Archive for July, 2016

When and Why to Hire a Radon Testing Contractor

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Radon is a colorless, odorless, radioactive gas that is created from the breakdown and decomposition of organic materials. It can be emitted by soil and rock and can enter buildings through cracks in floors and wall, construction joints, foundation cracks and gaps. Research shows that radon in homes is generally the most concentrated in basements or crawl spaces under the structure.

Radon can also travel through the water system and be released into the air from running water. Water coming from underground wells may be higher in radon. Radon can also be released from natural building materials like concrete, cement, granite, and wallboard.

According to the Surgeon General, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, and although many are not aware of the their expo

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Don’t be Another Victim of a Scam, Research Before Hiring a Roofing Company

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Selecting a company to work on your roof is very important. Unfortunately there are roofing companies out there that are trying to scam you.

Like this roofing scam, according to WFLA, where a Tampa man scammed more than 100 people.

“He was a despicable low life scum,” said Pamela Beynon, whose roof still has serious damage to it more than three years after Carlton Dewayne Dunko scammed her.

Dunko pleaded guilty to a massive roof and insurance fraud scam that was first discovered by an investigation nearly two years ago.

“I couldn’t be happier,” Beynon added, “other than getting a new roof.”

Dunko’s fraudelent company, NBRC Construction LLC, scammed more than 100 homeowners across the Tampa Bay area promising to fix their roofs and storm drains along with their insurance costs.

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Thinking About Getting a Privacy Fence? Here Are Some Reasons You Should

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Do you own your own home? Does it have a yard? If you are, you are not alone. A lawn is important to at least 83% of Americans. The vast majority of these people (90%) think caring for their lawns and keeping it in good shape is very important. The National Association of Landscape Professionals conducted a Harris Poll of 2,034 United States adults (ages 18+) and they found that about 75% of them think that spending time in their yards is important. At least 64% of homeowners who are planning to do work on their lawns think that it is important to spend time in it. Between 80 to 90% of applications for fences are for privacy fences, according to U.S. zoning committee experts. Why do all of these people get privacy fences? There are some good reasons for that.

  1. They are great for

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Updating Windows And Doors The Significance

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There are many different factors to consider when renovating your home. It can be easy to get caught up on the purely aesthetic matters like paint swatches and new curtains. Some of the flashier elements involve practicalities, too — like new doors. But then there are things that we simply can’t ignore; yet we do. They tend to fall t the wayside, because they aren’t quite as exciting to replace. Yet they are important, and they certainly have a more aesthetic value than many people realize. We’re talking about windows and doors. Perhaps these are among the last things you think about when it comes to fixing up your home. Truly, we should pay more attention to these elements, and yet we put off renovations and replacements of windows and doors. This is a shame, as keeping these up

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Leaks and Other Plumbing Problems You Don’t Think About

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Most people don’t put too much thought into their household water usage but the fact is, it’s an important part of daily life. When facing plumbing problems, there are a few things you need to be aware of in order to save on costs and water waste.

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Leaks may seem like a minor inconvenience but they can actually be more of an issue than people realize. Nation wide, seemingly insignificant household leaks can waste more than 1 trillion gallons of water annually. Just one house can account for 10,000 gallons of that water. That’s the equivalent to the amount of water needed for about 270 loads of laundry! So, next time you discover a leak, instead of putting a bucket under it, call a licensed plumber. You could end up saving around ten percent on your water bill by seeking out plumbing ser

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