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Signs You Have Bad Wiring In Your Home

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Signs You Have Bad Wiring In Your Home

As a homeowner, it's important to be able to spot warning signs that there may be bad wiring in your home. This is because if you suspect that there are faulty electrical wires or outlets in your home then you should contact an electrician immediately before something serious happens. Here are some common signs you will see when the wiring in your home isn't up to par: 1) Flickering Lights – One of the most irritating problems homeowners have is flickering lights. Wiring issues usually cause this problem and it can be fixed by having any faulty wiring repaired or...

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What Are the Warning Signs to Replace Your Attic Pull-Down Ladder?

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What Are the Warning Signs to Replace Your Attic Pull-Down Ladder?

An attic pull-down ladder is extremely dangerous and should be replaced immediately if any of these signs exist: The string that pulls down the ladder has broken or frayed. The string that pulls down the ladder may break with regular use, especially if it is made out of an abrasive material like nylon cord. If there are signs of wear at the top, this is another example of a sign that requires replacement. Sometimes people will wrap their own replacement strings around the pull down mechanism, but experts recommend that you go to a hardware store for materials before attempting...

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Attic or Loft?

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Attic or Loft?

You are probably wondering, "What is the difference between an attic and a loft?" Well, don't worry. I'm here to tell you that they are not just different words for the same thing!  What's really important about knowing the difference is that it will help you decide which type of space would be best for you. This article will discuss how each one functions differently so you can make your decision. Loft A loft is a building's upper story or elevated area in a room directly under the roof. Most loft’s are converted into a living space, such as an...

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Things That Should Never Be Stored in Your Attic

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Things That Should Never Be Stored in Your Attic

If you're like most homeowners, you probably have a lot of stuff crammed into your attic. While it might be convenient to store all of your excess belongings up there, it's important to be aware of what should never be stored in your attic. Why? Because storing certain items in your attic can actually damage your home and cause serious safety hazards. If you're not sure what these items are, read on for a list of the things that should never be stored in your attic. Hazardous Materials If you're storing any flammable chemicals—whether they're used for cleaning, photography, or...

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Hazards Around the House

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Hazards Around the House

When you are considering buying your first house, there are so many things to think about. You have to think about the cost of the mortgage, if you want a yard or not, and how old is too old for appliances? It's easy to forget that there are other hazards around the house that could come back and bite you at any time.  I know I'm guilty of this myself; it took me almost burning my entire kitchen down before I realized that having an oven that was older than me wasn't safe anymore! Listen up though because I don't...

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