Lorraine Hamilton

  • 3 Tips For Re-Tiling An Older Family Home With Longevity In Mind

    Replacing the tile flooring in an older home can be a big decision due to just how long you've had the current tile and your desire to make sure that the new tile will match. Instead of rushing into getting just any new tile flooring installed, it's smart to pay attention to what you can do to make sure that it fits right in and will be a good fit in the years to come.
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  • Tankless Hot Water Heaters: The Convenient Option

    Turning a handle to produce hot water is a modern convenience that many homeowners take for granted. It used to be that water had to be heated over an open flame, making it inconvenient to use hot water. If you can't imagine your life without hot showers, disinfected dishes, or clean laundry, then you need to pay close attention to the water heater in your home. Many homeowners are making the choice to switch from a traditional water heater to a tankless model.
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  • Three Common Residential Electrical Problems

    There are many electrical problems that your home may encounter, and if you are unprepared for common electrical issues, your home may experience far worse complications, disruptions, and damages. Light Switch Problems The light switches will be some of the devices in a home that will experience the most frequent usage. Unfortunately, this can lead to a variety of problems for the light switches. For example, the frequent use that light switches will experience can lead to them developing loose connections or faceplates.
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  • The Pros And Cons Of Exterior Waterproofing

    If you've found that your basement keeps flooding, there's a solution: exterior waterproofing. Exterior waterproofing is exactly what it sounds like. It seeks to protect your basement from flooding by installing waterproofing around the outside of your property. There are both pros and cons to this solution, and it should generally be done if your other options have failed. The Pros of Exterior Waterproofing Exterior waterproofing is highly effective, especially if all other waterproofing methods have already been attempted.
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  • Protect Your Gas Fire Pit From Rain Damage

    Family and friends will be eager to visit your home when you add a fire pit to your backyard. A gas-powered fire pit allows you to enjoy a roaring fire- without the effort required to build a wood fire. Despite the fact that a gas fireplace is easy to care for, there are some elements that could cause irreparable damage. Rain is one of these elements. Protecting your fire pit from rain damage will extend the life of your outdoor feature.
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  • 5 Tips To Getting Your HVAC In Shape No Matter What The Season

    To a new homeowner, the home's HVAC system may sound complicated to manage and maintain. While you don't need to make any repairs -- leave that to the professionals -- you do need to check on it throughout the heating and cooling seasons. Luckily, with a few quick tips, however, a stressful task can turn into an easy one.  1. Read the Manual: Owner's manuals are a notoriously dry read. While technical writers try their best to condense the information and explain it in terms that the average person can understand, this isn't exactly on The New York Times Best Seller list.
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  • Want Hardwood Flooring? Why Go With Laminate Material

    If you're looking to install hardwood flooring in your home, you'll need to narrow down your flooring selection to a specific type of material. While you can go with real hardwood that is constructed with various types of wood, you may be better off selecting laminate flooring material. Here is what you need to know about this material. What Is Laminate Flooring? Laminate flooring is constructed using prefabricated materials, which combines composite wood and hardwood together.
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  • Sewer Line Issues In Your Older Home? What Homeowners Should Know

    Sewer line issues are a common problem with owners of older homes. For many, the issues begin as minor annoyances, such as having to flush the toilet more than once to clear the bowl or having a bathtub drain more slowly than it should. Since many homeowners fail to recognize these early warning signs of a  sewer line problem, it can continue to grow and worsen until a plumbing crisis develops and an emergency repair is required.
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  • Remodeling To Make A Bathroom Senior-Friendly? 3 Features To Prioritize

    Making bathroom remodeling improvements has a lot to do with considering who will be using the bathroom the most often. If you're designing the bathroom remodel with a senior in mind, there are a number of specific features that can be great to include. Instead of designing the bathroom with just your current needs in mind, consider some of the following tips so that the bathroom is as suitable as possible for someone to use as they get older.
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  • Important Concerns About Shredding Services Addressed

    Disposing of your company's sensitive documents will be a necessary task. Unfortunately, many business leaders will fail to appreciate the sizable advantages that can come from shedding these documents. Learning more about these commonly used services may prove to be useful as you consider investing in these services. Why Should Your Company Have Its Documents Shredded? Many of the documents that your business may need to eventually need to throw out will contain sensitive personal or trade information.
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