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The Holidays Are Here: 4 Ways To Protect Your Home From Burglary

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With the holidays approaching, it’s time to make sure that your home is well-protected. Burglars know that most people are going to be spending a lot of money during the holidays, which means their homes are going to be filled with high-end merchandise. Reports show that in Killeen, TX, there were 116 residential burglaries during the 2013 holiday season. Here are four safety measures you can take to keep yourself from becoming a statistic this holiday season.…

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Tips For Cleaning And Protecting Your Home's New Travertine Countertops

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If you have recently installed new travertine countertops in your home’s kitchen, then it is vital that you understand how to properly clean and maintain them. Since travertine is a stone similar to marble and limestone in composition, it is porous and requires special care to keep it from becoming damaged by stains. Additionally, travertine should be cleaned with special types of cleaners to avoid damage from acid etching. To this end, follow these time-tested tips to clean and protect your kitchen’s new travertine countertops and keep them looking amazing for years to come:…

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Learn How to Choose a Security Screen Door for Your Home

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If you want to provide extra protection at the entry to your home, adding a security screen door to the home may be the perfect option for you to consider. Security screen doors are made to be very heavy duty to create the added safety that you want for your home. When choosing a security screen door, use the guide that follows to determine which factors you need to consider.…

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Split Air Conditioning? What's That?

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If you’re shopping around for air conditioning systems, you’re likely to come across systems advertised as “split air conditioning systems” at some point. The term is a bit confusing on its face. What’s split about the system? Are there two air conditioners or does it have some sort of divider down the middle? Actually, the reality is quite different from what you might imagine. Here’s a closer look at what split AC systems are and the situations in which you may want to consider one for your home.…

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How Residential Foundation Problems Are Resolved

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If your home has started to develop cracks around its foundation, then you need to understand that it may have a major foundational issue or a simple drainage problem that can easily be rectified. Foundation drainage issues can often be fixed by just re-grading your property or installing a French drain; major foundational problems can require that your entire house be jacked up and piers installed below it. The repair cost will vary widely depending on the cause of the foundation’s problem and how much labor is involved in fixing the issue.…

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Diagnosing A Ruptured Pipe Within A Well Casing

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The technology used to pump well water to a residence is so dependable that it rarely needs repair. If a repair is ever required, most of the system components are located above ground and are easily accessible. However, the components contained within the well itself are more difficult to reach. Homeowners who suspect that their submersible pump has failed may actually only need to repair a pipe rupture within the well casing.…

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What To Look For In Construction Fencing

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A construction site is an interesting but dangerous place. The manager of a professional construction site understands the need to fence off a construction site, but if you are simply doing some remodeling around your home, you might not think that you need any fencing. You would be wrong. If any neighborhood kids stray into your construction site to explore, they can easily get hurt, and if they do, it is legally your fault for not doing anything to prevent them from entering your yard.…

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No Air Conditioner? Use An Attic Fan To Stay Cooler At Night This Summer

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If you do not have any air conditioning for your home, the hot summer temperatures can get very uncomfortable. This is especially true during the night while you are sleeping. Fortunately, you can install an attic fan to make you and your family more comfortable so you can sleep better. Below is some information about installing this type of fan to help you understand how the process works. Installing an Attic Fan…

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Three Reasons To Go With Propane Tank Heaters

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If you live in a rural area, you might think that you have a choice only between a wood-burning stove and electric heat. it is important to remember that you also have the choice to use propane as a fuel source. If you do decide to go with propane, it can prove to be a good choice for many reasons. Comfort If you use a wood-burning stove in a large home, you will typically only heat one room.…

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Don't Chop It Down: 4 Steps To Save Storm-Damaged Trees

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If recent windstorms have left your trees battered and broken, you can still save them. While it might seem that a badly damaged tree should be removed, that isn’t always the case. In fact, with the proper care, your storm-damaged trees may recover and regain their original stature and beauty. You will need to act fast though. Storm-damaged trees are susceptible to disease and insect infestation until they’re receive the proper care.…

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