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To pressure wash or not to pressure wash

To pressure wash or not to pressure wash

To pressure wash or not to pressure wash is not the question. It’s whether to do it yourself or not to do it yourself. After interviewing several facilities about renting and/or buying a pressure washer, also known as a power washer, and then speaking with some pros, here are some points to consider before doing your...
Water Gardens: The dos and don'ts

Water Gardens: The dos and don’ts

People like to live by water. That’s why waterfront homes and resorts are so sought after. The next best thing to living on a lake or seaside is to enjoy the natural beauty of a pond, stream, or waterfall. When these natural elements are not forth coming, one can still enjoy the serenity and beauty...
The dos and don't of fixing leaky pipes

The dos and don’t of fixing leaky pipes

It starts off as a stain on a ceiling. Then it turns into a bulge. Before you know it, the bulge is as ripe as an overblown balloon and just waiting to pop. That’s when you know you must puncture it or it is going to splatter all over the place. You’ve sprung a leak....
Shock Value: How to safely move light fixtures

Shock Value: How to safely move light fixtures

Some people are natural do it yourselfers and they are just the kind of people who might want to attempt changing a light fixture or moving a light fixture in their homes. With today’s technology and new products, doing this type of work is easier than ever. However, if you don’t know anything about electrical...
Getting your property ready for winter

Getting your property ready for winter

Summer is over and it’s that time of year when you search high and low in your garage, barn, or basement looking for all those end-of-summer tools. This is also when leaves fall faster than our rakes can rake, grass no longer needs watering, and shrubs and trees need to be pruned. Yes, it amounts...
Before you lean that ladder against your gutter — Stop!

Before you lean that ladder against your gutter — Stop!

With a bad economy, it’s easy to venture into new territory to try and save a few dollars. However, when it comes to cleaning out, repairing, or replacing those clogged up gutters, you need to stop and think before you take that first step up an unforgiving ladder. Do-it-yourselfers need to make sure their insurance...
Stormy Weather?

Stormy Weather?

Leave it to Mother Nature to teach us a good lesson:  Expect the unexpected and be prepared. A snow storm in October? Tornadoes in Connecticut? What was once thought impossible is now possible. Therefore, it is important to be well prepared for severe weather. Some things can and should be done by the average home...