Archive for May, 2018

5 Steps to Follow Before Painting a Deck

Many homeowners love spending time outdoors in their respective yards. Unfortunately, a yard can become quite difficult to spend time in without a deck. Having decks allow homeowners to spend time with family and friends in a perfect outdoor setting. Considering that, it’s understandable that certain homeowners are unhappy with the color of their deck. While there is paint for decks available, it’s important to follow a few tips before applying this material. Here are five important steps to follow before painting your deck.

  1. Clean Deck Thoroughly Before Painting

    If you’ve ever repaired a paint scratch on your automobile, you know the importance of treating the vehicle. Treating is done by ensuring the surface you’ll be painting is clean. This same theory applies to painting your deck. Painting a deck that is dirty will reduce the ability to pro

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Find the Right Off Grid Lighting Options for Your Warehouse or Production Facility

If you are running or managing a company in the manufacturing industry, it is likely that you already run or maintain warehouse and facilities spaces where you store your products and get them ready for shipping. Having the right facilities space is very important if you want your products to maintain their quality and integrity during storage and also to facilitate easy monitoring and management of different product batches and shipments. Consequently, you would definitely want your facilities space to be outfitted with the right amenities and features that would facilitate ease and convenience of operation. You would also want to achieve this while remaining cost-effective. Lighting can play a major role in all this and choosing the right off grid lighting or LED warehouse lighting fixtures can be a great way to make things easier.

If you think about it, it is not difficult to appreciate the importance of proper lighting in warehouse spaces or manufacturing facilities. This is o

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What To Consider When Renovating Your Landscaping

Landscape renovations have become increasingly common in all places across the United States. There are many reasons to conduct landscape renovations, such as wanting to improve the overall quality of your long and enjoy your outdoor spaces more than before. Improving your outdoor landscaping and spaces is also ideal for those families and households who are looking to soon put their house on the market, as good outdoor landscaping can actually increase the price that your home sells at by nearly fifteen percent. In fact, improving your landscaping is so effective that as many as ninety percent of all real estate agents will recommend it before the home is officially listed and house tours as well as open houses begin.

There are more components to outdoor landscaping than many home owners initially realize, and one of the most important components of landscaping is, well, to put it simply, what goes on the ground. From gravel to fresh mill mulch, there are any number of soils and

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6 Signs Your Septic Tank Needs to be Pumped

Septic tanks are popular and necessary. Nearly 25% of all houses in the United States relies on septic tanks, therefore keeping them in proper working order is vital. Like with anything related to your house things can go wrong and messes can occur. Sometimes these messes come with warnings and sometimes they don’t, but sometimes the warning are there, they are just subtle enough to be missed, unless you know what you are looking for. Read the subtle warning signs below to help you be diligent of possible septic tank troubles and when it should be pumped.

What’s that Smell

Ever had an odor in your house and you couldn’t figure out where it was coming from. Almost every homeowner has had this experience, but there are times when it could be more than just a stinky lingering odor. The average single family home will use an average of 70 gallons of water each day

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Still on the Fence About Replacing Your Windows This Spring? These 3 Reasons to Do It Will Get You Off the Fence

After a long winter of frigid wind, ice, snow and rain, it’s finally time to open up your windows and let springtime into your home and start thinking about which home improvement projects you’d like to seek out this year. While most homeowners wait until summer begins to start their home improvement, you might actually benefit from starting your projects in spring — especially if you’re in the market for a window replacement.

If you’re still on the fence about making the choice to invest in a springtime window installation this spring, take a look at these three reasons why this is the best time of year to replace your home’s windows:

Window replacements pay themselves off faster

Once a window has outlived its ideal lifespan, it can let drafts and air from outside enter your home — and subsequently cause your energy bills to increase by 10 to 25%. By opting to replace your

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