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How To Temporarily Cover A Broken Window When You Have Pets You Don't Want Getting Outside

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When you have pets, a broken window is one of the worst things that can happen in your home. You might not want your cats and dogs to get outside. You need to cover the window before they escape and you need to keep it covered until a window replacement arrives. Here are some tips on covering a broken window and keeping pets inside. Material You have a couple options for material to cover the broken window.…

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Which Drain Shape Is Best For Your Shower Design?

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When designing a new shower, most people spend a lot of time considering tile colors and shapes, fixture finishes, and shower door styles. They commonly forget to consider different styles of drains. Not all shower drains are created equal. There are three basic shapes to consider, and each one has its own advantages and disadvantages. Circular Drains Circular shower drains are the most common option, and some homeowners assume they are the only choice.…

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How To Keep Your Young Child Safe While Getting A New Driveway

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Many young children love to watch the activity in their front yard while a driveway is being installed. Unfortunately, construction sites present many opportunities for children to become injured. These tips will help you keep your young child safe during the construction process.  Supervise While Satisfying Their Curiosity  Your child may express curiosity about the large pieces of construction equipment and the workers in the front yard. If you refuse to indulge that curiosity, your child could try to sneak away to see the construction personally.…

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Helping Children Avoid The Dangers Of Septic Tanks And Cesspools

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Children are naturally curious. When they see something new or out of the ordinary, they want to investigate and look closer. If an adult is close by, the children can explore safely. However, parents and childcare providers cannot hover over the children every minute of the day. It’s those moments when parents are doing chores or tending to their own bathroom and hygiene needs that children meet with unfortunate events, such as falling into a cesspool or well.…

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Benefits Of Choosing Spray Foam Insulation

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If you want an alternative to fiberglass insulation, spray foam is a good choice. Using a special gun, the insulation is sprayed into your floor and wall cavities as a liquid, and then it expands to create a foam. The foam provides a moisture barrier and air seals. Below are some benefits of using this type of foam for your home. Saves Energy If your home is insulated with spray foam, and you have an energy efficient furnace, you will see your energy bills drop.…

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5 Little Known Home Security Features

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As a homeowner, having home security is important to ensure that you and your family stay safe at all times. You likely know of all the basics of home security, such as an alarm system that activates when someone breaks into your home. However, there are many other features of home security systems that you may not know about and should consider adding into your home. These features include: 1. Camera Viewing at Panel: Having cameras surrounding your home attached to security cameras can be expensive.…

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How To Clean Your Pool When The Water Is Green

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Without constant maintenance, your pool’s water can start to look a little disgusting. Apart from bugs, leaves and dirt, you may notice that your water is turning green. Depending on when you catch it, it may be anywhere from light green to nearly black. This can happen if you let your pool sit without treatment for even a few days, and is caused by the growth of algae. Luckily it can be fixed much more quickly; in many cases, if the algae grown is not too high, you can clean your water with chemicals instead of having to drain and refill the pool.…

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Update Your Room With A Door Upgrade

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Paneled, sliding glass, French – it’s amazing how much a door can change the ambiance within your room. Having a new door installed is a small change with big impact. Select the doors that best reflect your living and decorating styles. French Doors Is there anything more elegant than French doors? Constructed of wooden panes of glass, they let in the sunlight when used as interior entryways. When used between the spaces within your home, they afford you privacy while maintaining the connection between rooms.…

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Three Ways To Keep Your Ductwork As Clean As Possible

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The air ducts in your home’s HVAC system are an integral part of ensuring that air is distributed throughout your property. When these ducts become dirty, they can cause damage to the system or affect air quality. The ducts will naturally accumulate some dust over time. However, too much dust and contaminants on the ducts are an issue that must be addressed. Even if your system does not become damaged due to dirty ducts, it may be working harder which means that it may consume more energy.…

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Designing Your Empty Nest

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Now that you are an empty nester, you may be ready to build your own home. Retirement might be a few years down the road, but now is the time to begin planning a custom home based on the needs you will have over the next twenty or thirty years. Many people begin their dream home journey by discussing countertops and open floor plans, but you should really consider the exterior and roofing of your home first.…

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