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Month: August 2022

Home Improvement

7 Signs You Need to Call a Garage Door Repair Company

Are you having trouble with your garage door?  Your garage door is a vital part of your home, providing you with a safe way to park your car and house numerous items. When it starts to go haywire, you need to call a garage door repair company immediately.  Any type of issue is best resolved sooner rather than later. If you wait too long, you may worsen the problem. Worst of all, your door may become irreparable. If you're unsure if you should call a garage door repair company, keep reading. We'll provide several telltale signs that you need assistance with. Let's get started! Your Garage Door Makes Strange Noises This is one of the most common signs you need to call a garage door repair company. If your door is making loud, screeching, or grinding noises, there ...
How to Get Rid of Fleas in Your Home
Pest Control

How to Get Rid of Fleas in Your Home

There are many ways to get rid of fleas in your home. Fleas look like tiny dark specks on your carpet. They typically congregate in areas where your pet sleeps most. They like low-traffic areas out of direct sunlight. This means that you should focus your efforts on these areas to get rid of fleas. If you find fleas in these areas, you'll need to get rid of them as quickly as possible. Treatments The best treatment for fleas is to use a spray. Sprays are effective in killing fleas and leaving your home smelling fresh. These products should be applied to all surfaces where fleas are likely to live and breed. This includes carpets, throw rugs, furniture, and sofa cushions. Flea treatments should be targeted at areas where your pet tends to sleep or lay eggs. You should also wash all hard...
Home Improvement

Shingle Roof vs Metal Roof: What Are the Differences?

Are you trying to decide whether to go with a shingle or metal roof for your home? It's a good question to ask. Your roof is arguably a home's most important component. It protects your home from the elements and adds character to your exterior -- not to mention, it serves as an important element of your home's structure. Thing is, multiple roofing systems can work for a home's needs. Today, we're tackling the differences between a shingle roof vs metal -- plus, a few other things you should know before deciding which one to go with. Read on to find out what they are. What is a Shingle Roof? A shingle roof is a roof that is made up of individual shingles that are fastened together. Shingle roofs are very popular because they are easy to install and they are very durable....
Featured

6 Landscaping Tips Every Homeowner Should Know

Have you been thinking of improving aesthetics around your home but aren't sure where to start? Either DIY or landscaping services, you want to make sure your money is going to the right places. To make your landscape as functional and enjoyable as possible, you need to learn some landscaping tips. Read through our quick guides in landscaping for any homeowner interested in improving their outdoor space. Plan Your Landscape Good landscape planning will always help you make the most of your property. One thing you should start planning is your time for this project. How much time you can spend in a day or in a week/month? Create a calendar and start picking up time in a day that you can spend on your landscaping project. It is also wise to plan your budget. This will g...
Home Improvement

Top 4 Warning Signs of an AC Leak

You and your AC are best buds. You expect it to give you and your home the comfort that you need. But what happens when the friend that you've relied on for your whole summer suddenly stops working? Can you imagine how uncomfortable you'd be at home if your air conditioner were broken?  Not only can routine check-ups catch a problem before it becomes large and expensive to fix, but they can also help you find a leak before the water damage causes mold or other serious issues. Check out this post for the top four signs of an ac leak you can look for at home. Hissing or Bubbling Sounds Coming From Your AC If you hear hissing or bubbling sounds coming from out of your AC unit could be the air trapped in the coolant lines. This should not happen if the lines are completel...
Home Improvement

5 Advantages of Asphalt Parking Lots

If you are in the planning stages of a commercial, public or largescale residential building, you are probably wondering what the best surface for your parking lot would be. You only need to look around at some of the more modern and well-kept buildings and you will see that the majority of them are paved in asphalt. The reason for that would be the many advantages of asphalt parking lots and here are a few for you to consider. 1. Perpetual with Routine Maintenance If applied properly and maintained well, asphalt can last literally forever – in terms of the building’s lifespan that is. Not only can any damage be repaired quickly, but by having the asphalt parking lot sealcoated initially and once every few years, it becomes resistant to such things as damaging UV rays, oil, and water...
4 Landscaping Tips for an Outdoor Living Space You’ll Love
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4 Landscaping Tips for an Outdoor Living Space You’ll Love

Do you often gather for barbecues and family meals outside? Have you been wondering whether it's time to make outdoor changes but aren't sure where to start? Look no further than the landscaping of your home. If you're ready to create the outdoor living space you've always wanted, it's time to hire landscaping services. A team of professionals will consult with you and come up with a plan that's right for your space. But what do you want your outdoor space to look like? Where do you even begin? Here are some landscaping tips to help you get started. Incorporate Colorful Plants and Flowers One of the best ways to create a space you’ll love is to incorporate colorful plants and flowers. This can add both visual interest and a touch of personality to your space. Some ...
How Often Should You Clean Everything in Your House?
Home Improvement

How Often Should You Clean Everything in Your House?

For many, cleaning is relaxing, while others find it rather tedious. Still, whether you enjoy cleaning or prefer to invest your energy into something else, one question remains- how often should you clean your home? If you, too, are always wondering how to create your cleaning schedule, this brief guide will help you get started. Not only will it improve your efficiency, but it might also encourage you to take better care of your personal space. Clean the kitchen and surface areas daily The heart of every home is the kitchen. It's where we cook, gather, and sometimes even eat (if there's no dining room). Consequently, this space should be kept as clean as possible. You should start by cleaning the sink and washing the dishes right after you finish using them. Of course, you won...
A Home Owner’s Guide to Siding Panel Maintenance
Home Improvement

A Home Owner’s Guide to Siding Panel Maintenance

Is your siding starting to look a little bit worn? Siding panels on houses typically last between 10-15 years before they need to be replaced. Siding is some of the easiest maintenance work around the house, providing you a chance to know the state of your house and how the weather is affecting it. Read on to learn more about the guide to siding panel maintenance. Repair Any Damage If you see any cracks, holes, or other damage, it’s important to repair them as soon as possible. This will help prevent moisture from getting inside your home, which can lead to mold and other problems. If the damage is minimal, you can use caulk or putty to fill it in. For bigger damages, you need to use a framing nail and some wood putty to patch it up. If the damage is more severe, you nee...
Make Your Cleaning Easier: How to Vacuum the Right Way
Home Improvement

Make Your Cleaning Easier: How to Vacuum the Right Way

Cleaning helps keep the bacteria at bay -- along with exercise, daily abstinence, and regular doctor visits. Cleaning your home can seem like a waste of time when the minutes you do spend on cleaning are spent. Vacuum cleaning is a pretty hated chore. It's time-consuming and difficult to get the carpets and floors clean. Chores like vacuuming can feel even more unenjoyable when you aren't doing it the best way. An inefficient vacuum cleaning approach and poor vacuuming technique can make your floors dirtier than before! Do you know how to vacuum the right way? Keep reading for an in-depth guide to your best practices for cleaning. The Right Vacuum Cleaner for Your Home It is important to find the right vacuum cleaner for your home. Not all vacuum cleaners are created equ...