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Biological Pollutants in the Home

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Outdoor air pollution in cities is a major health problem. But air pollution can be a problem where you least expect it, in the place you may have thought was safest — your home. Many ordinary activities, such as cooking, heating, cooling, cleaning and redecorating, can cause the release and spread of indoor pollutants at […]

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Cheaper Alternatives to Lumber

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We’ve rounded up some of our favorite alternatives to lumber that can help you get the job done. Do you have a favorite? Choosing which one that will work for your project may depend upon what your project entails; and not all may necessarily be cheaper. Metal Studs While the cost of these studs is […]

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Ladder Safety

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As we edge closer to summer in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, we start thinking of a list of chores we can do around the house – especially preparing the exterior and yard for summer. And many of these chores require the use of a ladder. Knowing how to use a ladder safely can help prevent […]

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10 Steps for Septic System Health

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If your septic tank failed, or you know someone whose did, you are not alone. As a homeowner, you are responsible for maintaining your septic system. Proper septic system maintenance will help keep your system from failing and will help maintain your investment in your home. Failing septic systems can contaminate the ground water that […]

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Common Plumbing Terminology

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Plumbers have been a common sight recently in the DFW Metroplex after the winter storm and the impact of frozen or burst pipes. With that comes a lot of plumbing terminology that you may have not encountered. Here are some common plumbing definitions that you may hear from a plumber or even from your favorite […]

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How to Get Rid of Carpet Mold

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As we know in Texas, burst pipes can cause our carpeting to stand in water, potentially for a bit of time until we can get the water shut off and a plumber called for repairs. Smaller things can also cause carpet mold – like overwatering plants, a persistent leak, and even an untrained puppy. This […]

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What to Know About Bidets

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One of the most common upgrades made to homes in 2020 may have been adding a bidet, in response to the shortage of toilet paper that was temporarily experienced. There are two types of bidets – the traditional standalone option that is more common in larger restrooms that can hold both a toilet and separate […]

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The Importance of Your House Numbers

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You may have not given much thought to the numbers on your house. In most cases, we use whatever was there when we purchase the property. But they have important use. House numbers are not only convenient for finding addresses but necessary for emergency responders to locate those in need. When responding to an emergency, minutes […]