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2016

Three Important Questions To Ask When Hiring A Contractor For Basement Finishing

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As you go about hiring a contractor to finish your unfinished basement, there are many important questions to ask. You need to make sure the contractor is licensed and insured, you need to ask them about quotes and you need to ask for references. However, these are pretty standard questions that you likely already know to ask. In addition to these questions, there are a few others that are equally as important to ask, but often overlooked.…

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3 Signs That Your Home May Have Outdated And Potentially Dangerous Electrical Wiring

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Is the wiring in your home not keeping up with the energy demands of modern devices? This may include frequent brownouts, flickering and blown fuses. You also may simply not have enough outlets to use all your electrical appliances. Outdated wiring is not only annoying, but it’s a fire hazard. Overloading your electrical wire causes it to become too hot, which can degrade the jacketing. This leads to arcing between exposed sections of wire, which can start a fire in your home.…

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4 Safety Tips When Using a Scaffold

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If you work for a construction business or if you are merely making home improvements, you may need to use a scaffold. This is a device that will help you reach high places with ease. However, it’s important to be aware of safety tips when doing so, or you could risk having severe injuries. Tip #1: Wear proper attire It’s ideal to protect your skin as much as you can, and this means wearing long sleeve shirts and pants.…

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