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    Copper Chimney Caps Are an Aesthetically Pleasing Addition to Chimneys

    Not only is a copper top a useful feature for homes and buildings in any climate, it is also a distinctive and beautiful adornment for any roofline. The beauty of copper is obvious regardless of how it is taken care of and care and look are actually based on the personal preference of the property owner or resident. Some homeowners and property owners love the look that a shiny copper chimney cap has to offer. On the other hand some people prefer the natural look of copper as an aesthetically pleasing addition to their roof and chimney. Natural copper chimney caps do not require any maintenance to maintain their appearance.…

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    Dryer Vent Cleaning Services

    You may be thinking that dryer vent cleaning services are an expense that you can do without. In these tough economic times when everyone is tightening their belt, do it yourself has become the watchword for many homeowners. It is not that you can’t clean your own vent; often homeowners are able to remove any lint build up from their dryers or ducts adequately. However, there are times when you should consider dryer vent cleaning services. Lint build up isn’t the only reason why a dryer may suffer from reduced airflow. The warm air that is emitted from a vent is attractive to animals, especially in the winter. Some small…

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    Ensuring Protection Through a Five-Year Internal Fire Sprinkler System Inspection

    Automatic fire sprinkler systems are an absolute lifesaver. But like all mechanical equipment, these systems must be maintained in order to provide maximum protection to structures, the contents of these structures and – most importantly -their occupants. A sprinkler system has many components that can become obstructed by particulates or corrosion, ultimately leading to a blockage or leak with the potential to cause system failure. These hazards develop internally, so they cannot be seen by the naked eye. Without periodic inspection and maintenance, a system can fail when called upon, causing a building to burn to the ground despite management’s good intentions and investment. It is not enough to have…

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    Choices That a Fence Contractor Would Recommend for Property Enclosures

    Modern housing styles demand for property enclosure which will give class and sophistication to their house. Basic types of barriers and simple-looking ones are a thing of the past. A certain home may include varied styles of these enclosures to serve different needs. True enough; a fencing contractor would really have a complex outline of the entire scheme when adding up the visual impact for the property enclosure, along with the style and material composition. Color choice is something that most homeowners would want to customize with these kinds of projects. It is the central design of any construction type for structures. The pastiche of tones, colors and shapes becomes…

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    Shutters Can Give Your Home More Appeal

    One way to give your home’s exterior some added dimensions is to get some shutters. You may think that you could always just paint your home some odd color, but you don’t have to be so drastic. You could simply enhance a smaller detail on your home that is one of the first things that is noticed. Sometimes your windows need to have a little covering in order to help protect them from the elements and help play up their importance. Before you rush out to buy just any kind of coverings, make sure you learn about the different kinds and designs that are available. Just like any other type…

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    Electric Blanket Reviews – Choose the Right Blanket

    Electric blankets have been around for many years. In fact, the first electric blankets appeared way back in the 1950’s. Those predecessor devices were heavy, thick and required high voltage to operate. It’s also important to mention that older models were very unsafe. There was a lot of bad rep in the press about the dangers of using electric blankets that catch on fire when not used properly. The reputation of these devices was worsened even more when several studies were published stating that electromagnetic radiation caused by the electric current running inside blankets may cause permanent body damage. It was, however, unclear what kind of damage. People began to…

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    Water Well Hand Pumps

    When choosing a Well Hand Pump for emergency use, there are many factors to consider. The types of hand pumps available today are many and varied. Your well depth, the static water level of your well (the depth of water in your well casing/pipe) and the size of your well casing will determine the type of hand pump you require. Shallow wells, where the static water level is less than 25′ will only require the most basic pump. The shallow well pump works on suction or drawing action and normally must be primed to start the pumping of water. The deep well hand pump works on a different principle. This…

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    Living Safely With Carbon Monoxide

    A new carbon monoxide law goes into effect in Colorado requiring the installation of Carbon monoxide detectors in all rental properties, homes for sale and new construction homes and apartments. Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless, colorless and tasteless byproduct of burning materials containing carbon. If it’s present in high concentrations in your home you will not smell it, see it or taste it and that is why CO is called the silent killer. CO is the leading cause of accidental deaths in the United States. CO is produced in every home that has a gas or carbon-producing appliance of any type. What are gas or carbon producing appliances? Natural…

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    Home Water Damage Emergency Phone Numbers

    As a contractor, I’m the one that you call whenever your home becomes damaged from water. I’m the person who comes out to your home and tries to get it back in shape, so that you can get back to your normal duties of raising your family. It’s not the end of the world, whether you’re coming home from a long day at work or waking up and finding out that your carpet is completely saturated and there is 2 inches of water in the bathroom, don’t panic, be prepared. What I would like to suggest, is that these things do happen and when they happen, they can produce group…

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    How to Select a Mold Removal Contractor

    Having mold growing in your home can cause you serious stress and poor health. If the mold situation in your home is a small problem that you can take care of, it is advisable that you do so as soon as possible. However, if it is a serious case that you cannot handle on your own you will have to seek the services of a professional mold remediator. You should also notice that without dealing with the real source of the mold you will be wasting your time and money working with the mold remediator. You should therefore make sure that all the leaking pipes are repaired and if they…

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