Lorraine Hamilton

  • How To Keep Your Commercial Entry Doors Secure

    Commercial entry doors, especially the sliding type, are a little more difficult to secure than a single front door to an office or a business. Securing the doors can include any number of devices or methods. Here are a few that you can ask your contractor to install at the same time you have the doors installed or when you want to update and remodel the entryway of your business.
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  • How To Cut Your Energy Costs To The Bone With Propane Heating

    The propane that you use to cook on the grill can also be used to power several other appliances in your home, including dryers, ovens, and stoves. The advantage of propane is that it tends to be comparatively less expensive than natural gas or gasoline, but there are additional was that you can lower the price of using propane fuel. This is ideal if you are struggling to keep your home heated with other types of fuel.
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  • Three Critical Dock Maintenance Steps

    If you own any sort of marine vessel, from a speedboat to a yacht, you need to be sure that you are doing all you can to care for the docks. A thoroughly built and maintained dock will also reap benefits in the way that your sea craft is cared for. For that reason, you will need to follow some of these dock repair and maintenance tips, to be sure that your vessel is always well protected.
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  • Tips For Buying And Using A Fire Extinguisher In Your New Food Truck Business

    As the owner of a new food truck business, it is vital that you purchase the correct fire extinguisher in the case of an accidental cooking fire. Additionally, knowing how to use your new fire extinguisher safely is very important. Here are some tips to help you purchase and use your food truck's new fire extinguisher:  Fire Extinguisher Classification Labels When you visit the store to purchase your new fire extinguisher (such as Fire Extinguisher Service Center), you will find that they are labeled with the letters A, B, and C.
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  • Allergies And Your Air Conditioner: Things To Consider

    When the weather channel calls for a heat wave, you are thankful that you have air conditioning; however, within a few minutes of turning it on, your eyes are watery and itchy and you start sneezing uncontrollably. What gives? Well, it could be that your air conditioner is irritating your allergies. You're probably wondering how you could possibly be allergic to air conditioning. To clarify, it's not that you're allergic to your AC unit; it's that you're AC unit is kicking up the elements that you are allergic to.
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  • Should I Repair Or Replace A Damaged Asphalt Shingle Roof?

    Your roof should last you about one or two decades, and you can help extend the life of your roof by making minor repairs as necessary. If your roof is old and damaged, you can often make a determination yourself as to whether it can be repaired or if you have to spring for a more costly replacement, but in either case, expedience is key--a damaged roof left untreated can quickly start to cause damage to the rest of your house.
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  • How To Repair A Cracked Asphalt Driveway And Add Sealer Over It

    If hot weather and moisture have caused cracks to form on the asphalt driveway in your yard, learn how to fix them so that the surface is smooth. After completing the repair, seal the driveway to prevent damage in the future and to give the asphalt a shiny surface. Use The Following Items broom water hose scrub brush detergent degreaser asphalt crack filler caulk gun putty knife plastic sheeting vinyl tarps asphalt sealer squeegee temporary fencing or sign Clean The Driveway And Fill The Cracks
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  • How To Clean And Protect Your Travertine Tile Floor

    Travertine tile floors make beautiful additions to your home. However, travertine stone is porous, so it must be protected and cleaned properly to remain looking its best. Here are a few suggestions to keep your travertine tile floor in great shape: Don't Let Spills Stand Travertine is especially sensitive to acid, so acidic liquids, such as soda, orange juice, or tomato sauce, can permanently etch or stain your tiles. Since you may not know the pH of every spilled liquid that comes in contact with your floor, it is best to never allow a spill to sit for a prolonged period.
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  • Keep Everyone Safe With Construction Fencing

    If you are going to be having some renovation or construction work done on your house, there are several things that you need to think about. One of them is the safety of everyone involved. That includes your family, the people who are doing the work, and any bystanders or visitors. There are several ways that you can make sure that everyone is safe during the process. The easiest one is to provide construction fencing.
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  • Bumps And Humps In Your Carpet? Here's How To Re-Stretch It Yourself

    Freshly installed carpeting looks and feels perfect in your home, but sometimes it doesn't maintain the smooth appearance it had when it was first installed. Over time, your carpet can begin to form lumps and bubbles throughout it. This happens when carpet continues to stretch after it has been installed. If this happens shortly after the install job is complete, you can typically call the installation contractor and he or she will fix it at no cost, but if it has been more than a year or two since installation, you will likely have to pay a fee to have the carpet re-stretched.
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