Monthly Archives: March 2013

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Five Hidden Poisons In Your House And Garage

It shouldn’t take an Act of Congress to get you motivated to eliminate dangerous hidden poisons in your house and garage, but if that’s what you need, now is the perfect time to ensure that your home is safe for every member of your family. Public Law 87-319 was signed by President Kennedy in 1961, […]

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How To Setup An Outdoor Fireplace And Grill Pit

An outdoor fireplace and grill pit combines the beauty and warmth of a fireplace with the   functionality of a grill. The structure can be used for cozy social moments or for barbecuing hamburgers, shish kabobs, marshmallows or hot dogs. Many can be bought in convenient fire pit packages in a range of styles and sizes. […]

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Raleigh Handyman Opens Doors

Raleigh Handyman Our Raleigh affiliate opens its doors in November, offering homeowners throughout the Triangle, a better way to handle home improvement.  The Nest Home Adviser offers homeowners a better approach via a one-call does it all hotline for any home improvement or repair need, an annual home check-up -to find problems while they are […]

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Ways to Stay Cool

You think it’s bad when your air conditioning goes out right?  Can you imagine what it was like before air conditioning and fans were invented?  Take a look at the infographic to see How People Have Stayed Cool Over Time.  It’s interesting to see how creative people were before the advances in modern technology. To […]

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Ten Important Things to Consider While Selecting a Residential Painter

Image credit-gottashopit.com Choosing a residential painting contractor can be a daunting task. There are many things to consider, and even with references, choosing your contractor can feel a little like playing Russian roulette. Are you going to have a contractor who shows up and does the work right the first time, or are you going […]

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Could A Sofa Bed Create More Space?

What are spare rooms in a home often used for? Storing music collections, hiding winter coats and keeping Christmas decorations out of sight. There is that period in everybody’s calendar though where family and friends visit and a place to lay their head is required. Rush forward a need to hide every single one of […]

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Top Tools For DIY Enthusiasts

DIY is forever on the up. During this prolonged recession we all find ourselves in, more and more people are taking it upon themselves to rise to the challenge of a home improvement project or even general mending of things around the house. Doing-it-yourself is not only cost effective but gives you a great sense […]

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Benefits of Insulation

There are lots of reasons why you might consider getting insulation for your home.  Here are just some of them: Insulation makes your home a warm, comfortable place to be. Lower heating bills. Wall and ceiling insulation can prevent unwanted drafts getting in your house. You’ll save yourself money. Insulation not only keeps your house […]

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Was your house built prior to 1978?

Learn about lead paint hazards potentially present in homes built prior to 1978 If you live in a house built prior to 1978, please keep reading (and forward this to others) to learn how to protect yourself and your family from the lead paint hazards that may be present in your house. Who does this […]

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Top Tips For Steam Cleaning Your Carpet

Preparation This deep cleaning process is best saved for a day when the carpet will be left alone to dry, preferably with the windows open. Choose a steam cleaner that is suitable for your type of carpet. You want one that will remove enough water to allow the carpet to dry within 12 hours. When […]

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