Monthly Archives: October 2014

Is Rental Right For Your Business?


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  Smaller construction companies often can’t afford to own every piece of equipment they need, but they can’t afford to be without them either. So a big advantage to renting equipment is that you pay for it only when you use it. You can always return the equipment to the rental company if business slows down or if a project is halted due to rain. Equipment rental offers many of the same benefits as leasing, with three distinct differences. First, […]

“Vintage” Home Equals “Vintage” Plumbing


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When you purchase an older home, the possibilities are endless. From spectacular awnings, mahogany wood paneling, and stunning chandeliers, vintage homes have so many visually beautiful aspects. You may be tempted to quickly start taking projects to make the home “look” lovely, but have you considered what is happening behind those eggplant painted walls? Houses built pre-1960s have galvanized pipes, the bane of old-house plumbing. Galvanized iron pipes are actually steel pipes that are covered with a protective layer of zinc. Over many years, […]

Roof Repairs-No Laughing Matter


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    Your roof is one of the most important parts of your home, for obvious reasons. Without it you would be left with four walls and a foundation – not enough to provide much comfort or protection from the elements. Like everything though, a roof will wear out over time. Repairs can be a costly endeavor, so it is important to know how to determine if you actually need to invest in a new roof or if some minor repairs will […]

When The Weather Outside Is Frightful


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  With the winter months upon us, your home heating system is very important. Small problems can become large in a hurry and leave you out in the cold. Below are a few things to have maintenanced or repaired to keep you and your family warm and safe.  Cycling Heat — When a furnace keeps turning on and off, it is usually due to short cycling. This is the term used to describe problems originating from within the heating system. If short cycling is not […]

Boxelder Bug-Friend or Foe?


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    In the late summer into early fall, a bug known as the boxelder is looking for a home for the winter. These little pests are about one-half inch long as an adult, black in color with three red lines behind the head, a red line along each side and a diagonal line on each wing. Boxelders form large congregations alongside structures, usually favoring the sunny side of buildings and homes. They are usually present when a boxelder tree is near. […]

Is Your Vehicle Winter Ready?


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Whether you are ready or not, winter is on the way. While you are busy unpacking the winter coats, stocking up on rock salt, and pulling out the sled, don’t forget that your vehicle should be just as ready for winter as you are. A few key points to keep in mind for your winter check up are: Battery– Your vehicle’s battery loses 33 percent of its power when the temperature dips below freezing, and over 50 percent of its power […]

Choosing A Lawyer-Make an Informed Decision


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We have all been there. You find yourself seeking legal help for a ticket, buying or selling real estate, a worker’s compensation claim, updating your will, or simply a fender bender at the local market. Selecting an attorney can make or break your case, so do your homework. One of the most important aspects to look at is experience. You want a reputable law firm that has handled many cases in the area of law in which you are seeking […]

Fall is Here: Darker Locks to Dye For


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    No matter where you go, you see fall. The leaves are changing and pumpkin spice is taking over the supermarket. You may pull out your favorite scarf or boots, but have you booked an appointment for your new fall hairstyle? Going darker in the fall is something women have been doing for years, and with good reason. Days become shorter and colder, and we spend a lot less time outdoors. Therefore, we lose our glorious summer glow that made […]

Vegan Vapor- Setting A New Standard


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Do a quick search for e-juice, and you will likely find thousands of retailers ready to sell you their product. But what are you actually buying? E-juice or e-liquid contains only four different ingredients. They are Propylene Glycol (PG) or Vegetable Glycerin (VG), water, flavor, and nicotine. While PG is most common, VG is breaking out and making a splash in the vaping community. VG is derived from plant oils, which caters to many people looking for an e-juice that they can feel good […]