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Blog Posts in January, 2011

  • Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCIs)

    Posted By MyGuy || 26-Jan-2011

    GFCIs can help prevent electrocution. They should be used in any area where water and electricity may come into contact. When a GFCI senses current leakage in an electrical circuit, it assumes a ground fault has occurred. It then interrupts power fast enough to help prevent serious injury from electrical shock. Test GFCIs regularly according to the manufacturer's instructions to make sure they ...
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  • Ready to Trade-In Your Home

    Posted By MyGuy || 25-Jan-2011

    Moving: A good local real estate agent should be able to assist you with estimates on these numbers. How much will it cost to purchase a home that will meet your needs? How much could you sell your existing home for? (Don’t forget to subtract the agent’s commission from this total.) What will it cost to move? How much will your property taxes increase as a result of the move? ...
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  • Thinking about granite countertops but afraid the cost is too high? It may surprise you to know that granite comes in 5 different price levels. Level I being the least expensive, offering quite a few beautiful colors that are moderately priced. Plus, the level one granite is as good a quality as the number level five granite. Level 5 is the most expensive due to the small quantities in the ground. ...
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  • Beware of space heaters

    Posted By MyGuy || 20-Jan-2011

    Space heaters are meant to supply supplemental heat. Keep space heaters at least 3 ft. away from any combustible materials such as bedding, clothing, draperies, furniture, and rugs. Don't use in rooms where children are unsupervised and remember to turn off and unplug when not in use. Always check the cords on the heaters. The resistance will cause the cord to get very hot. To learn more great ...
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  • Water and electricity don't mix

    Posted By MyGuy || 20-Jan-2011

    Don't leave plugged-in appliances where they might come into contact with water. If a plugged-in appliance falls into water, NEVER reach in to pull it out - even if it's turned off. First turn off the power source at the panel board and then unplug the appliance. If you have an appliance that has gotten wet, don't use it until it has been checked by a qualified repair person. To learn ...
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  • Reduce waste and save money too

    Posted By MyGuy || 15-Jan-2011

    Did you know that when you install a Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water System that this system provides bottled quality water right at your kitchen sink, removing harmful chemicals such as chlorine & pharmaceuticals? You should never have to purchase or carry large bottles or heavy cases of water into your home ever again, saving significant money & reducing waste. This system, when connected ...
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  • Did you know that etching is a common occurrence found on many natural stones like Marble and Travertine? Etching looks like a dull spot and it is caused by acidic liquids such as juice, coffee and soda. Polishing your stone is the only way to remove etches marks. Sealers minimize penetration of spills and stains; however they cannot protect these stones from etching. A common myth is cleaning ...
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  • Lower your energy bills

    Posted By MyGuy || 3-Jan-2011

    One of the main reasons for higher energy bills, especially in the summer time is lack of attic insulation. Adding it to any structure is one of easiest and most cost effective ways of lowering these bills. As a rule of thumb you should have at least 12 to 24 inches of insulation in your attic, covering the duct work, plumbing pipes and cold air returns. Basically if you can see the tops of the ...
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