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2015

Locking Up Your Building Site: How A Locksmith's Skills Can Prevent Theft Of Materials And Equipment

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Construction site theft is a booming business for thieves. Some will steal lumber, some will take steel and metal, and the boldest thieves of all steal the heavy equipment. The wood can be used for just about anything, including keeping warm on a cold night by tossing it into a steel drum and setting it ablaze. The steel and metal are recyclable and bought by the pound, no questions asked. As for the heavy equipment, more shady deals go down, but the profits practically rival that of dealing drugs.…

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Top Ways To Save On Your Next Residential Propane Gas Delivery

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Once winter comes, your need for propane drastically increases. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to decrease the overall cost of your propane. This will leave you extra money for Christmas shopping, or a trip to the ski lodge.  Schedule Delivery in the Summer Although you may not be using the propane during the summer months, that is when the gas is sold for the cheapest amount. With demand being low at that time of year, you’ll save a bundle.…

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Tips For Saving Money On Your Bathroom Remodel

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If you have been dreaming of a bathroom remodel but the fear of the cost of it all has held you back, you might want to continue reading. By reviewing the following helpful tips, you should have no problem making sure that you are able to get the remodeled bathroom that you have always wanted without having to worry about going broke in the process.  Quickly Swap Out The Plumbing Fixtures…

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Building Materials Made Entirely From Waste Items

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Recycling has come a long way, and now waste items are being used in more construction building materials than ever before. Using this material that’s normally considered trash is environmentally friendly and helps contribute to a reduction in landfill waste. With these new materials, homes and buildings can be constructed with less negative impact on the earth as well as less cost. Take a look at some construction related items being used that contain these waste materials.…

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4 Commercial Plumbing Tips To Avoid Problems

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A clogged, overflowing toilet combined with an embarrassed and angry customer is every business owner’s nightmare. Restroom access for customers is a good way to provide an extra level of service for your customers, but only if everything is in peak working condition. The following tips can help you avoid a plumbing disaster at your commercial location. Tip #1: Schedule Regular Inspections Often, a problem can be spotted and prevented well in advance of it actually occurring.…

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Three Health Problems You Can Avoid By Getting Professional Mold Remediation

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Although some people feel the health risks of a mold-infected house are overrated, it’s also true that certain people are more susceptible than others to these health risks. In addition, some types of mold are much more dangerous than others. Black mold is one of the worst types, so you should waste no time in getting a remediation team if you have black mold. Here are three health risks that mold remediation can avert:…

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Use A Hydroseeder To Plant A Vegetable Garden

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If you are planning on planting a vegetable garden on your property, save yourself time and ensure that each seed has plenty of fertilizer by using a hydroseeder. A hydroseeder is a machine that will disperse an even mixture of seeds, water, and fertilizer. After you dig out a section of your property to plant the seeds, prepare the mixture and spray it with the following steps. Materials measuring tape wooden stakes garden tiller rake wheelbarrow large shovel hydroseeder water hose seeds fertilizer mild detergent scrub brush Prepare The Ground…

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How High Water Pressure Damages Plumbing Appliances And Fixtures

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Most people know that high water pressure leads to lots of leaks, which results in water (and hence money) wastage. Apart from water leaks, high water pressure can also cause you money by damaging your plumbing installations. Here are four cases of plumbing damage caused by high water pressure: Washing Machine Hose Burst High water pressure puts a lot of stress on washing machine hoses. This is particularly bad for conventional rubber hoses that can burst under too much pressure.…

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Need A Tree Removed From Your Fenced-In Yard? Here's A Solution!

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If you need a tree removed from your fenced-in yard, you’ll need to prepare your property for the equipment that is needed to do the job. Unfortunately, this likely means that you’ll need to remove a section of your fencing. Here’s what you need to know.       Call the building code authority to see if you need a permit to make changes to your fencing In some areas, every change that is made to a structure needs to be permitted.…

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Calculating The True Cost Of Geothermal Heating

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No matter how hot or cold the weather in your area is on any given day, the temperature underground remains between 45 and 75 degrees year-round. Geothermal heat pumps take advantage of this consistent underground temperature to provide some of the most efficient home heating and cooling options on the market. While some buyers are wary of geothermal because of its high initial cost, these systems are actually the most economical way to heat and cool your home in the long run thanks to reduced energy bills and generous tax incentives.…

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