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The Truth Behind 4 Common Mold Myths

Posted by on Jul 22, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on The Truth Behind 4 Common Mold Myths

Mold is a common problem in households across Canada. Specifically, mold tends to form in areas of high moisture or humidity. Certain types of mold can also cause respiratory problems. Any time you find mold in your home or even on your property, it’s a good idea to address it by contacting a remediation company. In the meantime, avoid falling for any of these common myths about mold. Myth 1: Bleach Kills Mold and Keeps it From Returning Many people think that simply dousing a moldy surface with bleach and scrubbing it away will take...

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The Advantages And Disadvantages Of Terrazzo Flooring

Posted by on Jul 2, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on The Advantages And Disadvantages Of Terrazzo Flooring

Terrazzo flooring is made up of ground up particles of marble, quartz, or granite that are then combined with a polymer that hardens into a smooth, flat surface, making terrazzo ideal for flooring applications. Since terrazzo flooring is so unique in its construction, it provides a number of different advantages and disadvantages when compared to other types of flooring materials. Understanding the pros and cons of terrazzo flooring can help you decide whether or not terrazzo flooring is the right fit for your home and contact a local...

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Three Ways To Get Clean Water In Areas With Poor Water Quality

Posted by on Jun 8, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Three Ways To Get Clean Water In Areas With Poor Water Quality

If your home is in a rural area, it is likely that you do not have water services. Many rural homes rely on wells and other water sources to get the water they need. In some areas, the water quality is not the best; these areas need something more than a water filtration system to get clean water to use in the home. This can be a well treatment system, as well include sources like rain collection. Here are some ways to get clean water in areas with poor water quality: 1. Salt Water Distillation System For Areas With Little Fresh Water In some...

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Before The Flood: How To Protect Your Home

Posted by on May 7, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you fear that a flood might be coming your way, then you are probably worried about the damage that will be done to your home and your possessions. Even if you have made the decision to evacuate the area with your family, you probably want to do what you can to protect your property. Luckily, following a few steps before a potential flood can help reduce the possible damage, so take these steps to try to protect the things that you care about. Protect Important Documents First and foremost, make sure that important documents are protected....

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Using Extra Crown Molding To Hang Your Hat Or Coat On

Posted by on Apr 15, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Throughout any home project, there is bound to be some materials left over. If you’re having crown molding installed, you might notice some end pieces that are too small to use for the project but too big to actually throw out. When you see this, grab the piece and create an attached hat/coat hook for your mudroom or any other entryway. Follow these steps, and you’ll have a beautiful piece to hang on your wall in just a couple hours.   Step 1: Grab Some Supplies and Tools In addition to the scrap piece of crown molding, pick...

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How To Humanely Deter Wild Animals From Your Vegetable Garden

Posted by on Mar 27, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you are a gardener, you no doubt know the frustration of planting a garden of vegetables only to have a host of little critters eat the spoil of your labors. While you may be tempted to use lethal force to reclaim your veggie patch, there are a number of ways you can combat critter takeover without putting your four-legged friends in a pie. Fencing Ringing your garden space with a fence can help keep wild animals out of your vegetables. The type of fence you will need depends on what animals you are trying to deter.    Deer: Some...

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How To Safely Install Fiberglass Insulation When You Have Kids

Posted by on Mar 4, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Fiberglass insulation continues to be one of the most common types of insulation in Canadian homes, and it works well in most settings. However, it does have one major downfall, and that is its tendency to cause irritation to skin, eyes and noses. Tiny particles of fiberglass can break loose and work their way into the body, causing itching and trouble breathing. To protect yourself from fiberglass insulation, you should wear gloves, a face mark, and clothes that you plan to throw away while you apply it. If you have kids in the home, you...

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Three Transformations For The Same Kitchen, From Blinds To Countertops

Posted by on Feb 4, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If your kitchen doesn’t thrill you like it once did, or if you want to give it a fresh face for the spring, there are some quick and easy ways to augment the style of the space. Some simple modifications to the basic elements of your room can go a long way in transforming the style of your kitchen, from blinds to countertops. Three different directions to take your kitchen include: Southern Charm Give your kitchen a welcoming aura with a bit of southern charm. Bring in comfortable seating and eye-catching objects to create an atmosphere...

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Weatherproofing Your Portable Shed To Improve Its Lifespan

Posted by on Nov 18, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Portable sheds have become increasingly popular as a choice for storage and even living quarters. Portable sheds, which are pre-built buildings that can be moved as needed, have several advantages that make them a great alternative to conventional buildings. They are available in many sizes and prices, they can be transported to a particular spot, and they are versatile enough structures that they can be converted to playhouses and garages with equal ease. However, many people forget one crucial factor that can help lengthen the life-span of...

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Dog Days Of Summer: Splash Pads For Pooches

Posted by on Nov 17, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

With jets of water and dumping buckets, splash pads are a lot of fun for children, but our four-legged friends may enjoy them just as much.  A new trend in summer fun, splash pads are being specially built for canine family members in mind.  This new idea may be on its way to Canada very soon.  Safe Water Fun      Too many family pets drown every year when they fall into the family swimming pool or exhaust themselves while swimming in rivers or lakes.  Although dogs are usually great swimmers, they may...

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