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Three Tips To Care For Your Granite Countertops

Granite countertops can be a popular option for many homeowners to have in their kitchens. However, while granite is a highly durable stone, it can still be prone to suffering a number of problems and damages if it is not properly maintained. To help you avoid some of the more routine issues that can cause granite countertops to become damaged, you should keep these three care tips in mind. Clean Spills As Soon As Possible

Summer's Here! 3 Steps To Protect Your Lawn During Outdoor Activities

Summer is just about here, which means it's about time to start planning the backyard festivities. Unfortunately, those activities can wreak havoc on your lawn, especially if you're expecting a lot of foot traffic. Luckily, there are ways that you can throw an awesome backyard bash and protect your lawn at the same time. Here are three tips that will help protect your lawn during your backyard parties. Let Things Dry Out

Need To Reduce Your Workload As A Landlord? Get The Help Of Property Management

Working as a landlord is easiest when you live close to the property that you manage and have adequate free time to handle repairs and any requests. However, if you move far away or are limited in time, it becomes an inconvenience to handle the responsibility adequately. You may think that your only option is sell the unit. But, you do have an alternative in using property management services that can jump right in where you left off.

Common Water Fountain Mistakes And How To Avoid Them

Backyard fountains can be great fun for children and adults alike. They really add to the atmosphere of a yard. However, it's common to forget to do certain things with backyard fountains in order to make sure they continue to function optimally. Here are some common mistakes people make with fountains including how to avoid making the same mistakes. Leaf Trouble If you have your fountain anywhere near trees in your backyard, chances are good that eventually you're going to get leaves in the fountain.

One More Reason To Get Aluminum Awnings: Hail

If you are a homeowner or property owner in an area that is prone to hailstorms, especially the occasional storm with severe, massive hail, you know how depressing it can be to have to clean up broken glass and replace windows. You can't be home all the time to put up boards across the windows or your patio door, either. But something you can do is install metal awnings across your back patio and over windows.

Cleaning And Maintaining Your Living Room's New Wall-To-Wall Carpet

Now that you have invested in new wall-to-wall carpeting in your home's living room, it is vital that you take certain steps to keep its fibers healthy and looking just like it did the day that it was installed. Follow these recommendations to clean and protect your living room's new carpeting from damage: Use the Correct Vacuuming Technique You should vacuum the new carpet at least once each week using a high-quality vacuum cleaner.

Window Blinds Can Help Regulate Heat Transfer In Your Home

When you turn on the comfort system in your home, the goal is to warm or cool the inside, not the outside. If you aren't taking measures to prevent heat loss or gain through your windows, you're aren't accomplishing this goal. In terms of heat loss, it's estimated that the average home loses as much as 25% of its warm air through the windows in the winter months. Installing blinds over your windows can help minimize heat transfer and help you save money.

Tips For Choosing A Pool Fence

The right fence is a must if you have a swimming pool. The Consumer Product Safety Commission recommends fences are at least 4 feet and preferably 5 feet tall, although some local building codes may have different recommendations. Height is one of the main fence features to look for when fencing in a pool so that you can avoid accidental drowning, but there are also other features to consider. This guide can help.

Four Maintenance Tips To Ensure Your Boiler Is Ready For The Winter Season

If you rely on radiant heating for your home, the boiler is an important component of your heating system. Just like other HVAC systems, it needs to have regular maintenance to ensure you are ready for the winter heating season. You may want to do things like flush the system and inspect the valves for problems. Here are some maintenance tips to help ensure that your boiler is ready for another long winter:

Have Lupus And In A Wheelchair? 2 Ways To Make Your Kitchen Lupus Friendly

According to the Lupus Foundation of America, there are approximately 1.5 million Americans that suffer from Lupus. If you are one of these people, you can redesign your kitchen in a way that will make it much easier for you to use. Below are two things you may want to consider. Roll Out Drawers Install roll out drawers for all of lower cabinets in your kitchen to make them easier to pull out.