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How You Should Be Treating Your Garbage Disposal

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If your sink has a garbage disposal, there are some things you’ll want to do to make sure you are keeping it in good shape. Otherwise, the disposal can break or your sink can get clogged. This article will provide you with helpful information for maintaining and using your garbage disposal correctly. Proper maintenance For the most part, a garbage disposal is a pretty low maintenance item. However, you should do your part to keep it working as good as possible.…

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Does Your Commercial Office Building Need Both Sprinklers And Smoke Detectors?

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If you’re getting ready to install or significantly upgrade your fire detection system, you may be wondering if you need to have both an automatic fire suppression system – usually overhead sprinklers – in addition to smoke detectors. As with many issues related to commercial building safety, the answer is: it depends.  Fire Codes Vary By Jurisdiction U.S. fire codes are not “one size fits all.” Although the National Fire Protection Association has regulations covering most fire detection and alarm systems, local municipalities are free to use their own system tailored to their populations.…

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Preserving And Protecting Your Septic System

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Your septic system is an integral part of your home, so it makes sense that you should do everything you can to ensure it continues working properly. Not only will this help you avoid major drainage problems in your sinks, toilets and tubs, but it will also prevent costly repairs should your septic system fail. Managing your waste water is a major part of this, but so is educating yourself on the basic maintenance needs of your septic system.…

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Keys To Hot Water Heater Maintenance And Performance

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The way that you take care of your hot water heater will directly affect the quality of hot water that you receive every day in the shower, tub, sink and any other water fixture. By taking advantage of high quality water heater service, you will also make your home more energy efficient. Your pipes and plumbing utilities will also last much longer when your hot water heater is well taken care of.…

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Gutters And Downspouts: Important Dos And Don'ts For Any Homeowner

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Your home’s roof is important; there’s no doubt about that. But so many homeowners tend to overlook the importance of not just the roof itself, but the gutter system on which it depends. Without a sound gutter and downspout system, your home would not have proper drainage–and your roof would be in trouble. As a homeowner, then, there are some basic maintenance dos and don’ts you should know and follow when it comes to your gutter and downspout system.…

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Tips For Choosing A Window Air Conditioner For Your Home

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The hot weather seasons have arrived and many home owners have already begun using their home cooling systems. Many rely on central air conditioning units to keep their homes cool. However, if you live in a small home or apartment, it may be more energy efficient to use a window air conditioning unit. Window air conditioning systems are available in various sizes and can provide adequate cooling for smaller homes. If you are shopping for a new window air conditioning unit for your home, these are some tips to help you find one that will keep your home cool and comfortable.…

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Maintaining a Comfortable Temperature in Your Home All Year

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Whether it’s beating the summer heat or keeping warm in the winter managing your home’s heating and cooling needs can take a great deal of effort and money. However, there are methods you can employ to help manage your home’s temperature and save money in the long run. While some approaches can improve your home’s efficiency year round, others will be best suited to just one extreme. All Year Improvements…

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Tips For Getting Your Heater Ready For Winter

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Having a heater is an amazing privilege. Unfortunately, however, most people don’t realize just how much they rely on their heaters until they suddenly stop working. The worst time for a heater to stop working is, of course, in the winter. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to get your heater ready for the cooler months and to make sure it lasts all the way through. Change Your Filters…

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How To Avoid Puncturing A Gas Line When You Have Your Sewer Line Cleaned

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If you suspect that you have a sewer blockage, you’re probably on the verge of calling a plumber to clear the sewer line. While this is a great idea, there’s one thing you should do first: call your gas company! Calling your gas company before a plumber comes to work on your sewer line can save you time, hassle, and reduce the risk of puncturing a gas line. Cross-bores You might be wondering how a gas line could possibly be punctured by a plumber clearing a sewer line.…

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How To Clean Your Air Conditioner When It Is Iced Over

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If your air conditioner is running, but your house is too warm, you should check the unit for signs of ice buildup. Although it may seem strange, when your air conditioner malfunctions, the unit can get cold enough for ice to form, but your house will heat up. That’s because the ice keeps air from flowing through the system. A few different things can cause this problem. Before you call a heating and cooling contractor to come to the rescue, you may want to try cleaning your HVAC first.…

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