Avoiding Issues When Using Caulk

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While weatherizing your home, you may be fixing up cracks and gaps in exterior walls, stopping drafts in windows or doors, or adding insulation. All of this is good, but be sure you follow these steps to ensure a job correctly done.  Choose the right type of caulk. Look for 100% silicone to protect against water leakage as well as sealing. It is permanently waterproof, flexible, and shrink or crack-proof, so it’s better than acrylic.  Do a walkthrough of your …

Gas Dryers vs Electric Dryers

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When it comes to drying your clothing, do you prefer gas or electric? If you happen to live in a newly built home, with a gas line, then you might be using a gas dryer, but if your house is on the older side, or you don’t have a gas line, then you might be using an electric dryer. Whether you’re looking for a new dryer or want to learn more about the one you’re currently using, here are some …

Old Wiring Can Cause Electrical Hazards

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Is the wiring in your house able to handle all of your electronic devices and appliances? If you live in an older home, chances are it was built before your devices were even invented. Old wiring can be a serious electrical hazard, so see below for some tips on rewiring: Before you call in an electrician, take stock of the electrical devices and appliances you use in your home. This will help the electrician plan for the proper amount of …

Making Your Small Bathroom Better

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Is living with a small bathroom driving you crazy? Some older homes aren’t always equipped with extra square footage, and renovating isn’t always an option. Here are some things you can do to make your small bathroom look and feel larger. Extend the Counter: If you need more counter space, extending it over the toilet is the perfect solution. You’ll be able to store your extra items without affecting the placement of the toilet. Corner Sink: If you have a …

Signs of a Clogged Sewer Line

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Have you ever had raw sewage back up out of your drains? If you haven’t, take our word for it, you don’t want to deal with it! Most homeowners understand that the main sewer line transports waste out of the home, but pay very little attention to it otherwise. Here are a few ways to tell if your main sewer line is on the verge of backing up. Clogged Toilet or Drain Have you noticed that a drain or toilet …