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You Can’t Go Wrong With Hardwood Flooring

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Installing prefinished hardwood flooring in your home can be a huge advantage. Not only are prefinished wood floors beautiful and timeless, but they will hold up well against heavy traffic and wear and tear. The best prefinished hardwood floors go with any color or style, and will add a great look to any room. They are also environmentally-friendly, unlike indoor carpeting, which traps dust and allergens.

Hardwood floors are much easier to clean than other flooring surfaces. Regular sweeping will take care of the major dirt and dust, and an occasional mopping will remove any sticky messes or mud. Hardwood floors hold up for a very long time, but after awhile,

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Nuts and Bolts and Rust, Oh My 3 Tips to Avoid Rusting

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Did you know? People have been using metal screws to fasten objects since the 1400s! And since the 1400s, people have been dealing with nature’s unfortunate response to bolts and screws: RUST. According to the all-know Wikipedia, “Rust is an iron oxide, usually red oxide formed by the redox reaction of iron and oxygen in the presence of water or air moisture. Several forms of rust are distinguishable both visually and by spectroscopy, and form under different circumstances.” But how do you guard your bolt and screw supply from rust? Follow these three tips.
Protect from water
Water is what often causes metal to rust. If your favorite car is out in the drive way, keep in mind that it is sensitive to the elements. Keep the car over the covered patio or use popular cream washes that treat

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Experts Weigh in on Winterizing Boat Docks

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Over the past decade, boat and dock owning lake residents have learned a hard lesson: winter will not only hit their docks pretty hard, but their bank accounts, too.

Back in 2000, high-winds pushed ice through the lake, which then demolished any and all decks and property in its way. The snow and ice storms of 2006 also sunk boats and docks alike all over the Lake of the Ozarks, too.

Many of those affected then learned that their insurance companies could do little to help them out, which meant that they had to pay repairs costing an average of $1,003 out of pocket. Those who had their docks completely destroyed were looking at replacement costs between $12,362 and $19,650.

With winter well on its way, lake residents who have yet to winterize their property would be wise to do so.

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5 Ways to Leave Your Clean Windows Streak-Free

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You probably know that window washing is an important part of maintaining a clean and cared-for image in a business or home, and that it preserves the glass (which is porous and can be damaged by pollutants) and even optimizes heat efficiency by letting in the light. But if you’re like many people, you’ve probably also been frustrated by the bane of window washing: streaks.

So what’s the best way to clean windows without streaks being left behind? The obvious (and true) answer is to hire commercial window washing serv

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Three Super Simple Steps to Reducing Indoor Allergens in Winter

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If you thought that allergies were just a springtime problem, you’re wrong. As people spend an increasing amount of time indoors during the colder seasons, it’s not ragweed or pollen giving them the sniffles. It’s indoor allergens like dirt and dust. The good news is there are a few things people can do to help combat allergy flareups, like cleaning window treatments, hiring professional carpet cleaning companies to steam clean, and installing air filters.

1. Clean Drapes and Curtains.
People don’t really think about it much, but a lot of dust can accumulate in curtains, drapes, or other types of window treatments. When taking efforts to remove allergens from the home, curtains and drapes should be washed frequently — if not removed altogether — to ensure that dust an

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