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How to Clean Up Effectively After a Minor Basement Flood

How to Clean Up Effectively After a Minor Basement Rain Flooding

A flood in the basement can present a major clean-up operation for any homeowner. You not only need to try and salvage what you can from the flooded area, but you also make sure you don’t introduce any health risks to your family through bacteria in the flood water or through mold growth due to the basement remaining damp for too long after the flood. Work Fast A lot of things can cause a basement flood, from a heavy rainstorm or snowmelt, through to a basement drain backing up. Once youknow the cause and can prevent further flooding, experts say...

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How to Keep the Smell of Smoke out of Your Home

How to Keep the Smell of Smoke out of Your Home and ventilation

One of the major problems which many smokers face is in learning how to keep their homes from smelling like all those cigars and cigarettes they smoke indoors. Of course, if you have children, you are probably already smoking somewhere besides indoors, but for those who do smoke inside, here are a few bits of advice. Set Aside One Room for Smoking If you are smoking indoors, the best thing you can do for yourself and your home is to set aside just one room where you and your guests are allowed to light up. It is suggested that you...

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Five Red Flags to Watch for When Looking for a New Home

Five Red Flags to Watch for When Looking for a New Home

Have you recently made the decision that you are ready to start shopping for a new home? Whether it is your first home or you’re just looking to relocate, it is a very exciting decision to make. With that said it’s pretty easy to get caught up in all that excitement and be wowed by the looks of the various homes you walk through. Before you go making an offer though, there are some red flags that you should be aware of and watch out for during your house hunt.One of the best ways to avoid missing these red flags...

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How to Make Your New House Feel Like a Home

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Is It Time to Move In? Don’t Miss These Four Quick Steps for How to Make Your New House Feel Like a Home Have you recently moved into a new house and it’s just not feeling homey enough? With any new property, you have to get to know your home over time. But that doesn’t mean you can’t do a few simple things to bring that comfort and peace into your new personal space. This is your new home, after all, and you should feel comfortable! If you are ready to make your new house feel like a home, then...

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5 Great Uses for Carports

5 Great Uses for Carports

Carports are an affordable structure that provides shelter for specified outdoor areas and can be used for much more than a car. Below are five of the best ideas to get real value out of your carport. Protecting Vehicles Keeping cars, trucks and other vehicles protected from heavy rains, hail, falling tree limbs, and other debris are one of the more common uses of carports. Not every home has an existing garage, which makes a carport an essential item in areas that are prone to storms. Adding a carport is an affordable way to increase covered space when there is...

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