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Troubleshooting Two Common Water Heater Problems

Posted by on Feb 10, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Troubleshooting Two Common Water Heater Problems

If you have been having some problems with your water heater lately, then you could call a professional or you could try to troubleshoot the problem yourself. Before calling in the big guns, it’s a good idea to take a look at the problem yourself, just to see if you can handle it yourself. To help you out with that, here are some common water heater problems and how you can quickly diagnose them: No Hot Water at All? If you aren’t getting any hot water at all, then you first want to take a look at the power. If your water heater isn’t getting any power, then there obviously isn’t going to be any heating going on. If you have a gas heater, then you want to take a look at the pilot light. If it’s lit, then...

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Choosing A Fence For Your Dog? Avoid These Common Oversights

Posted by on Jan 18, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Choosing A Fence For Your Dog? Avoid These Common Oversights

One of the most common reasons why people put up fences is to keep their dogs in their yard. However, if you’re not careful, the fence you put up might not serve this purpose as well as you intended. When choosing and constructing a dog fence, be sure to avoid making these common oversights. Forgetting that dogs can dig under fences. Most people build fences tall enough to keep dogs from jumping over them, but there’s another way your dog can break free – by digging under the fence. Luckily, there are two ways to prevent his. You can choose a fence that extends a foot or so below ground so that when your dog starts digging, he just runs into more fence.  Make sure you choose a strong material if you go with this option so that it...

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Safety First: Fall Protection Equipment Is Not Optional

Posted by on Dec 31, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Safety First: Fall Protection Equipment Is Not Optional

Before embarking on any new construction project, you need to first identify any possible job hazards. Whenever you are dealing with heights of 20, 40 and even 100 feet off the ground, you have to make sure you are as safe as possible. The key is to do whatever it takes to minimize your chances of falling and injuring yourself. The higher the height, the more dangerous the task becomes. To minimize your risk of falling, here are a couple things you need to have when on the job. Positioning Equipment First, you need a device that is going to hold you securely in place without having to use your hands to hold onto everything. Hands-free operation allows you to get more done in a shorter amount of time. Make sure that whatever device you choose only allows you...

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3 Types of Flashing That Can Help Waterproof Your Roof

Posted by on Dec 14, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Types of Flashing That Can Help Waterproof Your Roof

Roof repairs and installation projects focus on ensuring the roof is as waterproofed as possible to prevent damage within your home. Waterproofing becomes trickier on roofs with architectural elements such as sharp corners, dormers, or emerging piping or chimneys. Roof flashing is one way your roofing contractor can ensure these tricky places are waterproofed. Flashing is simply flexible metal pieces that can be bent to fit around the corners or round protrusions that are hard to snugly protect using shingles. There are a few different styles or types of flashing that work in different ways. Discuss your options and needs with a roofing service, such as Darnell Construction, before the project begins. Drip Edge Flashing The area of the roof between the rafters and the gutters is called the fascia. The fascia should overlap the gutter slightly so that water...

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Choosing Between Granite And Quartz Kitchen Countertops

Posted by on Nov 24, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Choosing Between Granite And Quartz Kitchen Countertops

If you want to replace the old laminate countertops in your home with natural stone, then you will need to decide between granite and quartz. While both stone choices will look wonderful installed and will last for many years, each type of stone does have its unique characteristics, advantages, and disadvantages. Here is the information you need to make this important choice for your kitchen remodel: Characteristics of Granite Stone Granite countertops are made out of a boulder that is quarried out of the ground. The large granite boulders are slabbed with a large saw into sections that are used for countertops. Since granite is a natural stone from the earth, it comes in many different colors and styles, with no two stones being identical to each other. Both granite and quartz countertops are extremely durable and will last...

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