Change can lead to savings

Change can lead to savings

If you live in Westchester, a home electrical upgrade can be a smart choice for a number of reasons. If you have an older house, your home’s electrical circuits may not be up to the task of powering all of your appliances.

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Be sure to get new outlets for that new home.

Be sure to get new outlets for that new home.

If you just bought a new home in Westchester, outlet installation should be high on your priority list. In addition to other repairs and redecorating, it’s essential to pay close attention to your house’s electrical system. Just like everything else in a house, electrical outlets can experience wear and tear over time.

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Rough around the edges

Rough around the edges

If you’re a homeowner in Westchester, interior painting can be a great way to brighten up your home and give new life to you rooms. A fresh coat of paint can do wonders for the feel of your home, transforming a space from so-so to spectacular.

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Perfect fit

Perfect fit

If you’re a homeowner in Westchester, home door installation can seem like a great way to cut costs and minimize hassle by doing it yourself. Many eager homeowners think that door installation is an easy job, one that can be completed in an afternoon with a little enthusiasm and elbow grease.

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Your secure home doesn’t have to look like a jail

Your secure home doesn’t have to look like a jail

When it comes to the security of your home, you don’t want to cut any corners. However, this doesn’t mean iron bars over your windows or multiple deadbolts on your door! There are many options for homeowners who want to make sure their home and family are safe without compromising aesthetics. If you’re a homeowner in Westchester, door and window installation can be done with an eye toward security and style.

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Mar 5

Be Aware of Asbestos

Around the late 19th century, the use of the minerals known as asbestos was hitting its peak, at least in the United States and Canada. It started as a healthy mining business that begat uses in Westchester home construction and insulation, flame-and-acid-retardant materials, endless building materials (brick, concrete, drywall, flooring etc.) and even lawn furniture. In Japan, a few decades later, it was even used to help rice production, but even at that point, the alarming dangers of asbestos had been largely accepted and were commonly known in the UK and U.S., though the later was tragically late to the party in terms of regulation and education of the dangers….

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Feb 22

Where Does The Wind Go?

It’s been a few windy days out here in Queens and the damage being done might be ignored. As much as precipitation might have the upper hand in terms of what can be done to your Westchester home, big gusts of wind can do similar long-term damage that will have you paying an arm and a leg down the road for roof repair or, worse yet, total roof replacement. There are ways to avoid this or, at the very least, make the damage more manageable, but first it’s good to understand how strong winds hurt your roofing. Usually, shingles are simply nailed to the top of the roof and layered…

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Feb 15

How Many Coats of Paint Does It Take?

In many cases, the wish to find a personal, creative color scheme for your Westchester home dissolves within minutes of entering the paint aisle. What finish? What shade? How many coats?! It can be exhausting and it’s easy enough to just throw your arms in the air and say “Lets just go with off-white!” No hit against off-white (its popular for a reason), but with a little knowledge, picking the color to match your dream interior is easy as pie. In most cases, it is the focus on color and neglect of finish that throws many Westchester homeowners. Paints come in a variety of colors, sure, but they also come…

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Feb 6

Let’s Talk About Lumber

For Westchester homeowners looking to get more into the DIY lifestyle, lumber is a material that provides a myriad of uses and can offer a major gateway into understanding how one can build on one’s own terms. Knowing what you want to build and what you want to do with your lumber, however, is only the beginning, as there are several types of popular lumber that can be used for many different projects. One type of lumber is good for small Westchester home jobs, while others are better for big jobs, and it’s important to know the difference. Western lumber is perhaps the most well known, used for most general…

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Jan 30

How’s the Heat with the Hot Water?

Let us now say a prayer for forced air heating systems. They were good for awhile and kept many Westchester homes warm through the years, but let’s now leave these noisy relics in the dust and embrace the wonders of hot water heating systems. To say nothing about the ease of control, hot water heating offers a more evenly held heat and a more palpable heat, seeing as it is based on moisture rather than dry air. Hot water heating makes any home more comforting and welcoming during winter. The furnaces used in hot water heating can be powered by gas, oil, coal, wood, or electric coil. Typically gravity fed…

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Jan 23

Warming Up to HVAC

HVAC stands for heating, ventilation and air conditioning, and there isn’t a residential or commercial building in the nation that doesn’t have some version of HVAC. Without it, all Westchester homeowners would be at the whims of Mother Nature all year. At the end of the day, however, the comforts of heating and air conditioning are lesser to the hygienic needs of air circulation HVAC provides. Trust me, if any part of your HVAC system falters, it’s not hard to notice. Like your Westchester neighbors, you should always get to know your HVAC systems. Homeowners know where the thermostat is and can see the vents, but, for most, that’s where…

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Jan 15

A Blender Blunder

Seeing as big companies make them, appliances can often seem as much more complicated as devices than they really are to Westchester homeowners. This is as true of blenders as any other appliance, and fixing a busted blender is surprisingly an easier task than you would expect. There is three typical causes for blender malfunction: motors that become burnt-out, blades that get clogged, or an interruption has occurred in your electrical connection. The first two causes are easy to diagnose and fix, but in the case of diagnosing an electrical interruption, you will need a voltmeter and a contact sprat solvent, which are handy tools to have in your Westchester…

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Jan 9

Cleaning Out Showerhead Crud

For Westchester homeowners, replacing a shower washer is one of the simplest and quickest plumbing repairs you can undertake and it is usually the source of many leaks one finds in regards to showerheads. While performing the repair, you’re also able to clean and maintain basic parts of the shower and de-scale the showerhead to ensure that you won’t have to fix or replace the washer again for a while. To begin, turn off the water to the area where you will be working. This may involve turning off the water at the main supply. Let the shower run until no more water comes through and turn it off, and…

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