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2015

Tips For Dealing With Common Furnace Odors

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When your home’s furnace is working as intended, there should be little to no odor coming from the unit at all. If you notice an unusual smell from your furnace when it’s running, it could be an indication of a problem within the unit. Here are a few tips to help you identify and troubleshoot odd odors from your home’s furnace before they turn into complete disasters. Hot, Burning Dust Smell Read More»

Four Questions Most Homeowners Have About Their First Septic Tank Alarm

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Moving into your first home with a septic system means learning not only how to care for the tank and keep the system flowing, but also how to respond to septic tank alarms. Most people who are new to septic systems don’t even realize that they come with an alarm, leaving them uncertain about how to respond if it goes off. Here’s a look at what you need to know about the septic tank alarm and how to respond to it. Read More»

How To Repair Sagging Gutters

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Gutters, like every exterior part of your home, are exposed to all sorts of weather conditions that can cause structural damage. Over time, your gutters can begin to sag, which can be due to a number of reasons, ranging from a buildup of organic debris to simply heavy precipitation. If your gutter sags enough, it will no longer allow water to drain properly off of your roof, which can cause the gutters to sag even further or even collapse. Read More»

Four Tips To Help Improve The Design And Installation Of A Septic Mound

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Sometimes, an alternative waste treatment system is needed when the soil of your property does not meet the needs of a conventional septic system. This can also be due to problems like a high water table. One way to deal with this is by building a septic mound, which raises the drain field to allow for proper filtration of the affluent, or liquid waste. This can be an unsightly addition to your landscaping, but with the right design, it can blend in perfectly. Read More»

Getting Your Windows Ready For Winter: Going Beyond Double-Glazing

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The state of your windows has a huge effect on how well your home maintains a comfortable temperature – and on your energy costs. In the winter, you can lose a great deal of heat through your windows. But while the insulation properties of your window glass are important, there’s a lot more to good winter windows than choosing double-glazing. Frames Older windows, especially those with wood frames, can warp over time. Read More»