How To Maintain A Reverse Osmosis Water System

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Reverse osmosis water systems are a type of water purification system that is designed to remove as much debris and as many chemicals from your water supply as possible. Like their name would suggest, they do this primarily through reverse osmosis, or passing water through a semipermeable membrane that blocks out larger particles. However, like all water purification systems, reverse osmosis systems need to be properly maintained in order to ensure that they continue working as effectively and efficiently as possible.

29 November 2016

Three Tree Care Tips to Keep in Mind

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Adding trees to your property can be a great way to increase shade while also enhancing the aesthetics of your property. However, if you are considering adding trees to your property, you will want to make sure that you are mindful of the following few tips to help it stay healthy. Know the Benefits Mulch Can Provide Your Trees It can be easy for homeowners to overlook the benefits of applying mulch around the base of their trees.

9 November 2016

Three Ways To Put An Old Backyard Tree Stump You Want To Remove To Good Use

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It's understandable if all the time and effort involved in removing a tree stump from your property has made you put off the task for as long as possible. But even if you can't stand the current look of your tree stump, it's possible to at least put the wood in it to good use after removal. So if you're feeling creative, check out these three ways to put an old backyard tree stump you want to remove to good use.

6 October 2016

Outdoor Decorative Hanging Lantern Ideas For Parties

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If you're hosting an outdoor get-together, such as a birthday party, an anniversary celebration or even a wedding reception, you don't have to spend a lot of money to make your yard festive. Once you've set up the basic elements, such as dining table and chair, a buffet table and a fire pit, give the area a customized look using inexpensive decor pieces.  One way to add color, interest and a warm glow to the celebration space is with hanging lanterns.

14 September 2016

Accessible Barrier-Free Showers: A Safe & Trouble-Free Home Improvement

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Accessible showers, or barrier-free showers, are an excellent addition to any home. Not only do they provide a lifetime of safe showering, but barrier-free showers can also add value to your home. Safety There are ways that barrier-free showers provide you with a safer bathing experience. Beyond the convenience of easy entry, there are other aspects of your new shower that will add safety. Bathe Without Assistance Since you will be able to enter directly into the shower area, you will likely be able to bathe without assistance.

18 August 2016

Keeping Your Air Conditioner Cool During The Heat Of The Summer


During the hottest parts of the summer, your air conditioner works overtime to keep your home cool. When it is well maintained, it will continue to work flawlessly to keep you cool. But if the condenser should overheat, the motor can shut down or burn out, leaving you with no AC on a hot day. Here is how to inspect and maintain the condenser cooling system to keep your air conditioner working for you.

23 July 2016

Catching An Overnight Train Ride? 3 Tips For Choosing The Perfect Travel Pillow

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If you're leaving on an overnight train ride, is likely that you've already begun preparing by packing a carry-on bag and determining what you're going to be eating during your trip. While these things can be very helpful and essential for an enjoyable trip, you also need to consider how you will be able to get some quality rest so that you will be alert once you arrive at your destination.

28 June 2016

4 Safety Tips For Installing & Using An Automatic Gate

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If you are in the process of installing a gate that automatically opens, here are a few safety recommendations to keep in mind during the installation process.  #1 Check For Listing Marks When your dual gate opener arrives in the mail or when you pick it up, take the gate opener out of the package and inspect it for a listing mark. This mark should either say UL or ETL; those are both testing laboratories that are nationally recognized by theNRTL.

1 June 2016

Gutter Talk: Expand Your Vertical Gardening With Gutter Gardens

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If you're thinking of replacing those worn out, dented, rusty old metal gutters with some nice, new vinyl ones from a company like Rainbow Gutter Co, you may be thinking of ways to repurpose the old ones. If you're a gardener, you're in luck, because gutter gardening is hot, not only in small space gardens but anywhere you have a little space you would like to devote to growing some food.

9 May 2016

How To Cover Oddly-Shaped Windows

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Blinds are well suited for square or rectangular windows. However, when windows are an odd shape, it can be much more difficult to find blinds that can adequately fit; but luckily, there are many covering solutions that are ideal for your home's oddly-shaped windows. For Circular Windows Circular windows can be covered by cellular shades or shutters. Cellular shades will not be operable; however, shutter shades are operable, allowing you to control the amount of light that enters or leaves your home.

13 April 2016