Raise the Roof: 5 Guidelines for Working with Roofing Contractors

Picking a roofing contractor can seem intimidating especially since everyone knows someone with a contractor-from-hell story. Fortunately, there are a few things to look for that will help you find a quality contractor. This blog post looks at five different factors that go into picking a quality roofing contractor!

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7 Basic Plumbing Lessons for Newbies

When you own a home, at some point, you are going to need to do some plumbing work. You don’t always have to call a plumber unless it’s a major problem which you can’t handle. If you know absolutely nothing about plumbing, then you may have no choice, but if you do have some basic plumbing knowledge and experience, then you may be able to handle it yourself.

Here are some basic plumbing tips every homeowner should know, since you can prevent or fix it yourself and save hundreds of dollars.

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Buzz Off: 5 Safety Measures to Keep Bees Out of Your Home

Bees are one of the most important types of insects on the planet, providing honey and pollinating plants that bear fruit for us to eat and provide seeds to re-plant. But when they become prevalent around homes they can become a nuisance and a threat to sting people in the vicinity. As a result, sometimes it is necessary to take steps to make sure your home is not an appealing place for bees to nest. Below are 5 steps you can take to make sure that bees do not become a threat to your home.

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4 Ways to Clean Your Wood Floors Before the New Season

Wood flooring is a luxury for most people to have in their homes or rental spaces, but they require ample care in order to maintain their beauty. Wood floors are the perfect complement to a variety of spaces and tastes, whether you decorate your home in a rustic, country, modern, artistic, or elegant style.

This guide will walk you through the basics of maintaining your hardwood floors from move-in day through years of living in your space. If you’re ready to create your cleanest and most enchanting space yet from the wood floors up, read on.

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5 DIY Plumbing Lessons You Can Quickly Learn

When you’re a homeowner, your budget is usually tight. A hefty mortgage, rising energy costs, soaring property taxes, constant repairs and maintenance. And, of course, the occasional plumbing mishap that can ruin an entire evening, or even a weekend. This is why so many property owners decide to embrace the do-it-yourself (DIY) movement when it comes to plumbing.

Indeed, plumbers would rather much prefer that you hire a professional to fix your toilets, kitchen sinks and pipes. However, if you are dead set on trying to remedy these matters yourself, then plumbers don’t want to disappoint you.

Major jobs should always include a plumber, but if you have quick and easy repairs, then there is no harm in grabbing a plunger, a wrench and a bucket to get the job done yourself.

Here are five DIY tips plumbers will always give you:

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5 Popular Reasons to Rent Your Furniture

There will be times in our lives when we just don’t want the hassle and expense of owning our own furniture. And there are times when the furniture we already have just isn’t enough. It may be during our student days when both money and space are at a premium. Or it could be that we are in between jobs or even cities and it makes more sense to rent furniture than buy it. Plus, if we are in transition we would only have to find a place to store all that furniture as we studied or travelled.

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Hiring a Locksmith: 4 Best Practices to Get Your Door Unlocked

A locksmith is a long and storied profession. Ever since man has had property and a need to protect it, we have needed locks and ways to both keep things in and other people out. Sometimes that has included keeping people in too. Like prisoners in ancient jails to the Tower of London right up to today’s modern penitentiaries and correctional facilities. If there is a lock, there needs to someone to not just pick it out, but maybe pick it open too. Being a locksmith was one of the original guilds of craftsmen in medieval England and had the respect and trust of people and kings.

Today we still place our trust and the contents of our homes and businesses into the hands of locksmiths in more ways than we realize. Yes, they still perform the basic services of making an extra key for when guests come to visit, or picking the lock on our apartment after we lose our key and get locked out. But the modern locksmith is much more likely to be found designing a security system than picking a lock or making extra keys.

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Plumbing for Newbies: Learn the 4 Basic Rules of Plumbing

Everyone will likely need to hire a plumber someday. Even if you are kind of handy. you may need a plumber for some jobs that are just too hard, too complicated or too dangerous to try on your own. You should and fix all minor plumbing jobs on your own. Like unclogging a sink or using a plunger on a plugged toilet. But you should also not be afraid to call a plumber if your problem persists. And for some jobs you should absolutely make the call to a professional plumber.

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