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  • Show Notes: New Years Resolutions For Your Home

    It’s a new year and our home improvement planning has begun! It’s not to soon to start your research for home improvement projects you will want to begin in the late spring or early summer. January is Nation Radon Awareness...

    • Posted January 3, 2015
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    Getting Ready for Winter

    Question What can I do to protect my home before winter arrives? Roberto Answer Plenty! First and foremost, consider the possibility of leaks at all five walls that are the exterior of your home (front, back, sides,...

    • Posted November 1, 2014
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  • Replacing Pipes Instead of Repairs

    In 1884, 25 nations met in Washington, D.C. and set up time zones for the world. They chose the village of Greenwich, England, longitude zero as the prime meridian and keeper of the world’s time. Thus, today...

    • Posted April 29, 2014
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    Stopping Roof Leaks

    Question Our patio roof is covered with corrugated aluminum. Every year my husband puts a sealer over the nails, and each winter the leaks return. We think this is due to natural movement. Aside from changing the...

    • Posted April 17, 2014
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    Solder-Rivet-Seal Valley Flashing

    Question Recently the valley between my house and garage roof leaked. It is galvanized and less than two years old. A seam that was soldered has come apart. Do you recommend re-soldering, or should I seal it...

    • Posted March 26, 2014
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    Edges of the Basement Get Wet When it Rains

    Question The edges of the basement in my new home get wet whenever it rains. There’s been no mold so far, but is there anything I could do above ground to prevent this dampness? Elaine Answer The...

    • Posted March 26, 2014
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    Dutch Gutters

    Question Our stucco and frame house was built in the mid-1940s by a contractor for his family. It has Dutch gutters. Since that time a leak on the north side has apparently plagued every owner. The previous...

    • Posted March 26, 2014
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    Fix That Leaky Faucet

    It’s torture. At 3 a.m., you hear a dripping faucet. What do you do? Bury your head under the pillow or get up and drag out your tools? Neither! That drip, drip, drip echoing from your bathroom...

    • Posted February 23, 2014
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    Icicles Can Bring Chilling Costs To Your Heating Bill

    Many of us get to see the coldest part of the season represented by beautiful strings of icicles fanned out along deck rails and roof overhangs. These are visual reminders of how important our heating systems are...

    • Posted February 14, 2014
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    Dealing With Leaky Basement Walls

    Leaks and squeaks are two of a contractors worst nightmares. They also can drive homeowners bonkers. Fortunately, with patience and persistence, the source of most leaks and squeaks can be located and repaired. Although a squeaking floor...

    • Posted January 26, 2014
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