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How To Clean A Microfiber Couch: Tips and Tricks

April 23, 2013

Keeping your microfiber couches and upholstery clean can be quite a task if you have your hands full with children or pets. Let's face it, its not worth it to pay a professional every time some disaster happens (which is probably more often than you'd like to admit). Since this accurately describes my household, I thought I'd share with you the best way I have …

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How to Hire a Roofing Contractor in Ottawa

January 15, 2013

As your roof ages, it becomes increasing susceptible to wear and tear as well as weather-related damages. In order to reduce the risk of severe weather damage from storms or snow, you need to keep up with regular maintenance and care that your roof will demand. Any time you see any signs of wear or damage that needs to be addressed, you should call one …

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Building A Deck To Complement Your Home

November 5, 2012

There is nothing quite like stepping out on a well-build deck and enjoying a summer evening. By adding a deck to any home, home owners are acquiring a relaxing retreat, as well as increasing the overall value of their home. When the deck is in the planning stages there are certain considerations to make to ensure the proposed deck does not clash or interfere with …

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How To Clean A Flooded Basement

November 5, 2012

Having an indoor swimming pool would be a nice luxury for anybody to have. You can swim indoors during inclement weather, you have more privacy, and you don't have to worry about cleaning out autumn leaves or pesky bugs. Toward the end of the year swimming can only be done indoors in most states.

Some people like to have their own pools installed for private …

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How to Shop For Furniture

October 18, 2012

Many people find the idea of choosing furniture quite daunting. This is partly because of the many options out there. Most people are afraid of choosing the wrong furniture that looks outdated. The so-called experts who seem to give contradicting messages about what is 'in' and what is 'not' confuse many people. If you are trying to furnish your house and you are not making …

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How to Clean A Clogged Shower Drain

October 18, 2012

You've worked on growing your hair out since high school and you consider it one of the prettiest and best things about your look. You just redid your bathroom so that it is gorgeous and you spend extra time on the lighting so that it can reflect your natural beauty and the natural beauty of your newly remodeled space. It is a dream come true …

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How To Install A Submersible Sump Pump

October 18, 2012

Homes that are situated on water tables are prone to basement flooding, especially when it rains. There is a nifty little gadget that can be easily installed into your home to reduce the chances of flooding. Sump pump installation, whether by a professional or do-it-yourself process, can range from $100 to $300. Though it isn't cheap, this precautionary measure can save you thousands of dollars …

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What Is Black Mold and How to Remove It

October 18, 2012

Black mold is often fueled by damp condition and can exist anywhere from homes, schools, and offices. Exposure to mold often increases the risk of asthma, allergies, and other respiratory problems. This makes it important to understand the hazards of black mold.

Where it Grows

Mold can grow almost anywhere that is warm and humid. Places like cabinets, basements, crawl spaces, or areas that are …

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How to Load a Moving Truck – DIY Guide

September 24, 2012

Choosing to use a moving truck rental can really help you move your things more efficiently while costing you much less than hiring a moving company, but it also means that you will be responsible for loading and unloading that truck on top of all of the other aspects associated with moving. It is for this reason that you should always know how to go …

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How to Maintain a Maryland Deck

September 20, 2012

When you have a deck in Maryland, you have to realize that the weather can be hard on the deck that you built. Maryland decks can tale quite a beating throughout the year, and you want to be sure that you don’t let your deck slip into disrepair.

While you are working to maintain your deck, you should start by looking over the surface of …

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How to Prevent Frozen Pipes this Winter

September 20, 2012

Prevent Frozen Lines:

If you are wondering how to prevent your pipes from freezing over in the winter-time, you are not alone in the battle.  Repairs for rain gutters, frozen sprinkler lines, busted pipes, and all sorts of expensive disasters happen though the freezing snow.  Find ways to counteract this, prevent the breaks, and save that money come spring time.  You have better things to …

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