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    Remodeling Done? Now Call Dust-Busters.

    Remodeling makes a mess. And when your contractor is done, your entire house will need a major cleaning. Dust will be everywhere. Carpets will be dirty. Walls will have smudgy handprints. And that’s in the rooms that...

    • Posted January 26, 2014
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    Caulking A Shower Or Tub

    Fiberglass, tile, marble, granite and solid surface materials are among the most popular finishes for the walls that surround a tub or shower. Although taste and budget usually dictate the choice of material, any one of these...

    • Posted January 26, 2014
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    All About Caulking

    Caulking is used to prevent water damage outdoors at window trim, door trim and siding connections, and at locations where water leaks might occur. It is also used inside to water-seal sinks, tubs and showers. Other applications...

    • Posted January 26, 2014
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    Care and Repair of Plastic Laminate

    Even with tile, porcelain, Corian, Avonite and other fine surfaces available, plastic laminate still is a popular choice for kitchen countertops. It is relatively inexpensive, comes in a variety of colors and textures and is easy to...

    • Posted January 26, 2014
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    Bathroom Basin Replacement

    Some of you may remember visiting model homes years ago. The simulated or “cultured” marble or onyx vanity tops in the bathrooms were stunning. The one-piece construction basin and top was an attractive and relatively maintenance-free feature....

    • Posted January 26, 2014
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  • ASHI
    Home Inspections for Safety

    A few weeks after we instructed a caller on our radio show how to test the pressure-and-temperature relief valve on his water heater, we got an irate letter from a listener who had attempted the test we...

    • Posted January 26, 2014
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    Dents and damage are yours unless you catch them early

    “You get what you pay for!” the saying goes. And then there’s a slightly more modern version that we’ve come up with that we feel is more in keeping with the times: “You can get stuck with...

    • Posted January 26, 2014
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    A Hot Garage Is Not Cool: 6 Tips to Cool it Down

    During summer, increasing airflow in the garage is step one. This can be achieved by slightly opening the overhead door (about a foot from the floor). Slightly or fully opening the garage man door and adding a...

    • Posted January 26, 2014
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  • 3D – Simplifying Construction Planning

    Most designers, architects and contractors are now equipped to draw home building and home remodeling plans in three dimensions. Highly sophisticated computer aided drawing “CAD” software is used to show cabinetry, roofs, wallpaper, paint colors, flooring and...

    • Posted January 26, 2014
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    Tool School: Stud Finder, Circular Saw, Voltage Tester

    Stud Finders have changed. Whether you are hanging pictures, putting up a new set of shelves or getting ready to start an addition, knowing where the framing is located is important. Before stud finders, a nail had...

    • Posted January 26, 2014
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