Keeping You and Your Family Safe Without Turning Your Home into an Eyesore

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Your family's safety is of the utmost importance to you. Too many times you hear about home invasions and how families just like you lost all of their possessions or even worse, their lives. The good news is that there are many ways to beef up security and protect your home and loved ones from potential harm, without turning your home into the neighborhood eyesore. Security systems It wasn't too long ago that surveillance cameras were big bulky boxes that were very heavy.  They took up Read more [...]

My Austin Relocation Story – building a DIY deck

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I’ve always been a hands-on guy and love the thrill and feeling of achievement that comes with a successful DIY project. So when I decided to move with my family to Austin, I thought it was the perfect chance to try out my deck-laying DIY experience, particularly with some simple but classic concepts I’ve seen in exclusive homes, hotels and resorts. If you’re the type that loves a challenge, I’d like to share with you some of my how-to guides. And if you don’t have much experience in DIY Read more [...]

Top Tips for a Stress-Free House Move

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From searching for the right property to the day you move in, moving to a new house can be stressful. In fact, it’s thought to be one of the most stressful things you will ever have to do. Here are some great ways to make it as fun and stress-free as possible. Royalty Free Photo Search Online The stress starts as soon as you decide to look for a new home. There are so many advertisers and agents with listings you need to look for. Why not perform an online search with Roost Real Estate Read more [...]

HVAC Problems to Look For When Buying a New Home

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You're ready to buy a new home, and the list of things you need to pay attention to is long. When you're visiting the home, don't forget to look at the HVAC system. Though it isn't the first thing you notice when you walk through the doors, an old or broken HVAC system can cost you thousands of dollars in repairs or replacements after you move in. Save yourself the extra cost by making sure it's in good order before you buy. AC Unit Leaks The heat exchange process that happens in an HVAC system Read more [...]

4 Tips to Prepare Your HVAC System for All Seasons

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Summer is just around the corner and warmer weather outside means turning on the air conditioner. But before you do that, there are some preventative maintenance steps to take so you don't have an HVAC emergency during the hottest part of the year. Here are four things you need to do to make sure your home stays comfortable year-round. Clean Your Outdoor A/C Unit Prior to turning on your air conditioning for the season, you need to clean the outdoor part. Use a garden hose and spray the interior Read more [...]

Natural Ways To Get Rid Of Mosquitoes

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Many of the methods that are used to repel mosquitoes are harmful. Fortunately, you have the option of using all natural mosquito control. There are a number of natural remedies that you can use in order to repel mosquitoes. Dry Ice You exhale carbon dioxide, which attracts mosquitoes. Dry ice also emits carbon dioxide. You can repel mosquitoes by putting dry ice in a container. Keep this container a distance away from your home. The mosquitoes will be attracted to the dry ice. Once Read more [...]

Renting versus Buying a Display Stand: Which is Better?

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Display stands have different purposes. They are usually used for advertising a business. For instance, if there is a trade event, you just have to set up the display stand, put the TV, and play the clip that you want people to see. This gives them more information about your business.   This makes advertising easier. If you are running a small business, you want to target the local audience. Setting up a display stand and advertising at local shows, trade events and exhibits could really help Read more [...]

4 Main Factors to Keep in Mind Before a DIY Demolition Project

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If you are trying to save some money on a home remodelling project, you may have considered tackling the demolition part on your own. How hard could it really be to take out all your aggression on the parts of your home that you’ve secretly hated for years? Royalty Free Photo But, whilst we’ve all seen the home improvement TV shows where a team of guys demolish an entire home in less than twenty-four hours, in real life it’s not always as easy as it seems. So, we’ve put together some Read more [...]

How to Deal with Moisture in a Warehouse

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Were you aware that standing water will begin to grow mold within 48-72 hours? In a warehouse, it’s vital to not have any of its interior exposed to outside elements, says MovinCool. Ideally, routine inspections to check for any possible exposures that could allow water to leak through will be performed. Even so, however, often a built up of moisture from high and enduring humidity conditions and the resulting, condensation can prove to be the culprit for mold development. A portable dehumidifier Read more [...]

Expert tips for DIY amateurs

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If you've never been quite sure that you're up to the task of DIY in your home, then perhaps it's time to think again. You don't have to be an expert tradesperson to be able to carry out a number of tasks that will not only save you the expense of bringing a professional in but also give a real sense of achievement when the job is done.   That said, there are some jobs that you probably do need to get someone in to do. These are larger and more complex, such as fitting a new bath or shower or Read more [...]