Archive for January, 2016

Have You Checked Your Basement Lately? You Might Be At Risk For A Flood!

Basement wall crack repair

When’s the last time you went about waterproofing basements in your home? If you can’t come up with an answer — there’s no better time to start! Basement cracks and leaks can seem like minor problems now, but over time they can lead to everything from increased energy bills to damaged foundations to even floods. There are a bevy of basement foundation repair services in the United States that can stop a problem before it starts and keep you from digging around in your insurance claims due to ruined furniture and peeling walls! Look below at some of the most common issues with waterproofing basements, simple habits you can learn and how you can take advantage of repair services

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Four Things to Know About Recycling

Grand rapids recycling

In many neighborhoods of America, each house has two trash bins lined up in front, one for trash and one for recycling, each wheeled out to the curb on its designated day. Many people do their best to make sure the appropriate items get in each bin, but there is another kind of person, a kind that sees the recycling bins as overflow for the garbage. Every week on garbage pickup, the refuse from this person’s house includes hundreds of items that could have been recycled. Most likely, this person is not unfeeling about the lives he effects, probably he simply does not understand. The on

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Eco Friendly Carpet Cleaning for Your Home

Carpet repair for open and worn seams

Carpets are a very basic part of your home life, but they get some fairly rough treatment. Dirt and mud get tracked in, food and drinks get spilled, babies and pets sometimes have accidents. Over time, the dirt and grime in your carpets can reach high levels that may be harmful, and become breeding grounds for mites and mold. Experts recommend professional carpet cleaning every year or year and a half for a healthy home environment.

Carpet dirt and grime can harbor mites and mold

All that dirt and grime in your carpet can become a home for germs and microbes. It is estimated that around 2,000 dust mites can be found living in just one ounce of carpet dust. Several pounds of soil can collect in and under a typical household carpet in just one year.

The EPA re

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How Your Toilet Might Be Contributing To the Global Water Crisis

Emergency plumbing services

In the last 24 hours, you have used about 100 gallons of water. More than 450 billion gallons of water is used in the United States every day. It is a vital, precious resource, yet so much of it is wasted. According to the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), between 5 and 10 percent of houses lose 90 gallons a day or more from water leaks, many as a result of old fixtures in leaky toilets and faucets. Simple toilet repair can save you hundreds in water costs. About 30% of all water used in a home is used by the toilet. The installation of new, efficient fixtures could reduce water lost by more than 30,000 gallons and we could save more than 177 billion gallons of water annually if just 5% of those with severe leaks had them repaired.

An average household can lose more than 10,000 gallon

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Are You Ready to Remodel Your Kitchen and Bathroom?

Linoleum floor installation

Your home is nice, but you have done almost no updating or redecorating since you moved in 18 years ago. Since the house was already 5 years old when you bought it, this means that everything in the home is close to 25 years old. So when your husband mentioned that he thought it was time to redo the bathroom and the kitchen, you jumped on the suggestion.
Your husband looked surprised when he came home the next day from work and saw that you already had a flooring estimate for the kitchen and laminate bathroom countertop ideas as well. You jokingly told him that you decided to get started before he had time to change his mind.
Both kitchen and bathroom are popular remodeling projects. Working with bathrooms allows homeowners to make anything from simple to major changes without affecting ot

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