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Three Ways To Unclog A Toilet This Holiday Season

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The house is alive with music, laughter and lights. Uncle Eddie is doing his best impression of The Grinch and Grandpa is entertaining the kids with a slightly off-key rendition of Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer(while shooting pointed looks at Grandma herself).  Suddenly, in the middle of your festive celebration, a shout rings out: “The toilet won’t flush!” It’s a sentiment that can ruin any celebration, but fortunately, there’s often an easy fix. Read More»

Three Simple Electrical Repairs You Should Be Able To Do In Your Home

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If the lights go out in your home and it is not the power, it may be a problem with your electrical system. There are some things that you may want to call a professional electrical contractor for, such as adding a circuit breaker to an area of your home. There are also some things that you may want to do yourself, which can be installing a ceiling fan or changing a light fixture. Read More»

Crashed Into Your Garage Door? Here's How To Check It For Damage

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If you accidentally run into your garage door with your car, the first thing you should do is check it for internal damage. You don’t want to operate the door if it is going to malfunction. Of course, if the door is crumpled from the outside, it’s pretty obvious you’re going to need to replace or repair the door. Other damage may not be so obvious. This is how you inspect your garage door for damage. Read More»

How To Harden Steel Tools At Home

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The process of tempering is using a heating and cooling process in order to harden the alloys that are contained in certain steels. You would use this tempering process if you were interested in making one of your tools harder, making it easier to do the job its use is intended for. Tools that are made from steel that is too soft might not have the force that you would need when you use it. Read More»

3 Reasons You Should Be Your Own Contractor To Remodel Your Home

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It’s assumed that in order to complete a large home remodeling project you should hire a contractor for the job. However, contracting is simply the process of coordinating those skilled at performing specific duties. For this role, you need to be organized, patient, and confident in your abilities to manage a project. Here are three reasons you should be your own contractor when it comes down to remodeling your home.  Read More»