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October 2015

Common Problems In A Foundation

A home's foundation is very important

FoundationIt not only holds a house up, it also holds it together! Once the foundation falters, so does the house. A house does not last longer than its foundation.

A basic foundation inspection doesn't require an engineering degree. Home inspections usually start on the outside and work their way in. Here are some common problems found during basic foundation inspections:
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Overheated Clothes Dryers Can Cause Fires

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that 15,500 fires associated with clothes dryers occur annually.

Clothes DryerLack of maintenance is a contributing factor to the cause of dryer fires.  Lint can block the flow of air, cause excessive heat build-up, and result in a fire in some dryers.   To help prevent fires:

Clean the lint screen/filter before or after drying each load of clothes. If clothing is still damp at the end of a typical drying cycle or drying requires longer times than normal, this may be a sign that the lint screen or the exhaust duct is blocked.
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10 Wacky Exterior Paint Photos

Would you want to live across the street?

Wacky HouseWe’ve all seen them, lurking around the corner, maybe in the next neighborhood: houses with unaccountably strange paint jobs. As entertaining as they are to look at, odd ducks like these might deter future buyers and tend to lower property values of nearby homes. Check out these extreme exterior house paint ideas photos to learn how your home’s fresh coat can look good and preserve the worth of your home and neighborhood.
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Spackle substitute

If you want to fill a small hole in plaster or drywall but would rather not purchase a whole tub of spackle for such a small job, try this odd tip: mix baking soda and white toothpaste into a stiff paste. Once it hardens, you won’t be able to tell the difference.

Fall Foods

Cut acorn squash easily by piercing the skin of the uncut squash with a fork, microwave on high for 1 to 2 minutes and then easily cut into halves, quarters or slices. After shucking an ear of corn, wipe it down from tip to base with a dampened paper towel and the silk will come off in a single stroke.

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