

If you are an individual who has recently taken on multiple concrete-pouring jobs in the late fall or early winter, then you need to worry about concrete freezing. This is especially true if you use a concrete pump truck. If this is your first time using a pump truck in the cold weather, then you may not be familiar with the way the concrete needs to be handled when it does freeze. Keep reading to understand how to deal with concrete-freezing problems and how they can be avoided once the issue is initially dealt with. How to Deal with Freezing Concrete As you mix concrete and feed it through the boom pipeline attached to the hopper, the water within the mix can freeze. If you are continually mixing concrete and pouring a large slab, then the concrete will typically...

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3 Tips For A More Successful Neighborhood Cleanup

Posted by on May 24, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Tips For A More Successful Neighborhood Cleanup

If you dread looking at your street and surrounding neighborhood every time you pull into your driveway or even glance through your front window, it may be time to take action by spearheading a neighborhood cleanup day. These events can help foster community spirit while transforming the area into a place everyone can be proud to live in. Here are three useful tips for helping you guide your cleanup effort to fruition. 1. Get Groups and Associations Involved It takes a village to clean a neighborhood. Obviously, you’ll want the full involvement of your neighbors, who hopefully will be motivated to help by the thought of their own residential area looking nice and clean. But not everyone will be willing or available to participate in a cleanup initiated by a single concerned individual — especially if there are equipment...

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