6 Tell Tale Signs Of Wet Rot In Your Home

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Wet rot, also known as Coniophora Puteana, is one of the most common types of timber decay. It often occurs in kitchens and bathrooms, as these areas are the most prone to water leakage. Wet rot occurs in damp conditions and can cause structural defects within a property if not repaired promptly. Here’s how to identify wet rot in your home and how it compares to dry rot. Both wet rot and dry rot are fungi that attack and feed on timber. Read More»

Finding Insulation Leaks In Your Attic

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Even insulation installed by the most experienced professionals eventually begins to break down and leave tiny exposures to the outside world. Since hot air rises, unsealed leaks in your attic could be wasting as much as 30 to 50 percent of your home’s heating energy. Finding those leaks, however, is easier said than done, and you may be better off hiring professional help. If you still want to track down insulation leaks in your attic on your own, follow these four tips to make the process as smooth and efficient as possible. Read More»

Do You Know The Proper Way To Plunge Your Toilet?

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If you have ever dealt with a clogged toilet, there is a good chance that you have used a plunger to try and get this clogged drain moving again. Unfortunately, these attempts may not have been as successful as you had originally hoped. While there is nothing that can be done to eliminate these failed plunging attempts from your past, it may be possible to avoid these failures in the future. Read More»

Tips For Decorating Your Wooden Fence For The Holidays

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With the holidays fast approaching, many homeowners are considering the best ways to decorate their fences for Christmas and other winter holidays. These tips will help you keep your fence looking great throughout the winter. Traditional Green Garlands Greenery is a tradition in winter decorating because it brightens the otherwise cold and snowy landscape. In general, homeowners prefer one of two approaches for attaching greenery to their fences: by lining it up in long straight rows, or by attaching it in a draping style with the garlands attached to the fence at evenly spaced posts and allowed to droop in between. Read More»

Refrigerators, Stoves, And Other Household Appliances: Tools In The Wireless Revolution

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The first complaint most people have after they purchase a new appliance is, “Gee, I wish it could do more….that it had more apps, more buttons, more functions I don’t understand or care about.”  (Note: this survey was conducted in Opposite World.)  Despite the proliferation of so many over-hyped gimmicks and fleeting fads, consumers anxiously await the Holy Grail of gadgetry: the wireless charger.  Though it’s true that there are some wireless chargers already on the market, they all have an incredibly limited range and perform poorly in field tests. Read More»