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3 Things Your Septic System Needs To Work Safely And Correctly

The septic system buried in your home's yard is your own small-scale sewage treatment system. Just as a regular sewage treatment plant needs the right maintenance and proper balance, your home septic system also needs the right care for it to be a well-working system. Here are three things your septic system needs to work properly and safely. Appropriate Placement in Your Yard Your septic tank and drain field cannot be installed in any location in your yard, but they need to be placed far enough away from structures and ground water. Read More 

How To Remove Hard Water Deposits From Your Shower Head And Bathroom Faucet

A shiny shower head and bathroom faucet add important finishing touches to a clean bathroom. If your shower head, faucet or its strainer/aerator are covered in hard water stains, you can't really call your bathroom clean until they are gone. Hard water stains can be tough to remove with scrubbing and ordinary bathroom cleaners; fortunately, a simple, safe household product can clean away all those annoying white deposits and leave your shower head and faucet looking spiffy. Read More 

4 Reasons Why Cedar Lumber Is The Best Choice For Your Deck

Building a deck is a great way to add living space, square footage, and value to your home. It also makes for a great place to host barbecues and other outdoor parties. The question is, what kind of wood should you use to build your new deck? There are a lot of different options to consider, but one of them stands out among the crowd. Cedar wood has many things going for it that make it a good choice for your deck, as well as many other building projects around the home. Read More 

3 Ways To Keep Your Yard Dry

Does your yard suffer from an excess of standing water? This can be the case if you live in a low-lying area. Areas around you that are higher will deposit their water into your yard, and it has nowhere to go. If it only rains occasionally, the ground will eventually absorb the excess water. However, if you live in a place where it rains a lot, excess water could be a problem, as the water that gathers in your yard won't have a chance to be absorbed naturally. Read More 

How To Remove Common Stains And Scratches From Marble Surfaces

Owning a home with marble counters and floors can be quite a luxury, but it's also a big responsibility, especially when it comes to cleaning. When your marble gets stained, it can take away from the beauty. But there are ways to remove the stains as long as you know what you're doing. Here are some common household stains and how to get rid of them without ruining your marble. Read More