Archive for January, 2018

Septic Tanks The Basics and Guidelines

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Although the majority of Americans have access to plumbing from the municipality that they live in, many Americans do not. They must dispose of their waste themselves, which can be difficult in certain areas of the country. They take advantage of a system that has been around for hundreds of years. It’s called the septic tank.

A septic tank is a system by which waste from a home can be disposed of. One quarter of homes in the United States use a septic system, including great parts in the Midwest or other places that are rural and lack access to a city maintained waste disposal system. A septic tank may seem crude but it has a certain chemistry to it.

There are certain factors that go into the making of a septic tank. Water usage is one of those factors. On average, a single family home will

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Five Questions to Choose the Right Paint

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If you have ever walked down the paint aisle of a local home improvement store, chances are you were overwhelmed at the number of options. You knew that you would have to choose a color and maybe even a texture, but you were not aware that there were many other paint decisions to make. Not only are there many different brands to choose from, but there are other important paint type choices to make. Asking yourself the following questions can help you narrow down your options and choose the best type of paint.

What type of room are you painting?

The type of room that you intend to paint will play an important role in deciding on the type of paint that you need. For example, if you are painting an exterior part of your house, you will need a paint material that is extremely durab

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5 Reasons You Need to Test Your Home for Radon Gas

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There are a lot of things you need to worry about when it comes to the health and safety of the people who live in your home. Radon gas can cause people a lot of problems and is dangerous because you cannot smell it, see it or taste it. This can be a problem because radon gas exists naturally all over the world. It is also the second leading cause of lung cancer, right after smoking. More than 20,000 new cases of lung cancer and diagnosed every year as a result of radon gas exposure, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) and the Surgeon General’s Office. Before you moved into your home, the chances are good that you had a radon testing company check the place out. That does not mean your work on this is done. You still need to have testing for radon done in your home. H

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Finding the Right Contractor Can Help You Make Sure Your Home Project Gets Completed on Time

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As soon as the snow is gone you are looking forward to getting the kitchen remodel started. You have selected the new tiles for the new back splash, you have made a choice about the flooring that you want to install, and you cannot wait for the snow to melt.
Whether you are planning a bathroom, a basement, or a kitchen remodel, getting everything scheduled is important. To make sure that the project is completed on time, it is important to make sure that you are working with a contractor who knows how to get the appropriate building permits and can make sure that all of the needed materials are delivered on time. Without the right permits and the necessary materials, your project will not be started or fin

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The Dangers of Radon Gas And What You Can Do

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Your home is your safe place, your space away from the world, where you feel most comfortable. Your family, the most important people to you, live in your home, too, and the home is their safe space as well. But what if your home wasn’t safe? What if there was something in your home posing a threat, something you couldn’t see or easily detect? If radon is present in your home, it could be putting you and your family at risk.

What is radon, first of all? Radon is an colorless, odorless, and radioactive noble gas. When asking, what is radon, it is important to ask what radon can DO. The presence of radon in a home can be so dangerous simply because so many people don’t know that it’s there. Radon testing, however, can help to mitigate this risk.

It’s important to know about the presence of rad

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