Category Archives for "Home Remodeling"

Installing Custom Laminate Countertops

Custom laminate countertops are the way to go if your kitchen is designed for a specific look or application. Custom laminate countertops are built from many pieces as you can in the drawing below. custom countertop drawing As with the post formed, the base cabinets are installed in their respective locations. Take the design of […]

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Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Carbon monoxide detectors are to detect carbon monoxide or “CO” in your home. Carbon monoxide is a common by product of incomplete combustion when petroleum products are burned. Most household equipment is safe when operated properly. It becomes deadly when something goes wrong. Depending upon the concentration of carbon monoxide, you could die in just […]

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Smoke Detectors

When it comes to smoke detectors, there is a wide variety of types, features and price ranges. However, without a doubt it is the single most important item to have functioning in your home. I read a report recently that stated 86% of the homes in America have detectors. That means, that 1 home in […]

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Fire Extinguishers

Fire extinguishers are your best bet IF you are on the spot when a fire starts and are experienced with it. I was fortunate to attend damage control school in the Navy and learned the proper way to fight a fire. Fire is a very dangerous beast and can kill you quickly if not managed […]

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Galvanized Pipe – Watch Out for the Rust!

Cold water galvanized pipe was used in older homes. The original thought was that it did not rust like traditional black iron pipe. What later was discovered was that it will and did rust from the inside out. You have seen the pictures of the plaque/cholesterol that builds up in our arteries. Look at these […]

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Attic Insulation

The primary purpose of attic insulation is to control the environment inside the home to satisfy our comfort needs, reduce operating expenses and to some extent control noise levels. What are the choices available to accomplish this? THE FOUR BASIC TYPES OF ATTIC INSULATION ARE IN ORDER OF THEIR USAGE: Loose Fill or sprayed in […]

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