Keeping A Healthy Well: Homeowner Options For Regularly Testing Water Quality

Posted on: 10 August 2015
The U.S. government recommends all home wells be tested at the local health department at least once a year, in the spring, to make sure they aren't contaminated with any dangerous substances or bacteria. If you want to keep your family and plumbing in good shape, it doesn't hurt to run private tests more frequently. Different areas are subject to a variety of pollution risks, and your home's risk can change based on environmental factors, so it's good to know exactly what you're drinking at all times.
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Is The Sealed Insulation In Your Windows Failing?

Posted on: 31 July 2015
Sometimes it's easy to see that your windows are in need of repair or replacement. If your latest newspaper delivery sailed straight through your front window with a big crash, there's no doubt at all that it's time for a new window (and maybe a different newspaper subscription). But if you've got double-glazed or triple-glazed windows, you also have to know how to tell that the seal around the glass is failing.
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What Type Of Rain Gutters Should You Have Installed On Your Home?

Posted on: 10 July 2015
If your new home needs to have rain gutters installed on it, then it is vital that you understand the rain gutter material options you have to choose from. Selecting the right rain gutters will ensure that you get the best protection for your home's foundation and enhance the look of your home. Rain gutters made of these materials are widely available today: aluminum copper galvanized steel vinyl Here is some information about each type of rain gutter to help you decide which type of material will work the best for your home:
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More Than Panes: The Role Of Gases And Films In Window Making

Posted on: 25 June 2015
When glass was first used to seal off windows while still providing natural light to a room, one single-pane of glass was used. People understood little if anything about insulating a house. As people understood more about insulation, they began to use double-pane windows. For a time, double-pane windows were the standard, but today even if you have older double-pane windows, you should consider replacing them with windows that use special gases or films to boost efficient.
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